The best preparation for the IB Diploma Programme

Since 1993, many thousands of students have chosen to spend their summer in the inspiring grounds of St Antony's College, Oxford. Our students benefit from an academic programme that brings them up to the level required for the IBDP and that improves their chances of fulfilling their potential. The programme also offers a range of exciting social and cultural experiences. Participants leave feeling fully prepared for the year ahead, with a long list of new friends, and fun memories of a summer well spent. 

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Everything was excellent! It was a great time, I've got new experiences, new friends and new knowledge.

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It was great making new friends, learning about their culture, and feeling ready for the IB at the end.

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The programme at a glance

Our Pre IBDP Summer School is designed by experienced IB academics who take great care in creating a programme that will prepare you for the challenges of the IB Diploma Programme. Every year, we improve the experience by adjusting the programme to reflect wider developments in the IBDP and in educational best practice. You can be assured that the preparation you receive with OSC is of the highest quality. 



24th June - 4th August 2018


St Antony's College, Oxford


£1,650 per week (Residential)

  • 12 hours teaching per subject from highly experienced IB teachers
  • Private single bedroom including study space on campus
  • 24 hour pastoral care
  • Full social programme
  • Breakfast every day, lunch six days a week, dinner on registration day
  • Optional daily excursions at the weekend


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Parents - College Tea Party & Dinner

When you come to drop off your son or daughter at St Antony’s College, you are welcome to meet our Director over a cup of English tea and a slice of cake on the college lawn. This is an opportunity to learn how your child will benefit from their time with us and allow you to chat with other parents in the traditional setting and congenial atmosphere of an Oxford college.

Tea will be served at 16:00 each Sunday and lasts approximately one hour.

You are also welcome to join us for College Dinner from 19:00 – 20:00; there will be an additional charge of £20.00 per person. 

You can indicate that you would like to attend the College Dinner on the application form itself, or you can contact us directly to add it once the application has been confirmed.