The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
Students are required to study 6 IB subjects 3 of which are at Higher level and 3 at Standard Level. Subjects are graded out of 7 with the minimum being 1 giving the potential to score 42 marks.
An additional 3 marks can be obtained collectively through TOK (Theory of Knowledge) essay and EE (Extended Essay).
Theory of knowledge
Theory of knowledge (TOK) is assessed through an oral presentation and a 1,600 word essay.It asks students to reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
The Extended Essay (EE) is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper. A component of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, the EE is mandatory.
How I can help
I have been teaching IB subjects for 8 years in Singapore and there is a huge transition for students from IGCSE in terms of expectation, pressure, workload and complexity of content.
Different to IGCSE, IB has a significant proportion of internally and externally assessed in year assignments. This varies between subjects but ranges from 20% to 50% of the final grade.
On going support is most valuable as students have the opportunity to contribute towards their final grade.
Students require a more mature mind set to work efficiently within extremely challenging boundaries and deadlines.
I work with them either 1:1 or in small groups to help them succeed by
- Advising on subject choice
- Teaching content
- Reinforcing teaching through timed question and mock exam practice
- Guiding them through graded assessments
- Having a biochemistry degree, I am familiar with writing research papers and can contribute well to planning both Extended Essay and ToK essays
- As a biochemistry graduate, chartered accountant and a writer I am an expert in all subjects that I teach
Scheduled Group Classes
|ENGLISH||IB||Grade 12||Saturday||10.00-11.30 am|
|ENGLISH||IB||Grade 11||Sunday||11.30 am -1.00 pm|
|ECONOMICS||IB||Grade 11/12||Thursday||6.30-8.00 pm|
|BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT||IB||Grade 11/12||Friday||5.30-7.00 pm|