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Get to grips with the answers to the most common questions students and families have about the Retakes Accelerated Tuition Programme.

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Registrations for this course are now closed. For intensive pre-exam revision, retakes students are welcome to join our online Easter Revision Course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about the Retakes Accelerated Programme below. If you'd like to know about retaking subjects on the IB in general, as well as more about recent changes to the process of requesting remarks (EURs), read our general retakes information.

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How does scheduling work? Which time zones?

We have tried to design a schedule which benefits students in virtually all regions. The schedule is based on GMT timings, making morning sessions accessible to students in ASEAN & Europe and afternoon sessions accessible to students in Europe & LATAM.

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 assessments?

Although some support will be provided for IAs, this must first be discussed directly with your school. Please put us in touch with your IBDP Coordinator if you are explicitly looking for IA support & guidance as part of this course.

Who teaches the course?

Our courses are taught by quaflied 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.

Is this accredited by the IB?


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 on the side?

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 May exams?

The May exam schedule can be found via the following link, with first exams on 29th April 2021. However, this may change if the IB decides to not go ahead with exams. https://www.ibo.org/contentassets/7f6c7681e0b34fc8b0541c1229c7521d/may-2021-exam-schedule-english-revised-v2.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.

Have you run this before?

Yes and with great success in November 2020. We had students joining us from over 26 countries, and we saw grade improvements of 1.3 marks on average.

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 newIB world school. If you would like specific support for understanding howto create an exemplary IA, we recommend that you speak with our tuition team.

Who will 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 the 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.

Does EIB have a retake school in my region?

Please check our regional exam centre page which will be updated on a regular basis.

Who will be my IB coordinator for EIB 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 theM20 results will not show as 'retake' candidates, and Universities are aware of this and have endorsed this view.

Get in touch

We're happy to answer your questions. You can get in touch using the form below, or call us on +44(0)20 3302 3868.

What next?

Find out more about the Retakes Tuition Programme.

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