IB Core

  • An introduction to the IB hexagon.
  • The learner profile and what it means in our physics classes.
  • What is TOK, an introduction by Richard van der Lagermaat.
  • How to encourage students to use what they do in their physics class in TOK.
  • Physics and the TOK essay.
  • A student guide to writing an extended essay.
  • The role of the extended essay supervisor and how to be a good one.
  • An explanation of the extended essay assessment criteria.
  • An example of an excellent extended essay (well I  would think it was excellent since I wrote it)
  • What it's like to write an extended essay, my personal experience.

Selected Pages


Writing an Extended Essay 7 November 2012

Some sections of this website are strictly teacher only however this part is for students. I have tried to use both my...


Learner Profile 28 August 2010

The IB has a mission statement The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young...


TOK 20 July 2010

Although I was involved in team teaching the whole of the TOK course for a couple of years I am certainly no TOK expert...


Being a Supervisor 27 February 2010

As a supervisor you will be responsible for the progress of all the students allocated to you. This job can be fairly easy...

My Essay 9 February 2018

This is the essay I wrote to see what it was actually like to write one and find out if it was possible to get an A by following...

Extended Essays 30 August 2017

For students submitting their extended essay from 2018 and beyond thing will be a little different. the IB has produced...

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