London – Spring Exam Preparation Course

Experience a confidence boost – fill your knowledge gaps and learn how to answer IB exam questions with Lanterna in London this spring

Class fees

In London you can choose to study up to 5 different subjects this spring depending on your needs and preferences.

2-day Exam Preparation Class

  • 1 IB subject for 16 hours
  • 395 GBP per subject
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Book Your Course

Choose one subject (£395) per date range below

Class details

Classes run Sunday April 5 – Tuesday April 14, 2020. Find a schedule for available dates and subjects further down this page

  • 1 IB subject for 16 hours (8 hours per day) in small classes (average of 8)

  • Choose up to 5 subjects from over 20 subjects for 395 GBP per subject

  • Classes run from 08:30 – 18:00 each day (Registration at 08:00 on your first day)

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FAQ

See the full picture

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

Understand how to answer exam questions

To do well in the IB exams it is crucial to understand how to apply knowledge to the exam questions. All Lanterna tutors scored top marks in their subjects, so they are experts at demonstrating how to do this. Students will leave with the confidence to show examiners what they know to the best of their ability when it matters the most.

Make fast progress

During the months running up to the IB exams, time is a very precious resource. At Lanterna Spring courses, students are able to study a subject at a much faster pace than most, if not all, students would be able to achieve when studying on their own, which is a huge advantage.

During their time at the courses, students spend 16 hours studying intensely, without distractions. The tutor covers the entire core of the subject and explains the most difficult parts of the 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.

All of our tutors have scored 40+ points in the IB with 7’s in the subject that they tutor. All of them now attend some of the best universities in the world, including Harvard, Oxford, and Cambridge.

The tutors go through a rigorous interview process and also have to take part in intense tutor training weekends ahead of teaching at their first course.

Lanterna receives 300+ applications from tutors whom all have scored more than 40 points, and only hire around 45 new tutors per year.

The feedback has consistently been excellent throughout the years. What students seem to appreciate the most, is the fact that the tutors have gone through the IB themselves, and therefore have an understanding of what it takes to do extremely well. They are relatable to the students, which means that students do not feel as though they are jumping from one school bench to another – instead, they come to Lanterna and are exposed to a brand new, inspiring teaching experience from passionate elite IB tutors attending some of the best universities in the world.

London Spring Exam Preparation Schedule

Subject
Period 1 
April 5 - 6
Period 2 
April 7 - 8
Period 3 
April 9 - 10
Period 4 
April 11 - 12
Period 5 
April 13 - 14
Biology HL
Limited Availability
Limited Availability
Good Availability
Good Availability
Biology SL
Good Availability
Good Availability
Business and Management HL/SL
Limited Availability
Chemistry HL
Good Availability
Limited Availability
Good Availability
Chemistry SL
Good Availability
Economics HL/SL
Good Availability
Limited Availability
Good Availability
English A: Literature HL/SL
Good Availability
English A: Language & Literature HL/SL
Limited Availability
Environmental Systems & Societies SL
Limited Availability
Geography HL/SL
Good Availability
Limited Availability
History HL/SL
Good Availability
Maths HL
Good Availability
Good Availability
Maths SL
FULL
Good Availability
Good Availability
Good Availability
Maths SL Studies
Limited Availability
Limited Availability
Limited Availability
Physics HL
Good Availability
Good Availability
Physics SL
Good Availability
Psychology HL/SL
Good Availability

Course Location – ICS

We have partnered up with one of UK’s top IB schools ICS (International Community School of London). Their high standard has allowed for ICS students to flourish within the IB, with many of them going on to study at some of the world’s top universities. Read more about ICS HERE.

The ICS secondary school campus is on 21 Star Street, W21QB, conveniently located just a short walk away from Paddington Station, which provides links to all major London Airports via bus or the Heathrow Express train.

Course Location – ICS

The International Community School of London secondary school campus is on 21 Star Street, W21QB conveniently located just a short walk away from Paddington Station.

Accommodation

Single Room costs £145 per night and Twin Room costs £85 per night. Breakfast and pastoral care included.

When booking a double/twin room you have to specify the name of a friend whom you will share with and your friend needs to place a separate booking specifying your name in turn.

Accommodation

Booking accommodation through us is optional. Lanterna staff will be available at the hotel 24/7 if you ever need help with anything.

  • A short bus journey or a 20 minute walk from the course center

  • For your convenience, arrive & check in the day before your first class.

  • Breakfast and pastoral care included

When booking a double/twin room you have to specify the name of a friend whom you will share with and your friend needs to place a separate booking specifying your name in turn.

The price per ensuite room is different depending on what nights you book. Please check in the drop down what your stay would cost.

Practical Information

1) Pay in full by credit card

Courses can be paid for in full using Visa, MasterCard or AMEX. To choose this option, select “Credit card” as your Payment Method upon checkout and enter your card details. 

2) Pay in instalments via Lay-Buy (managed by Paypal) 

Payment can be made in up to four instalments, with at least 20% of the balance due immediately upon purchase. To choose this option, select “PUT IT ON LAY-BUY” as your Payment Method upon checkout. After clicking “Complete order”, you will be redirected to LAY-BUY Powered by PayPal to complete your purchase securely. Please note that Lay-Buy will charge a 1.9% admin fee on payments made in instalments. 

After booking your course, you have a ten day cooling off period, during which you can cancel the booking and receive a full refund.

After this time has passed, partial refunds will be possible depending on how far in advance of the courses you are cancelling.

If it is more than 5 months before a course, but after the ten day cooling off period, you will receive a 75% refund.

3-5 months before a course you will receive a 50% refund.

1-3 months before a course you will receive a 25% refund

Less than 1 month before the course we will not be able to offer any refund.

Please note that we cannot refund any accommodation costs.

You need to arrange your own transport to and from the course location and your accommodation.

The closest tube stations to the course centre, International Community School of London, are Paddington Station and Marylebone Station, which an be accessed by five different lines on the underground or by multiple bus routes. The walk from both stations to the course center should take less than ten minutes. The address is 21 Star Street, W2 1QB, London.

Lanterna’s accommodation partner Travelodge London Central Euston is only a short bus ride from where classes will be held. This year, we will be arranging complimentary taxi rides for students staying at our hotel in the mornings with our Tutors and Course Directors. The hotel is located right by Euston station.

For more information on how to get from London’s all airports to the course center, please click HERE.

You need to arrange your own transport to and from London, the course location and your accommodation.

If you are arriving at Heathrow Airport, the Heathrow Express will take you directly to Paddington Station in 15 minutes. Paddington Station is only a short walk away from the course center ICS on 21 Star Street, W2 1QB, London.

If you are arriving at Gatwick Airport, the Gatwick Express will take you to London Victoria Station in 30 minutes. London Victoria is well linked with the underground; you can make your way to Marylebone via the Victora and Bakerloo lines, and straight to Paddington via the Circle line.

If you are arriving at Stansted Airport, the Stansted Express will take you to London Liverpool Street Station in 50 minutes. London Liverpool Street is well linked with the underground for both Marylebone and Paddington station.

If you are arriving at Luton Airport, a short bus will take you to Luton Parkway Station from directly outside the airport. A train will then take you to Kings Cross St Pancras, which is well linked on the underground for both Marylebone and Paddington station. The journey from Luton airport to St Pancras station takes around 40 minutes.

If you are arriving at London City airport, the DLR underground line leaves directly from the airport and will take you to Bank Station, well connected by underground for both Marylebone and Paddington station.

Practical Information
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