Mid-IB Tuition Programme
Mon-Fri, 19th July-6th August 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.