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"I am always impressed by the 'can do attitude' and flexibility shown by OSC, together with the effective and robust systems they have in place in terms of pastoral care for the OSC students and staff alike."
"Our attendance to the OSC Summer Fairs provides us with a fantastic opportunity to meet high achieving prospective IB students."
“OSC provides a valuable service for IB students. Hundreds of excellent subject matter expert teachers come together to help IB students get the most out of their IB course experience through top-quality revision support.”
“OSC’s University Fairs are a great opportunity for IB students to meet admissions representatives from UK universities at a uniquely IB-only event.”
It really helps to have another perspective on what you learn and enables you to understand the subject more deeply.
The OSC courses are a great way to ensure you are on track for your exams as well as going away with a constructive and effective study method for the final weeks of revision.
I attended the OSC Revision Course in Oxford. I got 42 points overall. 777 HL. 7 in both History and English A Lang & Lit which I took courses in at OSC! Thank you!
It’s great, it is the best. Having IB examiners as IB teachers is an opportunity you should not miss.
I am just emailing to say I obtained 40 points in my IB Diploma and definitely wouldn't have been able to achieve that score without all the help I received from OSC, thank you so much!
OSC is the best revision course out there! With all the questions answered, with all the exam tips possible, and with teachers who motivate you for your best capability. Everyone is always smiling, it was the best experience, ever!
I was surprised by how much I didn't know, but OSC fixed that.
Very worthwhile, I think it will benefit my grades massively. I regret not doing more courses. You will not pass without OSC. They will tell what you don't know.
OSC staff are amazing. The teachers are examiners that go over the syllabus, explaining everything, engaging you and giving tips and tricks. So helpful! Money well spent.
A good experience with brilliant teachers and course material. A good way to meet other international students.
I feel like the course provided me with good material and confidence. For me, I know what I need to specifically focus on once I'm home, before the course I had no idea what I knew and what I didn't know.
The course is like a crash course for different types of individuals, I learned a lot and finally understood things I did not understand before. It's truly worth it.
My grades will surely improve. Good idea for someone who is not quite meeting their university offer and wants to reach them.
You will not pass without OSC. They will tell what you don't know.
I would 100% recommend OSC to students.
If you are confident that you will fail a month before the exams, take OSC. Similarly, if you have finished all the content, take the course. Beyond the practice, the confidence you will gain from 17.5 hours of IB in 2.5 days will boost your exam performance.
This was such an awesome experience. I found that my studying is much more focused, and my revision materials have been supplemented by course materials. In addition to this, it has made me excited for the exams.
If you're someone who just can't revise at home, or just isn't good at it. OSC is the place for you whether in Cambridge or Dubai both my experiences have been extremely helpful. I don't have words to describe how helpful this is and surprisingly so much fun meeting new people.
Even though the course is very intense, the teachers make it up with experience and expertise. It was a useful course that helped to finalise my knowledge on the subject.
I attended an OSC course for Chemistry. My predicted score was a 4 but today my results showed that I actually got a 6! I would like to thank my OSC teacher and I can strongly say that attending the OSC course has definitely helped in developing my exam skills for Chemistry, I cannot thank her enough.
The IB encompasses several aspects of an internationally minded learner. Although I knew that the IB prepared students for university level, I never knew how. By coming to OSC I know how it will help and what is required of me to improve myself academically and socially.
I feel more prepared starting the IB Diploma because I feel that I now have useful skills to employ in the DP. The classes have developed my skills and given insight into what is required of a student to do well in the IB program. I now know what some classes, such as TOK, evolves around and what is required. Besides the academic aspect, I feel that the social life during the course has really helped me to bond with other people from different backgrounds. This has helped my social skills which is very important to maintain a healthy balance and establishing relationships with others.
I now know exactly what is expected in terms of TOK, CAS and Extended Essay, and the importance of these elements in maximising our overall number of points.
I have loved meeting people from all over the world, who are now friends I will keep in touch with for years to come.
After the Pre IB Summer School, I feel prepared. The subjects were really helpful and allowed me to learn the study habits I would need in order to survive IB.
The best thing has been the memories I made. I honestly loved Oxford and the friends I made; it was quite an amazing experience. The teachers were incredible. They had great experience and taught us a variety of aspects we need to know to pass the IB with flying colours. Also, the deans are the best; we could joke around with them which is nice because laughter can be the best medicine after all.
I feel I have learned so much about what the IB encompasses. The first week was especially helpful in understanding what is expected of an IBDP student and what to learn when taking the exam. For example, I have learnt how to better manage my time in relation to the program alongside the knowledge expected of a student.
The Deans were amazing people to meet and I loved hanging out with them.
Meeting people from all over the world and developing a great understanding for the IB have been two of the best things to come out of my experience.
I'm more relaxed about entering the IB because when you are with all these people in this college it gives you the feeling that you're not alone and that I'm capable of doing the IB.
The quality of teaching and the amazing friendships I have established in such a short amount of time have means I cannot recommend OSC enough.
Both of my OSC teachers have helped me with the topics I was unsure about and clarified them. I feel I now understand the background of both of the subjects I took and am very confident about going into my second year. as they have not only helped me with the core but also with the IA's and provided very useful course materials.
The best thing has been studying in an inspiring location with superb teachers. Thank you.
The teachers had knowledge and gave us a good idea of what we will be doing in the IB and how to do well in it.
The best thing has been…the whole experience of Oxford, the extra help and the preparation. It was all so perfect and I can't wait to come back for the Mid IB Course.
We should not, however, overlook the fact that teaching an OSC course is a very valuable experience [for teachers] too. Reviewing a whole IB syllabus in 2 ½ days, pinpointing exam techniques, highlighting key marking criteria, giving students that extra insight and advantage that raises scores. It is almost as if the time pressure adds an extra dimension. This is a condensed experience that draws a 2-year IB course into a new focus and clarity.
I was recently asked, 'What is the most useful professional development course you have ever attended?’ And no formal course has ever been as good as the experience of preparing for and teaching at OSC.
And this is quite apart from the opportunity to chat to vastly experienced teachers in an informal setting each day. We learn from one another and are supported throughout by an excellent OSC team who go out of their way to make it all enjoyable.