Joining Instructions

Please click on the link for the course you are joining to see specific instructions about arrival times, directions, what to bring and more:

Christmas

Half-Term and May Weekend Courses

Easter

Summer


Christmas Joining Instructions

1. What time should I arrive?
You will be sent an email a week before the course starts with confirmation of the start time for each day. Lessons will either start at 9.30 or 10.20 each day, and start times are likely to differ across the days students are with us. Students should aim to arrive 10 minutes before their first lesson starts. Please note the college opens at 9.00. If you are arriving the night before your studies start, please arrive between 17.00-18.00.

2. What do I do when I arrive?
Everyone should arrive at Oxford International College (OIC) in the mornings (see point 4 below). On arrival, please report to reception. If you are a residential student, you should bring your luggage with you to OIC. If you arrive the night before your studies start, please go directly to St Edmund Hall (please see point 4), and report to the porters' lodge.

3. What time will I finish?
The timetable emailed a week before the course starts will also include a finish time for each day. This will either be 16.20 or 17.10, and again, the finish times may differ across the days students are with us. The college will close at 17.20 every day. Students will bring their luggage from St Edmund Hall to OIC, so should be collected from OIC on their last day.

4. Where is the course being held?
The lessons are being held at Oxford International College, 1 London Place, St Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1BD. Details of how to find the college, including a map, can be found here. Please note, parking is not available at the college. Students can, however, be dropped off at the entrance. All students should be dropped off at OIC, even if they are residential, unless they are arriving the night before their studies start. Accommodation in December is being held at St Edmund Hall, Queen's Lane, Oxford, OX1 4AR. Details of how to find the college can be found here. Please note, parking is not available, however students can be dropped off at the entrance. Only students arriving the night before their studies start should be dropped off here. All students should be collected from OIC at the end of their course.

5. Will meals be provided?
Residential students will have their meals provided. Lunch will also be provided for non-residential students, and there are also a number of places to purchase food from within walking distance of the college. Students will have access to the kitchen throughout the day.

6. Can I book a residential place?
Accomodation is available on the December dates only. Accommodation is not available over the January dates, however students can stay in local accommodation close to the college, and you can find a list of accommodation here.

7. What to bring?
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions

8. How do I get to Oxford International College from the train or bus station?
It is possible to walk from either the train or bus station to the college ; however, please note that it is 1.5 miles and will take about 30 minutes. Click here for a map showing the best walking route from the train station to the college.

Taxis are available directly outside the station (cost between £7 and £9), a better option if you are considering a taxi would be to pre-book with our preferred supplier Royal Cars – where possible they will arrange for the taxi to be shared with other students attending our courses. If you wish to book a taxi with them, please follow the link below.

Please note they will only arrange taxi sharing if you add OXSS to the comments box and of course if there are other students to share with – also it is vital that you give them the mobile number for the passenger. You will of course still have to pay, but if sharing is possible it will be cheaper.

Royal Cars home page
Royal Cars booking form

9. What if my question isn't answered above?
Firstly please check our FAQ page. If you question remains unanswered please contact Kirsty Donaldson and we will email an answer to you as soon as possible.

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Half-Term & May Weekend Joining Instructions

1. What time should I arrive?
You will be sent an email a week before the course starts with the start time for each day. Lessons will either start at 9.30 or 10.20 each day, and students should aim to arrive 10 minutes before their first lesson starts. Please note the college opens at 9.15.       

2. What do I do when I arrive?
Everyone should arrive at Oxford International College (see point 4 below). On arrival, please report to reception. We will show you around the building before your classes start.

3. What time will I finish?
The schedule confirmation will be emailed a week before the course start will also include a finish time for each day. This will either be 16.20 or 17.10. The college will close at 17.20 every day.

4. Where is the course being held?
The lessons are being held at Oxford International College, 1 London Place, St Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1BD. Details of how to find the college, including a map, can be found here. Please note, parking is not available at the college. Students can, however, be dropped off at the entrance.  

5. Will lunch be provided?
Lunch is not provided on this course, although there are a number of places to purchase food from within walking distance of the college. Students will have access to the kitchen throughout the day.

6. Can I book a residential place?
Our half term courses do not have accommodation, so residential places are not available. Students often stay in local accommodation close to the college, you can find a list of accommodation here

7. What to bring?
Please see our 
Frequently Asked Questions.

8. How  do I get to the college from the train or bus station?
It is possible to walk from either the train or bus station to the college ; however, please note that it is 1.5 miles and will take about 30 minutes. Click here for a map showing the best walking route from the train station to the college.

Taxis are available directly outside the station (cost between £7 and £9), a better option if you are considering a taxi would be to pre-book with our preferred supplier Royal Cars – where possible they will arrange for the taxi to be shared with other students attending our courses. If you wish to book a taxi with them, please follow the link below.

Please note they will only arrange taxi sharing if you add OXSS to the comments box and of course if there are other students to share with – also it is vital that you give them the mobile number for the passenger. You will of course still have to pay, but if sharing is possible it will be cheaper.

Royal Cars home page
Royal Cars booking form

9. What if my question isn't answered above?
Firstly please check our FAQ page. If you question remains unanswered please contact Kirsty Donaldson and we will email an answer to you as soon as possible.

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Easter Joining Instructions

1. What time should I arrive?
All students will need to arrive between the times indicated below. The course introduction and tour will take place on Monday morning, with lessons starting after lunch. Students booked in on Sunday evenings should arrive between 5 - 7pm, at the residential location.

Start Date Arrival time  - Residential students Arrival time - Non-residential students
Monday 3rd April 9.00 – 10.30 at St Edward's School 9.00 – 10.30 at St Edward's School
Monday 10th April  9.00 – 10.30 at St Edward's School 9.00 – 10.30 at St Edward's School
Monday 17th April 10.15 - 10.40 at Oxford International College 10.15 - 10.40 at Oxford International College

Day students should arrive in time for registration at 8:55am on all consecutive days of the course. If you arrive outside of these standard hours, please call 01865 240637, and we will come and find you.

2. What do I do when I arrive?
For weeks 1 and 2: On arrival at St Edward’s, please park in an appropriate place on the campus (i.e. not on the grass). Please then follow the signs to the registration area. Please call 01865 240637 if you have any problems finding us.

For week 3: On arrival at Oxford International College, please follow signs to reception. Please note, parking is not available at the college. Students can, however, be dropped off at the entrance. 

3. What time will I finish?
The times below are collection time for students who finish their whole course on the date specified.

Finish Date Finish time
Friday 7th April 16.30, students need to leave the campus by 16.45 at the latest.
All students to be collected from St Edward's School.
Friday 14th April 16.30, students need to leave the campus by 16.45 at the latest. 
All students to be collected from St Edward's School.
Friday 21st April 16.30, students need to leave the campus by 16.45 at the latest.
All students to be collected from Oxford International College.

Day only students will finish at 17.00 Monday- Thursday and at 16.30 on Friday. Students may leave earlier to catch a flight etc., however we cannot guarantee that we will be able to reschedule the lessons, and a refund will not be available. If this is likely to be the case, please let us know as soon as possible.

4. Where is the course being held?
For weeks 1 and 2: The course is being held at St Edward’s School, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7NN. Map for finding St Edwards. Also for a photo of the main entrance click here. Please note many SatNav systems will take you to the rear of the school where there is no entrance - the only useable entrance is off Woodstock Road.

For week 3: The lessons are being held at Oxford International College, 1 London Place, St Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1BD. Please note, parking is not available at the college. Students can, however, be dropped off at the entrance. Accommodation is provided at Pensons Gardens, Oxford, OX4 1AJ. Space is available to drop students off, but not to park for the week. Details of how to find the college and the halls of residence, including a map, can be found here

5. What activities will there be in the evenings?
Activities are based upon demand, but usually include bowling trips, quiz nights, games nights, karaoke and cinema/DVD nights. All costs are included in the residential fee.

6. What to bring?
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

7. Why do we charge extra for English, History and Geography AS and A2 modules and English and History at IB?
At AS and A2 level these 3 subjects all have a very large number of options (over 100 for History). So they are almost always taught on a one-to-one basis. If it turns out that students are taught in a group then the £30 one-to-one fee will be refunded. The £30 fee does not guarantee one-to-one tuition and we cannot offer guaranteed one-to-one for any subject during the Easter course. Other subjects do end up being taught one-to-one but we do not charge extra for this as it is comparatively infrequent.

8. What if my question isn't answered above?
Firstly please check our FAQ page. If you question remains unanswered please contact Kirsty Donaldson and we will email an answer to you as soon as possible.


Summer Joining Instructions

1. What time should I arrive?
All students will need to arrive between the times indicated below. The course introduction and tour will happen during the morning, with lessons starting afterwards. Students who have arranged an additional night with us before the day of the course starts should arrive between 5pm-7pm. An evening meal can be provided if requested in advance. This is usually a take away meal (Chinese/Pizza), which is optional and costs approx. £10.

Students booked in on Sunday evenings should arrive between 5 - 7pm

Start Date Arrival time                    
Monday 25th July 9.00 – 10.30
Monday 1st August 9.00 – 10.30
Monday 8th August 9.00 – 10.30

Day students should arrive in time for registration at 8:55am on all consecutive days of the course. If you arrive outside of these standard hours, please call 01865 240637, and we will come and find you.

2. What do I do when I arrive?
On arrival at St Edward’s, please park in an appropriate place on the campus (i.e. not on the grass). Please then follow the signs to the registration area. Please call 01865 240637 if you have any problems finding us.

3. What time will I finish?
The times below are collection time for students who finish their whole course on the date specified. The finish times below are when the last lesson finishes and therefore the earliest the student could be picked up.

Finish date Finish time
Friday 29th July 16.30, students need to leave the campus by 16.45 at the latest
Friday 5th August 16.30, students need to leave the campus by 16.45 at the latest
Friday 12th August 16.30, students need to leave the campus by 16.45 at the latest

Day only students will finish at 17.00 Monday - Thursday and at 16.30 on Friday. Students may leave earlier to catch a flight etc., however we cannot guarantee that we will be able to reschedule the lessons, and a refund will not be available. If this is likely to be the case, please let us know as soon as possible.

4. Where is the course being held?
The course is being held at St Edward’s School, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7NN. Map of how to find St Edwards. Also for a photo of the main entrance click here. Please note many SatNav systems will take you to the rear of the school where there is no entrance - the only useable entrance is off Woodstock Road.

5. What activities will there be in the evenings?
Activities are based upon demand, but usually include bowling trips, quiz nights, games nights, karaoke and cinema/DVD nights. All costs are included in the residential fee.

6. What to bring?
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

7. What if my question isn't answered above?
Firstly please check our FAQ page. If you question remains unanswered please contact Kirsty Donaldson and we will email an answer to you as soon as possible.