We are really excited to be offering a new Pre IB Summer School tailored to students who are passionate about maths and science. The programme builds on our 23 years of experience in preparing students for starting the IBDP. There are classes on introducing the IB core, subject preparation and exciting new options like 'Exploring programming' and 'Science in the world'. We chose Cambridge as a location, one of the world's top Universities and the UK’s foremost science and technology hub.




Who is it for?

Students about to start the IB Diploma Programme in September 2017


2nd - 22nd July 2017


St Catharine's College, Cambridge


Three weeks


£4950 (Residential)








What's included each week:

  •  12 hours class teaching per academic module from highly experienced IB teachers
  • Personalised reports for every student
  • IB and Science-related afternoon modules
  • Private single bedroom including study space on the campus
  • 24 hour pastoral care throughout your stay with us
  • Breakfast and lunch 6 days a week
  • Dinner on Sundays
  • Full social programme with a range of evening activities
  • (Optional) Daily excursions at the weekend




97% of OSC students feel more prepared to start their IB Diploma


Experience life as an Cambridge University Student


Work with students from over 50 countries





There was a great balance between having fun and learning on the Oxford summer course. The classes have helped me a lot and I think I am fully prepared for the IB now!
OSC Student







  • Three weeks of 6 modules - 2 modules per week.
  • Students choose IB subjects to take in the mornings (Maths, Science or ToK)
  • Different module for the afternoons each week:

Week 1 - IB Essentials or IB Expert

Week 2 - All students take Science in the World

Week 3 - Either another IB academic module, or discover coding and robotics



Read the full Course Programme






Our classes are taught by experienced IBDP teachers from international schools across the world who are experts in the standards required for successful work on the IB Diploma.



Cambridge University is a beautiful and stimulating environment for a summer course.

Our UK Pre IB Summer School is held at St Catharine's College, Cambridge.


Pastoral Care

A dedicated team of Deans look after all your non-academic needs and provide exciting and varied activities in the afternoons and evenings, as well as 24 hour pastoral care.






Introduction to the IB Diploma for Parents

We encourage our students’ parents to get to grips with the demands of the IB Diploma too! All parents of students attending one of our Pre IBDP Summer Schools in Cambridge are very welcome to join us for Parents' Seminar on the IB Diploma followed by a Question & Answer session. Parents' Seminars take place on the first Sunday (Registration Day) of the course at 14:30 and 16:30. Please let us know if you’d like to take part in the Parents' Seminar by emailing




Experience a global community 

Modules are designed to be fun and interactive; when classes are over we offer daily activities – so there are lots of opportunities for making friends both in class and out.

Year after year our students tell us that the highlight of their time on the courses was the variety of people they met from all over the world. Developing an internationally-minded outlook is an important part of the IBDP philosophy – so you'll be putting this into action by making friends on our courses!

Read student testimonials





Course address: St Catharine's College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RL, UK