IB Core

  • What is the 'IB Core' and why is it important?

  • Contains comprehensive information about ALL aspects of Chemistry Extended Essays.

  • Detailed advice given to help you fulfil the role of an Extended Essay supervisor.

  • Step by step help for you to give to your students from choosing and formulating the research question to writing and completing the Extended Essay.

  • Many genuine examples given to show students how to achieve the maximum marks for each of the five Extended Essay assessment criteria.

  • Loads of resources to help schools, supervisors and students through every step of the Extended Essay process

  • What is Theory of Knowledge and what does it have to do with Chemistry?

  • Many examples of how language, sense perception, emotion, reason, imagination, faith, intuition and memory provide ways of knowing in Chemistry.

  • Full details of a modern paradigm in Chemistry.

  • Unpacking the Learner Profile

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Why TOK & Chemistry? 18 September 2021

This is a sensible question to ask. It could be argued that there is enough chemistry on the IB syllabus to occupy 240 hours...
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Theory of Knowledge (TOK) 3 September 2021

IntroductionEnlightenment (in a Tibetan thanka)I think that Theory of Knowledge is unique among all subjects taught to 16-19...
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Dinosaur chemistry 25 October 2018

It is all too easy to think that in the past chemists got some of it wrong and that these days we know exactly what we are...
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Introduction 24 October 2018

Some time ago the IB replaced the old hexagon approach with the 'Dart board' approach. However for chemists the delocalised...
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Learner Profile 24 October 2018

The 'IB Learner Profile' was introduced during the early years of this century and is detailed in a booklet first published...
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The 12 TOK concepts 6 September 2021

The main difference in TOK for first assessment in 2022 is that the framework of the TOK curriculum has shifted to become...
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