Using Loci to Learn Effectively

What is the Method of Loci? “The method of loci (MOL) is a mnemonic device that relies on spatial relationships between “loci” (e.g., locations on a familiar route or rooms in a familiar building) to arrange and recollect memorial content.” In Latin, Loci means location […]

How to Write an IB Media Analysis Essay

This section of the IB English paper is a challenge for many students because of its nature – an unseen text with no hint beforehand. The only way to ace this paper is lots of practice, getting your basics right and maybe some magic dust! […]

How Mind Maps Help You Study Better

Do you want to study in a more organised way or are you tired of the traditional note-taking method? Do you want to organise your thoughts and ideas in a more structured way? Well, in that case, Mind Maps are just for you.  What are […]

Top 7 Tips for IBDP ToK Essay

The ToK, or Theory of Knowledge, is a mandatory component of the IB DP Core. The ToK essay is a 1600-word essay that students prepare for in their own time, before the set deadline.  This tends to easily be one of the most dreaded topics […]

How To Write An Effective Conclusion

Main idea. Check. Intro. Check. Purpose of Essay. Check. Conclusion. Umm… Now let’s imagine this. You just had the best meal of your life. Scrumptious, juicy, and flavourful. And then came the dessert – a mousse that was chalky and grainy in texture. That perfect […]

IB Chinese Revision Tips

The most necessary task to do for an increase in productivity during exams is to revise the topics learned so far. The key is to not to forget what you have learnt and retain it for a long time. Memory is formed by revision that […]

Summer 2022 Holiday Reads for Grade 9!

Grade 9 is the start of an exciting phase of learning with new IGCSE subjects to delve into. Yet, it can also be daunting too – with the pressure of Grade 10 looming ahead and the urgency to “improve your grades before it’s too late”. […]

Summer 2022 Reading List for Grades 7 & 8!

Developing your reading skills early not only builds a strong foundation for your education, but also helps you grow as an individual; enabling you to express yourself better, gain a wider perspective of the world, and foster your critical thinking skills.  We’ve carefully created a […]

Top Summer Reads for Grades 5 & 6

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has a timeless message from a less complex era, and it continues to resonate.” Leonard Everett Fisher of The Horn Book Magazine wrote in 2000  The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson […]