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One factor some students consider when choosing a high school is whether it has an International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Often compared with the Advanced Placement (AP) program, the IB program allows students to take college-level courses while in high school. So what is International Baccalaureate? What...

The IB Diploma Programme provides a well-balanced course of studies comprising a broad range of subjects and activities. Requirements for entry to universities are met by following some subjects at Higher and others at Standard Level. Higher Level courses usually receive eight hours of teaching...

External Assessment is the biggest part of students’ grades in ESS – and all IBDP. External Assessment is the big IB Exam, which students will sit in May or November of their final year in high school. External Assessment (EA) accounts for 75% of students’...

What is ESS sys? The Environmental Systems & Societies (ESS) course is an interdisciplinary course which is unique in that it contains various sciences, coupled with a societal viewpoint, all intertwined to help you understand the environment and its sustainability. This course is designed to combine the...

Through studying environmental systems and societies (ESS) students will be provided with a coherent perspective of the interrelationships between environmental systems and societies; one that enables them to adopt an informed personal response to the wide range of pressing environmental issues that they will inevitably...

Environmental Systems is the first IB Diploma Programme subject – Environmental Systems and Societies. This course can fulfill either the individuals and societies or the sciences requirement. Alternatively, this course enables students to satisfy the requirements of both subjects groups simultaneously while studying one course....

What is actually  and how to define ESS? ESS is the first IB Diploma Programme subject – Environmental Systems and Societies. It introduces you to some big environmental issues facing humans and the world we inhabit. When we define ESS, we try to communicate clearly the issues...

ESS is a Group 3 and 4 subject for students of the International Baccalaureate Programme. The ESS aims to: • provide content and activities that illustrate the principles and values of the IB and IB learner profile • encourage reflection, discussion and critical thinking • enhance knowledge of a...

Finding an ESS IA topic is really the make-or-break moment of the whole assignment. It really determines how much time you spend on it and how difficult data analysis will be. First, take a look at if a questionnaire or experiment would be better suited to...