Your course experience day by day

Read about what happens at the courses day by day and what’s included in the course fee. Also, read about what you can add to enhance your experience at the Lanterna Mid-IB Summer Courses.

Day 1 → Arrival

You will be collected at 4pm from Paddington Station in London, where you will be welcomed, registered and introduced to some of the staff and other students. You will then all travel together to the course center by coach, giving you a perfect chance to start getting to know the others taking the course with you.

After arriving, you’ll get some time to settle in, unpack and relax in your room before beginning to find your way around the campus to head over for your first dinner with us. In the evening there will be various activities to take part in and lots of opportunities for you to meet everyone before heading back to your room for a good night’s sleep ahead of your first day of classes.

You can choose to join the course at the beginning of any of our five periods and stay for up to 4 course periods (you study 1 subject at a time).

Bradfield school

Day 2-5 → Studying

You will have 4 hours of tuition per day either in the morning or the afternoon in your chosen subject. You will be given homework from each class and there will be an hour’s homework session each evening supervised by your tutor in case you have any problems.

If you have booked any IB Skills Workshops, these will happen either in the morning or afternoon around your class schedule.

When you are not in class, you will have the chance to take part in many activities such as sports, arts and crafts, and games.

IB students studying in a group

Day 6 → Departure or Day off

1 subject only – If you are staying with us for one subject only, this will be your departure day. You will travel to Paddington Station by coach after breakfast and will be dropped off by 11am. Our staff will all be around at Paddington to make sure you know exactly where you need to go and to take a final photo or two of you with everyone!

2 or more subjects – If you are attending more than one subject, you will have a tuition free day where you can take part in a day trip. Our day trips include visits to amusements parks, city centers and museums. If you choose to not attend a day trip, you will be able to rest and relax or take part in various activities that will be arranged at the course center. On tuition free-days, new students will also join the courses, giving you the chance to meet new people and make new friends!

IB students playing football at the summer course in bradfield

Day 7 onwards

On day 7 classes will start again and you will study the second subject you have chosen. Classes will continue for 4 days in total before having another day off.

You will repeat this schedule up to 4 times, depending on how many subjects you choose to take. On the final day of your course you will arrive at Paddington Station by 11am for further onward travel.

IB student revising
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