Accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education as a Short Course Provider of UK courses.
OSC is a network of hundreds of IB teachers, co-ordinated by a professional management team. We visit schools, teach on vacation courses and create IB review content, supporting tens of thousands of IB students each year.
We are honoured by the level of trust that is placed in us by parents, students and the wider IB community. For over 25 years, we have been dedicated to offering high quality IB support built upon a strong academic foundation. This is recognised in our British Accreditation Council (BAC) report.
Over 70% of our students join OSC because a friend, family member or teacher has recommended they attend. What they tell us when they leave truly inspires us ...
Each year we visit hundreds of IB schools, providing presentation to students, parents and teachers on a wide range of IB related topics. We also run revision courses for a number of schools across the world. Each course is tailored to the needs of the individual school, ensuring we deliver the most effective course possible.
Globally there are only ten Associations of IB World Schools with cooperation and licence agreements issued by the governing IB Organization, and OSC works directly with one of the largest of those – The International Baccalaureate Schools and Colleges Association of the UK and Ireland (IBSCA). IBSCA works throughout the UK and Ireland to support IB world schools, advise candidate schools on authorization matters, liaise with Higher Education on IB and provide professional development opportunities for IB professionals.
OSC is proud to work with IBSCA on workshop delivery, supporting their extensive range of professional development courses that are run exclusively for teachers. IBSCA is the provider of the IB Teacher Workshops; OSC manages the Workshops on their behalf.
OSC can commit all its resources to the IB because it’s the only educational programme we support. That expertise shows in every course we run and every guide we publish. It’s what makes us unique.
The academic structure of each OSC course has been developed in recognition of the relevant stage of the students' path through the IBDP and is based on solid pedagogical expertise.
We employ hundreds of highly experienced IBDP teachers – most have been examiners. They understand students' learning and have the expertise to support diverse needs.
Our Teachers and Authors create their classes and content based around their vast experience and the unique needs of students. They are up-to-date with syllabus changes.
We are both large and small. The large number of students allows us to offer many parallel classes. But each class is small. Taken together, this allows individual needs to be met.
We have been running residential courses for over 25 years and take our responsiblity of care to students very seriously.