Spring Exam Preparation – Practical Information
Classes start: 8:30
Classes end: 18:00
Please note that the exact time of your course will depend on your choosen Course Location. Additionally, you will need to appear for registration on the first day of your course. You will be sent an email one month prior to the course start date outlining the exact timings of your course and when registration begins.
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 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 (or 24 hours for 3-day Foundation Classes) 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.
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.
Get extra help
Based on our 15 years of experience running revision courses, we’ve discovered that students need a little longer to cover some of their extensive syllabuses: Science, Maths and Economic HL. Our 3-day Exam Preparation Class allows you to go at a slower pace, giving you 24 hours of revision. This will be more time to let the knowledge settle, which is essential in understanding the foundations of a subject.
By working through past exam questions, you bridge the gap between simply understanding the syllabus to understanding how to use that knowledge to master your final exams. Please be aware that 3-day classes are only offered in London and Munich this Spring.
All of our tutors have scored 40+ points in the IB with 7’s in the subject that they tutor. Many 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.
There are always various staff members who are available to answer any questions which you might have. At each Course Centre, there will be a Course Director who will be responsible for the wellbeing of all the students and their enjoyment in their classes. All students will also be given the Course Director’s phone number which they can use in case of an emergency at any time of the day or night.
Students are free to do whatever they like after lessons finish for the day and there is no official supervision arranged in the early mornings or evenings. However, should the students need anything, we will always do our best to help them.
For the safety of our students, there will always be at least one member of staff staying in the hotel or hostel, if you are staying at accommodation booked through us. All accommodation is located in a safe and convenient area.
If a student is staying at accommodation booked through us, breakfast is included. Students will be provided with fruit, biscuits and other snacks as well as juice, tea and coffee during both morning and afternoon breaks at the course center. For lunch, there are places to buy food near the course centers.
We recommend that you bring all the equipment you would normally bring to school (including your calculator, ruler, pencil etc.), as well as the things you need when you spend time away from home. 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.
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.
The London course center is located in the heart of London, at the International Community School of London, close by Marylebone and Paddington station:
International Community School of London
21 Start Street
London W2 1QB
The Sweden course center is in central Stockholm, at Stockholm International School and is easily accessible by public transport. The closest tube station is Rådmandsgatan with Stockholm Central Station only a 15-minute walk away with direct buses or trains to Stockholm’s all airports.
Stockholm International School
The course center in Munich is located in central Munich, at Bavarian International School’s City Campus:
If you’re not staying with Lanterna you will need to get to the course center on your own. When you arrive to the closest tube station Scheidplatz, bus 140 takes 5 minutes to bus stop Wilhelm-Hertz Strasse just outside the school. From Munich Central Station to Scheidplatz it only takes 5 minutes with the tube line U2. A direct taxi from Munich Central Station takes 15 minutes depending on traffic.
Bavarian International School
Classes start: 8:00-8:30
Classes end: 18:00-18:30
Please note that the exact time of your course will depend on your choosen Course Location. However, you will need to arrive to the city the day before your course starts, or by 8.30 on the first day of your course. You will be able to leave after your last class finishes at 18:30. Please plan your travel accordingly to avoid missing the end of your class.
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. Please note, travel insurance is only available if the country of your course is not your country of permanent residency.
We recommend all EU citizens bring their European Health Insurance Card.
You need to arrange your own transport to and from the course location and the hotel.
From Lanterna’s accommodation partner Travelodge Euston, it’s only a 15-minute walk to the Course Centre. Lanterna staff will be staying at the hotel and will be happy to help.
For specific instructions of how to travel to the Course Center from London’s multiple airports, please refer to the section titled “Travel to/from London”, which will give you a clear idea regarding the most suitable travel route for you.
From Lanterna’s accommodation partner Best Western and Hotel, it’s only a 3-minute walk to the Course Center. Lanterna staff will be staying at the hotel and will be happy to help. The address is Apelbergsgatan 40, 111 37 Stockholm.
If you are landing at Stockholm Arlanda, the Arlanda Express leaves directly from the Airport and will take you to Stockholm Central Station. You can either take the tube to Hötorget (only one stop), a taxi (10 minutes depending on traffic) or walk for 10 minutes to get to the hotel.
If you’re arriving by train to Stockholm Central Station, a taxi only takes 10 minutes. A cheaper option is to take green tube line to Hötorget (only one stop). From the tube stop, it’s only a 2-minute walk to the hotel.
From Lanterna’s accommodation partner Hotel ibis Muenchen Parkstadt Schwabing it’s only a 10-minute walk. Lanterna staff will be staying at the hotel and will be happy to help.
If you are landing at Munich International airport, the S1 and S8 trains leave from directly outside the terminals and will take you to Munich Central Station. The quickest way to get to the hotel is by taxi (20 minutes depending on traffic) or the Lufthansa bus that goes directly to Nordfriedhof. From Nordfriedhof it’s a 15 min walk to the hotel.
If you’re arriving by train to Munich Central Station, a taxi only takes 15 minutes. A cheaper option is to take tube line U2 to Frankfurter ring where you take bus 50 to Gertrud-Grunow Straße bus stop. From the bus stop, it’s only a 5-minute walk to the hotel.
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 0.9% admin fee on payments made in instalments.
To reserve a space for you in your classes, we need to take a minimum of 20% deposit when you book your course. The remainder of the course fee can be paid immediately or later depending on which payment option you choose.
1. Credit/Debit Card
You pay the entire fee when booking your course.
2) Pay in instalments via Lay-Buy (managed by Paypal)
Payment can be made in up to four consecutive monthly 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 0.9% admin fee on payments made in instalments.
After booking your course, you have a fourteen 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 fourteen days 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.
It is possible to pay by bank transfer for an additional fee of 30 GBP. Call +44 (0)20 3318 0578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. For any bank transfer – please send us a receipt of the transaction once it has been made. Please also remember to include your booking ID in the transaction reference.
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