Accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education as a Short Course Provider
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 ...
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.
The Varkey Foundation is the Charity Partner of GEMs Education. In 2015 GEMs became the majority shareholder of Oxford Study Courses Ltd.
Our team directly support a selection of Social Enterprise activities and projects each year.
OSC's profits also benefit the McCall MacBain Foundation. The McCall MacBain Foundation aims to improve the welfare of humanity through focused grants in health, education and the environment.
We have been running residential courses for over 25 years and take our responsiblity of care to students very seriously.