Facing IB exams with confidence

So, your son, daughter or ward will be taking the IB exams either this year or next year. What can you do to help him/her face the challenge with confidence? Clearly, factors such as your home environment, your son’s/daughter’s/ward’s personality, support mechanisms in the school, etc. will make a difference. But, the following represent some tips that we have found useful… In it, we’ve represented your “young person” as “Sam” – mainly because writing “son, daughter or ward” repeatedly takes ...

What to do if your IB results are below expectations

IBDP results are released around lunch-time on 5th July (depending on your time-zone) and are available here. At some schools they might be available before this time via direct contact with the school. There is always a lot of variability between predicted grades and results achieved. This is inevitable as Diploma Programme students are taking six subjects plus the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge (ToK), and the narrowness of the grade bands. Some students will benefit from this and achieve ...