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Subject Reports: Read All About It 16 September 2021

Subject reports for first examinations, May 2021, are now available to read on MyIB. There are in fact two subject reports, one for timezone 1, and the other for timezone 2. The content of both subject... more

New Paper 1 Exemplar (May 2021 Exams) 9 September 2021

This week, I’ve published an excellent Paper 1 from the May 2021 examination session. You can find it here. Over the course of the rest of the calendar year, I will be publishing more Paper 1s from... more

New Individual Oral Exemplar 26 August 2021

This week, I’ve published a 2nd Individual Oral exemplar from the May 2021 examinations. You can find it here (and the 1st one is linked here). While the first one was a clear 7, scoring in the highest... more

Working with an Individual Oral Exemplar (Brave New World and Sara Rahbar) 19 August 2021

Last week, we published an Individual Oral (IO) that received 36 (out of 40) possible marks. That’s not bad… You can find the oral here. This week, we are publishing a suggestion for activities that... more

Individual Oral Exemplar (Brave New World and Sara Rahbar) 12 August 2021

This week, I’ve published a wonderful new Individual Oral exemplar. You can find it here. Over the course of the rest of the calendar year, I will be publishing more IOs to help you and your students... more

Supporting Students with the Higher Level Essay 29 July 2021

This week, I’ve finalized the Higher Level Essay pages in the “For Students” section of the site. The title of each page is written in the form of a question with the answer in the actual post... more

For Students: Higher Level Essay 15 July 2021

This week, I’ve been working on the “For Students” section of the site with a specific focus on the Higher Level Essay. I’ve created the following pages for this week’s update:Higher Level... more

Best Books of 2021 (January - June) 17 June 2021

As I end another school year – we go on summer break tomorrow – in what was another tumultuous semester, I find myself consistently and constantly returning to books. Reading brings me such solace.... more

Individual Oral Additions to the "For Students" Heading of the Site 20 May 2021

This week’s update focuses on developing the resources for the Individual Oral in the “For Students” section of the website. You can find the updates here, here, here and here. Students have... more

For Students - A New Heading on the Site 6 May 2021

There’s a new section to the site we think is a pretty cool feature. While we are just beginning to develop it, we see a lot of potential in it. It’s called “For Students” and it’s exactly... more