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Frequently Asked Questions

Find our more about the Retake Exam Learning Programme. August 31st - October 23rd.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you're after advice about the IBO's policy towards retakes, we advise that you read our retakes information article here.

How does the scheduling work? Which time zones?

The schedule is based on GMT timings, making morning sessions accessible to students in ASEAN & Europe.

Can I access contents and videos of any lessons I missed?

Absolutely! After the completion of each session, the video of the entire lesson will be imported into our bespoke LMS system, with class notes where applicable.

Do I sit the final exam through you?

Not yet. We are not an IB world school and so IB policy means you cannot currently sit your final exam through our organsiation. In the first instance, we would encourage students to liaise with their own schools regarding exam sessions. Where this isn't possible, we are partnering with regional schools to act as exam centres for those students who are unable to sit exams at their 'home' schools.

What about my Internal Assessment?

Following the IB announcement in June 2021, the IB has announced that they will continue to use the dual assessment model for the N21 examinations and the assessment for this component with remain the same. You can find out more on our May 2021 guidance document.

Who teaches the course?

Our courses are taught by qualified and trained IB teachers, all of whom either currently work or have worked at IB schools, are engaging and encouraging and have extensive online teaching experience. Each teacher we work with will have gone through extensive EIB training to ensure there is parity in delivery across all of our courses.

How many subjects can I take?

As per IBO policy, you can sit up to 6 exams per exam session, and so in theory you can take six subjects through us, though of course there will be time-table clashing and we encourage you to review the timetable and raise any queries you may have.

Are there quizzes and tests?

Each teacher will take a slightly different approach. Of course, there will certainly be an element of test integration into the video sessions, and some homework may be set, but workshop leaders will not grade contents outside of class hours.

What if I want to go to uni? Can I take this course?

We've designed this course schedule to be applicable to students who have chosen to go to University in 2020. With only 4 hours a week for SL subjects, we are hopeful that for any students unhappy with their IB results, they will be able to fit at least one subject around their University schedule.

When are the november exams?

The November exam schedule can be found via the following link, with first exams on October 4th 2020. https://www.ibo.org/contentassets/7f6c7681e0b34fc8b0541c1229c7521d/dp-cp-november-2020-exam-schedule-en.pdf

Can or should I still attend any classes at school?

One of the issues we've found over the years is that with most schools only experiencing or two students per class looking to retake classes, it is exceptionally hard for them to balance the demands of the current cohort with those students looking to retake. As such, it may be more economical not to attend school classes, given school fees would likely need to be paid to allow for this, though we would encourage correspondence with your class teachers to balance your current learning with what is being covered by your workshop leader.

Has this course been conducted previously?

We have run reduced versions of these courses in 2018 and 2019, and have been running online workshop for the past 4 years. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we ran our world renowned Easter revision courses for DP1 students in an online environment in April 2020.

Can I re-take Internal Assessments in November with EIB?

No - your course will cover elements which will be supportive of your IAs but any IAs you plan to resubmit must be done through your current, or new IB world school. If you would like specific support for understanding how to create an exemplary IA, we recommend that you speak with our tuition team.

Will you register my retakes with the IB?

You must either register for IB exams through your current IB school, or through one of our regional exam partners. You can submit new IAs through the regional exam partner, but we recommend you agree this prior to theJuly 29th exam registration deadline.

How much will registering for retakes cost?

If you are planning to retake the exam through your existing school, we recommend that you contact them to discuss this. Get in touch to enquire about the costs at the regional exam centres we can connect you with.

Where will I sit my retake examinations?

In the first instance, we would encourage students to talk to their schools about sitting their exams at their IB world school in November. However, if necessary you could also sit your exams at one of our regional partner schools.

Who will be my coordinators for IB retakes?

This depends on where you plan to sit the final exams. If your current school will register you for the exam session, your current DP coordinator will be your coordinator. If you are planning to work with one of the regional exam centres, we can support you in this journey, contact us to understand what this support structure will look like.

Who will make sure my results are shared with my chosen universities?

This will be up to who you choose to sit your exams through. The IBO have explicitly stated that N20 exam takers who are taking exams in place of the M20 results will not show as 'retake' candidates, and Universities are aware of this and have endorsed this view.

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The Retake Accelerated Programme is endorsed by IB schools around the world, as a means of supporting retake candidates at a tricky time for schools.

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We understand how difficult scheduling support is for retake students, and this year more than ever before, it is a near impossible task. Speak to us about how this programme can either work alongside, or as a direct replacement for classroom teaching.

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