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Kuddos to you all for taking effort ,to put all the information and resource materials, with suggetions under one umbrella. For beginners like me, this website comes in handy for clarification on how to go about with the curriculum and the resource materials...

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This web-site is invaluable. It is always my first port of call to clarify and add some "meat" to the bare bones of the subject guide. I have used many of the activities and suggestions successfully. The resource section is constantly being added to...

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24 May 2019

David and I wanted to make sure that anyone who subscribes to InThinking knows what we’ve been up to and how we are here to help and support... more

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24 May 2019

I can’t lie. I’ve been putting off this blog post because I know I don’t have all the answers to your detailed, specific, precise and... more

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  • 25 May SAMAHITA MUKHERJEE
    IB core
    Hi This is very interesting. Could you please give me an example? Regards Samahita
  • 25 May SAMAHITA MUKHERJEE
    Principles of course design
    Hello David and Tim Please help me out with a course planner for the session 2019-21. May I share my chosen works?
  • 25 May SAMAHITA MUKHERJEE
    WT1 SL (Language and Identity)
    Hello David and Tim Could you please help me out by clarifying my doubts, regarding the 'Rationale?' Is it imperative that a learner points out from which part of the course will the WT is based on? How important is adding the learning outcome...
  • 24 May Rebecca Miles
    Learner Portfolio
    Hello Tim, so IB Answers got back to me. It has clarified things somewhat but I don't know (for me at least!) whether it is in a heartening way. I have copied the key instruction below: Keeping to the example the teacher provides, one could...
  • 24 May Fay Henderson
    Requirements
    Thank you Tim, that's really helpful. Best wishes, Fay
  • 24 May Tim Pruzinsky
    Part 3 (2020 exams)
    Hi Aidan, The requirements are across both Parts 3 and 4, but even with that, I think you're fine. This is because for place, the IB does it by the author, not the place in the novel. So Conrad falls under Europe with Achebe being Africa,...
  • 24 May Tim Pruzinsky
    Written tasks
    Hi Ashley, While I am tad confused as to what the student is doing, I'll trust that you do! If you think this is a clear text type, and that it will show her knowledge of the play, it's okay. As for the examiner, it would be correct...
  • 24 May Ashley Gregoris
    Individual oral commentary
    My first question was based on this post from January 30: Further to that, can I allocate an extract to each student (as long as they don't know what it is in advance) if I think it will play to their strengths? David seemed to indicate that...
  • 24 May Tim Pruzinsky
    Requirements
    Hi Fay, I don't see them listed. Here is the link in case you need it: Do know it can get wonky at times. So, they aren't on the list. You can contact IB Answers to ask if it counts as a text in translation (free choice) if you want,...
  • 24 May Tim Pruzinsky
    Criteria (first exam in 2018)
    Hi Mr. B, I think you both might be right here. It's difficult to respond electronically and I'm guessing this would be sorted quite quickly in a 5 minute conversation. But, let me try. A student is allowed to write an English EE in a number...
  • 24 May Tim Pruzinsky
    Individual oral commentary
    Hi Ashley, The first one is not okay (students need to have an equal and random shot at all three) and the second one is just fine. I hope that clarifies things for you, but do ask if you have any follow-up questions. Best, Tim
  • 23 May Netanya Even
    Part 3 (2020 exams)
    Hello Tim and David, Thanks for your help. I'm looking to do see if my texts work for part 3. I'm planning on using: 1. Ryzard Kapuscinski, "Shadow of the Sun" (SL/ HL) 2. Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" (SL/HL) 3. Chinua Achebe's "No...