For students: The HL option and Paper 3

Happy New Year to all of you!  The weather has definitely changed course for most of you, and while most of my posts have been written with a blue sky and warm temperatures, the mountains of New Mexico have had near-record amounts of snow and the temperatures have been very cold, even for this altitude. With the new year comes a new semester, term or quarter for many of you.  While I used the past term to cover the SL requirements ...

The HL Option: planning and execution

Many IB schools tend to focus on the HL option in the first year of the IB program for a number of reasons.  For those doing Route 2 one reason is that the HL Options begin around 1750, rather than 1900 (starting point for the 20th century core).  Another reason is that the ideas and events of those prior years provide both historical context and the foundation for the events of the 20th century.  Lastly, we have the pragmatic reasons: ...