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Pre-IB Summer Courses

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) has earned an enviable universal reputation for its focus on critical thinking, progressive learning and rigorous assessment. It is also recognised as an ideal preparation for entry into top colleges and universities worldwide as well as preparing for life beyond formal education.

CourseLeap introduces an exciting opportunity for students before their entry into the IBDP.
Starting the IBDP with its codes, practices, demands and methodology can present a daunting challenge even for the brightest and most motivated student. It is precisely this issue that our Pre-IBDP Course addresses.

Our Pre-IB courses have been designed in a manner that is valued by all students having studied diverse curricula up to Grade 10.
The course will help students from non-IB board streams to move seamlessly into IBDP by bridging the gap between different modes of teaching. It is equally beneficial for students who have previously studied within the IB curriculum since the IB is a pre- university course and has its own rigour of content, contains significant detail and commands a superior skill set.

Sessions will be tailored to suit both Standard Level and Higher Level students, with the latter being taught the skills of comparison necessary for the HL papers. It will provide an excellent foundation for the start of the IBDP. The Programme delivers the best use of IB- compliant Practices in content, teaching styles and techniques and results in significantly higher chances of achieving top results at school.

Our Pre-IBDP Course is held in the summer, between Grade 10 and beginning the IBDP. It utilizes a portion of the relaxed summer months to impart a robust foundation in a non-stressful manner. Inculcating the right expectations early on and preparing in advance provides students with a head start in their IBDP education – with content, understanding, self-confidence and the ability to cope when the IBDP starts.

Courses

Focusing on the areas we have noticed to be most essential – we have been running our flagship courses since 2016.

Pre-IB Math (HL)

Summer before Grade 11

Pre-IB Math (SL)

Summer before Grade 11

Pre-IB Introduction To The IB Core (TOK,EE,CAS)​

Summer before Grade 11

Pre-IB English

Summer before Grade 11

Pre-IB Economics

Summer before Grade 11

Pre-IB Computer Science

Summer before Grade 11

Pre-IB Spanish

Summer before Grade 11

Testimonials

I am now aware of solving math strategies, working with the GDC and the in-depth understanding that IB requires.”

Prisha Agrawal

Springdales School, Delhi, CBSE, 2021. Studying IBDP at Woodstock School, Mussoorie (Pre-IB Math - HL)

“I had done a lot of rote learning for ICSE math, hence I made the most out of this course and it was definitely good use of my summer break.”

Aaryaman Rathi

St. Mary’s School, Pune, ICSE, 2021. Studying IBDP at UWC Mahindra College, Pune (Pre-IB Math - HL)

“The course taught me a better work ethic. The use of various softwares to make the virtual environment more engaging was very effective.”

Divansh Bajaj

The British School, New Delhi, IGCSE, 2021. Studying IBDP at the same school (Pre-IB Math - HL)

“The most positive impact for me was the actual conceptual learning that occurred.”

Aman Kapoor

American School of Bombay, School based curriculum, 2021. Studying IBDP at same school (Pre-IB Math - HL)

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. Studying IBDP at The International School Bangalore (Pre-IB Math - HL)

“The Pre-IB Math course has given me insightful tips for external assessments such as the Maths exploration and I have been introduced to the Math toolkit to a great extent. Finally, this course has given me the perfect boost I need for starting with IBDP Maths.”

Aakrit Singhal

Podar International School, Mumbai, IGCSE, 2020 (Pre-IB Math - HL)

“Ms. Dhingra truly takes time to understand each and every student in the class and pays attention to their strengths and weaknesses and addresses them in class. The sessions were interactive and she taught us the concepts in such a way that they have been ingrained in my mind quite well.”

Prisha Punjwani

Aditya Birla World Academy, Mumbai, ICSE, 2020 (Pre-IB Math - HL)

“This course helped improve my thinking abilities and definitely got me better at math. It also got me inquisitive about various things which encouraged me to watch videos and do research. I think this time of the vacation was used quite efficiently and I am glad it happened at CourseLeap.” 

Kriti Kedia

Vibgyor High School, Mumbai, IGCSE, 2019 (Pre-IB Math - HL)

“This course helped me to understand the intensity that the IB Diploma requires and how we should configure our work ethic to have that intensity. More importantly it taught me the importance of understanding things fully and thus helped me to discover Math in a way I never had before.”

Sharan Mangrulkar

Campion School, Mumbai, ICSE, 2019 (Pre-IB Math - HL)

“The course was very helpful to cement the skills learned in class and helped me develop a good work ethic. The quizzes made the breaks interesting, helped us build thinking and application skills and probing skills to help with explorations.”

Devika Madgavkar

Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai, IGCSE, 2018 (Pre-IB Math - HL)

“After these 3 weeks I have seen a drastic improvement in general, ranging from my concentration, to my confidence in math. Going into IBDP will be less stressful and math will be a lot easier.”

Shanaya Panjwani

American School of Bombay, IBMYP, 2021. Studying IBDP at the same school (Pre-IB Math -SL)

“The course was extremely helpful and really built a strong foundation. It was extremely fun, a new experience and a very good learning experience.”

Vama Madhani

J.B Petit, Mumbai, ICSE, 2021. Studying IBDP at Chinmaya International Residential School. (Pre-IB Math -SL)

“I had never practiced these types of questions in my MYP years as an IB math student. This course has helped me improve my maths and also been a great revision.”

Manu Singh Bawa

ABA Oman International School, Muscat, IBMYP, 2021. Studying IBDP at the same school (Pre-IB Math -SL)

“The tutorials were helpful in applying my understanding of problems. The feedback of our instructors was very helpful, and I do feel more prepared to go back and redo the tutorials. This course has also taught me about prioritization. I do feel better about prioritization and more confidant.”

Rishi Chandan

American School Bombay, Mumbai, IB MYP, 2020 (Pre-IB Math -SL)

“The tutorials were helpful in applying my understanding of problems. The feedback of our instructors was very helpful, and I do feel more prepared to go back and redo the tutorials. This course has also taught me about prioritization. I do feel better about prioritization and more confidant.”

Aadya Joshi

American School of Bombay, Mumbai, School based curricula, 2019 (Pre-IB Math -SL)

“The highlight of the course for me was framing the research question and citing sources. 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)

“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 Agrawal

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

“This course has given me a strong base for the jam-packed two years to come! The content was very well organised and planned.”

Agastya Bahl

Hill Spring International School, Mumbai, IGCSE, 2021 (Introduction to IB-Core TOK, EE, CAS)

“I think every single concept taught in this course was extremely valuable as I now know what my teacher expects of me and the resources that I now have will only make me a better writer. I have gained a lot more communication skills after conversing with the other students in this course.”

Ambica Kale

Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai, ICSE, 2020 (Introduction to IB-Core TOK, EE, CAS)

“I have gained a lot of the IB learner profile skills. Being able to reflect, think and express your thoughts in the form of text is something I have improved on. Also being able to articulate existing knowledge was a skill of great importance.”

Aakrit Singhal

Podar International School, Mumbai, IGCSE, 2020 (Introduction to IB-Core TOK, EE, CAS)

“I thought I had picked a very complicated RQ but once I had finished writing my essay I felt accomplished and proud . I’ve learned to take effective notes, think critically, research well, structure an essay effectively, document my process, reflect on it, and communicate better with my peers and teachers.”

Ananya Mukerji

Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai, IGCSE, 2020 (Introduction to IB-Core TOK, EE, CAS)

“Thank you so much for teaching the course, Mrs. Chrisann from you giving real life examples to giving us detailed explanations of CAS and TOK and reflections, this course was incredibly enjoyable. Reflections were always very hard for me but now I have enough information and access to templates to better my reflective writing.”

Neel Maheshwari

Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai, IGCSE, 2020 (Introduction to IB-Core TOK, EE, CAS)

“The course has guided me to, how to note take, difference between English writing and TOK, EE and CAS writing, evaluations sources, forming research questions, critical reading and writing and what it actually means.”

Aria Vazirani

American School Bombay, School based American Curriculum, 2020 (Introduction to IB-Core TOK, EE, CAS)

“The course was absolutely wonderful and it showed me that what I have done till now is just a drop in the ocean. It also helped me in enhancing my speed and my presentation skills.”

Indrasena Reddy

Delhi Private School (DPS), Dubai, CBSE, 2021. Studying IBDP at The International School Bangalore (Pre-IB English)

“This course made us understand how english would be from now on and what we needed to know going forward. It made me more open to speaking out in class, something that I didn’t do much of otherwise.”

Shrshti Santhosh

Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai, ICSE, 2021. Studying IBDP at the same school (Pre-IB English)

“I loved every moment of this course, especially all the vivid discussions we had with our peers and teacher. There was never a dull moment in class or any moment of silence. The small batch size definitely made engaging easier and more fun “

Sanaa Beriwala

Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai, IGCSE, 2021.Studying IBDP at the same school (Pre-IB English)

“The course is nice to have a head start in English, it is very application based which is really good as it gives me a good base for actual school. There’s a lot of active analysis that I didn’t get to do in the ICSE. Being online didn’t feel too tedious and I looked forward to class everyday. I loved that we got to have a lot of peer interaction and constructive discussions with each other.”

Ambica Kale

Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai, ICSE, 2020 (Pre-IB English)

“The course is nice to have a head start in English, it is very application based which is really good as it gives me a good base for actual school. There’s a lot of active analysis that I didn’t get to do in the ICSE. Being online didn’t feel too tedious and I looked forward to class everyday. I loved that we got to have a lot of peer interaction and constructive discussions with each other.”

Sia Sehgal

Hill Spring International School, Mumbai, IGCSE, 2021. Studying IBDP at the same school (Pre-IB Economics)

“I had no previous exposure to this subject and the classes taught me the basics which will be very helpful when I start the IB program. We also had a lot of discussion and opportunities to raise questions and put forward our opinion in front of the class.”

Nentara Agarwal

Dhirubhai Ambani International School, ICSE, 2021. Studying IBDP at the same school (Pre-IB Economics)

“This was a really informative and well organized course. The instructor was well – informed about the IB format, and also the subject itself.”

Mahir Ajmani

American School of Bombay, Mumbai, School based curriculum, 2021. Studying IBDP at the same school (Pre-IB Economics)

“Before this course, I knew nothing with regards to the theory of computer science. This course helped me understand the curriculum, detailed theoretical content and the practical application as well. Our instructor had thorough knowledge about the course content and clarity in his instructions and explanations.”

Ahaan Kallat

Oberoi International School, Mumbai, IB MYP, 2021. Studying IBDP at the same school (Pre-IB Computer Science)

“The course focused on real life problem solving and providing in-depth knowledge to prepare students for computer science in university. The IA is a new section which makes us go to a real person and design-execute a solution for their specific problem. Our instructor was friendly and encouraged independent learning. It helped me get an overview of the next two years of my IB Computer Science HL course and understand from an examiner’s point of view what they look for.”

Paranjap Chopra

The British School, Mumbai, IGCSE, 2021. Studying IBDP at the same school (Pre-IB Computer Science)

“The course helped me realise how fun learning a language could be and how a good teacher made the said language easy and enjoyable. Our instructor was incredibly helpful in solving any doubts we had and was always open to any suggestions.”

Iain Sandeep

Learners Academy, Mumbai, ICSE, 2021. Studying IBDP at Oberoi International School (Pre-IB Spanish)

“In a week I was able to understand text and answer questions, these tutorials were very helpful and gave me a lot of confidence. The course gave me a booster in Spanish and I know what to expect in IB.”

Mohit Bahl

American School of Bombay, Mumbai, School based curriculum, 2021 (Pre-IB Spanish)

“The sessions were very diverse. At the start of every class our instructor, Mr. George Mansur would have a conversation with us in Spanish which would cover everything we did before. This course definitely made me more confident with Spanish.”

Diya Suresh

Vasant Vihar High School, Mumbai, HSC, 2021. Studying IBDP at Singapore International School (Pre-IB Spanish)

“My confidence in Spanish has greatly increased, and I am amazed at how much I have learnt. For someone with no prior experience in Spanish, this course is a great introduction to the language itself. The different ways of teaching from the instructor provided a holistic learning experience. Mr. Mansur is very friendly and receptive to your level of spanish. This allows a constructive progression in your confidence.”

Yash Kothari

Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS), Mumbai, ICSE, 2020 (Pre-IB Spanish)

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FAQs

Students are introduced to the IB’s methods and practices, some of which may be very different from those to which they are used to. Students will also have knowledge of required work ethics, and gain transferable skills like effective note taking, systemized mathematical thinking, and content consolidation, which are key to being successful in the two year IB program.

To support students through their entire IB journey, Courseleap offers Personalised ‘Tutorial Hours’ and ‘Revision/ Exam Prep Courses’ throughout the year. Courses are scheduled at times where performance is crucial (e.g. Predicted Grades, Exams). Year round Tutorial Hours are for continued concept building, learning tricky topics, doubts clarification or solving challenging problem sets. Revision/Exam Prep Courses impart top revision strategies, and personalized feedback for solved practice papers.

Yes – regardless of background, students may find IB math challenging due to its application based questioning and focus on critical thinking. Additional math topics are taught in significantly greater detail in the IB and command a superior skill set. We offer separate courses for HL & SL. Additional math students can take the benefit of signing up for Pre-IB Higher Level Math courses.

The IBDP is a challenging and rigorous programme and addresses the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being of students. It has unique assessments ranging from oral presentations and written exams, to challenging essays of up to 4000 words. Traditional courses, both national and international, may not fully equip the student with developed and varied skill sets required to be a successful Diploma candidate. CourseLeap courses attempt to bridge the gap, making it easier for students to transition from any curriculum to that of the IB.

Learning is a continuous process and to facilitate that, learning will continue beyond class work with 1-2 tasks or activities, thus setting the stage for content and skills to be developed in the session that follows. “Homework” will be relevant and supported by clear instructions, as well as advice on independent self-study.

The current ratio is 2:12 – one lead instructor and an assistant is allocated to every 12 learners.

Assessment procedures will measure the extent to which learners have mastered the academic skills outlined for every module or session. As well as constant feedback through discussion and group work, students will also receive formal assessment of their work when the course concludes. This includes feedback on written assignments, essays, oral presentations and commentary, mini projects, etc.  In addition, students will conduct peer assessments on the work of other students, so they develop a purposeful understanding of the skills they are learning.

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