The IB Summer 2013 Review Courses
The purpose of the courses is to provide students who have completed the first year of their IB Diploma with a structured review of the core components of the subjects they choose to study on the course.
On both courses we plan to offer teaching and tuition at both Standard Level and Higher Level, subject to demand, in the following subjects:
- Design Technology
- English Paper 1
- French B
- German B
- Maths (including Maths Studies)
There will also be additional sessions, ‘IB Advice and Guidance Classes’ on:
- Theory of Knowledge
- Extended Essays
- University applications
Students will have 16 hours of teacher contact time. In addition they will be expected to book individual sessions of approximately 20 minutes with a Sevenoaks School specialist teacher on any of the subjects listed above.
Teachers will provide an intensive review of the first year of the Diploma in their chosen subject and teach or revise as much of the core material covered in the first year as the contact time will allow.
Teaching will be conducted in small groups in comfortable classrooms.
The Structure of the Review Courses
Applicants can study a maximum of two subjects/courses in the total of the six days in which they run. Alternatively they may attend just one, lasting three days, of the two courses. Each course will include a total of 14 hours of subject teaching and two hours of advice and guidance sessions.
The structure of the day:
9.00 – 10.40 Subject class
10.40 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 12.40 Subject class
12.40 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.30 Subject class
14.30 – 14.45 Break
14.45 – 15.45 IB Advice and Guidance class (first two days) or Subject class (last day)
15.45 – 16.45 Individual sessions (first two days)
Students will also be expected to complete approximately two hours of work on the two evenings when there are classes the following day.
Dates and Times of 2013 Summer Review Courses
Course One will run from 08.30 on Sunday 18 August until 16.00 on Tuesday 20 August.
Course Two will run from 08.30 on Wednesday 21 August until 16.00 on Friday 23 August.
Applicants can therefore study a maximum of two subjects/courses over the six days of the courses. Alternatively, they may attend just one of the courses.
The Residential Option
Those attending either or both courses will be asked to arrive at their allocated residence any time between 16.00 and 21.00 on the night before the day the course starts and will stay a total of three nights for each course. Students will be accommodated in one of the school’s boarding houses. All residents will be accommodated in single or twin bed-sitting rooms where there will be facilities to work in the evening. A member of the school’s academic boarding house staff will be on duty during the course and be responsible for residents. Breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch and an evening meal will be provided in the school’s central dining room.
Please note that it may be necessary for students to share accommodation although, if a single is requested, these will be offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
The Non-residential Option
Those who live, or can find accommodation, close enough to the school to enable them to attend a course on a non-residential basis may prefer to do so. They will also be given morning and afternoon refreshments, and lunch.
Use of School Facilities
Whether as a residential or day student, those attending a review course will have access to the school’s outstanding facilities, including the library to assist with the revision, and the Sports Centre. For fresh air and exercise there is the wide expanse of school playing fields adjoining the main school campus.
Cost of one Review Course
Boarding students £590
Day students £415
In the event of cancellation before 1 July 2013, £100 is non-refundable. If we are informed of cancellation after 1 July none of the fee will be refunded. The last date for receipt of payment is Wednesday 31 July.