Learning with Oxford Science Studies

Students working together in a relaxed learning environment.

Here at Oxford Science Studies we pride ourselves on offering beneficial, comfortable and enjoyable learning experiences.  We have a cohort of regular students who return to us course on course, recommending our offerings to their friends.  Our tutors are friendly and our small class sizes and one to one tuition offerings provide students with the opportunity to hone in on specific topic areas or questions, they may not have had chance to focus on at school.  

We invite applications from students of all backgrounds, aged 14 to 19 years.  Courses are suitable for those students focusing on their GCSE, IGCSE, IB and A Level studies, with tuition available for most classroom subjects and exam boards. 

All timetables follow our trusted test and teach method.  The exact structure and length of time spent per subject option does vary between courses. Please see our course specific timetables for more information. 

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Course Subjects

We offer most subjects and include below those that are popular.  This is not an exhaustive list.  If you are interested in a subject that is not listed, please enquire.

We do not offer those subjects of a practical application, such as Art, Design & Technology, Food Technology or Physical Education.

For certain subjects, we will ask for additional information and classes will be more specific in nature.  Examples of this include:

  • English Literature – we will ask for a specific text or poetry anthology
  • A Level Geography – we may ask for certain options, depending on the paper
  • History – we will ask for the specific period 
  • A Level Maths – we offer a range of classes for Pure, Mechanics and Statistics, students should select a class that relates to the topics they wish to cover
  • GCSE Sciences – we will ask if this is the dual/double or single/triple award

We cover all exam boards, be that AQA, CIE, Edexcel, Eduqas, OCR or WJEC, and can help with the International A Level.

Please note that although we offer tuition for the IB, we are not an IB School, nor are we affiliated with the IB programme.

Course Timetables

Autumn Half Term, Christmas & New Year,
Spring Half Term and May Weekends

Students can focus on one subject/paper per day.

The available timings are:

  • 9.30am to 4.20pm or 10.20am to 5.10pm*

*Although we will take requests, you cannot book a specific time slot.

The day will consist of:

  • 4 x 50 minute tutorials
  • 3 x 50 minute independent exam practice sessions
  • 2 x 10 minute breaks (1 morning/1 afternoon)
  • 1 x 40 minute lunch

Maths tutorial, whiteboard demonstration
Student engaging in group discussion

Easter and Summer

Our Easter and Summer Courses follow the same timetable, with one exception.  At Easter, on Tuesday between 4.10pm and 5pm we offer study skills.  During the same timings at Summer we offer sports.

Students must attend for a minimum of one week and may focus on three subjects/papers per day.

The week will consist of:

  • 90 minutes of course introduction/ice breaker
  • 250 minutes of tutorials per subject
  • 240 minutes of independent exam practice sessions per subject
  • 190 minutes of study skills (at Easter)
  • 140 minutes of study skills (at Summer)
  • 2 x 20 minute breaks per day (1 morning/1 afternoon)
  • 1 x 60 minute lunch per day (slightly longer on some days)

Course Dates

Autumn Half Term 2024

Book 1 to 9 days
1 subject/paper per day

Prices TBC
Face to Face & Online
Saturday 26th October to Sunday 3rd November

Christmas & New Year 2024/25

Book 1 to 11 days 
1 subject/paper per day

Prices TBC
Face to Face & Online
Saturday 14th to Friday 20th December
Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th January

Spring Half Term 2025

Book 1 to 9 days
1 subject/paper per day

Prices TBC
Face to Face & Online
Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd February

Easter 2025

Book 1 to 3 weeks
Up to 3 subjects per week

Prices TBC
Face to Face, Day Only or Residential

Week 1: Monday 31st March to Friday 4th April
Week 2: Monday 7th to Friday 11th April
Week 3: Monday 14th to Friday 18th April

May Weekends 2025

Book 1 to 4 days
1 subject/paper per day

Face to Face & Online
*Provisional Dates*
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th May
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th May

Summer 2024

Book 1 to 3 weeks
Up to 3 subjects per week

Face to Face, Day Only or Residential
Week 1: Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August
Week 2: Monday 5th to Friday 9th August
Week 3: Monday 12th to Friday 16th August

Course Fees

Course Details

To find out how you can benefit from attending a specific course, please select your chosen course below.

Online year-round Subject Tuition and University Preparation is also available with our sister organisation, OIC Academy (OICA). 
OICA is a short course programme provider, offering bespoke online courses.  These are available throughout the year, on dates and times to suit the individual student, allowing them to join from the comfort of their own home or educational setting.  OXSS and OICA work closely alongside one another.  Many OXSS students go on to request supplementary tuition during term time, with a preferred tutor that they have worked with during their OXSS revision course.  It is a great way to maintain a working relationship with the tutor between courses, and allows for continual improvement.  In addition to Subject Tuition, OICA has expert tutors on hand to assist with University Preparation, including personal statement development, admissions tests and interview preparation, the three fundamental aspects of university applications.

Find out more about residential or local accommodation and how to travel to and from our course locations, Oxford International College and St Edward’s School.