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The Environmental Systems & Societies course is a trans-disciplinary course that integrates physical and biological sciences, coupled with a societal viewpoint, in order to help students understand the environment and its sustainability. The purpose of this course is to expose students to the interrelationships of...

ESS IA is an important part of Environmental Systems and Societies course. It weights 25% of your grade and maximum points you can get is 30. There are several parts of ESS IA such as context (6), planning (6), results analysis and conclusion (6), discussion...

The question frequently asked by students is where do I get my ESS IA data. When writing your IA data make a very big part of this process. There are several ways you can go with ESS data: 1. Laboratory work/ fieldwork technique This way you create...

ESS words -About the IA The most important aspect of the environmental systems and societies course is hands-on work in the laboratory and/or out in the field- the IA. The syllabus not only directly requires the use of field techniques, but many components can only be covered...

The IB diploma is awarded to students who meet the subject requirements, receive a minimum score of 24 points, and satisfactorily complete the core components, including extended essay, theory of knowledge, and creativity, action, service. The highest total available for a Diploma Programme student is...

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...