The Easter 2023 IB Revision Courses

Bookings for the Easter 2023 IB Revision Courses have now closed.

The Easter IB Revision Courses are suitable for students who are coming to the end of their study for their IB Diploma and are about to take their exams in May (ie Upper Sixth or Year 13 students). The purpose of these courses is to provide students with a carefully structured and organised intensive 17.5 hours (over three days) of revision as they prepare for their final examinations.

In this time the teachers, many of whom are or have been employed full-time at Sevenoaks School, will:

  • Give a written synopsis of the IB syllabus for their subject to ensure students are fully aware of the necessary ground to cover to be successful in the final exams

  • Cover as much of the exam syllabus as the 17.5 hours of contact time per subject allow, including all the content of the ‘core’ in the case of Higher Level Maths, Physics and Chemistry (for content of History see footnote below)
  • Provide suitable written and visual resources to students to inform and help them with their preparation for the exams
  • Provide intensive tuition in the IB syllabus of the chosen subject (see below)
  • Develop the students’ exam techniques to ensure they develop the necessary skills to answer IB exam questions successfully
  • Set and mark written work so that students can improve their exam performance
  • Provide individual and collective advice on how to revise for the forthcoming exams.

Teaching will be conducted in small groups in the school, in comfortable well-equipped classrooms.

The Structure and Range of the Revision Courses

Applicants are invited to apply for either one or two courses. Each course will include a total of 17.5 hours tuition and teaching over three days. Classes start at 09.00 and conclude at 16.30 for the two full days and finish at 16.00 on the final day. With an hour for lunch (provided as part of the cost) in the middle of the day, the morning and afternoon sessions are intensive. Students are also expected to complete approximately two hours of work on the two evenings when there are classes the following day.

In most cases, we plan to offer teaching and tuition, subject to demand, in the following subjects:

  • Biology (HL and SL)
  • Chemistry (HL and SL)
  • Economics (HL and SL)
  • English A Literature (HL1 and SL)
  • French B (HL and SL)
  • Geography HL
  • German B (HL and SL)
  • History HL
  • Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations (HL and SL)
  • Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (HL and SL)
  • Philosophy HL
  • Physics (HL and SL)
  • Psychology HL
  • Spanish B (HL and SL)

Paper 1 (Unseen). The course will explore strategies to approach the examination. Paper 2 (Genre Paper). The course will look at development of key skills for the examination

2 Paper 1 (Documents) The Move to Global War; Paper 2 Cold War, Authoritarian States; Paper 3 Russia 1853-1924, Italian and German Unification

Applicants can therefore study a maximum of two subjects over the six days of the courses. Alternatively, they may attend just one of the three-day courses to study one subject.

Applicants for two courses/subjects should be aware that the order in which the courses appear on the application may not be the order in which they are studied. All students of two courses will have the order confirmed before arrival.


Course 1: Tuesday 11 April 2023 - Thursday 13 April 2023 (Boarders arriving the evening of Monday 10 April; depart 4pm on 13 April if only taking one course.)

Course 2: Friday 14 April 2023 - Sunday 16 April 2023 (Boarders arriving the evening of Thursday 13 April; all depart on Sunday 16 April.) 

If you have any queries, please contact

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 study 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. Please bear in mind that the Residential Option means living in a boarding house and abiding by the rules of the boarding house. Those who would not enjoy this experience might want to consider staying at a hotel.

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 Sports Centre. For fresh air and exercise there is the wide expanse of school playing fields adjoining the main school campus.

Price of Revision Courses

Non-residential options:

3 days non-residential £610 (£585 if booked and paid before 31 January 2023)
6 days non-residential £1150 (£1095 if booked and paid before 31 January 2023)

Residential options:

3 days residential (Sevenoaks pupils) Price £870 (£825 if booked and paid before 31 January 2023)
3 days residential (non-Sevenoaks pupils) Price £1045 (£985 if booked and paid before 31 January 2023)
6 days residential (Sevenoaks pupils) Price £1650 (£1570 if booked and paid before 31 January 2023)
6 days residential (non-Sevenoaks pupils) Price £1970 (£1865 if booked and paid before 31 January 2023)

Booking our courses

Please note that registrations for our Easter IB Revision Courses in 2023 will begin in early October. If you would like further information, please email

In the event of cancellation before 1 February 2023, £100 is non-refundable. If we are informed of cancellation after 1 February 2023, none of the fee will be refunded. 

Course Director: Mr Ed