How to Approach Optimization Questions in Calculus

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A quick look at applying optimization in calculus. This process is common in both AP and IB syllabi.

The TOEFL and University Application

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There are a lot of standardized tests you'll need to take to apply to American schools - the TOEFL may be one of them. Will you need to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), and if so, what should you expect to see on this test?

The Pursuit of Fission

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A profile of the discovery of Nuclear Fission by the pioneering scientist Lise Mietner, the first woman to be appointed a Professor of Physics in Germany.

Golden Ratio: Math or Art?

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The Golden Ratio is a Mathematical concept that dates back centuries and has been widely studied by many renowned mathematicians. Over the course of time, it is no longer just applied in Math but can now be seen in virtually all fields, especially the Arts.

Fancy a Free Foundation Year at Cambridge?

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A new Foundation Year programme has been launched at Cambridge, offering students from disadvantaged backgrounds a new pathway to undergraduate study. Find out from Karen, our Oxbridge admissions consultant, the details of this exciting opportunity...

SAT Essay Writing

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According to the College Board's 2020 SAT data, many students received the minimum score for the analysis portion of the SAT Essay. Here's how to do much better than that on the Essay.

Setting your Sights on Success

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Many students approach Paper 1 with only one goal in mind, analysing the text’s stylistic devices. But there’s more to it. Fifty-percent of the task is analysing the text’s structural features. So, come exam day, if you're analysing for both structure and style, you're sure to increase your score.

Developing and Maintaining Your Extracurriculars During a Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic shouldn't prevent us from pursuing our extracurricular passions. Read on to see how you can adjust your activities and even take up new pursuits!

How to Use Chi Square Test on Raw Data

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In any experiment, raw data has to be converted to something scientifically significant. One of the ways being taught in IB is chi-square, which is confusing to many students. Here is a 4-step example that turns raw data into a conclusion.

Something I Forgot to Mention…

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Karen, our star UK Admissions Consultant, has provided countless students and parents with the tools and guidance along the UCAS application journey, from mastering the UCAS personal statement to acing the interview. In this blog, Karen shares with us how the preparation for Oxbridge interviews has gone this year.

New IB Literature vs Language & Literature 2020

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2020 IB Lit and LangLit are aligned this time around. Both programs share the same assessment components and assessment criteria. Where they differ is in the number and type of texts studied. Read more...

Beginner’s Guide to Mathematical Proofs

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For students who are new to proving in Mathematics, here is a quick guide to help you get started.

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