1. Where is the course being held?
The course is being held at St Edward’s School, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7NN. For guidance on how to arrive, please click here.
2. What time should I arrive?
Students should arrive between the times indicated below:
Residential Students – 5pm to 7pm *only if you have booked accommodation for this night*
Residential Students – 9am to 10.30am
Day Only Students – 10am to 10.30am
3. What happens when I arrive?
Upon arrival to St Edward’s School please follow the white swing signs to the Course Office, where a member of the Oxford Science Studies team will greet you. Arrivals can be particularly busy, if no staff member is available to assist you please wait and we will be with you as soon as possible. If it is your first week, we will provide you with your course folder, this will include your timetable for the week along with important course details, such as the course rules and a campus map. We will go through your folder with you so this is your opportunity to double check your allocated classes and ask any questions you might have. If you are a residential student, we will take you to your boarding house and room, so that you can get settled. If you are a day student, we will show you where the common rooms are. The Course Introduction, ice breaker and campus tour will take place on Monday morning, following arrivals. Lessons will begin after lunch.
For the following days you are to sign in at ‘Registration and Study Skills’ as denoted on your timetable. Please ensure that you arrive on time, at 8.55am.
4. What time will I finish?
Students should depart between the times indicated below:
Monday to Thursday:
Day Only Students – 5pm
All Students – 4.30pm to 4.45pm
You need to vacate your room by 9am
Some residential students may need to leave earlier to catch a flight. Sadly, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to reschedule lessons and a refund will not be available for any time missed. If a student does need to depart early, please do let us know.
5. What do residential students do in the evening?
Our residential courses provide an all rounded experience, with a rigorous academic timetable throughout the day and an enjoyable social programme arranged for the evening. Engaging in our Evening Entertainment Programme is not only the ideal opportunity to have some relaxation time but also to work on personal development, interacting with new people and building friendships. For more information, please click here.
6. What do I need to bring?
For full details on what to bring, please click here.
7. Why is there a supplementary charge for A Level and IB English, Geography and History?
These subjects have a large number of options and we find that 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 do not offer guaranteed one-to-one for any subject during the Easter Course.
8. What if my question isn’t answered above?
For answers to a list of frequently asked questions, please click here. If your question remains unanswered, please feel free to send us an email, we are more than happy to help.