Study Skills

Study Skills summer course, by ISSFT.

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Course Summary

With specific reference to the IB, students discuss requirements for the IB extended essay, CAS and theory of knowledge. This course is also highly recommended for students who want to work on their English language skills in a more academic context.

  • Time management: note-taking and listening skills; Effective writing skills: comparing
  • contrasting
  • defining
  • elaborating
  • describing
  • and learning how to structure and write an essay in an academic context; Reading with purpose: extracting info
  • focusing on specific text
  • analyzing it and developing critical thinking skills; Verbal skills: listening
  • focusing
  • presenting
  • debating and role playing; A debrief on university
  • future career choices and UCAS; Develop the seven characteristics required for success: zest
  • grit
  • optimism
  • gratitude
  • social intelligence
  • curiosity
  • self-control.; Sources: how to use the library
  • plagiarism
  • referencing and academic integrity; Assessment: what does the mark mean and interpreting results; Preparing for exams: SAT
  • ACT
  • and the Cambridge International Examination; Writing an extended essay; Introduction to CAS
  • TOK and DofE; UCAS studying and assignments: time management
  • planning work
  • breaking down a task and meeting deadlines

What's Included?

  • 39 hours academic tuition
  • 39 hours elective tuition
  • Personalised assessment at end of course
  • Small class sizes guaranteed
  • Cultural excursions included


Accommodation is very modern and comfortable. All students at Stirling has his or her own bathroom as well. In Oxford however, a small proportion of bathrooms may be shared with one other student. There are communal areas in the halls of residence so that students can socialise. However at lights out they have their own private space. Each student has their own room key and nobody else has access to that room.


ISSFT provides a varied, challenging and exciting range of educational classes. Small class sizes ensure personalised academic support, providing students with the tools to flourish.

Extracurricular Activities

An exciting program of activities is provided, including at least one excursion. Watch the video to learn more about the ISSFT extracurricular program.

Key Details
  • Available from: June - August
  • Provider: ISSFT
  • Ages: 12-17
  • Fees: £6,950.00
  • Duration: 2 Weeks


An all-inclusive summer school offering a personalised experience, with two campuses in inspirational settings in Oxford and Stirling.