IB Diploma Programme
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year intensive programme aimed at students aged 16-19, originally formulated in Geneva, Switzerland. It is taught in 140 countries around the world and requires students to specialize in six given subjects with external examinations at the end of the two years which covers all subjects studied. Each subject is marked out of 7 for a total score of 42 with three extra “core points” available for performance in the mandatory Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge components.
BartyED IB tutors have helped hundreds of students improve their grades and overcome weak areas. Many Diploma students at "through-train" IB schools struggle because their previous assessment in the MYP has rewarded reflective, "big picture" thinking instead of critical understanding. As a result, students have had no experience in how to systemise and retain large volumes of "assumed knowledge." This creates particular challenges for students in the Sciences and Maths but equally can impact exam performance in English and Humanities where students are unable to articulate sufficiently specific and detailed arguments. Here, our tutors act as instructors, mentors and taskmasters to help students master the key concepts and achieve exam success.
In our opinion, the IBDP is the most demanding of international high school curricula. Tutors without personal experience in the programme have difficulty relating to the emotional and academic pressure that students experience. Our qualified IB tutors are veterans with a minimum of 40 points whose expertise addresses the weaknesses students often present: mathematically-minded learners with trouble expressing themselves in the humanities, and linguistically-minded learners who experience difficulty in the hard sciences. BartyED IB tutors consistently help students consolidate their weak areas and accentuate their strengths for top marks in coursework and examinations.