Summer Maths Preparation Course

The Summer IB Maths Preparation Courses 2018

Please note that booking for these courses is now closed.

These courses are aimed at current Year 11 students who from September 2018 will be embarking on the IB Higher Level or the Standard Level course in Mathematics without having studied Maths beyond IGCSE or GCSE or equivalent. These courses are not aimed at students who have already completed the Additional Maths course. 

The courses address the following topics (essentially the Additional Maths course):

  • A review of algebra, coordinate geometry and trigonometry
  • Polynomials; the factor and remainder theorems
  • The binomial expansion and its applications
  • Further trigonometry; trigonometric identities and equations, Trigonometry in 3 dimensions
  • Differentiation; differentiation from first principles, finding tangents and normals and stationary points
  • Integration; indefinite and definite integration and areas under a curve
  • Applications of calculus to kinematics


Dates and Times:

Session 1: 19-21 August (Boarders arriving evening of 18 Aug; depart 21 Aug)

Session 2: 22-24 August (Boarders arriving evening of 21 Aug; depart 24 Aug)

Each course will include a total of 16.5 hours of tuition and teaching. Classes will start at 09.00 and conclude at 16.00 for the three days of the course. There is an hour for lunch (provided as part of the cost) in the middle of the day.

Students are also expected to complete approximately two hours of work on the two evenings when there are classes the following day.

If you have any queries, please contact the course coordinator, Mr Paul Thompson.


Day student - £525 with *early bird booking rate of £495

Boarding student (Sevenoaks pupils) - £750 with *early booking rate of £720

Boarding student (non-Sevenoaks pupils) - £900 with *early booking rate of £865

*early bird rate would apply to applications before 7 May 2018.

In the event of cancellation before 1 July 2018, £100 is non-refundable. If we are informed of cancellation after 1 July none of the fee will be refunded. The last date for application and receipt of payment is 30 June 2018.


The Residential Option

Those attending a Maths course will have the option of taking up residence any time between 16.00 and 21.00 on the day before 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 bed-sitting rooms where there will be facilities to work in the evening. A member of the school’s academic boarding house staff will be on permanent 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 attend as day students. 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 library to assist with the research for the Extended Essay, and the Sports Centre. For fresh air and exercise there is the wide expanse of school playing fields adjoining the main school campus.

In the event of cancellation before 1 July 2016, £100 is non-refundable. If we are informed of cancellation after 1 July none of the fee will be refunded. The last date for application and receipt of payment is Thursday 30 June.

Course Coordinator: Mr Paul Thompson