Other IB tuition agencies offer students packages of hours. Often, these come with titles like “Exam Starter Pack” or “Complete Subject Support”. While we understand the economies of savings these offer students and families, we have a strong belief at EIB that every student is different, needs to find the tutor that works for them, and needs the support and guidance to explore the IB at a pace and in a way which matches their learning style. We do not believe all students can be tutored for an exam in the same 10 hour block and think it irresponsible to suggest standardised learning like this will work for every student. Instead, we ask families to work with EIB and their tutors to make sure the support they’re receiving offers the best progress and approach for their circumstance.
We find students who are struggling to enjoy or engage with an IB subject benefit particularly from Standard Tier tutors, whose youth and enthusiasm for their subjects can help enthuse students and motivate them to devote more time and effort to the subject.
Many of our Higher Tier tutors are IB teachers and IBO Examiners, which make them ideal for students who are looking to extend the classroom environment to their home, and learn with the structure and authority teachers provide.
"It's very important to keep an even pace throughout the Diploma when studying History. Historical study requires a comprehensive understanding of broad periods of history, and it's near impossible to acquire that by cramming at the last minute before your exams or by writing an essay without planning. Devote time to consistently staying on top or your work to avoid having a mountain to climb later on."
History doesn't just teach students about the past, but also the importance of balance, how to interrogate and analyse information, and how to arrive at fair, reasoned conclusions - highly valuable skills in a post-truth world. Alongside the IBO's focus on international-mindedness, History students graduate the IB better prepared to navigate a world of differing perspectives and equipped to break down the barriers of race, religion and class. History on the IB can lead to professions like academia, Law, the civil service and journalism.
Students taking History on the IB are exposed to a broad range of periods and themes of study. Thematic requirements expose students to broad topics, like "Rights & Protest" or "Conflict & Intervention" across multiple regions of the world to encourage comparative study and to encourage students to consider multiple perspectives to similar issues. Students also study two historical periods over any part across 750 to present day, like the 'causes and effects of medieval wars' or '20th century authoritarian states'.
By the end of the Diploma, students will have developed key historical skills which a widely applicable in an international world and in further study and work, as well as an understanding of themselves and of contemporary society by encouraging reflection on the past.
History offers students routes into many diverse careers. For students with a love of History, many continue into further academic study of the discipline with the intention of becoming teachers, professors, researchers and writers. Aside from academia, it’s also particularly well-suited for students looking to move into civil service roles, journalism, PR and marketing. Many students move directly into the legal profession following History degrees, which prizes the critical reasoning, independent research, and intellectual rigour historical study demands and around half of London’s ‘magic circle’ trainees each year don’t hold Law degrees. In addition, many students go on to study in the heritage sector as archivists, curators and conservators.