The Pre-IB Revision Course offers students an introduction to multiple IB subjects,
teaching you all of the presumed knowledge and revision technique that you need to you arrive on your
first day of the IB perfectly prepared
Workshops run from 10:00 - 14:00 UTC +1, making these courses suitable for any
students based in Europe, Africa, or the Middle East. The course will start at 11:00 for those in
Geneva or Berlin, and will run from 13:00 - 17:00 for those in Dubai.
Small Workshop Sizes
Subject classes are capped at just 6 students, meaning there is plenty of time
to ask and answer all of your questions, and the latest conferencing software makes communicating
with your new peers easy.
All your workshops will be recorded and made available to you after the course
so that you can revisit your sessions right away, and can also refer back to them at any time
throughout your IB studies!
Due to the continued loss of instructional time which has impacted students who
began their studies in 2020, the IB has decided to extend the adaptations
made for the May 2021 exams. Some of these changes may also carry over to the 2023 exams,
and our tutors will incorporate these changes into the content of our workshops.
Pre-IB Revision Course Schedule
2021 (10:00 to 14:00 each day (GMT+1))
Our course kicks off with a series of Q&A advisory sessions, broken down into
themes, which will be led by a mixture of EIB staff, IB tutors, and former IB graduates. We will be swapping
our stories, sharing our best tips and advice with you, and answering any and all questions you may have
about the IB. We will also provide useful information on planning your 2-year journey, and give
first hand advice on what happened during the May 2020 and 2021 exam sessions, so that you feel informed
about the changes you might experience if there are ongoing disruptions during your IB studies, and finally
you’ll then be given access to fantastic materials to cover in your own time. Come along to meet us and
your fellow students, and get warmed up for your subject workshops!
10th & 11th August
Maths is taught in two different routes at the IB, Analysis & Approaches and
Applications & Interpretation. At the course, maths will be split into 4 workshops, meaning each route
and level can be treated separately. If you are undecided as to which course to take, we will be able to
advise on the best way to spend this day to get a taster of the different options.
Did you know
that Maths HL actually has one of the higher percentages of students that achieve a 7, with over 17% of
students achieving this grade last year
Maths: Analysis & Approaches
Maths: A&A is most similar to the old HL and SL Maths syllabus, and
reflects traditional higher Mathematics pathways. Students develop a deep understanding of core
mathematical theories and concepts and learn to apply these to a range of problems. Of the two
routes, Maths A&A is closer to ‘pure’ mathematics, and is suited to those looking to study
Maths, Sciences, Economics or Engineering at university.
Maths: Applications & Interpretations
Maths: A&I focuses on the application of Maths to real-world examples,
developing students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills and incorporating the use of
technology. Maths A&I SL is most similar to the old Maths Studies syllabus, and either level of
Maths A&I are suitable for those looking to study Arts, Law, or Business at university.
At the Pre-IB course we will offer workshops covering the 4 most popular sciences. We
have staggered these workshops so that students studying Chemistry alongside Biology or Physics can work on
both. Students will be taught in mixed HL/SL groups, as the initial topics in Biology, Chemistry, Physics
and ESS are common to both HL and SL students. Each new topic you learn in science builds on the last, so a
solid foundation is key to understanding and mastering the entire two year syllabus.
8th & 9th August
Biology at the IB is an exciting course that examines everything from the
largest ecosystem to the smallest cell structures. In this workshop your tutor will use diagrams,
examples, and discussion to explore the foundations of the IB topics: cell biology, molecular
biology, human physiology, ecology and evolution, and maybe even a bit of genetics!
you know that Biology is the most common science subject in the Extended Essay?
8th & 9th August
Physics at HL or SL is a deep dive into the world around us and those beyond.
Physicists will study everything from motion and forces to nuclear and particle physics, so a
comprehensive understanding of the fundamental theories and techniques is vital. Physics at the IB
is essential for aspiring engineers, and of course physicists, but the subject can be enjoyed by
anyone interested in the phenomena around us, from what makes ice-cream melt to the possibilities of
Physics HL had fewer than half as many students as Biology HL last year,
but around 47% of those students achieved a 6 or 7!
12th & 13th August
Studying Chemistry in the IB you will examine everything from food to batteries
to medicine - understanding the nature of matter, and how we use chemistry to build the world around
us. Chemistry is a vital topic for anyone interested in pursuing Medicine, Environmental Sciences,
and many branches of Engineering, but will be relevant and fascinating to everyone.
you know that the average grade in Chemistry HL increased from 4.51 in 2019 to 4.92 in
8th & 9th August
ESS is a fascinating cross-discipline subject, combining both aspects of both
the sciences and humanities. You will delve deeply into all aspects of the living world, looking at
a variety of biomes and their species diversity, the movement of energy through the environment, and
the delicate equilibria of environmental systems like the water and nitrogen cycles. The subject
also analyses the human impact on these systems, how resource management influences human
populations, and the current and future impacts of human-caused issues like pollution and climate
ESS is the second most popular science subject taken at SL, with 15,949 students
sitting the exam last year.
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