Course Description

The Mid IB Summer Revision Course is designed for students, who are currently in their first IB Diploma year and are to commence their second year after the summer. It is an efficient and thorough way of ensuring you get your second IB Diploma year off to a very good start. It will allow you to reinforce what you have already learned and provide you with a sound base on which to build in your final year.

Students are invited to combine the MID IB Summer Revision Course with our fabulous Young Artists in Residence Summer Workshops which offer IB Visual Arts, IB Theatre, IB Dance, IB Film or IB Music with renowned IB experts like Mr Dinos Aristidou for Theatre. More infos and sign-up options are to be found under Young Artists in Residence!

What to expect:

  • You may choose 1 – 4 subjects
  • Each subject will be reviewed thoroughly over 3 days
  • 18 hours of intensive study, including 3 hours of reviewed homework per subject
  • Small class size (usually 4-7 students)
  • Highly experienced & inspiring IB faculty, most of who are IB examiners
  • 1-2 rest days between subjects
  • A great choice of superb additional optional short courses to sign up for!
  • Many different optional free time activities to join on your rest days
  • 24/7 pastoral care
  • Free Pick-up & drop-off is included in our service for our boarding students
  • At the end of your stay you will receive a course certificate & a written feedback by each of your subject specialists

You will…

  • Study one subject at a time
  • Review subject matter thoroughly
  • Deepen your understanding of the more difficult concepts
  • Learn how to improve your course work and internal assessment scores
  • Learn how to effectively apply your knowledge in exam situation
  • Make many new friends from around the world, have a highly productive studying experience together, and discover jointly the trendy and safe city of Vienna

 

Class - Overview

Main Arrival Day: July 18th

Main Departure Day: August 4th

Study Unit 1:July 19 July 20 July 21 July 22: free
Study Unit 2:July 23 July 24 July 25 July 26 & 27: free
Study Unit 3:July 28July 29 July 30 July 31: free
Study Unit 4:August 1August 2 August 3 Aug 4: departure

Subjects and Classes

  • The MID IB – Revision Programme is composed of 4 study units and will study one IB subject per unit. You may choose up to 4 IB subjects during this course.
  • Each unit consists of 18 hours of tutorials and homework, spread over three days. Our Mid IB Summer Course is an efficient and effective way of ensuring you get your final year off to a good start.
  • Students have 1-2 FREE DAYS between each unit when they may join one of our many free time activities or just meet up with friends in the city.
  • We will provide you with a rigorous and demanding course in a friendly and highly personalized atmosphere.
  • Small, motivated groups will be led by highly experienced IB teachers (10-30 years each) most of who are IBO examiners.
  • A personal daily schedule will be emailed to you, as soon as we have processed your registration.

IB subjects offered

A Languages:Science:Individuals & Societies:Mathematics:
English AEnvironmental Systems & Societies SLBusiness & Management HLMath HL
- Literature HLComputer Science HLBusiness & Management SLMath SL
- Literature SLComputer Science SLEconomics HLMath Studies SL
- Lang & Lit HL Physics HLEconomics SL
- Lang & Lit SLPhysics SLGeography HL
Chemistry HLGeography SL
German AChemistry SLHistory HL
- Literature HLBiology HLHistory SLThe Arts:
- Literature SLBiology SLPsychology HLIB Film HL/SL
- Lang & Lit HL Psychology SLIB Visual Arts HL/SL
- Lang & Lit SLPhilosophy HLIB Music HL/SL
Philosophy SLIB Theatre HL/SL
B Languages: Global Politics HLIB Dance HL/SL
- English B HLGlobal Politics SL
- English B SL
- German B HL
- German B SL
- Spanish B HL
- Spanish B SL
- French B HL
- French B SL

Optional Short Courses

We offer a wide range of optional short courses to our MID – IB students during our IB Summer School.

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Entrepreneurial Skills & Leadership:

Duration: 2.5 hours
Setting: Group
Cost: 250 €

This course will introduce you to the skills necessary for entrepreneurial success, using case studies as well as analysis of the current and future challenges likely to be encountered in the rapidly changing global economy. It will explore the importance of risk taking, speculation and monitoring indicators, together with the leadership qualities necessary to sustain and develop entrepreneurial innovations. Contemporary issues such as gender bias, latent prejudice and empowerment will be discussed together with an overview of strategies designed to promote diversification.

Theory of Knowledge:

Duration: 2 hours
Setting: Group
Cost: 200 €

TOK is a compulsory part of the IB Diploma. This course will help you learn to discuss philosophical, moral and ethical questions. The TOK assessment criteria and their application will be explained. Students will receive a total of 2 hours guidance in and out of class, to support their TOK course work and to help them maximize their overall TOK grade.

Extended Essay Advice:

Duration: 2 hours
Setting: One-to-One
Cost: 300 €

Our IB subject specialists will assist and consult you on an individual basis to make the most out of your essay. The sessions are usually spread over a couple of days. This will allow you to work on your essay between sessions. Please note, that this support does not replace the supervision that you receive at school.

Extended Essay Writing Retreat:

Duration: 4 days
Setting: Retreat, small group
Cost: 880 €
(4 nights incl. board)/590 € (4 days, lunch, daytime supervision)

This retreat offers students the perfect space and setting to concentrate on writing up their EE and to get this essay in great shape before the school year resumes. We will offer you the structural support of our staff plus some IBO-conform advice of a highly experienced IB specialist in your specific field of study, to ensure you get your EE draft completed or close to completed. Our IB subject specialists will assist you for a total of 2hrs, spread over 4 days. Our learning advisors will ensure you have everything you need to stay motivated to work productively on your essay during this 4-day retreat.

Internal Assessment Advice:

Duration: 1 hour (or more)
Setting: One-to-One
Subjects offered: all subjects
Cost: 150 €

Internal Assessment is an important component in many IB subjects and contributes strongly to your final IB grade. This session offers you extra support in any of the mentioned subjects. You can choose as many subjects and hours as you wish in this category. Our IB subject specialists will assist you to improve your techniques and show you how best to apply the IA criteria in your work so that you can maximize your points in given fields of study.

Academic Writing:

Duration: 4 hours
Setting: Group
Cost: 300 €

Academic writing is an important part of the IB curriculum, whether in preparation of the extended essay, the TOK essay, language A written assignments or any internal assessment. This lesson will guide students on research questions, essay structure, content and academic style of writing, citation, as well as punctuation. It will help them approach future assignments in a competent scientific manner. This and more is the focus of this highly recommendable 4-hour workshop.

Time Management & Study Skills:

Duration: 2 hours
Setting: Group
Cost: 200 €

Time management as well as ‘how to study’ effectively are crucial for success at IBDP level and beyond. Our instructor will help you acquire some good insight and provide you with tools to allow you establish important skills and routines in this area of learning.

Language A – Essay Writing Skills:

Duration: 3 hours
Setting: Small Group
Cost: 250 €

Language A – Essay Writing Skills is an essential know-how to do well in any Language A written exam, no matter the language. This 3-hour course is hence extremely helpful for all Language A students, also those with mother tongues other than English (e.g. German, Arabic, Dutch, Russian, etc). This session will help solidify important ‘musts’ of literary essay writing. Students will further receive important insights on what is crucial when writing a strong IB ‘Language A’ essay.

Graphics Calculator Skills:

Duration: 2 hours
Setting: Group
Cost: 200 €

In this class you will learn how to use your graphics calculator effectively. This will not only help you to produce excellent homework assignments, and math internal assessments but most importantly save valuable time on your examinations, as you will be able to work faster and check complex calculations.

University Choice & Careers Advice:

Duration: 1 hour
Setting: Small Group
Cost: 150 €

Choosing the right course and university is not an easy decision to make. On an individual basis our counselors will advise you on U.K., U.S. and Central Europe universities and help you find the course and university that best suits your interests and abilities.

Intensive University Admissions Preparation:

Duration: 3 hours
Setting: Small Group
Cost: 250 €

Although the main goal is to prepare students on how to build and enhance their candidacy for entry into a more selective university in the UK, Central Europe, Canada and the U.S., including intro to UCAS (for U.K. candidates) and Common App (for U.S. and Canada candidates), this training also teaches applicants the practical intelligence, skills and attitudes needed to navigate and succeed when applying at university level. The course is lead by one of our superb university specialists.

Personal Statement Support:

Duration: 3 hours
Setting: Small Group and ‘one-to-one’
Cost: 250 €

Writing a well-balanced personal statement is critical in obtaining an interview at a UK university. Our counselors will help you tailor your statement to the particular courses you are interested in. The sessions will include ‘one-on-one’ guidance with your counselor, as well as a personal follow-up to review your refined essay.

Oxbridge Admissions Overview:

Duration: 1.5 hours
Setting: Small Group
Cost: 200 €

This is a highly specific course introducing students to the Oxford/Cambridge application procedure, and is run by our superb U.K. oxbridge university specialist. This session is also suitable for students applying to similar highly competitive universities and programmes and is highly recommendable.

Memory Boost!

Duration: 1.5 hours
Setting: small group
Cost: 180 €

This exciting workshop will offer students tools and techniques to enhance their memorising ability. In a fun way they will be experiencing how their brain and memory works and how they can boost it. Students will also become more aware of their own individual strengths and weaknesses and offered tricks to tackle challenging situations when large amount of detail need be memorised and replicated.

Stress Management:

Duration: 1 hour
Setting: One-to-One
Cost: 180 €

More and more students are overwhelmed with the many requirements the IB, upcoming university admission procedures, etc bring with them. Their diverse reactions (e.g. sleeplessness, worries, exam anxiety, headaches, tummy aches) can be symptoms of stress and not knowing how to deal with all what is going on. This consultation will be held in a  supportive ‘one-to-one’ manner offering personalized strategies & tipps.

Private Tuition:

Duration: 1 hour
Setting: One-to-One
Cost: 150 €

Private tuition is sometimes requested by students to get the opportunity of focusing on very individual questions with one of our IB specialists. We will try to facilitate such ‘one-to-one’ sessions where possible.

More Info

For more details regarding exact timing of specific subjects, please contact us.

EMAIL us: office@ibwise.com
CALL US: +4313191068
Nora is also available via cell phone (or ‘Signal’ private – messenger (DSGVO conform), or others wireless options on smart phone: +43-664-1306197

We are happy to assist you!

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Fees

MID IB SUMMER REVISION COURSE 2019

No. of SubjectBoarding Student *Day Student **
1 Subject€ 990 (4 nights)€ 700
2 Subjects€ 2020 (8/9 nights) € 1400
3 Subjects€ 3045 (13 nights) € 2100
4 Subjects€ 4035 (17 nights) € 2800

* Boarding Student fees include 4-star modern en-suite shared accommodation on the IBWISE campus with half board, free wifi, laundry service, snacks, refreshments & free airport/train station pick-up/drop-off.

** Day Student fees include lunch, snacks, refreshments and daytime supervision.

Registration

We expect classes to fill up quickly, so early registration is advisable.

Please register online by choosing the red SIGN UP button on the right side of this page.

We will get back to you with your registration details within 48 hours, including your specific course dates.

For any further information regarding our classes please call us at +43-1-319 10 68 (Austria) or email us at office@ibwise.com. We will happily assist you!

Travel Information

GETTING TO AND FROM VIENNA –Vienna has low price flight connections with all the major European cities, as well as excellent road and rail links. Whichever mode of transport you decide to use, you will be met at your arrival point in the city, and delivered safely to your accommodation. Usually, transfer times are no more than 30 minutes.

The beautiful imperial summer castle "Schönbrunn" is just a 5-minute walk from our premises.
The beautiful imperial summer castle “Schönbrunn” is just a 5-minute walk from our premises.

INSURANCE
Students MUST have full medical insurance – proof of which will be required at the beginning of the course. Holiday insurance to cover against loss of personal items is a sensible precaution. Insurance against late cancellation due to illness etc. should also allow you to claim for a refund of course fees, if necessary.

VISAS
Having the relevant travel documents is important. You can visit the website at https://www.bmeia.gv.at to obtain details of visa requirements. EU citizens do not require a visa.

If you are not sure whether you require a visa, please contact your consulate.