Exploring Math and Physics Internal Assessment Topics

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What is the Internal Assessment (IA)? It is an assessment completed in the school and submitted to IB for moderations. The work is usually about 20% of the Final IB grade. Internally assessed course elements include: Oral work in languages: FOA, IOC Fieldwork in geography Laboratory work in the sciences Investigations in mathematics Artistic Performances […]

Ye Old Timey English: The Stumbling Block for AP and SAT II English

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By Janka Steenkamp (English Literature, Edge Writing, Public Speaking, Drama (IB) tutor at The Edge Learning Center) By now, most of you will have encountered a text that’s got a very lovely old school stamp on it, that makes you wonder how on earth people communicated back then, and why on earth you have to trudge through […]

A Scientific Approach to AP Comparative Government and Politics

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By Adam Stengel (AP/IB History, English Literature, English Language, History tutor at The Edge Learning Center) I am NOT a scientist. But, of the all subjects and curriculums I tutor in, AP Comparative Government and Politics is the one that warrants the most scientific approach—that is, the process of “doing” the course calls for a scientific method of […]

IB Biology Overview

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By Luke Palmer (Head of Math and Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and ESS tutor at The Edge Learning Center) With the start of the new year, many students are taking IB mock tests in preparation for their IB diploma exams this May. A student must take six different subjects across a range of disciplines, the group four topics […]

Counting Principles, Combinations and Permutations

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By Indrani Banerjee (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT) tutor at The Edge Learning Center) What are ‘counting principles’? The fundamentals of counting principles appear in some form or another in the IB, AP and A-Levels maths curricula, and are common topics tested in the maths section of the ACT and SAT, so make sure you are prepared to deal with them! Counting Principles Think about a time when […]

Misconceptions in Physics

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By Pratik Choudhury (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), IGCSE/MYP Math & Physics, IB Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) There is a common misconception that ‘There is no gravity in outer space’. This misconception gets further reinforced when phrases such as ‘zero’ and ‘micro’ gravity are often heard in videos that show humans floating around in their space […]

Radio Interview with Duc Luu – Running The Race

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Recently, The Edge’s Founder and CEO, Duc Luu had the opportunity to be interviewed by Hong Kong’s D100 radio show, Running the Race. Running the race is a show sharing the various ways entrepreneurs have been successful over time. Duc shares his story from the humble days of founding The Edge to the recent merger with the RISE […]

FOA & IOP: The Burden of Creativity

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By Janka Steenkamp (English Literature, Edge Writing, Public Speaking, Drama (IB) tutor at The Edge Learning Center) As an IBDP English student, 30% of your final grade is orally assessed. 15% of that is the dreaded IOC, and the other 15% is your FOA if you are Lang/Lit and your IOP if you are Lit. Now, a […]

IB Chemistry Overview

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By Luke Palmer (Head of Math and Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and ESS tutor at The Edge Learning Center) What is IB Chemistry  With the start of the new year, many students are taking IB mock tests in preparation for their IB diploma exams this May. A student must take six different subjects across a range of disciplines, […]

Factors Contributing to Academic Success

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By Alfred Tang (Math and Physics Instructor at The Edge Learning Center) It is commonly thought that academic success is a simple formula of natural intelligence, hard work, and good educational environment. Indeed what happen in the classrooms play a significant role in students’ academic achievement. However other factors are also important. When students struggle in school, […]

Summarizing vs Analyzing in English Literature

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By Sonali Khemka (English Literature, English Language, LNAT tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Throughout your tenure as an English literature student, you will often be faced with the task of “analyzing” a particular text. While most students believe they at least have an idea of what this means, the task is often misinterpreted and students end […]

Bring a Friend, Share the Joy

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The Edge is launching a New Referral Program for The Edge’s family! Call us at 2972 2555 (Causeway Bay) or 2783 7100 (Mong Kok) for more details!

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