Mid-IB Tuition Programme

Programme Schedule

Mon-Fri, 27th July - 16th August

This course has now finished. Details for our 2021 course will be released in the new year.

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Programme Schedule

Select the subjects you'd like to revise to see them highlighted on the programme schedule. Press the arrow next to any subjects to expand the class list and have more control over your selection.

Biology
Business Management
Chemistry
Economics
English
ESS
Extended Essay
UCAS
TOK
Geography
History
Physics
Psychology
Maths: Analysis & Approaches
Maths: Applications & Interpretations
Biology - Units & Options










Standard & Higher Level

Register for HL or SL in any subject, and cover any relevant material for each leve. You can read more about the differences between the class content in each subject on the 'Subjects & Units' page.

0. Overview

Our biology workshops will be split between SL and HL students, and will focus on the core syllabus content. HL students will then have to opportunity to work on related HL modules in each workshop. Tutors will use a combination of diagrams, examples, case studies, drawn graphs and representations to explain each biological concept or system in detail, and also to explore the links between different topics. By studying biology in a modular fashion, you will be able to reinforce your knowledge where you are less sure, or deepen your understanding of more complex topics.

Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
1. Cell Biology

Covering the basics of cell structure and lifecycle is key to understanding future units such as human physiology and genetics. As you will hear many times, the cell is the building block of life - so underpins almost any type of Biological study. Being able to comfortably differentiate eukaryotes and prokaryotes, explain membrane transport and how cells divide is invaluable for future units.

  • An introduction to
  • The infrastructure of cells
  • Membrane structure
  • Membrane transport
  • The origin of cells
  • Cell division
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
2. Molecular

This class will cover one of the more content-heavy topics of essentially, how chemical and chemical reactions control the way living organisms survive and thrive. Learning about the essential elements we need to synthesise complex proteins in our bodies will be the basis for understanding topic 6, human physiology.

  • Molecules to metabolism
  • Water
  • Carbohydrates and lipids
  • Proteins
  • Enzymes
  • RNA and DNA
  • DNA replication, transcription and translation
  • Cell respiration
  • Photosynthesis
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
3. Genetics

This class is an introduction to how genes work, what they are, and how they're passed on. In turn, this will help you understand genetic diversity, evolution and resilience are linked. This will be invaluable in Topic 4.

  • Genes
  • Chromosomes
  • Meiosis
  • Inheritance
  • Genetic modification and biotechnology
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
4. Ecology and Evolution (combining 2 topics)

This workshop combines two smaller related topics. In ecology you will learn about the interrelation between species, communities and ecosystems, and the effect humans have on these delicately balanced systems. Learn more about the huge range of living organisms that we rely on and may not even be aware of. Evolution looks at these living things and their survival in more detail, covering the evidence for evolution, classification of biodiversity, and cladistics.

  • Species, communities and ecosystems
  • Energy Flow
  • Carbon cycling
  • Climate change
  • Evolution and natural selection
  • Classification and cladistics
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
5. Human physiology

This class is all about the processes that take place inside the human body. There is a lot of content to cover in this topic, but by breaking it down into different interrelated systems you can build an understanding of the body as a whole. Tutors will use diagrams and representations to explain systems ranging from digestion, to blood and hormone transmission, to reproduction.

  • Digestion and absoption
  • The blood system and defence against disease
  • Gas exchange
  • Neurons and synapses
  • Hormones and reproduction
  • Homeostasis
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
Business Management - Units & Options




Standard & Higher Level

Register for HL or SL in any subject, and cover any relevant material for each leve. You can read more about the differences between the class content in each subject on the 'Subjects & Units' page.

Chemistry - Units & Options










Standard & Higher Level

Register for HL or SL in any subject, and cover any relevant material for each leve. You can read more about the differences between the class content in each subject on the 'Subjects & Units' page.

0. Overview

Chemistry is a subject where topics are closely related, and understanding of the foundations is crucial to understanding the subject as a whole. Join our Mid-IB online classes, split by HL and SL, to make sure that all of your first year content is secure so that your learning next year is manageable and successful! Workshops cover everything from the core fundamentals of atomic structure, stoichiometry, and bonding, through to more advanced topics including kinematics and acids and bases. Boost your confidence and deepen your knowledge by choosing specific topic classes, or attend for a full week for a comprehensive overview of the subject so far.

Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
1. Stoichiometry + Measurement & Processing

This class covers stoichiometry and measurement, and so it is fundamental to your understanding of all other chemistry options as stoichiometry underpins almost every calculation you may do. Confidence and fluency with measuring matter in different states, working with moles, and balancing equations is vital.

  • Writing and balancing chemical equations
  • State symbols and states of matter
  • Converting between different units and measures
  • Understanding and working with moles
  • Uncertainty and error in measurement
  • Interpreting graphs and basic spectroscopy
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
2. Atomic Structure + Periodicity

This class details the structure of the atom, how we discovered and interpreted this structure, and how it relates to chemical behaviour and periodic trends. Understanding this topic will strengthen your foundation in all areas of chemistry, and do a huge amount to improve your overall chemical intuition.

  • Understanding the components and structure of the atom
  • Learning the trends in the periodic table, and their origin
  • Explaining how atomic structure relates to chemical properties
  • Electron orbitals, shells, and configurations
  • Transition metals and their complexes
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
3. Chemical Bonding & Structure

This class explores how atoms form molecules through different kinds of bonding, and the different resultant properties in the compounds they form. You will learn about ionic and covalent bonding, how to determine molecular shape, how orbitals are able to combine and overlap through bonding, and also how molecules intereact with themselves in substances.

  • Ionic, covalent, and metallic bonding
  • Ionic lattice, giant covalent, and molecular covalent structures
  • VSEPR theory and molecular shape
  • Intermolecular forces
  • Resonance and orbital hybridization
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
4. Energetics + Kinetics

This class is all about chemical reactions, and describes the science and mathematics behind the energy and speed of reactions. You will learn about enthalpy and entropy, how we determine their values, and how we use these quantities to predict the behaviour of chemical reactions. You will also cover the rate of reactions, and how we can affect rates using things like pressure, temperature, and catalysis.

  • Enthalpy changes, and enthalpy of combustion/formation
  • Hess' law & Energy cycles
  • Gibb's free energy & Entropy
  • Rate of reaction & The rate equation
  • Activation energy
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
5. Acids & Bases

Here you will cover everything to do with Acids & Bases - understanding their structure, the chemistry of their reactions, and how to work with calcultions including pH, pKa, and Kw. You will build on your understanding of equilibrium when studying weak acids and bases, and draw on your knowledge of ionic structure and bonding when considering buffer solutions. Although only one class of chemical compounds, acids and bases are so commonly encountered, that understanding their chemistry is hugely important.

  • Bronsted-Lowry & Lewis theory
  • The pH scale & The properties of acids and bases
  • Understanding Ka and its relation to acidic strength
  • Titration curves & Buffer solutions
  • Calculations involving quantites like pH, Ka, and Kw
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
Economics - Units & Options









Standard & Higher Level

Register for HL or SL in any subject, and cover any relevant material for each leve. You can read more about the differences between the class content in each subject on the 'Subjects & Units' page.

1. Microeconomics (HL and SL)

This workshop focuses on Microeconomics, which comprises half of Paper 1, but is also an important foundation for the Economics curriculum more generally, particularly in relation to Development Economics in Paper 2. The workshop explains the key concepts and the relevant graphs for demand and supply, elasticities, government intervention and market failure. Past paper questions will be used throughout to practice these concepts and to improve students’ exam technique.

  • HL/SL
  • Demand and Supply
  • Elasticity
  • Government Intervention
  • Market Failure
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
2. Macroeconomics (HL and SL)

This workshop focuses on Macroeconomics, which comprises half of Paper 1, but is also an important foundation for the Economics curriculum more generally, particularly in relation to International Trade in Paper 2. The workshop explains the key concepts and the relevant graphs for the circular flow model, aggregate demand and aggregate supply (both Keynesian and Neo-Classical models), unemployment, inflation, and income distribution. Past paper questions will be used throughout to practice these concepts and to improve students’ exam technique.

  • HL/SL
  • Overall economic activity; circular flow model
  • Aggregate demand and aggregate supply; Keynesianism and Neo-Classicalism
  • Unemployment
  • Inflation
  • Income distribution
  • Demand side policies (monetary and fiscal policy)
  • Supply side policies
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
3. International Trade (HL and SL)

This workshop focuses on International Trade, which comprises half of Paper 2. The workshop explains the key concepts and the relevant graphs for protectionism, exchange rates, balance of payments and economic integration. Past paper questions will be used throughout to practice these concepts and to improve students’ exam technique, especially given the range of techniques required for Paper 2 given the presence of short answer questions, long answer questions and graphical questions.

  • HL/SL
  • Overview; benefits of trade
  • Protectionism
  • Exchange rates
  • Balance of Payments
  • Economic integration
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
4. Development Economics (HL and SL)

This workshop focuses on Development Economics, which comprises half of Paper 2. The workshop explains the key concepts and the relevant graphs for The Poverty Cycle, distinguishing between economic growth and development, and the role of international trade, foreign direct investment, foreign aid and multilateral development assistance, and international debt in helping (and hindering) economic development in countries around the world. Past paper questions will be used throughout to practice these concepts and to improve students’ exam technique, especially given the range of techniques required for Paper 2 given the presence of short answer questions, long answer questions and graphical questions.

  • HL/SL
  • Distinguishing between economic growth and economic development
  • Measuring development
  • The Poverty Cycle
  • Role of International Trade
  • Role of Foreign Direct Investment
  • Roles of Foreign Aid and Multilateral Development Assistance 
Role of International Debt
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
5. HL Only Content

This workshop focuses on HL-only concepts in the syllabus, such as Theory of the Firm, the Keynesian Multiplier, the Phillips Curve, absolute and comparative advantage, the current account deficit and the Marshall Lerner Condition and J-Curve Effect. It also focuses on Paper 3, quantitive economics, through going through the required maths and methodology to excel in this section, with the aid of past paper questions.

  • HL
  • Theory of the Firm
  • Keynesian Multiplier
  • Phillips curve
  • Absolute and comparative advantage
  • Effects of current account deficit
  • Marshall Lerner and J curve effect
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
English - Units & Options










Standard & Higher Level

Register for HL or SL in any subject, and cover any relevant material for each leve. You can read more about the differences between the class content in each subject on the 'Subjects & Units' page.

0. Overview

IB English students can study Literature or Language & Literature courses, and we have workshops suitable for either or both routes. As there is a huge variety in the texts studied by schools, our workshops will focus on developing the key skills and techniques required by all English students. Tutors will use a range of sources in workshops that build analysis and essay writing skills, and help students think critically and thematically about the works they study. By looking at past papers, responding to many unseen texts, and creating and sharing plans and drafts, as well as critiquing example essays, students will be able to refine their approach to questions, their use of quotes and evidence, and their formal writing style.

Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
1. Poetry Unseen

English Literature: This workshop will equip you with the skills you need to confidently write a cohesive and well structured analysis of an unseen piece of poetry, which is one of the options for the IB exam paper 1. By developing an eye for the features to make note of, and practicing the structure of your analytical essays, you will feel ready to tackle any type of poem that could be given to you.

  • Spotting key poetic devices and features
  • Developing an argument and using quotes effectively
  • Analysing the structure, the content, and the interplay of the two
  • Working under time pressure with an unseen text
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
2. Unseen Prose

English Literature: Prose anaylsis is one of the choices you have in paper one, and developing these skills is also invaluable for comparative essays you will write on texts studied in class. Looking beyond what is explicitly stated to the inferences and implications, and taking a careful look at the literary devices, description, and characterisation employed by the author, is the basis for a strong analysis. This workshop will also practice exam technique and essay structure by looking at lots of unfamiliar texts and discussing and planning your approach.

  • Recognising key literary features
  • Commenting on the effect of features within the text
  • Understanding inferred and contextual clues
  • Developing a more sophisticated level of analysis
  • Planning commentaries and essays within a time limit
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
3. Writing and Analysis Skills

English Literature and Language & Literature: This workshop further develops your analysis skills when faced with a range of text types, and will help you build a toolkit of techniques and approahced when faced with an unknown text, or when asked to draw comparisons between two studied works. Suitable for both routes of English, the these crucial skills will be developed and refined on a variety of sources, some familiar and some less so. The ability to synthesise and deliver a cohesive argument will benefit all English students, and will have a positive impact on your writing across your 5 other subjects.

  • Close analytical reading
  • Drawing comparisons between texts
  • Structuring your essays
  • Refining your formal writing style
  • Choosing examples and quotes that best support your thesis
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
4. Paper 2 and Oral Assessment

English Literature and Language & Literature: Paper two is a choice of one of four questions, and you have the flexibility to choose your texts, examples, and quotes to reinforce your argument. This workshop will help you think thematically across the range of texts you have studied, and give you tools to pick apart the questions set and select the best examples for discussion, then to plan and write persuasively The individual oral component for English students is again a comparative piece, this time reflecting on a common global issue, and employs many of the same techniques that will be practiced in this session.

  • Thinking of texts thematically
  • Drawing meaningful comparisons between a range of texts studied
  • Working with past paper questions to plan and structure comparative essays
  • Practicing presenting on your ideas
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
5. Non-Literary Texts

English Language & Literature: This class focuses on non-literary texts, which make up the unseen paper 1 for English Language & Literature students, and form the basis of their assessed oral commentary. Non-literary texts encompass a huge range of sources, from speeches to screenplays, so it is important to practice responding to a variety of material before your exam. Luckily, many strategies and techniques can be used for multiple text types, and this workshop will help you build up an invaluable toolkit for dealing with these types of texts.

  • Linguistic and stylistic features
  • Wider implications, audiences, and contexts
  • Drawing meaningful comparisons between a range of sources
  • Structuring comparative essays and commentaries
  • Interpreting sources critically
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
ESS - Units & Options










Standard & Higher Level

Register for HL or SL in any subject, and cover any relevant material for each leve. You can read more about the differences between the class content in each subject on the 'Subjects & Units' page.

0. Overview

Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
1. The Ecosystem and Ecology

This is a great introduction involving environmental value systems, energy and equilibrium, species and population, flows of energy and matter. It gives you a really great sense of the overall picture - what we’re dealing with. Essentially, the circle of life. We’ll discuss biomes from all over the world: rainforests, tundra, savannah, deserts. From there, we’ll move onto zonation and succession.

  • Environmental value systems
  • Energy and equilibrium
  • Species and population
  • Flows of energy and matter
  • Biomes from all over the world: rainforests, tundra, savannah, deserts
  • Zonation
  • Succession
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
2. Biodiversity and Conservation

We’ll learn about what exactly biodiversity is - the origins of it and the threats to it. We’ll discuss different conservation methods: eco-tourism and environmentally friendly resorts. Think about charities, their work to the wider community! The list goes on. Don’t worry, our learning will certainly be cemented on multiple case studies.

  • The origins of biodiversity
  • The threats to biodiversity
  • Conservation methods: eco-tourism and environmentally friendly resorts, charities etc.
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
3. Systems - Water, Soil, Atmosphere

Within the water system, we’ll also discuss aquatic food production like fish farming. Within the soil system, we’ll discuss terrestrial Food Production - whether it is subsistence farming or agro-business, wide scale production. Atmospheric systems will include stratospheric ozone, photochemical smog and acid deposition.

  • Water system - aquatic food production like fish farming.
  • Soil system - terrestrial food production.
  • Atmospheric systems - stratospheric ozone, photochemical smog and acid deposition.
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
4. Resource use & Human population dynamics

This topic is all about the human population carrying capacity and what resources we consume in society: this could be domestic, industrial or commercial resources. It’s a great topic that leads into the next one about pollution management - but focuses more on human population dynamics.

  • Human population carrying capacity
  • Resources we consume in society: this could be domestic, industrial or commercial resources.
  • Human population dynamics.
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
5. Pollution Management & Global Warming

Last but not least - pollution management & global warming. We’ll discuss energy choices and security. The causes and impacts of climate change - and more importantly, how we can mitigate and adapt in terms of accelerated global warming.

  • Energy choices
  • Energy security
  • The causes and impacts of climate change
  • Mitigation and adaptation in terms of accelerated global warming.
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
Extended Essay - Units & Options





Standard & Higher Level

Register for HL or SL in any subject, and cover any relevant material for each leve. You can read more about the differences between the class content in each subject on the 'Subjects & Units' page.

1. Extended Essay

The Mid-IB summer is an important point for students' extended essays, with many schools requiring first drafts on the return to term in the autumn. The extended essay can seem like a daunting task, but it is also an exciting opportunity to get your teeth into a topic that really interests you. Our extended essay workshop is designed for students writing on any subject, and at any stage of completion. The first part will be all about the academic process - research, note-taking, planning, and formal writing. We will of course be dedicating time to efficient and accurate referencing. For the latter part of the workshop, students will be split into subject groups and will work with a tutor from that field. Students can discuss their topics, questions, and methods with others working in the same subject group, and receive feedback on their research and essay plans.

Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
UCAS - Units & Options





Standard & Higher Level

Register for HL or SL in any subject, and cover any relevant material for each leve. You can read more about the differences between the class content in each subject on the 'Subjects & Units' page.

1. UCAS

With early application deadlines in October, and the back-to-school rush in September, the summer is the perfect time to work on your university application. In this workshop we will go through each stage of the UCAS process, including special considerations for those applying to Oxford, Cambridge, or for medicine. Understandign what is required of you is the first step in making a successful application, and from there you can get excited about selecting your course(s) and institutions. We have advice on how to narrow down this search, and we will also be giving advice and providing feedback on personal statements. We have been supporting successful admissions to UK universities for years, and are very happy to answer any questions you may have, from deciding on a subject, to boosting your application with extra curriculars, to writing the perfect conclusion for your personal statement!

Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
TOK - Units & Options




Standard & Higher Level

Register for HL or SL in any subject, and cover any relevant material for each leve. You can read more about the differences between the class content in each subject on the 'Subjects & Units' page.

Geography - Units & Options










Standard & Higher Level

Register for HL or SL in any subject, and cover any relevant material for each leve. You can read more about the differences between the class content in each subject on the 'Subjects & Units' page.

0. Overview

Our Geography Modules will cover both Standard and Higher level material, including core content and four options: Freshwater; Leisure, Sport and Tourism; Food and Health; and Urban Areas. Tutors will use a combination of case studies and real life examples, drawn from the experiences of the students, to explain geographic concepts. Combining this with online teaching resources and past papers, these modules present the ideal way to brush up on one or several parts of the Geography syllabus before heading into the final year of your studies.

Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
1. Core

This module covers the core material of Geography - both for SL and HL. In this module you will learn about broad and global issues, and develop an overview perspective that will be applied across the rest of the modules. The content covered in this module will include the study of changing population, how to study migration and population distribution, and the policies enacted to control population on a national scale. The module then moves on to discussing global climate change and its widespread political and scientific ramifications. Finally the module will conclude by covering global resource consumption, its changing trends over time, and how to understand it through the lens of resource stewardship.

  • Global Geographic Issues
  • Changing Population - Migration and Population Distribution
  • Policies Surrounding Population
  • Global Climate Change - Scientific and Political Ramifications
  • Global Resource Consumption - Changing Trends and Resource Stewardship
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
2. Freshwater Option

This module covers Freshwater, analysing it both in the context of its physical geography and its study in a geopolitical sense as perhaps the most important natural resource. Initially you will learn about drainage basins, hydrology, geomorphology, and flooding and flood mitigation - comprising the more physical aspects of understanding freshwater. The class will then move on to examining the phenomenon of water scarcity, analysing and understanding water quality, the increasingly vital issues surrounding water management as a resource, and the current and proposed solutions to these problems.

  • The Physical Geography of Freshwater
  • Flooding and Flood Mitigation
  • Hydrology and Geomorphology
  • Water Scarcity and Water
  • Current and Proposed Solutions to Water Management
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
3. Leisure, sport and tourism Option

This module covers an aspect of geography that is a little more lighthearted - the factors surrounding and influencing sport, leisure, and tourism. With a growing global middle class, our leisure patterns are changing rapidly, and this module studies these evolving patterns and the causes behind the change. You will investigate national policies surrounding sport and leisure, examining events like music festivals as case studies - where geography plays a huge role in where these festivals are staged. From here you will move on to investigating tourism and sport on the international scale, and how political decisions and power influence where large events are hosted, and the level of national participation. This option can be a fun and engaging learning experience, and is very easily incorporated with your own personal experiences as relevant case studies.

  • Growing Middle Class and Changes to Leisure Patterns
  • National Policies Surrounding Sport and Leisure
  • The Geographical Context of Large Events
  • The Political and International Influences on Sport and Leisure
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
4. Food and Health Option

This module covers the geography of food, and its relation to health. You will exame the link between economic development and health, such as how a population's diet tends to shift with economic growth, and how this decreases the prevalance of so called "diseases of poverty" while increasing so called "diseases of affluence". The module will explore the indicators we use as metrics in food and health, and how these are measured, going into detail on the issues behind these measurements and the overall importance of collecting and understanding this data. Finally, you will move on to exploring the international stakeholders in food and health, such as multinational corporations, the World Health Organization, the United Nations World Food Programme, and other Non-Governmental Organisations.

  • How Economic Development is Connected to Food and Health
  • The Shift from Diseases of Poverty to Diseases of Affluence
  • The Metrics of Food and Health and How they are Measured
  • The International Stakeholders in Food and Health
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
5. Urban areas Option

This module takes a closer look at the most obvious element of human geography - cities. With the continued trend of massively increased urban population growth, and the emergence of enormous megacities, understanding urban geography is ever more vital. In this module you will study a variety of urban environments, and how changing urban systems are being managed and devised. You will analyse the various environmental and social stressers that define urban areas, and explore how we could build more sustainable urban systems in the future. This module ties directly into the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, particularly the environmental and social aspects of the SDGs. Overall this module is a fascinating and challenging option, that will push you to reconsider and reexamine the nature of the city.

  • Increasing Urban Population and its Consequences
  • The Megacity and its Geography
  • Changing Urban Systems
  • Environmental and Social Stressers in Cities
  • Developing and Building Sustainable Urban Areas
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
History - Units & Options










Standard & Higher Level

Register for HL or SL in any subject, and cover any relevant material for each leve. You can read more about the differences between the class content in each subject on the 'Subjects & Units' page.

0. Overview

Studying History for the IB is a fantastic opportunity to explore how to think historically and to develop historical skills such as critical thinking and gaining factual knowledge. At the elite IB tuition programme, we will be hosting sessions for both higher and standard levels. We will be looking at topics that both standard level and higher level students share, such as general paper 1 source analysis skills and paper 2 topics such as causes and effects of 20th century wars, the Cold War and more. We will be looking at how to write a good thesis statement by crafting balanced arguments using historiography and analytical skills. We will look at the mark scheme in detail so by the end of the session, you will be able to confidently apply the skills from the workshop to improve your score in the exam.

Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
1. Move to Global War

This module will look at the Paper 1 topic: The Move to Global War. It will be divded into 3 sections: Japanese expansion in Asia 1931–41, Italian and German expansion from 1933-40. We will be looking at the Manchurian crisis, Abyssinian crisis, the failure of League of Nations and German foreign policy in detail, as well as looking at paper 1 sources to prepare for the source analysis exam.

  • Japanese Expansion in Asia 1931-41 (Rise of Japanese Nationalism, Manchurian Crisis, Failure of League of Nations)
  • Italian expansion 1933-1941 (Rise of Mussolini and Manchurian crisis)
  • German Expansionalism 1933-40 (rise of Hitler, Anschluss, Appeasement)
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
2. Rights and Protests

This module will look at the Paper 1 topic: Rights and Protests, in particular the Civil Rights Movement (1954-65) and Aparthied (1948-1964). We will be looking at the context, the chronology and the effects of these movements with a focus on source analysis for the paper 1 exam.

  • Civil Rights Movement (1954-65)
  • Apartheid (1948-1964)
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
3. Authoritarian States

This module will be looking at Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Castro and comparing and contrasting their rise to power, consolidation of power, and policies. We will be looling at how to write compare and contrast essays using paper 2 exam questions and writing effective comparitive paragraphs and thesis statements.

  • Authoritarian States, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Castro.
  • Rise to power.
  • Consolidation of power.
  • Policies.
  • Comparatie paragraphs and thesis statements
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
4. The Cold War

This module will be focused on 4 parts: the origin of the Cold War, the spread of the Cold War, the easing and rise of tensions, and the end of the Cold War. Some topics we will be looking in detail are: the Berlin Airlift, Cuban Missile Crisis, Korean War, Vietnam War and Detente. We will also look at particular exam questions for paper 2 and understand how to use these knowledge to craft an effective essay.

  • the origin of the Cold War, the spread of the Cold War, the easing and rise of tensions, and the end of the Cold War.
  • the Berlin Airlift, Cuban Missile Crisis, Korean War, Vietnam War and Detente
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
5. The Causes, Practices, and effects of 20th Century Wars

This module will be looking at the causes, practices and effects of World War I, World War II, Spanish Civil War and the Chinese Civil War. We will also look at paper 2 exam questions on these topics and understanding how to craft a good thesis statement and essay.

  • Causes, practices, and effects of WWI, WWII, Spanish Civil War and Chinese Civil War
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
Physics - Units & Options











Standard & Higher Level

Register for HL or SL in any subject, and cover any relevant material for each leve. You can read more about the differences between the class content in each subject on the 'Subjects & Units' page.

0. Overview

Our online physics workshops will cover the entire core syllabus, and are split by level so that HL students can cover the additional content that they need. Each class is focused on a different area within the syllabus, meaning you can choose to boost your understanding of a particular topic or attend the full week of classes for a more comprehensive review. Tutors will cover the content needed, and work through examples as a group to deepen your understanding, before using past paper questions to practice applying your knowledge to the range of questions the IB can give you in the final exams.

Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
1. Measurements and Uncertainties; Mechanics

The first topic of the syllabus starts with the fundamental question of how we know and measure things, and how accurately we can do this. It also looks at the difference between scalar and vector quantities. In the next topic, Mechanics, we look at the physics of moving bodies: how they move when they are pushed, launched, ejected, or perhaps even left alone.

  • SL:
  • SI units
  • Types of errors and calculating uncertainties
  • Vectors and Scalars
  • Displacement-, velocity-, and acceleration-time graphs
  • Uniform acceleration and parabolic motion
  • Forces, free body diagrams, and Newton's laws
  • Work, energy, and power
  • Momentum and impulse
  • AHL: none
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
2. Thermal Physics; Energy Production

Topic 3 looks at what happens when you change the temperature of matter, in terms of the transfer of heat energy. In particular, it will examine how heat energy is related to temperature, and how the pressure, temperature, and volume of a gas are linked. Topic 8 looks at energy production from different sources, and the environmental impact of these sources, such as the greenhouse effect.

  • SL:
  • Temperature and heat flow
  • Heat, internal energy, heat capacity
  • States of matter
  • Gas laws and kinetic model of gases
  • Energy sources: fossil, nuclear, solar, wind, and others
  • Specific energy and energy density
  • Energy tranformation and thermal transfer
  • Wien's law and Stefan-Boltzmann law
  • Greenhouse effect and global warming
  • AHL:
  • None
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
3. Waves; Wave Phenomena

Topics 4 and its additional higher level counterpart, topic 9, looks at how waves are formed and how to characterise them. You will examine how waves are formed, how they interact with each other, and how they can be turned, split, and otherwise manipulated. The AHL section looks at interence patterns and the Doppler effect.

  • SL:
  • Oscillators and Simple harmonic motion (SHM)
  • Travelling waves: longitudinal and transverse
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Intensity and superposition
  • Polarisation and its uses
  • Reflection and refraction
  • Diffraction and interference
  • Standing waves
  • AHL:
  • Displacement, velocity, acceleration, and energy of SHM
  • Single, double, and multiple slit diffraction
  • Parallel films
  • Resolution and resolvance
  • Doppler effect
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
4. Electricity and Magnetism; Electromagnetic Induction

Topic 5 looks at electricity and its counterpart, magnetisms. First, you will look at how individual charges create an electric field around themselves, and how they affect other charges, followed by how the current and energy is stored and flows in a circuit. Then, you look at how a magnetic field affects a moving charge, and how a current can create a magnetic field. In the AHL topic 11, we look at the opposite: how a magnetic field can create a current, and how that is linked to power generation and transmission.

  • SL:
  • Electric charge, fields, and potential
  • Currents and circuits: Kirchoff's laws
  • Resistors and potential dividors
  • Internal resistance and cells
  • Magnetic forces and fields
  • AHL:
  • Induced electromotive force (emf)
  • Lenz's law, Faraday's law
  • Alternating current and rectification
  • Transformers
  • Capacitors
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
5. Circular Motion and Gravitation; Fields

Topic 6 is about the special case of objects moving in circles, where a force turns a moving object, resulting in curved motion, such as vehicles and satellites. It also examines the role of gravity in such cases. AHL topic 10 draws parallels between the gravitational fields and potentials with that of electricity.

  • SL:
  • Uniform circular motion and angular velocity
  • Vertical circular motion
  • Newton's law of gravitation
  • AHL:
  • Gravitational and electric potential
  • Equipotentials and potential energy
  • Orbital motion
  • Electric potential energy and potential
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
6. Atomic, Nuclear, and Particle Physics; Quantum and Nuclear Physics

Topic 7 looks at nuclear and particle physics, exploring energy levels, quarks, half-life, and so on. It also examines the energetics of nuclear reactions. AHL topic 12 looks further into quantum mechanics, and examine the Bohr and Schrodinger models, as well as the uncertainty principle and nuclear energy levels.

  • SL:
  • Emission and absorption spectra
  • Fundamental forces and exchange particles
  • Nuclear stability and radioactivity
  • Nuclear reactions and half-life
  • Structure of matter; description and classification of particles
  • Feynmann diagrams
  • AHL:
  • Photoelectric effect
  • Matter waves
  • Atomic spectra and energy states
  • Bohr model, Schrodinger model
  • Heisenberg uncertainty principle
  • Tunnelling
  • The nucleus, energy levels, and decay
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
Psychology - Units & Options









Standard & Higher Level

Register for HL or SL in any subject, and cover any relevant material for each leve. You can read more about the differences between the class content in each subject on the 'Subjects & Units' page.

0. Overview

Psychology classes at the Mid-IB Tuition Programme are suitable for both HL and SL students and will cover the core psychology syllabus topics in depth, as well as provide lots of practice in analysis and essay writing skills. The first class is on research methodologies and exam technique, as the ability to critically analyse research and select and apply examples as justification for theories is crucial throghout all IB psychology topics. Classes then focus on different levels of analysis, from biological to cultural, to build up a comprehensive understanding of the range of factors that affect and produce human thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Tutors will provide ample sources of research, experiments and case studies, so that students come away with a toolkit of examples to use in their essays and exams, as well as a real-world understanding of the theories studied.

Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
1. Research Methods and Exam Techniques

The first class for psychology is on research methodology and exam techniques. For paper one and paper two, IB students are required to use appropriate research as evidence to justify all theories mentioned in their essays, so developing your ability to critique and analyse research is vital. This class will go over how to use research in your long and short answer questions, and essays, and how to manage your time in the final exams.

  • Sources of error and bias
  • Considering how applicable studies are to wider populations
  • Research methodologies and approaches
  • Statistical analysis
  • Understanding the IB exams and markschemes
  • Managing time in exams
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
2. Biological Level of Analysis

This class covers the biological level of analysis, exploring the connection between human physiology and behaviour. The class covers the three key concepts for this level of analysis: patterns of behaviour can be inherited, animal research models can be used to inform our understanding of human behaviour, and the role of the nervous and endocrine systems.

  • Inherited behaviours
  • Animal research models
  • Endocrine system
  • Nervous system
  • Research examples to support this level of analysis
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
3. Cognitive Analysis

This class covers the theories and supporting research methodologies for the cognitive level of analysis in psychology. This approach focuses on the fact that humans are information processors and use mental representations to guide their behaviours, and that these mental processes can be studied in a scientific manner.

  • How our biological machinery manifests in mental processes
  • Cognitive processes eg thoughts, memories, perceptions
  • How cognitive processes affect our everyday lives
  • Studying a range of research examples to support and justify theories
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
4. Sociocultural Analysis

Humans are social beings, and this class explores the sociocultural affects on human behaviour, and how the lived environment shapes the our indvidual and social selves. This class will look at the core principles of sociocultural psychological analysis, and the research methods and examples that support or refute these theories.

  • Humans as social beings
  • Conformity and the need to belong
  • The individual self and how this is shaped by the cultural environment
  • The distinction between individual and social self
  • Attribution errors
  • Relevant research and examples
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
In the majority of instances, HL and SL students will be taught separately. Where we have very small groups of 3 total students or fewer, common content and/or skills will be taught to both levels together, and then tutors will be able to use breakout rooms and different resources when tackling HL only options or considerations.
Maths: Analysis & Approaches - Units & Options










Standard & Higher Level

Register for HL or SL in any subject, and cover any relevant material for each leve. You can read more about the differences between the class content in each subject on the 'Subjects & Units' page.

0. Overview

Maths is a mandatory subject at the IB, and fluency and confidence in maths will benefit you across your IB, whether that's in physics, economics, or design technology lessons. Our maths workshops are always taught in HL or SL only groups, so that the pace of sessions and the content covered is suitable for your needs. Our first workshop ensures a thorough understanding of number and reinforces the essential mathematical skills. The remaining classes are split amongst the four other topic areas, so you can choose which topics you would like to revise. Tutors will use interactive whiteboards to solve problems as a group and draw diagrams and graphs in real-time. Tutors for maths have all been trained on the new syllabus by an IB maths examiner and have a thorough understanding of the content covered in each route and level.

Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
1. Numbers and Algebra

In this unit we will practice our key skills in understanding and manipulating various types of numbers. We will also practice constructing simple proofs, which will teach us the difference between good and bad arguments. These skills will be used many times in future units.

  • SL:
  • Scientific notation
  • Exponents
  • Logarithms
  • Arithmetic sequences and series
  • Geometric sequences and series
  • The binomial theorem
  • Deductive proofs
  • HL:
  • Simultaneous linear equations
  • Partial fractions
  • Complex numbers
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
2. Functions

In this unit we will study functions. Recognizing that some familiar expressions, like lines, exponentials and logarithms, can be written as functions suddenly gives us lots of tools to study them. For example, we know functions can be translated, scaled and usually composed with each other. Functions are an important part of future units, so it is essential that you have a good understanding of them.

  • SL:
  • Concept of a function
  • Common functions: linear, quadratic, exponential rational, logarithmic
  • Sketching functions
  • Composing functions
  • Transforming graphs
  • HL:
  • Polynomials
  • Inverting functions
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
3. Geometry and Trigonometry

This unit focuses on working with shapes and solids in two or three dimensions. We will focus a lot on triangles, and practice recognizing which triangular identity is valid for any given problem. HL students will also study vectors extensively. You should not underestimate how often vectors show up in any post-IB study or work that is even slightly scientific.

  • SL:
  • Volumes and surface area of 3D solids
  • The angle between two intersecting lines
  • Right-angled trigonometry
  • The sine rule
  • The cosine rule
  • The functions cos(x),sin(x) and tan(x)
  • HL:
  • The inverse trig functions arcsin(x),arccos(x),arctan(x)
  • Compound angle and double angle identities
  • Vectors
  • The scalar product
  • The vector product
  • Vector equation of a line
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
4. Probability and Statistics

This unit covers the basics of Probability and Statistics. You will see that our intuition does not always help us when doing Probability, so it is important to be able to classify random events and apply relevant theorems. The same goes for Statistics; you will see many cases of people mixing up correlation and causations online. It is therefore very important that you learn how to tell a valid statistical conclusion from an invalid one.

  • SL:
  • Classifying events and finding their probability
  • Expectation
  • Venn Diagrams
  • The binomial distribution
  • Describing data: central tendency and dispersion
  • The normal distribution
  • Linear regression
  • HL:
  • Bayes’ Theorem
  • Continuous random variables
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
5. Calculus

Calculus is the study of change and is hence used in many subjects to describe systems that change. The use of derivatives to find the maximum of a function is especially useful for finding the optimal solutions to a problem. In this unit we will attempt to wrap our heads around the concepts of limits, derivatives and integrals, and practice applying them to simple functions.

  • SL:
  • The concept of a limit and derivative
  • Derivatives of simple functions
  • Equations of tangents at a given point
  • Integrating simple functions
  • HL:
  • Finding derivatives from first principles
  • Higher derivatives
  • L’Hôpital’s rule
  • Integration by substitution
  • Integration by parts
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
Maths: Applications & Interpretations - Units & Options










Standard & Higher Level

Register for HL or SL in any subject, and cover any relevant material for each leve. You can read more about the differences between the class content in each subject on the 'Subjects & Units' page.

0. Overview

Maths Applications and Interpretations is an interesting reinvention of the IB's approach to Maths teaching, and staying on top of the material is crucial to successfully mastering this brand new syllabus. Join our Mid-IB online classes, split by HL and SL, to make sure that all of your first year content is secure so that your learning next year is manageable and successful! Workshops will cover all of the core material, from algebra and functions, through to probability and statistics, while also focusing on learning skills, calculator tricks, and how to ace your Internal Assessments. Boost your confidence and deepen your knowledge by choosing specific topic classes, or attend for a full week for a comprehensive overview of the subject so far.

Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
1. Number and Algebra

This class breaks down the fundamental building blocks of maths - numbers. Their manipulation through algebra, representation in mathematical notation, and definitions as sets. You will learn how to solve linear and quadratic equations, how to use your calculator to quickly solve simultaneous equations, and the rules that govern number sequences. Higher Level students will also delve into logarithms, matrices, and the fascinating world of complex numbers.

  • Number systems and groupings
  • Rounding values and scientific notation
  • Manipulating algebraic expressions
  • Solving linear and quadratic equations
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Basics of sets
  • Sequences and series
  • Logarithm laws
  • Complex numbers
  • Matrices
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
2. Functions and Calculus

This class will build upon workshop 1, by further exploring functions and their graphs. You will learn about transformations, and how to spot and represent these in equations, and apply your understanding to modelling real world phenomena and making predictions. We will explore inverse functions, composite functions, and also the special classes of functions such as the exponentials, logarithmic, and sinusoidal, before finishing with a brief introduction to calculus.

  • Forms of linear equations
  • Understanding graphs, inverse functions, transformations
  • Modelling using polynomial, exponential, and sinusoidal functions
  • Understanding composite functions
  • Interpreting logarithmic graphs
  • Introduction to calculus
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
3. Geometry and Trigonometry

This class will develop your visual understanding of mathematics, by exploring the world of geometry. From Pythagoras to Pi, and from the trigonometric ratios to the unit circle, you will understand exactly how mathematicians define and describe geometric shapes. After mastering basic 2D shapes, and moving on to 3D objects, you will be taught the origin of all the rules and identities that let us predict the dimensions of these shapes, and how they can be applied to solving problems in the real world. Higher Level students will move on from here to the beginnings of matrices, vectors, and graph theory.

  • Calculating volumes, surface areas, unknown angles and side lengths
  • Trigonometric ratios sine, cosine, tangent
  • Identities and rules
  • Geometry of circles
  • Arc length and sector area
  • Voronoi diagrams
  • Geometric transformations with matrices
  • Understanding vectors
  • Graph theory
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
4. Statistics

This class will cover statistical analysis, including how to understand the differences between discrete and continuous data, and learning how to best represent and analyse these different kinds of data depending on the situation. This involves delving into the various kinds of statistical plots and diagrams, understanding correlation and equations of regression, and statistical tests that mathematicians use to make sense of large quantities of data. A large component of this class will involve developing your calculator skills, so you can best use all of the tools available to you.

  • Discrete and continuous data
  • Presenting and interpreting statistical plots
  • Interquartile range, standard deviation, variance
  • Linear correlation in scatter plots
  • Equation of regression
  • Pearson's Chi-squared test
  • Test - One and two tailed
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
5. Probability

This class will demystify the mathematics of probability, and how mathematicians can make accurate predictions about events with uncertain outcomes. You will learn about the notation and language of probability, and how to describe and calculate the likelihood of complementary, mutually exclusive, combined, and conditional events. With your workshop leader you will delve into the mathematical descriptors of probability, and understand the meanings of terms like standard deviation, and expected value. Finally you will learn about the Binomial, Normal, and Poisson probability distributions, when to use these various models, and how they can be applied to solving real world mathematical problems.

  • Probability of Complementary, Mutually Exclusive, Combined, and Conditional events
  • Expected values
  • Binomial distribution
  • Normal distribution
  • Poisson distribution
Higher Level vs Standard Level Unit Content
HL and SL will be taught separately, meaning that the pace and content of each session is suited to the students' needs. Shared content will be taught to both levels, and then HL students will be able to work in greater depth, add in related HL topics, and work on problems and questions from HL papers.
27th July 28th July 29th July 30th July 31th July
UTC +1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Session 1 9:00 - 12:30
Maths: A&I 1
Maths: A&A 1
History 1
Psychology 1
Maths: A&I 2
Maths: A&A 2
History 2
Psychology 2
Maths: A&I 3
Maths: A&A 3
History 3
Psychology 3
Maths: A&I 4
Maths: A&A 4
History 4
Psychology 4
Maths: A&I 5
Maths: A&A 5
History 5
Session 2 14:00 - 17:30
Chemistry 1
ESS 1
Business
History 1
Chemistry 2
ESS 2
Business
History 2
Chemistry 3
ESS 3
Business
History 3
Chemistry 4
ESS 4
Business
History 4
Chemistry 5
ESS 5
Business
History 5
3rd August 4th August 5th August 6th August 7th August
UTC +1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Session 1 9:00 - 12:30
Physics 1
Biology 1
Physics 2
Biology 2
Physics 3
Biology 3
Physics 4
Biology 4
Physics 5
Biology 5
Session 2 14:00 - 17:30
Maths: A&A 1
Maths: A&I 1
Economics 1
Geography 1
Maths: A&A 2
Maths: A&I 2
Economics 2
Geography 2
Maths: A&A 3
Maths: A&I 3
Economics 3
Geography 3
Maths: A&A 4
Maths: A&I 4
Economics 4
Geography 4
Maths: A&A 5
Maths: A&I 5
Economics 5
Geography 5
10th August 11th August 12th August 13th August 14th August
UTC +1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Session 1 9:00 - 12:30
Chemistry 1
Economics 1
English 1
Chemistry 2
Economics 2
English 2
Chemistry 3
Economics 3
English 3
Chemistry 4
Economics 4
English 4
Chemistry 5
Economics 5
English 5
Session 2 14:00 - 17:30
Physics 1
Biology 1
UCAS 1
Physics 2
Biology 2
TOK
Physics 3
Biology 3
Extended Essay 1
Physics 4
Biology 4
Physics 5
Biology 5

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