A Student Perspective – OSC Mid IB Summer School, Boston

Clara attended the 2015 Mid IB Summer School in Boston. Below is a summary of her experiences on the course. Clara, along with her friend Laura, have their own blog, dearibstudents.tumblr.com, where they post their IB experiences and help other students.  Tell us a little bit about yourself. We are two girls, Clara Boström and Laura Schmitz who are both attending Katedralskolan in Lund, the oldest school in Scandinavia. We have both lived in Sweden our whole lives but despite this, we consider ...

2014 Pre and Mid IBDP Summer Schools

If you are studying at a May exam school, we know you will now be getting excited about your summer holidays. Of course, you deserve a break, however when you break up from school, we know how easy it is to have a ‘summer dip’ in your studies. Our Pre IBDP Summer Schools and Mid IBDP Summer Courses are perfect for students who will be starting that IBDP later this year, or will be going in to their second year after ...

Bespoke OSC Course Group Booking Service for IB Schools

OSC are delighted to work with schools around the world to provide students with access to our world leading IB Revision Courses, Pre IB Summer Schools and Mid IB Summer Courses. Each year, schools across the globe send student groups to our programmes as a supplement to the instruction and support provided at their school. Whether for exam revision or IBDP preparation, our partner schools recognise that our IB courses offer students exposure to other teaching styles, an opportunity for focused ...

OSC Social Enterprise Update: IB Exam Revision Course Scholarships 2014

As a Social Enterprise, OSC’s mission is to provide the highest quality educational support for IB students and schools and to generate profits which are used for philanthropic educational projects. A key Social Enterprise activity for OSC is to provide scholarships for students to attend IB Exam Revision Courses. Scholarships are awarded to students who have a real financial and academic need for help in their final revision programme. For the 8th year, OSC were thrilled to be able to offer ...

Free Resources for IB Teachers and Students

Here at OSC, we are constantly using our experience and expertise to develop new tools that will help make IB student’s and teacher’s lives feel much easier. We know how scarce IB resources are and how little time IB students and teachers have. Our tools and resources can help you, and they are free! Free tools and resources for the new 2014-2015 academic year and for November IB exam takers: IBDP Planner – a fantastic calendar to allow students to schedule ...

Advice for IB History students

Many of us in the northern hemisphere are gearing up for a new school year so I thought that it might be a good idea to offer some thoughts on items that you will find helpful.  Some of these things are very pragmatic, others a bit more philosophical. Always have a pen that works.  History involves a lot of writing – taking notes, writing essays and doing a number of tasks that will help prepare you.  When you arrive in ...

Student Reflection on the IB World Student Conference 2013, Vancouver

Words by Ariel Chen, young IB student and IBWSC attendee Within the week I spent at the IB World Student Conference, I witnessed UBC's countless and equally admirable sustainability efforts, cultures of thirty-five countries and people who share the same passion and thirst to save our future. I have never met such a diverse, yet united community, which may be separated by gender, race and age, but share and possess an equal drive and contribution to make the world a better ...