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Private Tutors for the International Baccalaureate (IB)
We introduce experienced private tutors for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Every tutor we introduce has a history of effective IBDP tuition and can support your child with all key International Baccalaureate subjects at Higher or Standard Level, as well as offering guidance with the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and retakes. They will also provide your child with the skills and information they need to produce an outstanding UCAS application for University. We will also carefully match the IB tutor to your child’s learning style and requirements, as part of our truly bespoke tuition service. We also introduce tutors experienced with the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP).
To book a private tutor for your child, please contact one of our tuition consultants or use our online enquiry form further down this page.
How is the IB assessed?
Unlike A Levels and GCSEs, the Internal Baccalaureate requires a deeper understanding of a wider range of subjects demonstrated through coursework, exams and even oral presentations or experiments depending on the chosen subject. The IB is assessed both internally and externally. External assessment takes place in the form of exams. Each subject normally requires more than one exam to be sat, and each exam generally has a different focus. For example, in science subjects one exam may be multiple choice and the second exam may be more essay based. Internal assessment takes the form of coursework, oral presentations for language subject or experiments and lab work for science subjects. Between 1 and 7 points are awarded for each exam, with 7 corresponding with an A*, 6 with an A and so on.
IB exams have a reputation for being more difficult than A level exams, students often have to retake exams. More material is covered and there tends to be a greater range of marks. There are also a lot fewer students who achieve the very top grades in the IB versus the A level. Universities appreciate this because it allows for clear differentiation between candidates. The Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creative and Active schemes all contribute to the student’s final grade, although they are worth less than the other exams.
How can you help your child?
There are plenty of study books and revision aids available specifically for the International Baccalaureate. OSC’s IB revision guides are amongst the most popular. Beyond providing your children with the resources that they need to succeed, it is important for parents to recognise that their child is probably under more academic stress or pressure than they have ever been before. For this reason it is helpful to have a structured working day and to understand the pressure your child is under.
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If you are searching for an IB tutor for your child, please use our online enquiry form. One of our tuition consultants will reply to you shortly.
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