Course Description

The Mid IB Summer Revision Course is designed for students, who have completed their first IB Diploma year and are to commence their second year in fall 2018. 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!

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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 4-8 students)
  • Highly experienced & inspiring IB faculty, most of who are IB examiners
  • 1-2 rest days between subjects
  • A great choice of additional optional short courses to sign up for!
  • Many different optional free time activities to join on your rest days
  • 24 hour care
  • Pick-up & drop-off is included in our service for 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/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 very safe city of Vienna

Class - Overview

Main Arrival Day: July 17th

Main Departure Day: August 3rd

Study Unit 1:July 18th July 19th July 20th July 21st: free
Study Unit 2:July 22nd July 23rd July 24th July 25th & 26th: free
Study Unit 3:July 27th July 28th July 29th July 30th: free
Study Unit 4:July 31st Aug 1st Aug 2nd Aug 3rd: departure

Subjects and Classes

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  • 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 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 A
- Literature HLPhysics HLBusiness & Management HLMath HL
- Literature SLPhysics SLBusiness & Management SLMath SL
- Lang & Lit HL Economics HLMath Studies
- Lang & Lit SLChemistry HLEconomics SL
Chemistry SLGeography HL
German AGeography SL
- Literature HLBiology HLHistory HLThe Arts:
- Literature SLBiology SLHistory SL
- Lang & Lit HL Psychology HLVisual Arts HL/SL
- Lang & Lit SLPsychology SLMusic HL/SL
Film HL/SL
B Languages: Dance HL/SL
- English B HLTheatre HL/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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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.

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.

Extended Essay Advice:

Duration: 2 hours
Setting: One-to-One
Cost: 280 €

Our IB subject specialists will be able to assist and consult you on an individual basis to make the most out of your essay. The classes are usually spread over a few 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.

Internal Assessment Advice:

Duration: 2 hours
Setting: One-to-One
Subjects offered: all subjects
Cost: 280 €

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. 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 field 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 about research questions, structure, content and academic style of writing above assignments, and helping them to approach these writing skills. 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. Swedish, Arabic, Dutch, Russian, etc) to brush up on their essay writing and receive important information about what is crucial to write a strong IB ‘Language A’ essay.

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. or EU-mainland universities and help you find the course and university that best suits your interests and abilities.

Intensive UK 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 selective university in the UK, including an intro to UCAS, this training also teaches applicants the practical intelligence, skills and attitudes needed to navigate and succeed in modern society. The teaching is designed to trigger students’ awareness of the “real world” and what makes people successful.  

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: 180 €

This is an informational course introducing students to the Oxford/Cambridge application process.

Stress Management:

Duration: 1.5 hour
Setting: One-to-One
Cost: 200 €

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, attentional issues, headaches, tummy aches, etc) are symptoms of stress and not knowing how to deal with all what is going on. This consultation (and support can be extended) will be held in a highly confidential & supportive ‘one-to-one’ manner offering highly personalized strategies & tipps by Nora herself, who has many years of experience in the field of adolescent consultation. She is a trained and practicing counselor and psychotherapist specialized in the field of adolescents and families at the ökids-Counseling Centre, Vienna.

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 on Facetime Audio & WhatsApp under: +436641306197

We are happy to assist you!

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Fees

MID IB SUMMER REVISION COURSE 2018

No. of SubjectBoarding Student *Day Student **
1 Subject€ 960 (4 nights)€ 680
2 Subjects€ 1960 (8/9 nights) € 1360
3 Subjects€ 2910 (13 nights) € 2040
4 Subjects€ 3850 (17 nights) € 2720

* Fee includes 4-star modern ensuite shared accommodation on campus with half board, snacks & refreshments.

** Fee includes lunch, snacks & refreshments.

Registration

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

You can either register online by choosing the red SIGN UP button on the right side of this page or

receive our hardcopy registration form by pressing below link:

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Please complete and email or fax the PDF form to our office.

Email:  office@ibwise.com

Fax: +43-(0)1-2533033 2474

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) and we will happily assist you!

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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.