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The Internal Assessment has been a compulsory part of the IB Diploma Geography course for both Standard and Higher Level (SL and HL) for some time now, and the introduction of the new syllabus for exams in 2019 continues the IA as a key feature of IB Geography. In this blog, David demystifies the IA and gives you his top tips for success.
David September, 2017
When you write an essay or answer an exam question, it’s not enough merely to know the answer. Knowing the answer is certainly important, but you also have to be able to write the answer down in a way that will convince the examiner that you know the answer. Most people find this difficult. Follow these top tips for success.
John September, 2017
In this blog, Calum explores the presentation component of the IB's Theory of Knowledge assessment. He gives a detailed overview of the format, outlines the importance of including real-life situations, and offers a helpful guide to choosing the perfect real-life situation to make an excellent presentation.
Calum September, 2017
In this blog, Anna outlines the initial steps to choosing an IB History Extended Essay topic and question as well as how to approach the planning process.
Anna August, 2017
In this blog, Sarah looks at the reasons for and implications of choosing to take either Mathematics Standard Level or Mathematical Studies for the IB. These should help you decide which subject is the best for you and your university prospects as well as the number of points you can achieve on results day.
Sarah August, 2017
The Paper 1 Commentary requires a unique set of essay writing skills, particularly given the tight time constraints. Read Tim's top tips to ensure that you are adhering to the strict criteria. Many of these have been compiled from previous marking experience!
Tim August, 2017
In this blog Sobia gives a run down of they key essentials in planning and beginning to write your Psychology IA, a crucial part of your overall Psychology IB grade.
Sobia July, 2017
In this blog, Physics tutor Chris provides some great tips on choosing your Physics IA title. Focusing on research methodology (rather than an impossible topic) and choosing a study that interests you will help you on your way. Chris sets out some IA ideas for inspiration.
Chris July, 2017
In this blog, Calum sets out the principle ideas and terminology of the Theory of Knowledge course, a mandatory part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma. He de-mystifies some of the language used in the ToK and explains the way that ToK works, giving a clear guide to students seeking to understand the basics of the course.
Calum July, 2017
Having successfully written Sections 1 and 2 of your History IA, it is now time to reflect and write Section 3. In this blog, Anna will walk you through the necessary steps to help you gain full marks for this section.
Anna June, 2017