Introduction to the IB Core (TOK, EE, CAS)

Pre IB Summer Programme

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Course Concept

The Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay (EE), and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) are the three essential components of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. It requires students to engage in independent research, interdisciplinary thinking, critical analysis, and reflection, and to develop skills beyond the standard curriculum, which can be challenging for many. 

CourseLeap’s Pre IB Course for Introduction to the IB Core is designed to teach and equip students with necessary skills to successfully complete all three elements through engaging instruction and clear class objectives. It will give students a headstart into becoming well-rounded-, knowledgeable and reflective individuals, as they prepare to begin their IB journey.

Theory of Knowledge has undergone significant changes in the IB syllabus since 2020.  Ms. Chrisann Creado is the leading CourseLeap Consultant and Instructor for TOK and academic research and writing courses in various schools across India, and is fully familiar with the imminent changes.

Pre IB Core
  • Take ownership of your learning and engage in independent research

  • Learn critical analysis through exemplars of model work for IA, EE, and TOK.

  • Evaluate sources critically and develop knowledge beyond standard curriculum

  • Learn how to apply knowledge and skills across different disciplines

Who is it for?

Course Objectives

This Pre IB course aims to equip students with the following skills and abilities:


Critical reading to infer & interpret


Independent research skills & refined research methodology


Critical & reflective writing skills


Approaches to reflection on intellectual responses


Effective speaking & active listening skills

Assessment of academic skills with a focus on specific criteria via a mini-project


Engaging and powerful presentation prowess

Course Details

Pre IB Introduction to the IB Core (TOK, EE, CAS)

Ideal for

10th graders who are planning to pursue the IBDP in grade 11


4 Days

Total hours

18 hours

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“Looking back at when we started I was oblivious to what the IB was really about. These Pre IB Courses have not only given me a great understanding of the course but also given me a strong platform to go ahead with. Writing has always been my weakness, glad I got to learn it. Our instructor, Miss Chrisann, guided us very well and she was amazing!”

Aaditya Shah

Kohinoor International School, Mumbai, ICSE, 2022. Pre-IB Introduction to IB Core (TOK, EE, CAS)

“The course gave me a real taste of how writing an Internal Assessment would look like. Our instructors & peer mentors were absolutely fabulous; they were able to identify exactly what our doubts were and explained them quite clearly.”

Indrasena Reddy

Delhi Private School (DPS), Dubai, CBSE, 2021, Pre-IB Introduction to IB Core (TOK, EE, CAS)

“The knowledge regarding the process of actually writing a research paper and managing the sources was the most valuable takeaway for me from this course.

The classes were fun, engaging and informative. I have understood how to write a research paper, evaluate sources, differentiating between types of research &
preventing plagiarism which are important aspects for the TOK subject”

Prisha Agarwal

Springdales School, Delhi, CBSE, 2021. Studying IBDP at Woodstock School, Mussoorie, Pre-IB Introduction to IB Core (TOK, EE, CAS)

“IB maths is quite different from what we had learnt previously as it encourages us to not use a standard method or a formula on how to solve questions but pushes us to find an elegant and intuitive way out. Our instructors were absolutely fabulous along with the peer mentors who were able to identify exactly what our confusion or doubts were and explained them quite clearly. I think this is a great attribute of a teacher to be able to identify what is on the mind of their student. The course also gave me a real taste of how writing an Internal Assessment would look like. It also helped us to get familiarized with the use of technology.”

Indrasena Reddy

Delhi Private School (DPS), Dubai, CBSE, 2021. Pursued IBDP at The International School Bangalore, Pre IB Math HL

“This Pre IB course was very helpful. The highlight of the course for me was framing the research question and citing sources. Miss Chrisann was an excellent teacher and was able to clearly explain all the concepts. The activities she planned were a lot of fun and very engaging. I felt really good writing and presenting my own paper. The new skills I learned through the course which is going to be very helpful for my further IB studies include how to write the TOK, IA and EE papers.”

Nentara Agarwal

Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai, ICSE, 2021, Pre-IB Introduction to IB Core (TOK, EE, CAS)

“| would like to thank Ms Chrisann for making this course an amazing experience.

She is a fantastic instructor and she was able to guide us through the maze that is the IBDP core. I found the research skills, academic honesty skills and all the activities we did to understand this as the most valuable aspect of the course. I was able to gain a deeper understanding into what I should expect from the IBDP in the next two years.”

Karun Mongia

Chirec International School, Hyderabad, CBSE, 2021, Pre-IB Introduction to IB Core (TOK, EE, CAS)

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Pre-IB Core

It was engaging and I learned a lot about the skill needed for the core subjects for IB.

3 years ago

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