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Pre-IB (2): The ‘what’ of TOK

The ‘what’ of TOK refers to the knowledge produced by human thought. Human knowledge is divided  into Areas of Knowledge (AoKs). Those units generally combine subjects which have similar methods, scope and goals. There are eight of them. Natural Sciences, Human Sciences, History, Mathematics, the Arts, Indigenous Knowledge, Ethics, and Religious Knowledge. Find out more

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Pre-IB (1): What on Earth is TOK?

When asked about what makes IB students more prepared for university than others, admissions officers tend to highlight two things, the Extended Essay and TOK. Theory of Knowledge forms the foundation of the whole programme and it elevates the DP curriculum to a level of sophistication not achieved by other qualifications. Find out more

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PRE IB: What should I expect from the IB course?

There are two main answers to this question: 1. Academic The IB will give you an excellent grounding in the subjects you study. Your will learn about 6 subjects in some detail, and can use these subjects to help you decide on what you might wish to read at university, or in the workplace. The […] Find out more

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PRE IB: Am I doing the right thing by choosing to study the IB?

This blog was written by John Chilton, an experienced IB Physics teacher. To read more blogs written by John, click here. Of course you are!  If you have chosen the IB for the right reasons, then it is obviously the right choice. Ignore anyone who tells you otherwise. Having said this, there are a couple […] Find out more

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PRE IB: How to become a successful IB student

What does it take to become a successful IB student? First of all, you must be both open-minded and genuinely interested in ‘learning’. By ‘learning’, I do not mean learning information, parrot fashion, with the sole intention of regurgitating it, word for word, on examination day. This is obviously not what learning is about. It […] Find out more

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PRE IB: Getting ahead in IB Geography

This blog was written by experienced Geographer Garrett Nagle.  You can read more student and teacher blogs by Garrett here. The new Geography syllabus, which will be taught from September 2017 and examined for the first time in May 2019 begins with a quote from an IB Student from the British School in Rio de […] Find out more

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