Recent Changes in IB Science Subjects: A Comprehensive Overview of Content and Exam Style for First Assessments in 2025

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In this article, we will discuss the recent changes to the IB science subjects, with specific focus on content and exam style. We will provide a general overview of the modifications and then delve deeper into the changes within Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Read on!

IB or AP: Which is Better?

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In today’s highly competitive academic climate, every early advantage counts, which is why parents push their children to take IB and AP courses in high school to get a competitive advantage for college applications.

Facebook Live: How To Handle University Admissions With The IB Exams Cancelled?

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The IB Organisation has just announced that the IB exams in May will be cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic. In order to help our parents and students to alleviate any confusion they may have from this current situation, our Head of Academics and Test Preparation, Leo Lam, has provided some suggestions that can help prepare […]

Facebook Live: Guide To A Successful IB Math & Physics Internal Assessment

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The IB Internal Assessments (IAs) comprise of 20% of the final grade. For students who are working on your IAs or wondering how challenge IAs can be, watch our Facebook live! Our IB expert, Mr Avi Banergee, has shared his strategies on how to succeed in your Math and Physics IAs and discussed the following. The advantages […]

How (and Why) Should I Read Poetry?

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Poetic analysis is a good way to hone our reading and writing skills. We can share the poet’s emotional experience by identifying key aspects in the poem. About The Edge The Edge Learning Center is Hong Kong’s premier Test Preparation, Academic Tutoring, and Admissions Consulting services provider. Founded in 2008, The Edge has helped thousands of students […]

New IB Math Paper 3 – Math Investigation

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By The Edge Learning Center (Published On 2 Jan 2020) Source: math4teaching  Changes in IB Math As some of you may already be aware, the IB Diploma Programme (DP) Maths course has undergone some changes effective from the 2019-2020 academic year. The course will now be broken down into two routes: applied vs. pure (please refer […]

Designing Physics Experiments

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All physics students will have to design experiments at some point in our school lives. Some of us will have to complete in-depth studies, core practicals, or internal assessments that make up large chunks of our final grades, whilst others will have to write exam papers with experimental design questions incorporated into them. Designing experiments […]

IB Math: AA or AI?

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IB Math can be challenging. Here are 4 things to consider before deciding whether you should take AA or AI in a new IB Math curriculum.

Bridging the IB learning gap with The Edge

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Our IB tutor talks about the recent IB Math changes and how to best prepare for the exams. If you can’t view the above image, please click here: The Standard – Bridging the IB learning gap with The Edge About The Edge The Edge Learning Center is Hong Kong’s premier Test Preparation, Academic Tutoring, and […]

IB Math Common Core (SL & HL)

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As the new IB Math curriculum has been launched in Sept 2019 for the IB Class of 2021, The Edge now runs a new IB Math Common Core course to help students who are going to the first year of IB get prepared for the upcoming syllabus changes as well as stay ahead of their […]

Test yourself: IB Math SL and HL – Which one suit you better?

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According to the IB Programme, students are required to take at least one course in mathematics and computer science as an elective. For all the pre-IB students, have you decided to take IB Math Standard Level (SL) or Higher Level (HL)? If you aren’t confident in whether you should take the SL or the HL, […]

IB History Essay Body Paragraph, a Model

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By Adam Stengel (AP/IB History, English Literature, English Language, History tutor at The Edge Learning Center) As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog, many of my students claim they have trouble writing history essays. Because the IB History assessment is essay-based—particularly the Paper 2 and Paper 3 (HL only)—learning how to compose historical arguments in well-developed prose paragraphs […]

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