Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Stephen Hawking




​A new Pre IB Summer Programme for students who are driven to succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths. In addition to preparing for IBDP Maths and Science, students will build and programme robots, experience tech-start and industry leading companies, and be inspired by speakers from Cambridge University and leaders in industry.






Students about to start the IB Diploma Programme in September 2017


2nd - 22nd July 2017


St Catharine's College, Cambridge


£4950 (Residential)









Who's it for?


I know the IB Diploma programme is going to be a challenge and everyone says Biology and Maths are really hard at HL so I’m looking for something that will give me a kick-start before things get really tough in September. My mum’s a doctor and my parents really want me to follow her into medicine, but I’m not so sure. Yes I do enjoy science (at least I did well in my iGCSEs) but am I cut out to be a doctor?

I love the way this course will show me the range of what I could go and do after Uni – I think that will help me decide what to do at Uni. My parents like it as I keep showing them what can be done with IB Biology and you never know, I might just find out they were right all along.

Loretta, 16, UK


I’m looking forward to getting into the proper hard stuff in Maths and Physics. The MYP was ok, but I reckon I probably learned more outside of class than in it. Dad disagrees and thinks I might be in for a bit of a shock which is why he wants me to go on this Pre-IB course. I’m ok with that as I can get in to the subjects I like earlier AND it gives me the chance to do some robotics and programming – that’s the real reason why I said ‘yes’. And if I can get to talk to a tech-start up guru maybe I can show him some of my ideas…

Hann, 15, Germany




What's included?

  • 60 hours of teaching
  • 12 hours of 'Science Futures'
  • Personalised reports for every student
  • Private single bedroom including study space on the campus
  • 24 hour pastoral care throughout your stay with us
  • Breakfast every day, lunch 5 days a week, dinner on Sundays
  • Full social programme with a range of evening activities
  • (Optional) Daily excursions at the weekend




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