Please note: Booking has now closed for the Easter IB Revision Courses 2018.
The Easter 2018 IB Revision Courses
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 (i.e. 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 at both Standard Level and Higher Level, subject to demand, in the following subjects:
- Economics HL
- English A Literature 1
- French B
- Geography HL
- History HL2
- Maths (HL, SL and Studies)
- Philosophy HL and SL
- Spanish B
1 Paper 1 (Unseen); Paper 2 (Genre). In Paper 2 where students' texts vary they will explore the conventions of different genres and focus on the development of key skills
2 Paper 1 (Documents) The Move to Global War; Paper 2 Cold War, Single Party Rulers; 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.
The dates for the 2018 Easter Revision Courses have been set for:
Course 1: Sun 8 – Tue 10 April (Boarders arrive Saturday evening, after 4pm until 9pm; all depart 4pm on 10 April)
Course 2: Wed 11 – Fri 13 April (Boarders arrive Tuesday evening, after 4pm until 9pm; all depart 4pm on 13 April)
If you have any queries, please contact the course director, Mrs Helen de May.
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.
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.
Cost of Revision Courses
The costs for the revision courses are detailed below:
|3 days non-residential||£525|
|6 days non residential||£995|
|3 days residential (Sevenoaks pupils)||£750|
|3 days residential (Non-Sevenoaks pupils)||£900|
|6 days residential (Sevenoaks pupils)||£1,425|
|6 days residential (Non-Sevenoaks pupils)||£1,700|
Booking our course
In the event of cancellation before 18 February 2018, £100 is non-refundable. If we are informed of cancellation after 18 February 2018 none of the fee will be refunded. Registrations after 18 February will be accepted if there is space on the course.
Course Director: Mrs Helen de Mayibrevisioneaster@sevenoaksschool.org