The OSC Team at Aston Rowant Nature Reserve

Last week, the OSC team donned wellies, waterproofs, and gloves and spent the day volunteering at Aston Rowant, one of Oxfordshire’s most loved Nature Reserves. Armed with loppers and saws, the team took to clearing an area of shrubbery to recover the landscape biodiversity and promote growth of the diverse habitat. After a hard day's work the OSC team had cleared a significant portion of land for the Woodland Trust and built up a bonfire to dispose of the brush; the day ...

Supporting Schools in Cameroon

Part of OSC’s mission is “to generate profits which are used for philanthropic educational projects” and our latest project has been supporting the first IB world school in the Republic of Cameroon. Enko Education School in Yaoundé was authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) last year to offer the IB Diploma Programme. We were delighted to be able to support this inspiring project which will establish one of the most affordable IB schools in Sub-Saharan Africa. Supporting IB Teachers Last month ...

‘Tis the season for giving

It’s the season for giving and Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook announced at the beginning of December that he and wife Priscilla Chan intend to advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation through their charitable foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The initial focus for the Initiative will be personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities. Zuckerberg went on to say that the couple will give 99% of their Facebook shares ...

Social enterprise, Social business and Sustainable organanizations

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who can help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Business management plays a key role in the process of putting the IB philosophy in practice. The course encourages the appreciation of ethical concerns, as well as issues of corporate social responsibility (CSR), at both a local and global level. Business does not have to just be about maximising profit. The Business management course encourages ...

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 ...

Corporate social responsibility, social enterprise and philanthropy

The IB provides a distinct educational qualification, which rests on a strong philosophy related to the Learner Profile attributes. IB Learners strive to be inquirers knowledgeable thinkers communicators principled open-minded caring risk-takers balanced reflective As IB teachers we need to consider how best to represent these attributes within our subject. The aims of the business and management course at HL and SL are to: promote the importance of exploring business issues from different cultural perspectives encourage a holistic view of the world ...