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!
In our opinion, there is no need to hire a tutor for "Four Plus" exams. All 4+ exams are based on active learning, engagement in tasks and an ability to show co-operation, manners and tact in social environments. These are all skills which can be developed at home through good parenting and common sense approaches. The following is a guide containing simple tips for parents to help their children at home.
Do you have a child in Year 11 (or equivalent) who is currently trying to decide what to study next year? If so, you may have heard of the International Baccalaureate (IB). Many schools in the UK are now offering the IB as an alternative or replacement for the A-Level. We often get asked which is the better qualification - here we give our opinion!
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