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OSC is back in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the fourth year. The 2018 IB Revision Course in Dubai was amazing - students from all over the region attended and benefited from our star teachers. We can't wait to be back again.

GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis 7 - 12 April 2019
WHO IS IT FOR?
Students taking their final IBDP exams in May 2019

 

 

WHAT MAKES OUR REVISION COURSES THE BEST

  • Experienced IB teachers who specialise in revision (93% are IB subject examiners).
  • Small classes of no more than 10 students.
  • 14 hours of teaching per subject per 2-day course.
  • Choose from up to 14 subjects.
  • Teachers prepare classes around the specific needs of the class.
  • Includes subject-specific exam prep resources.
  • Total immersion in one subject at a time.
  • Set and reviewed homework for private study outside class.

 

 

 

EXPERIENCED IB TEACHERS

You will be taught by an experienced IB teacher who is up-to-date with teaching and examining their subject. They will be familiar with the latest syllabus changes, the types of exam questions the IB are currently asking, and the latest expectations of the examiners.

IB REVISION SPECIALISTS

Your IB teachers are revision specialists, having developed effective and flexible approaches and materials over years of revision experience. They can confidently lead a group of students with different needs and grade expectations to improve their outcomes.

MEETING INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

Class content will be based on student questionnaires, and then adapted as questions arise during the class. Your teacher will have taught students across a range of abilities, and will understand what students find challenging. Additionally, the daily timetable is designed to support intensive study.


 

 

 

COURSE SCHEDULE & DAILY TIMETABLE

Courses123
April7 - 89 - 1011 - 12
Biology HLBio HL
Biology SLBio SL
Business Management HLBus HL
Business Management SLBus SL
Chemistry HLChem HL
Chemistry SLChem SL
Economics HLEcon HL
Economics SLEcon SL
Mathematical Studies SLMath Stud
Mathematics HLMaths HL
Mathematics SLMaths SL
Physics HLPhys HL
Physics SLPhys SL
Psychology HLPsyc HL

REGISTRATION TIME: 08:30 - 09:00 on Day 1

Please ensure you arrive during the registration time to register before your first course. After your first course, you go straight onto your next subject without having to register again.

Once you have registered, each day follows the same structure with class times, lunch and breaks as follows:

  START END
Class 1 09:00 10:45
Break 10:45 11:00
Class 2 11:00 12:45
Lunch 12:45 13:30
Class 3 13:30 15:15
Break 15:15 15:30
Class 4 15:30 17:15

 


 

PLEASE NOTE:
In order to keep class sizes as small as possible and ensure you are in the best class for your academic needs, we may change the order in which you take your subjects.

 

 

 

OSC APPROACH TO TEACHING

  • You will be asked to complete an online questionnaire for each of your selected subjects. This allows you to tell the teacher which areas of the syllabus you particularly need to review and which options you would like to cover.
  • Our teachers will take you through the syllabus and work with you on the key points you need to know.
  • They will help you with your academic problems, answer all your questions and help you perfect your exam technique.
  • Priority will be given to the core syllabus – options will be covered as time allows.
  • Your teachers will set tests, exercises, and exam questions to complete outside class. This enables you to consolidate the syllabus content and exam skills you have learned so far, and to prepare for the next day's classes when your teachers will review your work with you.

Read more about our approach to each subject:

BIOLOGY HL

Biology – the stuff of life. It’s a fascinating subject, but there are so many concepts to remember! OSC’s Biology HL Revision Course helps you manage the course content and gain a secure understanding of the syllabus.

This class covers topics in the Core and AHL (Additional Higher Level) parts of the syllabus and builds your confidence through rigorous preparation for Papers 1 and 2. You may choose to study DNA replication, photosynthesis, or something else – we let the class decide which topics to focus on. You will also be guided through Section A of Paper 3, on practical work, such as measuring the rate of transpiration from a potometer. To ensure that your time is used efficiently, Section B is not covered, as students will have studied for different options. If you need help with your option, we recommend getting the OSC Revision Guides.

All OSC classes are tailored to the needs of the group and provide a wealth of exam practice and advice on exam techniques.

BIOLOGY SL

Biology – the stuff of life. It’s a fascinating subject, but there are so many concepts to remember! OSC’s Biology SL Revision Course helps you manage the course content and gain a secure understanding of the syllabus.

This class builds your confidence through rigorous preparation for Papers 1 and 2. You may choose to study DNA replication, photosynthesis, or something else – we let the class decide which topics to focus on. You will also be guided through Section A of Paper 3, on practical work, such as measuring the rate of transpiration from a potometer. To ensure that your time is used efficiently, Section B is not covered, as students will have studied for different options. If you need help with your option, we recommend getting the OSC Revision Guides.

All OSC classes are tailored to the needs of the group and provide a wealth of exam practice and advice on exam techniques.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT HL

Business Management – a dynamic and challenging subject but extremely useful once you’ve mastered it! OSC’s Business Management HL Revision Course covers the breadth and depth of the syllabus. It integrates knowledge and exam technique to help you demonstrate your full potential to the examiners.

You will review all five units of the syllabus, including the six key concepts that underpin the course, and prepare thoroughly for both the case study in Paper 1 and the structured questions in Paper 2. Whether you need help with linking the key concepts to the case study, applying ratio analysis, or something else – we let the class decide which areas to focus on. Just remember to bring your copy of the Case Study (your school will provide this)!

All OSC classes are tailored to the needs of the group and provide a wealth of exam practice and advice on exam techniques.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SL

Business Management – a dynamic and challenging subject but extremely useful once you’ve mastered it! OSC’s Business Management SL Revision Course covers the breadth and depth of the syllabus. It integrates knowledge and exam technique to help you demonstrate your full potential to the examiners.

You will review all five units of the syllabus, including the six key concepts that underpin the course, and prepare thoroughly for both the case study in Paper 1 and the structured questions in Paper 2. Whether you need help with linking the key concepts to the case study, applying ratio analysis, or something else – we let the class decide which areas to focus on. Just remember to bring your copy of the Case Study (your school will provide this)!

All OSC classes are tailored to the needs of the group and provide a wealth of exam practice and advice on exam techniques.

CHEMISTRY HL

Chemistry – elements and their interactions. OSC’s Chemistry HL Revision Course helps you explore how all the syllabus topics are linked: kinetics and enthalpy, periodicity and electrochemistry, and much more.

You will review topics from the Core and HL Extension parts of the syllabus and prepare thoroughly for Papers 1 and 2. Whether you need help with solving acid-base calculations, understanding organic mechanisms, or something else – we let the group decide which areas to focus on. You will also be guided through Section A of Paper 3, on practical work, such as determining the molar mass of a gas. To ensure that your time is used efficiently, Section B is not covered, as students will have studied for different options. If you need help with your option, we recommend getting the OSC Revision Guides. Just remember to bring a calculator and a copy of the Data Booklet!

All OSC classes are tailored to the needs of the group and provide a wealth of exam practice and advice on exam techniques.

CHEMISTRY SL

Chemistry – elements and their interactions. OSC’s Chemistry SL Revision Course helps you explore how all the topics in the syllabus are linked: kinetics and enthalpy, periodicity and electrochemistry, and much more.

You will review syllabus topics from the Core and prepare thoroughly for Papers 1 and 2. Whether you need help with solving acid-base calculations, understanding organic mechanisms, or something else – we let the group decide which areas to focus on. You will also be guided through Section A of Paper 3, on practical work, such as determining the molar mass of a gas. To ensure that your time is used efficiently, Section B is not covered, as students will have studied for different options; however, depending on the needs of the group, specific questions can be addressed. If you need help with your option, we recommend getting the OSC Revision Guides. Just remember to bring a calculator and a copy of the Data Booklet!

All OSC classes are tailored to the needs of the group and provide a wealth of exam practice and advice on exam techniques.

ECONOMICS HL

Economics – a fascinating subject about the world around us; it studies the behaviour of consumers, firms, and governments in response to a world of unlimited wants and scarce resources. OSC’s Economics HL Revision Course helps you to review key topics, apply them to examination questions, and demonstrate your understanding to the examiners.

You will review topics from all parts of the syllabus – microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and development economics – and prepare thoroughly for all three exam papers. You will learn appropriate strategies for tackling the papers. Whether it is an extended response question on interest rates and inflation in Paper 1, a data response question on exchange rates and the current account in Paper 2, or a question on calculating changing consumer surplus in Paper 3, the group decides together what to review.

All OSC classes are tailored to the needs of the group and provide a wealth of exam practice and advice on exam techniques.

ECONOMICS SL

Economics – a fascinating subject about the world around us; it studies the behaviour of consumers, firms, and governments in response to a world of unlimited wants and scarce resources. OSC’s Economics SL Revision Course helps you to review key topics, apply them to examination questions, and demonstrate your understanding to the examiners.

You will review topics from all parts of the syllabus – microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and development economics – and prepare thoroughly for both exam papers. You will learn appropriate strategies for tackling the papers. Whether it is an extended response question on interest rates and inflation in Paper 1, or a data response question on exchange rates and the current account in Paper 2, the group decides together what to review.

All OSC classes are tailored to the needs of the group and provide a wealth of exam practice and advice on exam techniques.

MATHEMATICAL STUDIES SL

Love it or loathe it, maths is a vital skill for the IB Diploma Programme. OSC’s Maths Studies SL Revision Course helps you master the key points for all syllabus topics, from algebra to statistics.

This class teaches you how to formulate effective exam answers and maximise your marks. It guides you through a complex Paper 2 question and shows you how to organise your working to obtain easy marks, even for questions you are unable to fully answer. You may choose to review normal distribution, truth tables, calculus, or trigonometry – we let the group decide which areas to focus on. Just remember to bring your formula book and a fully charged graphics display calculator. It doesn’t matter which sort you have – TI84, nSpire, Casio or anything in between – our teachers will be able to help.

All OSC classes are tailored to the needs of the group and provide a wealth of exam practice and advice on exam techniques.

MATHEMATICS HL

Whether you enjoy the elegance and power of mathematics or are struggling with the basic principles, maths is a vital skill for the IB Diploma Programme. OSC’s Maths HL Revision Course will help you understand the key skills required by each of the topics, and then guide you on using these skills through work on past examination questions.

This class will review a large proportion of the Core syllabus: this could be integration techniques and applications, the intersection of lines and planes, or something else – we let the group decide which areas to focus on. Exam practice includes short and long answer questions, with and without a calculator, so that you feel equally comfortable with Papers 1 and 2. The course will review the knowledge needed for success in the earlier parts of the paper, and give you the techniques and confidence required when tackling the unfamiliar questions at the end of the papers. It will advise you on how to make the best use of your 5-minute reading time and will go through the most common errors that students are subject to. To ensure that your time is used efficiently, the Options are not covered, as students will have studied different options. If you need help with your option, we recommend getting the OSC Revision Guides. Don’t forget to bring your GDC and your formula book!

All OSC classes are tailored to the needs of the group and provide a wealth of exam practice and advice on exam techniques. Because many students come to our courses, we can often place students in classes with other students of comparable ability in the subject.

MATHEMATICS SL

Love it or loathe it, maths is a vital skill for the IB Diploma Programme. OSC’s Maths SL Revision Course strengthens your understanding of the course content and helps you apply that knowledge in an exam context.

This class covers all syllabus topics and reviews core concepts that are tested every year. Exam practice includes short and long answer questions, with and without a calculator, so that you feel equally comfortable with Papers 1 and 2. You may choose to review normal distribution, logarithms, calculus, or trigonometric functions – we let the group decide which areas to focus on. Just remember to bring your formula book and a fully charged graphics display calculator. It doesn’t matter which sort you have – TI84, nSpire, Casio or anything in between – our teachers will be able to help.

All OSC classes are tailored to the needs of the group and provide a wealth of exam practice and advice on exam techniques. Because many students take this revision course at the same time, we can usually group students with similar ability together.

PHYSICS HL

Physics – the study of matter and energy, the interaction between them and how they are applied to explain the universe. OSC’s Physics HL Revision Course helps you to see important links between concepts through a variety of problem solving techniques, discussion, and in-depth review. 

You will review topics in the Core and Additional Higher Level parts of the syllabus and prepare thoroughly for Papers 1 and 2. Whether it be concepts in electromagnetism and electromagnetic induction, fields theory, quantum physics, or something else – we let the group decide which areas to focus on. You will also be helped with Section A of Paper 3, on practical work such as revisiting the diode bridge rectification circuit, Young’s double slit experiment, EMF, and internal resistance, including the linearisation of second-hand data.

To ensure that your time is used efficiently, Section B is not covered, as students will have studied for different options. If you need help with your option, we recommend getting the OSC Revision Guides. Don’t forget to bring your data booklet – your school will give you this – and also an IBO approved graphics calculator!

All OSC classes are tailored to the needs of the group and provide a wealth of exam practice and advice on exam techniques.

PHYSICS SL
 

Physics – the study of matter and energy, the interaction between them and how they are applied to explain the universe. OSC’s Physics SL Revision Course helps you to see important links between concepts through a variety of problem solving techniques, discussion, and in-depth review. 

You will review all the topics in the Core parts of the syllabus and prepare thoroughly for Papers 1 and 2. Whether it be concepts in thermal physics, electromagnetism, field theory, particle physics or something else – we let the group decide which areas to focus on. You will also be helped with Section A of Paper 3, on practical work such as revisiting refractive Index, Young’s double slit experiment, EMF and internal resistance, including the linearisation of second-hand data. To ensure that your time is used efficiently, Section B is not covered, as students will have studied for different options. If you need help with your option, we recommend getting the OSC Revision Guides. Don’t forget to bring your data booklet – your school will give you this – and also an IBO approved graphics calculator!

All OSC classes are tailored to the needs of the group and provide a wealth of exam practice and advice on exam techniques.

PSYCHOLOGY HL

Psychology – the science of behaviour. Such an interesting subject, but such a lot of content! OSC’s Psychology HL Revision Course helps you manage (and maybe even reduce) the course content, while also focusing on how to answer the exam questions effectively.

You will prepare thoroughly for Paper 1 by reviewing the three levels of analysis: biological, cognitive, and sociocultural. For Paper 3, you will review the key parts of qualitative research methodology, with an added focus on exam technique. You will also work in break out groups to cover the options (abnormal, developmental, health, human relationships, or sport) for Paper 2, therefore, preparing thoroughly for all three papers. The course will help you focus your knowledge by using correct exam technique so that you can demonstrate your full potential to the IB examiners. Just don’t forget to bring your class notes and whichever textbook you have been using!

All OSC classes are tailored to the needs of the group and provide a wealth of exam practice and advice on exam techniques.


 

 

ACCOMMODATION

For those of you who need accommodation whilst attending our Dubai course, OSC have partnered with the Premier Inn Silicon Oasis, to offer you a discounted Bed and Breakfast rate. If you would like to take advantage of this discount please let us know by selecting the Hotel Discount Code option on the application form or contacting us directly. We will then send you the discount information.

 

 

 

LOCATION & TRAVEL

GEMS WELLINGTON ACADEMY - SILICON OASIS

Study at GEMS Wellington Academy (WSO), a world-renowned IB school situated in Silicon Oasis.

GEMS Wellington Academy
Silicon Oasis
Dubai
UAE

 

GETTING TO THE UAE FROM ABROAD

BY AIR: Dubai has 2 airports, the main Dubai International Airport, and the smaller Al Maktoum International Airport. Information for both airports can be found on the Dubai Airports website. Most major international airlines will fly into Dubai International Airport, however some fly into Al Maktoum as well so please check which airport you are flying to. A list of which airlines fly into Dubai (DXB) and Al Maktoum (DWC) can be found here.

GETTING TO THE COLLEGE

BY TAXI: The school is located in Silicon Oasis, which is about 15 minutes from Dubai International Airport, 20 minutes from Dubai Internet City, and 30 minutes from Jebel Ali/Al Maktoum Aiport.

IMPORTANT VISA INFORMATION

We recommend that all students take advice from the UAE Embassy in their country on whether a visa is required to enter the United Arab Emirates.

If you do need a visa to enter the UAE, you should complete the relevant visitor visa application form according to embassy advice – more information is available here.

We are happy to provide a letter in support of your visa application – however, prior to us providing such a letter, your total course fees must be paid in full. Please contact us if you require a letter in support of your visa application.

Please note that many Embassies take a long time to process a visa application – it is best to contact them as soon as possible to find out about the procedures and make your application.

If a visa is refused we will refund the full fees minus a handling charge of AED 400, provided that the visa application was made at least 1 month prior to the start of the whole course. Proof of application date and refusal is required before fees are refunded – please see our Cancellation Policy.

Please note: not having received a response from the visa authority does not qualify the Student or Parent for a refund.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

It is essential that you have comprehensive travel insurance to cover loss of possessions and medical expenses as for any trip away from home – it is also highly advisable to include cancellation cover with your insurance.

CONSENT TO TRAVEL LETTER

It is recommended that students who are under 18 and are flying without parental supervision carry a letter from their parent/guardian giving consent for them to travel alone. More and more airlines are asking to see these letters at check in. The letter should include:

  • your dates of travel and return 
  • where you will be travelling to 
  • where you will be staying  
  • parental consent to travel alone.

DISABILITY PROVISION

  • We always take health conditions and physical disabilities into consideration and we are happy to assist in any way we can.
  • We may be able to use classrooms which are on the ground floor if required.
  • Please contact our team to discuss any questions you may have, or to let us know how we can help you.


 

 

 

FEES & APPLYING

FEE PER COURSE
14 hours of tuition

AED 2100

DEPOSIT PER COURSE
Included in course fee

AED 500

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

  • We accept applications right up to the start of the courses, but classes do fill up quickly and we may run out of space if you leave it too late. But always ask – we may be able to make space.
  • The deposit or full course fees must accompany your application – we cannot reserve places until the deposit is received.
  • We will respond to online applications by email within 24 hours to confirm that we have received them. Then, within 2 working days we will email you again to confirm your place or discuss your application. If you don't receive our email please contact us.

Please contact the OSC Team if you have any questions.

WHEN DO I PAY?

  • The Final Payment Date is 8th February 2019.
  • If you apply before the Final Payment Date, only the deposit is due with your application. The deposit makes up part of your total fees.
  • The balance is due by the Final Payment Date. This means that for applications made before this date, the remaining fees must be paid by the Final Payment Date and for applications made after the Final Payment Date, the full fees must be paid when you apply.
  • We will continue to take applications right up until the courses start, but only if we have space - please be aware that these courses are popular and spaces fill up very quickly. You should contact us as early as possible in order to secure your preferred dates and subjects.

Please be assured that if we are unable to place you in the appropriate course we will refund the payment in full. Please also note that whenever you apply, you will still receive a full refund if you cancel within 14 days, in line with our Cancellation Policy.

HOW DO I PAY?

By credit card (Visa or MasterCard only).

By personal cheque or bank draft payable to OXFORD STUDY COURSES. Please send this to Oxford Study Courses, Belsyre Court, 57 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HJ, UK.

Bank Transfer to 'Oxford Study Courses', Barclays Bank plc, Oxford City Branch, PO Box 333, Oxford OX1 3HS

UK Sort Code 20-65-26
Account Number 70432156
IBAN Number: GB89 BARC 2065 2670 4321 56​
BIC or Swift Code: BARCGB22 (for banks requiring 11 digit codes please add ‘XXX’ to the end)

Any bank charges incurred by us on your behalf will have to be passed on to you. Bank charges can be minimised by sending the full course fees in a single payment.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?

  • There is a cancellation period of 14 days from the date of the "OSC Course Confirmation" email in which the application can be cancelled and a full refund issued.
  • If you cancel before the Final Payment Date but after the cancellation period, fees will be refunded minus a handling charge of AED 400.
  • After the Final Payment Date we can only refund deposits or fees if you cancel within the cancellation period.
  • We advise you to take out cancellation insurance to cover you in case you are unable to attend your course.
  • To view our Cancellation Policy, click here.


 

PICK YOUR CLASSES AND APPLY

 

 

 

OSC enjoys a longstanding relationship with GEMS Wellington Academy. However, OSC is an independent company separate from the school. OSC only contracts with the school for the use of its facilities.

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