Pre-IB | IB | TOK | EE
Aegis Advisors is an industry leader in specialised courses that help students develop academic and interpersonal skills to succeed in school admissions and beyond. Our IB Programme is suitable for students who are currently in or will be studying the IBDP. With a focus on both the academic and soft skills necessary for success in the IBDP, our IB Programme will prepare and guide students through the complex process of the IBDP.
Pre-IB Courses (Y9-Y11)
IB Prep Course
In this course, students will learn how to be critical consumers of research, conduct literature and discourse analysis, and be exposed to the fundamentals of IAs, TOK, CAS, the EE, and the skills necessary to excel in them. By the end of the course, students will have produced their own evidence-based essay, in which they construct a knowledge question and defend a knowledge claim.
Study Skills & Time Management
The IBDP is characterized by many long-term, comprehensive projects that require students to conduct self-led research and critical analysis. In this course, students will learn and practice the best strategies for note taking, time management, academic mindset, and memory techniques that are key to scoring well on IAs and exams. By the end of the course, students will be equipped with key study skills for success as IB students.
IB Reading & Writing
In this course, students will read classic and modern texts selected from writers on the IB Prescribed List of Authors. Students will be exposed to acclaimed writers such as Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Oscar Wilde and will be given essay prompts to practice commentary writing. The course will challenge students to analyse and critique literary texts in order to develop the necessary textual analysis skills for the IBDP.
IB Course Selection & College Majors Workshop
This workshop offers students in-depth, professional guidance through the IB course selection process. Students will be introduced to a range of popular college majors and taught how to systematically research into their IB requirements. By the end of this workshop, students will have clarity on their future academic options and have figured out a tentative list of IB courses most appropriate for their academic and career goals.
IB Courses (Y12-Y13)
IB English Paper 1
The Paper 1 exam requires students to write a commentary analysis on unseen literary and non-literary texts. In this course, students will be trained to succeed on this exam by learning strategies for approaching unseen texts, techniques for critical analysis of communication, and skills for comparative textual analysis between audiences and purpose.
IB English Paper 2
The Paper 2 exam requires students to respond to one of six prompts using two literary texts they have studied in class. Our IB specialists will teach students how to create study guides and gain a comparative understanding of literary texts which are essential to tackling an unseen prompt. They will also help students strengthen their analytical essay writing skills and familiarise them with the styles of prompts most often seen in the Paper 2 exam.
IB Private Tutoring
We offer private tutoring for all IB subjects. Contact us to schedule a trial lesson.
TOK and EE
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a crucial part of the IBDP. Students are asked to reflect on the nature of knowledge and how they have come to know what they know. The TOK is assessed through an oral presentation and a 1,600 word essay.
Our TOK specialists will work one-on-one with students, focusing on exploring the fundamentals of TOK, aiding them in cultivating a philosophical mindset, and providing them with essential presentation tips and essay help.
Extended Essay (EE)
The Extended Essay (EE) is a 4,000 word research essay on a subject chosen by the student. It is a core part of the IBDP and is mandatory for all students. Regardless of writing ability, the EE is an intimidating task for all students. Whether students need help coming up with a research question or editing a first draft, we can help. Students will be paired one-on-one with an IB-specialist and given undivided attention in writing a winning EE.