PLEASE NOTE: Due to the gravity of this year’s COVID-19 pandemic our 2020 Pre IB Summer Revision Course may face the need to be orchestrated via inter-active ZOOM tutorials led by our highly experienced IB subject specialists. We are monitoring the situation carefully and will make a final decision on May 26th.
The Pre IB – Summer Revision Course is designed explicitly for students who will begin their 1st IB Diploma year after the summer. You may choose 1- 4 major IB subjects. Each subject will be combined with a minor IB-related subject (see list below).
All important IB subjects are offered, helping to introduce you to the IB syllabus and prepare you thoroughly for the IB Diploma.
Students are invited to combine the PRE IB Summer Revision Course with our fabulous Group 6 – IB Visual Arts, IB Theatre or IB Music and IB Film Summer Workshops.
We also offer a superb 3.5-day “SIMPLY” Dance Workshop for any and all our summer camp students 2020! Dance is fun, great for fitness and to relax, exceptional to get to know yourself and learn to present yourself, boost your confidence and many other wonderful things! Join us for this unique experience. Open for all students 14-18 years of age.
More infos and sign-up options are to be found under our ‘Young Artists in Residence’ Summer Programme!
This compact course setting allows you to study up to 4 IB subjects in up to 17 days and concentrate on just one subject at a time. This model helps students to remain academically focused and motivated throughout their stay and accomplish a great amount of work.
In addition, students will make many new friends from around the world and enjoy fun and inspiring free-time activities and trips during our PRE IB – Summer Course Programme. The time here in the charming city of Vienna will be precious and unforgetable.
What to expect:
- Study 1-4 major IB subjects during this course
- Each subject plus a minor subject will be reviewed extensively for 3 compact days (17.5 hours)
- Talented IB teachers (with 10-30 years of IB experience each) many of who are recognized IBO-examiners and from excellent IB schools will guide you
- Small class size (usually 5-7 students)
- Each 3-day study unit is followed by 1-2 rest days
- A choice of additional optional short courses
- Many different optional free time activities on your rest days
- 24-hour care
- Pick-up & drop-off included for boarding students
- At the end of your stay you will receive a course certificate as well as a written subject report by each of your subject specialists
- Study one subject at a time
- Deepen your understanding of the important concepts of the IB Diploma syllabus and receive an excellent overview of what will be expected of you next fall
- Study and review subject matter thoroughly
- Learn how to improve your course work and how to do well on IBDP internal assessments
- Make many new friends from around the world, have a highly productive studying experience together, and discover jointly the trendy and charming city of Vienna!
Main Arrival Day: July 19th
Main Departure Day: August 5th
|STUDY UNIT 1:||July 20||July 21||July 22||July 23: free|
|STUDY UNIT 2:||July 24||July 25||July 26||July 27 & 28: free|
|STUDY UNIT 3:||July 29||July 30||July 31||August 1: free|
|STUDY UNIT 4:||August 2||August 3||August 4||August 5: departure|
Subjects and Classes
The Pre IB – Summer Revision Course consists of up to 4 major and 4 minor IB-related subjects. In addition, students are invited to enroll in any of our “optional short courses” (please see “optional short courses”).
Students have a REST DAY between subjects and are invited to join any of our many fun free time activities or just meet up with their friends in the city.
A personal daily schedule will be emailed to you, as soon as we have processed your registration.
The major IB subjects (15 hrs per subject):
- Languages: English A or B, German A or B
- Mathematics: Math Analysis & Approaches, Math Applications & Interpretation
- Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science
- Individuals & Societies: History, Geography, Business & Management, Economics, Psychology
- The Arts: Visual Arts*, Music*, Dance*, Theatre*, Film*
*You can either combine our IB Art, IB Music, IB Film, IB Theatre or our “Simply Dance” Summer Workshops with any of our regular IB subjects or choose to book them separately in our “Young Artists in Residence” section.
The minor IB-related subjects (2.5 hrs per subject):
- Introduction to Theory of Knowledge
- Graphics Calculator Skills
- Introduction to Extended Essay & CAS
- Introduction to Science Internal Assessment
Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay, together, are worth 3 IB Diploma points – maximizing your score here, can make a real difference to your overall points score. Again, these sessions will introduce the IB requirements and allow you some time to practice your basic skills.
Graphics Calculator Skills are absolutely essential for the IB Programme. They are a requirement for mathematics and will save valuable time during the exam. They are also extremely useful in many other subjects. Our maths tutors tell us every year that students’ calculator skills are weak. This is why we have decided to offer a special session specifically for use of the Graphics Calculator.
Science Internal Assessment is a crucial component in science and a very good score in your IA can make quite a difference to your final grade. In this session, you will be introduced to Internal Assessment in Science. You will learn about the IB marking system and how it will be applied to your work. You will also practice some of the skills you will need, such as ‘Experimental Design’ and ‘‘Data Presentation’.
Having a sound understanding of what will be required of you during your IB Diploma years, will enable you to plan your time and make the most efficient and effective use of it. Knowing where the goals are and keeping the target in mind will help keep you motivated through two tough years.
IB subjects on offer
|Languages:||Science:||Individuals & Societies:|
|English A||Physics HL||Business & Management HL|
|English B HL||Physics SL||Business & Management SL|
|English B SL||Computer Science HL||Economics HL|
|German A||Computer Science SL||Economics SL|
|German B HL||Chemistry HL||Psychology HL|
|German B SL||Chemistry SL||Psychology SL|
|Biology HL||Geography HL|
|The Arts:||Biology SL||Geography SL|
|Theatre HL/SL||History HL|
|Music HL/SL||Mathematics:||History SL|
|Visual Arts HL/SL||Math Analysis & Approaches HL|
|Dance HL/SL||Math Analysis & Approaches SL|
|Film HL/SL||Math Applications & Interpretation HL|
|Math Applications & Interpretation SL|
For more details regarding exact timing of specific subjects, please contact us.
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Optional Short Courses
We offer a range of optional short courses to our PRE – IB students during our Summer Programme – please look for our list of optional short courses and more details under our next point below!
Magnificent 4-day Alpine CAS Edventure:
Duration: 4 days
Setting: Creativity, Activity, Service – small group
Cost: 1150 € (4 nights incl. entire programme and full board, 24/7 care) Date: July 23rd-27th
Are you interested in being inspired by your CAS programme and/or get inspiration for your CAS programme in a unique traditional alpine setting? Then come and attend our unique 4-day CAS trip to beautiful Mariazell in the Ötscher region, only 1.5 hrs away from our Vienna Camp. If you also wish to have this experience recognised for CAS hours then check back with your CAS Coordinator at your IB school prior to joining us!
Among immersion into old Austrian culture & traditions of a mountain village, you will experience breathtaking mountain hikes and spend a night in a typical ‘Schutzhaus’ near the Ötscher peak, whilst discovering the secrets of this nature park with our guide.
You will also be helping local rangers repair foot paths, small wood bridges, combat neophyte populations and clean up this magnificent national park… And, yes, you will be experiencing some unique evenings in one of Austria’s very authentic spots…
You can combine this trip with up to 3 PRE IB subject revision sessions on our campus in Vienna. More details to this trip you will find under ‘Alpine CAS Edventure’ in menu point ‘Our Courses‘…
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 300 €
Academic writing is an important part of the IB curriculum. Whether within the extended essay, TOK, Language A or any Internal Assessment, the use of a good essay structure, clear sentences, linkage of ideas, as well as correct spelling and punctuation are fundamental. You will also have the opportunity to dive into the area of analyzing meaning of texts. This and more is the focus of this highly recommendable 4-hour workshop.
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.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 250 €
Voice Your Choice – Workshop:
Duration: 1.5 hours
Setting: Small Group
Cost: 200 €
This course introduces PRE IB students to the range of courses on offer in UK (but also U.S.-, E.U. or Canadian) universities. You will be provided with guidance on navigation tools, UCAS, Common App, as well as advice on how to go about your selection. You will also be instructed on the expectations of subject choice and grade achievement, knowledge for the personal statement and interview process.
Time Management & Study Skills:
Duration: 2 hours
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.
Data Processing Skills:
Duration: 2 hours
Setting: Small Group
Cost: 200 €
Data Processing Skills is an important part of the IB, especially in Math, Science, Economics and Business. In this class the objectives will be how to work effectively with spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and how to create and present specific graphs and data tables with given data sets, use formulae efficiently, label, read and interpret graphs correctly.
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.
Duration: 1 hour
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, attentional issues, 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 highly personalized strategies & tipps.
Duration: 1 hour
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.
PRE IB SUMMER REVISION COURSE 2020
|No. Subjects||Boarding Student *||Day Student **|
|1 Subject||€ 1060 (4 nights)||€ 720|
|2 Subjects||€ 2165 (8/9 nights)||€ 1440|
|3 Subjects||€ 3265 (13 nights)||€ 2160|
|4 Subjects||€ 4325 (17 nights)||€ 2880|
* Boarding Student fees include excellent 4-star modern en-suite accommodation in shared rooms on the IBWISE campus with half-board, coffee breaks, snacks, refreshments, outstanding 24/7 pastoral care, free wifi, laundry service, most free time activities & free airport pick-up and drop-off.
** Day Student fees include lunch, coffee breaks, snacks, refreshments, most free time activities and daytime supervision.
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.
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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.
Students MUST have full medical and liability 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.
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.