Recent Posts by Mike Meads

What did students say about OSC’s 2017 Exam Revision Courses?

By Tuesday, May 9, 2017 No tags 0

This Easter we once again ran our hugely popular IB Revision courses, helping the class of 2017 towards exam success. Our revision courses have grown out of all recognition since the first one in 1990, with students from around the world joining us this year for courses in Oxford, Brussels, Munich, Rome and Dubai. An important part of our work at OSC is ensuring that the families that come to us find the experience as valuable and enjoyable as possible. So, ...

OSC’s Group Booking Service

For 27 years, OSC has worked with IB schools from around the world to provide their students with access to our IB Exam Revision Courses and Summer Programmes. Wherever students are in their IBDP journey, OSC can deliver academically intensive classes to complement the teaching received from their schools – helping students to achieve success throughout their IBDP studies. Group booking service Through our group booking service, we work with you to identify the programmes most relevant to your students’ needs and ...

OSC Exam Revision – Rome

By Tuesday, April 25, 2017 No tags 0

Pemba joined Oxford Study Courses in Rome where she studied at St. George's British International School with expert IB teachers. Here's what she had to say: Regarding the OSC Spring course, I really enjoyed and benefited a lot. As a conscientious Nepalese student studying in the IBDP program, I have experienced the vast difference between the IB program and the Nepal education system which I was schooled in. Most of my IB courses are new to me and because the standard ...

Message from the CEO

  From Kim Polgreen, CEO It is now OSC’s 27th year, and looking at it today, I am so proud of what my mother and brother created in 1990, and of what the OSC “family” of IB teachers and supporters have achieved.  Together we have helped tens of thousands of IB students with their studies, and OSC has become a wonderful global community of IB teachers and friends, ably coordinated by our fabulous, happy and hardworking Oxford team. The key to success ...

New IB History Study Guides Available!

History Paper 2: Authoritarian States: Germany 1918-1945 and History Paper 2: Authoritarian States: Russia 1917-1953 have been added to OSC's IB Study Guide Series and are available to order now! These guides are written by experienced IB History teacher and OSC Subject Advisor, Joe Gauci. Find out more below.     History Paper 2: Authoritarian States: Germany 1918-1945 uses emergence and rule of Nazi Germany as a discrete example. History Paper 2: Authoritarian States: Russia 1917-1953 focuses on Soviet Russia under Lenin and Stalin.       These ...

April Sale – OSC Study Guides

As a bonus for students looking to boost their revision this Easter holiday, we are currently offering a 10% discount on orders of 3 or more OSC IB Study Guides. Simply select your subject titles, add them to the basket and the discount will be applied automatically*. OSC's IB Study & Revision Guide Series is the largest IB-specific publication range and is used by IB students and schools worldwide to supplement textbooks and teaching notes.   *Offer not valid with other discounts. Offer ...

History Paper 1: The Move to Global War Study Guide is Available Now!

History Paper 1: The Move to Global War has been added to OSC's IB Study Guide Series and is available to order now! The guide is written by experienced IB History teacher and OSC Subject Advisor, Joe Gauci. Find out more below.     The Move to Global War This revision guide provides a clear description of the course content for the IBDP History syllabus Paper 1, covering all the required topics within the prescribed subject: the Move to Global War. To help you get ...

Why international education is needed now more than ever

This blog was originally posted on the IBO website. Could some of the world’s biggest challenges be solved if we all adopted the IB Learner Profile? US presidential candidate Donald Trump said he wanted to build an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful” wall between the US and Mexico back in September. Two months later he became “the leader of the free world.” Across the Atlantic, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he wants to build a 30km fence along the border with Jordan ...

The world’s largest lesson on gender equality

This blog was originally posted on the IBO website. Students at Global Jaya School in Indonesia took part in an initiative to share what gender parity looks like ‘from where they stand’. To challenge the stereotypical representations of women in certain industries, students at Global Jaya School in South Tangerang, Indonesia, decided to highlight the lack of females in media roles and the military for this year’s World’s Largest Lesson. They discussed the low number of female filmmakers in the US, why males ...

Get Smartbacc for Free!

Until March 10th students can benefit from a free subscription to Smartbacc with a Exam Revision Course booking in any of our locations. The 3 month license will cover you during the hectic exam period, aiding in your revision by making the most of your study time. Smartbacc is authored by experienced IB Teachers and Examiners and already supports over 15,000 IB students. Increase your study potential by applying to an Exam Revision Course and getting a free license today! To be eligible ...