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2009, 2021

Taking A Close Look at the IB: What is the TOK?

By |September 20th, 2021|IB General|

The TOK is a term commonly used within IB circles. If you find yourself wondering “What is that?”, you are not alone.

Many parents and students have the same question when they are getting started with the IB diploma. Unlike ‘traditional’ subjects, like math and science, the TOK have very few […]

1409, 2021

A Definitive Guide to the IB Extended Essay (EE)

By |September 14th, 2021|IB Study Resources|

The Extended Essay (EE) is an independent, self-directed academic research, presented in the form of a 4,000-word paper. One component of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) core, the extended essay is mandatory for all students. The final work is given a grade from E to A, and makes […]

709, 2021

IB Mocks Exam- How Important are They Really?

By |September 7th, 2021|IB General|

IB Mocks: Important or not important, that is the question.

For many semesters, parents and students alike have debated and wondered about the importance of the mocks. To some, they are a preview of the final exam. To some others, it is an inconsequential inconvenience.

Personally, we think that the mock exams […]

3008, 2021

How to Write IB Extended Essay Reflection

By |August 30th, 2021|IB Study Resources|

Under the extended essay criteria for ‘Engagement’, students are awarded a maximum 6 marks out of 34 for writing the a 500 word reflection on the Planning, Research, and Writing phases of their EE. This means the reflections are worth 19% of the total EE score, and can often swing […]

Taking A Close Look at the IB: What is the TOK?

The TOK is a term commonly used within IB circles. If you find yourself wondering “What is that?”, you are not alone.

Many parents and students have the same question when they are getting started with the IB diploma. Unlike ‘traditional’ subjects, like math and science, the TOK have very few […]

By |September 20th, 2021|Categories: IB General|Tags: |

HL vs SL: Which to Choose?

It is extremely important to make the right decision of HL versus SL for your IB studies. This is because this will affect what universities and courses you will be able to study. For example, HL Chemistry is compulsory for Medicine courses. Not doing HL Chemistry will make one unable […]

By |September 17th, 2021|Categories: IB General, IGCSE|Tags: , , |

A Definitive Guide to the IB Extended Essay (EE)

The Extended Essay (EE) is an independent, self-directed academic research, presented in the form of a 4,000-word paper. One component of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) core, the extended essay is mandatory for all students. The final work is given a grade from E to A, and makes […]

By |September 14th, 2021|Categories: IB Study Resources|Tags: |

IB Mocks Exam- How Important are They Really?

IB Mocks: Important or not important, that is the question.

For many semesters, parents and students alike have debated and wondered about the importance of the mocks. To some, they are a preview of the final exam. To some others, it is an inconsequential inconvenience.

Personally, we think that the mock exams […]

By |September 7th, 2021|Categories: IB General|Tags: |

Which IB subjects should I choose?

How should one choose our IB subjects?

It is a big decision as it will affect what university courses you will be eligible to take. For example, it would not be possible to study Medicine at University if you do not have a HL Chemistry background. QE will discuss some of […]

By |August 31st, 2021|Categories: IB General, IGCSE|Tags: , , |

How to Write IB Extended Essay Reflection

Under the extended essay criteria for ‘Engagement’, students are awarded a maximum 6 marks out of 34 for writing the a 500 word reflection on the Planning, Research, and Writing phases of their EE. This means the reflections are worth 19% of the total EE score, and can often swing […]

By |August 30th, 2021|Categories: IB Study Resources|Tags: |
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