I was recently asked by a parent to recommend some resources for the 9 Plus, specifically around English and the reasoning component, and realised that there isn't a huge amount out there when compared to the 7 or 8 Plus. I did some digging and put the below together, and hope this is useful!
Mike November, 2018
In this blog (part of a mini-series) Mike helps students get over their fear of Trigonometry by covering the basics of the topic. This can help with tackling more advanced work further down the line.
Mike August, 2017
This year, IB results will be issued on July 5th for exams taken in May. If you are awaiting your IB results, this blog sets out what to do on results day, including how to access your results and what to do if you don't get the grades you were expecting.
Mike June, 2017
To paraphrase an old joke, “you gotta practice”. There are no shortcuts to getting an A-Star in any subject, and this article doesn't offer any. Rather, the intention is to share some things I’ve learnt in my time tutoring A-Level Maths. The only way to the top grades is hard work, and this will need to be started well before exam season.
What is more likely – winning Vote Leave’s Euro 2016 competition or President Schwarzenegger introducing compulsory German lessons in American schools? A tongue-in-cheek exploration of some of the numbers behind the 50million.uk Euro 2016 football contest.
Mike June, 2016
108 students scored the maximum 45 points on their IB Diploma in June 2014, out of almost 100,000 worldwide. In other words, only one in a thousand students achieved maximum grades last year. With these kind of odds against you, you need a bit of help, so the purpose of this (moderately tongue-in-cheek) article is to give this to you. Want to get the magic 45 points on your IB? Read on!
Intelligence is a strange, strange word. Just stop for a moment and try to define what intelligence is. Perhaps you thought of an IQ test, a chalky blackboard, or perhaps the classic Einstein-with-crazy-hair may come to mind. But is it really so easy to define, and more importantly to me as an educator, what do I need to know about intelligence?
Mike March, 2014
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