Thu 20th January 2022

Easter and Half Term Revision 2021


The importance of carefully-planned revision during school holidays cannot be over-stated. A term’s worth of thorough work and diligently completed assignments can be undone with the wrong attitude to private study. However, a well-structured revision programme can be the difference between a mediocre grade and a strong one.

Every year we have helped students to realise their true potential by offering small group and individual tuition in over 30 different subjects for AS/A-Level, (I)GCSE, and IB, and a range of other examinations.  A short revision course with experienced Oxford tutors can make a lot of difference to final results.

OISC is a well-established international school situated in the very centre of Oxford, between Christ Church and the Town Hall. We have 15 years’ experience in arranging bespoke holiday revision courses for students from the UK and overseas, both in school subjects and in English as a Foreign Language. OISC is accredited by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (“exceeds expectations” in all areas), and is an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), and the European Association for International Education.

“I was absolutely thrilled with the report for Evdokia. It was a real educational treat. In all 25 years of my work with British education I haven't received such a thorough analysis of the difficulties within the subject the student has. It will be interesting to watch her ongoing progress. Thank you for finding great tutors for all our students.”    - Izabella L, Student advisor, Russia


Important Information on COVID-19

OISC takes the spread of the COVID-19 virus extremely seriously, and will follow the most up-to-date Government guidance relating to UK schools. For in-person programmes, the maximum group size is 6, to allow for safe distancing in the classroom, and class start times are staggered for minimum interaction between students. Click here for more information on covid preparations

All programmes are also available online, using Zoom, Skype, or Teams, and students can transfer between in-person and online tuition at any time, without charge.

An effective revision programme should include these features:

    • An opportunity to go over specific material which the student has previously been found difficult, or where there have been gaps in syllabus coverage. We ask for this information in advance, so that tuition can be effectively tailored.

    • Small group or one-to-one tuition, providing an intensive level of personal attention not often found in the classroom setting and enabling material to be covered at a student’s individual pace.

    • Assignments and tests, with effective feedback, allowing a student to see exactly where marks are being dropped, and how best to avoid these deductions.

    • Comprehensive reports at the end of the programme, to allow students to continue making good progress with independent study.

We include all of the above features as standard, and can support students working towards any of the following:

-A– Level and (I)GCSE, with all syllabuses and subjects offered

-IB at HL and SL, (including ToK and Extended Essay support if required)

    • German Abitur

    • English Language Exams, including IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge, as well as general support in EFL for non-native speakers taking other academic subjects

    • Boarding School Entrance Tests, including ISEB, UKISET, and other independent entrance and scholarship examinations, including 13+ and 16+

    • University Entrance, including advice on UCAS applications, interviews, and personal statement drafting, if required.



 2021 Fees


20 one-to-one lessons (per week) £950

30 one-to-one lessons (per week) £1,400

40 one-to-one lessons (per week) £1,800 Additional lessons: £50 per lesson

Combined Programme for International Students

10 group English Language lessons lessons per week

PLUS 20 one-to-one lessons in up to two academic subjects (per week) £1,100

Student discounts

    • We offer a reduction in fees for students joining the programme in small groups (2 or more);

    • Bursaries of up to 50% of tuition fees are available to local students with excellent school reports, who could not otherwise take the programme. Further information is available on request;

    • Students booking for both February Half Term and Easter at the same time receive a 10% reduction on both sets of fees, and the registration fee (£90) is waived

    • Most students stay for one, two or three weeks at Easter. Those saying for three weeks will receive a 25% discount on tuition fees for the third week.

We are able to arrange accommodation in Oxford in required. Please contact us for information and prices.