In IB Diploma Psychology jargon this is the “IA” and the report of this experiment is worth 25% of your grade if you are an SL student and 20% if you are studying Psychology at HL. So it is worth doing well!
Advice & Tips for IB Students
Welcome to the Oxford Study Courses Student Blog for Advice & Tips for IB Students. The most recent blog posts are listed below and you can access the blog archive by following the appropriate link in the panel on the left.
November 29, 2013
This post is intended for DP Music Candidates thinking about composition (creating). The featured piece is Variations on America by Charles Ives.
We also discuss finding inspiration in unusual places.
November 10, 2013
In February 2012 the always creative and occasionally provocative Jayson Paterson started a thread on the OCC forum entitled “Is Drawing Dead?” Since then there have been 16 replies and more than 360 views.
November 2, 2013
This month saw the examiner’s report released from the May 2013 examination session. This is a much anticipated document that your teacher’s user to aid their teaching – so even though your teachers may not directly refer to it, they will (hopefully) use it.
November 1, 2013
The November IB Diploma Psychology exams are just around the corner (Nov 6th and 7th), and the May exams are also not so very far away.
October 14, 2013
Greetings DP Music candidates!
This post is for you – regardless of whether you live in the northern hemisphere or the southern hemisphere – and is designed to help you with your exam review (yes – you should be reviewing!).
I will briefly share my thoughts about what DP Music is about (in one sentence) and then share some advice regarding the Listening Paper.
If you have any questions or comments, please post them to this site!
October 11, 2013
September 29, 2013
First Aid for Writing: Band-aid Verbs
All of us who have to produce critical writing about literature, as you do in your three written assessments, tend to fall into dull and repetitious use of verbs.
September 28, 2013
After teaching for 32 years, I strongly believe this to be true. Obviously and IB student is a … student. However, it is really important that time is spent sorting out the material that is presented to you. All the courses are linear and so, when you come to revise in the second year, students must have a decent grip of the work. And this means, you need to have sorted out a lot of the difficult problems when you met them, not in revision. Courses like Physics (especially HL) are tough. The proportion of grade ‘7’s awarded annually is much less than the average proportion and the reasons for this are: