This highly successful course allows students to gain or consolidate knowledge in three IB subjects of their choice. Whilst meeting new friends and getting experience of college life students will be able to improve their grades, get a different perspective and obtain constructive commentaries on their progress. This will hopefully ensure that they are fully prepared for starting the demanding second year of their DP with confidence. With 22 years of experience in delivering these courses we feel we understand the needs of our students and know how to maximise the benefits of their time with us.
Over three weeks all students will be taught by a highly qualified and dedicated team of experienced and current IB teachers, some of whom will be IB examiners. They will live and study on one of the most beautiful and prestigious campuses in the world, meet new friends and experience a taste of college life in a highly structured, safe and stunning environment.
"It was such a good experience and I will never forget these three weeks :-). Thank you again and if I had the chance I would repeat these three weeks immediately and experience an amazing time again! I miss it!"Lea Gottwald who attended both Pre & Mid-IB courses
Academic rigour - all the elements of this course are directly related to what students can expect to experience in their IB classes in terms of both classwork and homework. All staff adhere strictly to IB subject curricula using past papers and actual examples of what is expected at each level of the IB to ensure students are fully prepared. All students attend the courses of their choice which enables precision teaching and gives students greater confidence and insight into what they can expect as they progress to their final year of the diploma. Take a look at the courses on offer.
Small groups - all subject groups are taught in Stanford classrooms and consist of no more than 10–12 students and often even lower numbers.
No less than 17.5 hours actual class time in each subject with their specialist teachers when students will be working on their IB subjects.
Optional afternoon classes - These classes are available to all Mid-IB students who may choose three subjects over three weeks. Please take a look at the page dedicated to explaining the courses on offer to you.
Sports and Social Program - a dedicated team of experienced teachers and Stanford graduates will organise a complete and varied program of sports and social activities for evenings and weekends. See the social information page for more detailed information about this aspect of the course.
Career advice - all students will attend a presentation by a Stanford University Admissions officer who will talk them through the US admissions process and they can then talk one to one with the officer or our own knowledgeable staff about their options and requirements. Additionally students may opt to attend our highly specialised and excellent College Admission course.
Supervised study sessions - students will have dedicated study time that will be supervised by IB teachers who will be more than happy to assist students with any IB related questions or problems.
Homework - subject specific teachers will set homework for their students which will generally be 1–2hrs per evening.
Reports - all subject teachers will provide a written report that details the different aspects of each students progress and participation in their chosen subjects.
Individual tuition - any student who feels they require additional one to one tuition in a particular IB subject may opt for this in the subject of their choice.