IB Courses

Hong Kong’s Original IB Test Preparation

Our IB Test Preparation program teaches students how to apply the knowledge they learn in school to the IB examination, a gap many students struggle with. Using our proven test prep methodology, our IB trained teachers teach strategies and techniques to help students excel on the exam.

What is the IB?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a curriculum designed to “develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.” Created in Switzerland in 1968, the IB is now in use in over 3500 schools around the world, including more than 45 in Hong Kong.

The IB Diploma Program (IBDP) is a curriculum for students in Year 12 and 13 (or Grades 11 and 12) of their secondary school career, and is in use in a variety of local and international schools across Hong Kong. In addition to in-school teaching and assessment, a large part of students’ final IB grades are based on an internationally-standardized examination administered at the end of the second year. IB students must prepare to not only do well in their classrooms, but also on the externally-assessed IB examination.

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Our Program

The Edge’s IB Test Preparation program has helped hundreds of students since 2010 improve their performance on the IB examination by developing effective strategies for students based on our test preparation methodology. Our courses:

  • Review fundamental concepts students have learned in school
  • Teach subject-specific micro- and macro-strategies for use on the IB examination
  • Use decades of research to prepare students to recognize and solve Classic Question types

Our 20-hour courses, designed and taught by IB-trained teachers, are offered at different levels to meet the needs of different students. Each subject we offer has a course for students in Year 1 or Year 2 of the IB Diploma Program.

IB English

Writing • Paper 1 (Guided Literary Analysis) • Paper 2 Comparative (Essay)

  • Learn and review fundamentals of literary and rhetorical analysis
  • Gather micro- and macro-strategies for use on the IB examinations
  • Learn strategies for writing the unseen commentary or comparative essay
  • Recognize and understand classic essay prompts

Good for: Students who need to improve or solidify their ability to analyze a cariety of texts and write effective essays and commentaries in school and on the IB examinations.

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IB Humanities, Math, and Science

Mathematics • Physics • Chemistry • Biology • Economics • History

  • Review fundamental concepts students have learned in school
  • Learn subject-specific strategies for use on the IB examination
  • Help students to recognize and solve Classic Question types identified through decades of research

Good for: Students who want or need to improve their performance on the IB examination

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Why The Edge?

Teacher Quality

All of our teachers boast impressive degrees from top universities around the world and undergo 60 hours of intensive training, one year of mentoring and shadowing to ensure the same pedagogy so students can receive same high quality of test prep training for any IB class in The Edge

Locally-developed Proprietary Course Content

All of our IB test preparation course materials are developed in-house by a team of expert content developers. Our content is constantly updated to reflect the latest changes in the IB exam itself and is designed specifically for the needs of students in Hong Kong.

Extensive Research

Our course materials are based on in-depth research into 20 years’ worth of past IB examinations, identifying changing trends in focus, disparities between course instruction and exam weight, and more.

Proven Results

See what students say:

“I boosted my IB English score by two full marks at The Edge.” – I.T., student of South Island School

“…I got a 7 on (IB) English. That’s actually crazy! The English course really helped.” – K.L., student of CIS

“I really love the IB Chemistry revision workbook, lots of tips for the exams.” – M.C., Kiangsu-Chekiang College