Oxford International Study Centre
Oxford International Study Centre (OISC) is a private college and training centre based in the heart of Oxford, UK, with a reputation for excellence in delivering a range of language, academic, and corporate training programmes at all academic levels
Category: Senior, Sixth Form
Type: Boarding and Day
Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
Day pupils: 65
Boarder Number: 15
Age Range: 5-18 Years
Oxford International Study Centre is situated in the very heart of the University City in the conservation area, between the Town Hall and Christ Church, Oxford’s most famous College. The Study Centre occupies a beautiful and prestigious building which is over four hundred years old. Students are taught in the Study Centre and in an adjacent building.
School Contact Details
Headteacher: Mr Benjamin Llewelyn
Contact for enquiries:Mr Benjamin Llewelyn
6-7 St Aldates, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1BS
Tel: 01865 201009
All programmes are offered both online with personal tutoring by Skype or Zoom, or face to face in Oxford . Tuition is a mixture of private lessons and small seminar groups, which are very international in their intake and average five students.
We offer a wide range of programmes including:
English Language programmes
Students usually take the IELTS examination , but we also teach for other examinations, eg Cambridge,and also offer General Engish without examination.
A Level , Foundation and (I)GCSE Programmes
Full year intensive programmes September 2022 to June 2023
Shorter Revision programmes for students retaking :
The A Level and (I)GCSE programmes offer a choice of over 30 subjects and we cater for all examination boards. Successful completion of the Foundation programme leads to entry to one of our 19 partner Universities in a range of subjects .
For all students we include:
Academic mentoring, including advice on the personal statement and UCAS
Free English Language lessons (if required) for students who also need to take or retake IELTS
Revision programmes for students retaking the IB Diploma
We shall once again be providing support for IB Diploma students who need to retake one or more of their papers. Most subjects are offered at both HL and SL, and also the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay requirements. The programmes are taught by experienced Oxford IB tutors. Students usually stay for 12 weeks, but shorter courses are also possible.
Oxford and Cambridge University Preparation programmes
Students must have a good school record and be fluent in English. The programme takes place from September to December 2022 , but short courses in the October holidays are also offered for students applying from their own schools.
The programme includes:
Advice and orientation on applying to Oxford or Cambridge
Preparation for written tests at and before the interview (all subjects to which this applies) , with lessons with specialist tutors
eg ELAT, TSA, etc
Interview practice (general and subject specific)
Pre-Boarding School programme
The OISC Pre-Boarding Programme is designed to assist young students prepare for entry to Boarding School. The tests usually take place between November and January . We prepare students for ISEB or UKISET examinations , and for 13+ and 16+ tests. We have excellent links with many British schools so can assist with school placement if required.
Semester or Year in Oxford
Our Gap Year programmes are designed around each student’s interests and plans. Over 30 subjects are offered . They are an exciting way to expand horizons and to spend time in one of the world’s most inspiring cities.
For further details please see the news item below.
We arrange a regular programme of cultural activities and excursions in the summer, and at any time of year for groups. There are some cultural and social activities for individuals at all times of year, and excursions on some weekends. These include visits to Oxford’s Colleges, Museums and Galleries, and punting on the river in the summer. We can arrange for groups to have lunch or dinner in the university. Weekend excursions include London, Warwick, Stratford, Bath and Cambridge, as well as tours to the beautiful Cotswold countryside.
For details of our Summer programmes, on and offline, Oxford 2022 – please view the news item below
2022/2023. Fees depend on the chosen programme and the type of accommodation required.
As an outline:
English Language only: from £300 per week (£280 for courses of more than 4 weeks)
Short Academic programmes : from £600 per week
Academic Year programmes: from £7,200 per term(12 weeks)
Foundation programme: £13,000 per year (32 weeks)
Private lessons in any subject : 10/20/30 lessons for 7.5/15/22.5 hours per week from £550/£1050/£1500 per week
We offer reduced tuition fees to students joining from the same school at the same time, or as a group of friends, or family members.
Further information is available on request.
Host families, which have been inspected and approved : from £250 per week
The Residence (age 14+) which offers en suite rooms, a common room and dining room: from £500 per week
All options include half board in single rooms, unless a student prefers to share with a friend.
Council of British International Schools (COBIS),
Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS),
European Association for International Education (EAIE),
Swiss Group of International Schools (SGIS),
Independent Schools Council,
All visits are welcome, please contact the school
For details please contact +44 (1865) 201009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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