Summer Intensive Course
FAQ

Face-to-Face Course

  • Year 4

    We are only able to offer places to those participating in all subjects for the full 3 weeks due to the consistently high demand for the limited places, coupled with timetabling constraints. If you are looking for more flexibility regarding subjects/duration of the course, take a look at our Online Summer Intensive Course!

  • Year 5

    Our face-to-face course for Year 5 is held at King’s College School and we are only able to offer places to those participating in all subjects for the full 3 weeks due to the consistently high demand for the limited places, coupled with timetabling constraints. If you are looking for more flexibility regarding subjects/duration of the course, take a look at our Online Summer Intensive Course!

Due to the timetabling of our courses, all students joining the F-2-F SIC are required to take all subjects. If you are interested in taking fewer subjects, please feel free to check out our online courses.

  • Year 4

    Our Year 4 Summer Intensive Course will have a maximum of 8 students per class. There are 64 places available in total (32 for the morning session, 32 for the afternoon session)

  • Year 5

    Our Year 5 Summer Intensive Course classes have a maximum of 12 students per class. There are 6 classes, meaning there are 72 places available in total.

Please fill in the Face-to-face Summer Intensive Course booking form with your details and ensure you pay the £100 deposit or the full course fees in order to secure your place on our course. You will need to make the full payment for the course by the 4th July 2022.

We understand that circumstances can change and you may need to withdraw from the course. We offer 100% refunds for cancellations before 20th June and 75% refund for cancellations made before 4th July.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds from the 4th July, so please let us know as early as you can if your child is unable to attend the course!

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds/reduced rates for any absence during the course.

  • Year 4

    The Year 4 Summer Intensive Course is held Mon-Fri, ½ days. Each day comprises three 1-hour classes (Essay Writing, Maths, English Literature), with 10 minute breaks in between.

    Each student is allocated either the morning (9am-12.20pm) or afternoon (12.20pm-4pm) session; you will be asked for your preference for the morning/afternoon session on the booking form.

  • Year 5

    The Year 5 Summer Intensive Course comprises a full day, 09:00-16:00, from Mon-Fri of each week.

    Each day will include 1hr 20mins classes of each of the four subjects (English, Literacy, Maths, Problem Solving), along with an engaging, educational activity/challenge at the end of each day to encourage team-building and embrace healthy competition. The day will be broken up by two 15 minute breaks and 40 minutes for lunch.

We offer an early bird discount of 8% on both the Year 4 and Year 5 Summer Intensive Courses for full payments made before 21st May 2022!

We also offer an additional 5% sibling discount for any siblings booked onto an Face to Face course at the same time.

We offer a £60 referral credit for customers who refer someone new to Oxbridge to the SIC. The credit will apply to both the referring and the new customer. The credit will go towards your September 2022 tuition fees, on your return to Oxbridge Centre.

Just let us know the name of the referring customer, or the new customer being referred during booking, and we will take care of the rest!

Our students will require basic stationery (pen, pencil, rubber, ruler etc), a packed lunch (Year 5 only), water bottle, and enthusiasm to learn!

Please notify us if your child has any severe allergies, medical conditions, or any regular medications that we should be aware of prior to the start of the course so that necessary arrangements can be made.

As their daily homework, students will be required to complete their booklets for all four subjects, which will include an extended writing task for English.

The completed booklet is submitted the following day and will be marked by our marking team, along with individual feedback from our tutors. Our aim is to provide timely feedback in order to maximise learning and improvement during our course.

Markschemes will be available for you to review the course material with your child for 3 weeks after the end of the course.

Our Summer Intensive Course is aptly titled as we try to pack in as much as we can within the 3-weeks. In particular, our Year 5 Summer Intensive Course is held in the lead up to the 11+ entrance examinations and it is our duty to equip all of our students with the necessary tools needed to succeed. We understand that it is an intense workload, but from our years of experience, we recognise that the students who put in the most hard work are also those who gain the most from our course.

If your child is unable to complete all of the homework for the following day, we will still do our best to mark the completed work at a later date, but can not guarantee that it will be marked before the end of the course.

The timetable will be ready for you by 11th July.

After the payment deadline of 4th July, we will be providing assessment tasks for completion. These assessment tasks will inform class allocation. OxBridge reserves full discretion over class allocation, and students may be swapped between groups during the course as necessary.

More information about the assessment tasks will be provided in due course.

Online Course

Our Online Summer Intensive Course will take place between 25th July and 12th August 2022. The booking form will appear slightly different to our face-to-face course as it will be divided by week for you to select the desired weeks:

  • Week 1 : 25th - 29th July
  • Week 2 : 1st - 5th August
  • Week 3 : 8th - 12th August

For our Online Summer Intensive Course, we are able to offer a lot of flexibility in the selection of weeks and/or subjects. Please ensure you select the subjects you would like to take and which weeks (1-3) you would like your child to participate in and we will do our best to accommodate your choices.

Classes do have have to be booked in complete weeks (Mon-Fri).

Classes will take place daily between 9am and 4.30pm. Students who take all courses, including VR/NVR, may be placed on an extended timetable as there is a lot to fit in!

Please fill in the Online Summer Intensive Course Booking Form with your details and ensure you pay the £100 deposit, or full course payment (whichever is less) in order to secure your place on our SIC. You will need to make the full payment for the course by the 4th July 2022.

Unfortunately, due to the collaborative and interactive nature of English Literature, we felt it was best placed in a classroom environment. If you are deciding between online and face-to-face courses, drop us an email and we would be happy to give you more information to help with your decision.

The Summer Intensive Course will operate much like our Regular Courses. We use a platform called ‘Big Blue Button’ to create virtual classrooms and the tutor is always visible on the screen along with the class material. There are various ways that our students can interact with the tutor and classmates; tutors and students can annotate the material with their mouse, there is an interactive poll feature, students can unmute their microphones to answer questions, or type in the live chat box.

You will get access to the online classroom and the access code to enter via the online portal once your payment has been processed and the timetabling has been finalised.

For our Summer Intensive Course, we are able to post all learning materials to customers residing in the UK, prior to the course.

There will be set homework to be completed for each subject daily. The students are required to upload the completed homework by 07:59am the day after it has been set for our tutors to mark and return the following day.

Markschemes will be available for you to review the course material with your child for 3 weeks after the end of the course.

There is a 5% discount applied when booking 3 or more subjects. There is a 10% discount applied when booking 4 or more subjects. Unfortunately there are no discounts available for the Year 4 online course.

We can only take bookings in weeks for the online Summer Intensive Course and can not offer refunds/reduced rates for any planned leave within the week that you have booked.

Our recommendations for the optimum experience would be:
  • Laptop with microphone, keyboard, mouse
  • Google Chrome web browser
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Printed daily class material
  • Basic stationery (pen, pencil, rubber, ruler etc)
  • Enthusiasm to learn!

The timetable will be ready for you by 11th July.

After the payment deadline of 4th July, we will be providing assessment tasks for completion. These assessment tasks will inform class allocation, though for online classes scheduling availability is prioritised. OxBridge reserves full discretion over class allocation, and students may be swapped between groups during the course as necessary.

More information about the assessment tasks will be provided in due course.

We understand that circumstances can change and you may need to withdraw from the course. We offer 100% refunds for cancellations before 20th June and 75% refund for cancellations made before 4th July.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds from the 4th July, so please let us know as early as you can if your child is unable to attend the course!