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Frequently Asked Questions2018-11-01T13:34:54+00:00

Mid-IB Summer Courses – Frequently Asked Questions

See the full picture

Students often struggle to see the full picture of a subject, but this is essential in order to score the higher marks in IB exams. Focusing on one subject at a time at the Lanterna Summer course allows students to make the necessary connections between different parts of the syllabus at a very quick pace.

Review a year’s worth of knowledge

It is often very difficult for students to set aside time for their studies in the Summer holidays. However, it is extremely important to be on top of your subjects so that you can face the challenges of coursework and tricky topics in the final year of the IB. Our courses give you the chance to combine studying and having fun, putting aside time to focus on weaker areas and to improve grades.

Learn to apply knowledge

Many students can understand and remember information they have studied in class, yet they still struggle to score points on IB questions. Learning how to break questions down and apply the knowledge you have is extremely important. At the Summer course, students have the chance to practice and hone these skills.

During their time at the courses, students spend 16 hours studying intensely, without distractions. The tutors explain the most difficult parts of the first year course in detail. They will also highlight the most important knowledge and skills needed to do well in the exams at the end of the IB. Staying motivated and achieving all of this on your own in the same amount of time is nearly impossible for most students.

Small Groups

Because of the small group sizes at the Lanterna courses each student can be individually helped with their specific problem areas. This means they can progress at a much faster rate than they would be able to achieve when studying on their own.

There are various staff members always available at the course centers. All students will also be given the Course Director’s phone number which they can use in case of emergency at any time of the day or night. There will always be a member of staff on each corridor and on site to supervise students.

Free Time

Free activities such as sports, baking and talent shows are provided during the evenings and free time the students have outside of classes.

Accommodation

Students will stay on site for their entire time at the course.

3 meals will be provided for students at the summer course center. Snacks such as biscuits and fruit and tea, coffee and water will also be provided.

We recommend that you bring all the equipment you would normally bring to school (including your calculator), as well as the things you need when you spend time away from home. There will be a variety of sporting activities running at the courses; therefore, sports trainers, swim suits and sports gear will be useful!

Feel free to bring your own notes from school, however, you will be given a Lanterna course compendium and you will be taking a lot of new notes in class.

Yes! Students can stay for an extended course period at our course center within the dates our courses run. Students will be able to take part in daily activities and supervision. Please contact us if you would like further information.

Travel

We arrange transport by bus between Bradfield College and London, Paddington Station. You need to arrange your own transport to and from London.

Arrival & Departure times

On your arrival day the bus departs from Paddington Station at 4.30pm to Bradfield College. You need to arrive at Paddington Station by 4pm. On your departure day the bus will take you from Bradfield College to Paddington Station where you will arrive by 11am.

Travel to/from London

The pick-up and drop-off location at Paddington Station in London is easily accessed from the various nearby airports by train and underground. Please make sure to book your connecting flights/trains with plenty of travel time around the pick-up and drop-off times given above.

For total peace of mind, Lanterna Education is delighted to offer an Airport Meet and Greet Service, priced at 95GBP this service includes a member of the Lanterna team meeting you at your arrival airport and travelling with you to the central meeting point at Paddington Station.

We also offer a Meet, Greet and Drop Office service for 145 GBP which will also see a member of the Lanterna team travel to the Departure Airport with you.

Please note, the Airport Meet and Greet service (including drop off)  must be booked at least 14 days in advance to be guaranteed and we only offer this service for London Heathrow Airport.

We arrange transport by bus between Sigtuna School and Stockholm Central Station. We will meet in the centre of the main hall of Stockholm Central Station, near the information desk by the exit to Vasagatan. You need to arrange your own transport to and from Stockholm.

Arrival & Departure times

On your arrival day the bus departs from Stockholm Central Station at 4.30pm to Sigtuna School. You need to arrive at Stockholm Central Station by 4pm. On your departure day the bus departs from Sigtuna to Stockholm Central Station where you will arrive by 11am.

Travel to/from Stockholm

The pick-up and drop-off location at Stockholm Central Station is easily accessible from the various nearby airports by train and bus. Please make sure to book your connecting flights/trains with plenty of travel time around the pick-up and drop-off times given above.

You can now purchase insurance coverage that has been tailor-made for Lanterna customers for the  duration of their stay with us. The insurance policy is provided by the award winning CareMed who have more than 25 years of experience. CareMed’s Gold insurance, boasts an excess free claims procedure and coverage includes health and accident insurance, sports coverage, travel assistance, accident indemnity insurance, luggage insurance and third party liability insurance  when you book your course via our online booking system. 

Valid travel insurance is a requirement of a Lanterna Course, if you choose not to take out CareMed’s Gold package with us, you must ensure you have adequate insurance for the duration of the course. If you choose not to take our policy, you must bring details of your policy with you. 

We also recommend all EU citizens register for the European Health Insurance Card.

If you are coming from outside the EU, read more about visa requirements in our FAQ section.
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