IB History – The New Paper 1 Prescribed Subjects

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Hi everyone, my name is Jon and I teach history, English language, and English literature at The Edge in Mong Kok.  As you may or may not know, the IB is changing their history curriculum next year and is planning on introducing new prescribed subjects for Paper 1 (Route 2).  I wanted to give you […]

Literature Made Simple: A Lexical Approach to Long Sentences

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My name is Jasper, an English Language and Literature instructor at The Edge Learning Center. I receive quite a few emails from students, particularly those who have recently started doing literature courses, asking if I could explain the meaning of some ridiculously long sentence in literature. I was once also a literature student and, yes, […]

How To Read a Play: A Quick Peek at Blocking

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By Karin Chun Taite (English Literature at The Edge Learning Center) Dramatic texts (plays) appear frequently on Hong Kong schools’ IB curricula, most commonly on Paper 2 lists and as IOC texts, so it’s a good idea to get a handle on how to talk about their dramatic conventions. It is the eternal complaint of […]

IB English Blog Language/Literature v. Literature

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My name is Cara, and I’m an English Language and Literature tutor at The Edge Learning Center. Choosing your IB subjects can be daunting, grueling, and stressful. Choosing which English route to take can be equally intimidating. i. So, what are the two courses? The IB programme offers either Language and Literature (Lang/Lit) or just […]

IB Physics Options

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Hi! I am Saad. I am a Mathematical Physicist and a Mathematics and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center. I thoroughly enjoy researching and teaching Mathematics and Physics. Over the years, I have often seen pupils concerned about selecting the appropriate options for their IB exams since (for obvious reasons) they tend to have very […]

Making Sense of Parabolas

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Hi! I am Leo, Test Prep and Math tutor at The Edge Learning Center. I am here to simplify Parabolas and make them more understandable for you. Many of my students in the MYP Extended Mathematics stream struggle to make the leap from linear functions to quadratic functions: their first encounter with curve drawing. “Leo, […]

New IB options for Biology and Chemistry

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Hi! My name’s Priya, Biology and Chemistry tutor at The Edge Learning Center. I’m here to give you a rundown of the new IB options for both subjects. I’m sure you’re all aware that the format changed slightly for 2016 and now both SL and HL students only need to pick ONE option out of […]