Oxford International Study Centre

Oxfordshire

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  • Category: Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
  • Roll: 70 (Boys) 60 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 15-19 years
  • Founded: 2006

General Information

Oxford International Study Centre is a well established college in the centre of Oxford. OISC has a grade one inspection report (“exceeds expectations” ) of the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

Facilities

Oxford International Study Centre provides high quality year round and short programmes which offer - Flexibility, many of the programmes are tailor made to best meet the requirements of the individual student or client company; Excellent contacts with the University, enabling students and clients to be taught in the Colleges of the University in the vacations; Fully residential courses in the University, offered in summer; High calibre tutors and visiting speakers from academe or business; A range of over twenty subject specialisms, enabling, for example, a student to combine academic English with a University preparation programme; Strong links with a large number of British and European Schools, enabling younger students to prepare for entry to some of the best Boarding Schools; Good links with Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities, and provision of individual educational counselling for students who wish to apply to a British University; A high level of pastoral care for students, including personal tutors and regular reports.

Most classes typically consist of between 10 and 12 students. However, in some A Level and IGCSE classes there are as few as 5 students. This makes us unique, enabling us to focus on your personal academic needs. Oxford International Study Centre attracts a wide range of nationalities. At present we have about 30 different nationalities studying with us.

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.

We offer a range of accommodation to meet each person’s preferences and budget. The options include:College of the University (age 16+, summer vacation only), Oxford family (single room, most meals, with sharing option for friends), Guest House, Budget Hotel, Superior quality hotel with swimming pool and health spa, Self-catering residential hostel (age 17+).

Open Days

All visits are welcome, please contact the college.

Fees

2016/17. English Language Programmes: from £290 per week. Full programmes, including (I)GCSE, ALevel, IB, specialist exams (e.g. BMAT, LNAT), and Oxford/Cambridge University preparation: £6300 per term of 12 weeks (extra weeks +£525 per week).

Study Abroad Programme-summer, semester, or a year in Oxford: Short programmes £525 per week and full programmes £6300 per term of 12 weeks. For Holiday programmes in Oxford (Easter, Summer, Christmas and Half Terms) and Optional extra courses in the Summer please visit our website.

Accommodation Fees: These start at £225 per week for single room accommodation in a host family, with most meals. Juniors (under 16) are charged a supplement of £20 per week. Superior accommodation is also available at additional cost. Guest house and hotel prices vary enormously , as do charges for residing in a College or Hostel of the University. Please write to us with your plans if you would like a quotation for these options..

Reports

ISI Inspection 2016

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mr Ben Llewelyn

Oxford International Study Centre
7 St Aldates
Oxfordshire
OX1 1BS

[t]: +44 (1865) 201009
[w]: www.oxintstudycentre.com

Location Description

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.

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School News

Oxford International Study Centre independent college Oxfordshire

A Gap Year (or Semester) is a valuable opportunity for students before or after university to explore their interests and widen their experience. It is

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also an opportunity to think about study and career choices for the future.

Oxford International Study Centre is able to arrange tailor-made programmes for Gap Year Students. These take place in Oxford, itself an inspiring and culturally fascinating city, with some of the best teachers in the world. We also work with overseas partner schools and organisations in Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Europe. We can arrange for students to be placed in schools as language assistants in these countries and/or to take part in a customised travel itinerary.

 

Programmes in Oxford include:

Languages….all European languages and also Chinese and Japanese;

English Literature, History and Culture;

Classical Languages (Latin, Greek) and Classical Civilisation;

Art and Art History;

Theatre Studies and Creative Writing;

Business and Marketing.

Other programmes are also available and students are asked to contact us for further information, sending details of their interests and plans.

A social and cultural programme runs throughout the year, and daily in July and August. This is an opportunity for Gap Year Students to meet students from all over the world who are taking programmes at OISC.

It is also possible for students to (re)take exams as part of their gap year, eg ALevels, GCSE, IB, Oxford and Cambridge University preparation, and the preparation for these exams can take place alongside other gap year courses or projects.

We can also help students find paid or voluntary work in Oxford alongside their programme.

Since the Gap Year programmes are designed individually for each student fees vary enormously. If you would like an estimate please contact us with further information about your plans.

Oxford International Study Centre provides high quality year round and short programmes which offer:

Flexibility: many of the programmes are tailor made to best meet the

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requirements of the individual student or client company;

Excellent contacts with the University, enabling students and clients to be taught in the Colleges of the University in the vacations. Fully residential courses in the University are offered in summer and , subject to status, arrangements can be made for visiting academics to become members of the University libraries;

High calibre tutors and visiting speakers from academe or business;

A range of over twenty subject specialisms, enabling, for example, a student to combine academic English with a University preparation programme;

Strong links with a large number of British and European Schools , enabling younger students to prepare for entry to some of the best Boarding Schools;

Good links with Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities, and provision of individual educational counselling for students who wish to apply to a British University;

A high level of pastoral care for students, including personal tutors and regular reports.

Well-established links with Companies in the Oxford and London areas, enabling company clients to combine their Oxford programme with meeting new business contacts.

English Language: History and Usage

The study of Language has fascinated human beings for centuries. This short programme introduces students to Language, its history and usage.

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It deals with the various branches of the subject, and is relevant both to those who have some previous experience of the subject and also to those who are curious to find out how language works. The programme concentrates upon English as an international language, although other languages are used for comparison.

The course includes:

§ The History of English
§ Structure and Use of English in its modern form
§ Language, Culture and Society
§ The global diversity of English
§ Language and change
§ Styles of writing – advertising, journalism, etc.

These short programmes (from two weeks to three months) are offered throughout the year, and there are no set dates, but most students prefer to come in summer, when some of the classes are held in the University (www.ox.ac.uk). Students must have 5.5 IELTS or equivalent. We accept both groups and individuals.

For further information please contact: international@oxintstudycentre.com

We shall be arranging an exciting cultural and academic programme for students who have graduated from High School or University and who wish to take

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a Study Abroad programme. The essential features of the programme are:
· Selected lectures in the University(www.ox.ac.uk)

· Membership of the prestigious Oxford University Union and

Debating Society(www.oxford-union.org)

· Seminars and tutorials with a choice of over 20 subjects (at OISC)

· Accommodation in the University (selected dates ) or with Oxford families

· Hosted lunch in a College of the University

· “Behind closed doors” visit to the colleges and libraries of the University

These are taken in the form of a semester or year in Oxford and are a wonderful opportunity for students to discover the joys of Oxford, whilst continuing their education and broadening their horizons. Some students take these programmes to enhance their existing studies, and possibly gain accreditation from their own high school or college.
The programmes are very much tailor made and are unlike any other academic programme we offer. Some students choose to fill their schedule with academic study, aiming to work towards a qualification of some kind, whilst others choose to explore lots of different subjects which they have never studied.
The most important thing about these courses is their flexibility. We have welcomed students who have arrived planning to study Architecture at university, and have left to pursue undergraduate study in International Relations.
All students taking a gap year or study abroad semester receive full certification from OISC, with letters of recommendation and references to their school or college to ensure they receive credit where possible.

If you would like further information, please email Carolyn Llewelyn at international@oxintstudycentre.com

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