Readying year two students for their Independent study

[video width="720" height="540" m4v="http://blogs.osc-ib.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Planning-the-Independent-Study.m4v"] This post is a transcript of a presentation (above) which I made to my own students following feedback on their first attempts in identifying topics and tackling a rationale for their Independent studies. The Independent Study The rationale – maximum 100 words The screenplay -  8 to 10 pages (no gaps or unnaturally large margins – examiners have seen this all before) The annotated list of sources What is the IS? A research paper A highly engaging potential documentary film ...

A Student Perspective – OSC Mid IB Summer School, Boston

Clara attended the 2015 Mid IB Summer School in Boston. Below is a summary of her experiences on the course. Clara, along with her friend Laura, have their own blog, dearibstudents.tumblr.com, where they post their IB experiences and help other students.  Tell us a little bit about yourself. We are two girls, Clara Boström and Laura Schmitz who are both attending Katedralskolan in Lund, the oldest school in Scandinavia. We have both lived in Sweden our whole lives but despite this, we consider ...