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Pre-IB Courses

Use your summer to get a headstart for a robust IBDP journey

Intensive preparation with our IB experts for achieving academic excellence in the IBDP

Geared towards a confident  head start of the IBDP and academic excellence at school & top university admissions

Learn from expert IB tutors who are examiners and workshop leaders with nuanced understanding of the expectations and demands of the IBDP

Build a strong foundation for critical thinking and research required for Internal Assessments and the IB Core

High-quality, internationally benchmarked virtual classrooms to bring out top performance

Our Pre IB Courses are a comprehensive introduction to the IBDP, focused on development of a solid foundation for concepts, subject-related content and related skills for the first semester of school. Furthermore, our workshops and master classes  on the IBDP assessment criteria for Internal Assessments (IA) for various subjects, Theory of Knowledge (TOK),  Extended Essays (EE), coupled with training in critical thinking and research skills, using exemplars of high-quality work and feedback on mini- assessment tasks empower our students to achieve academic excellence right from the outset of the IB Diploma Programme.

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    Course Concept

    Our Pre IB Courses are held in the summer after Grade 10, prior to the start of Grade 11 in the IBDP. It utilises a part of the relaxed summer months to impart learning in a non-anxious manner in order to minimise stress for students entering the IB program, and help them target exceptional performance when school opens.

    Grade 11 is a crucial year that launches students’ academic careers by constructing a solid foundation to gain admission to prestigious universities. Application to foreign universities must start in the early semester of Year 12, by which time students must have a transcript containing details of the continuous assessments that start as early as the third week of teaching in grade 11. Pre – IB courses give students a headstart and a better chance for healthy predicted grades for admission into top universities.

    Our Pre IB courses aim to prepare students for this journey in a holistic and robust manner. Inculcating the right expectations and skills at an early stage, provides students with a head start in their IBDP education – with content, understanding, self-confidence and the ability to excel when their high school begins.

    It 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. These courses have been designed in a manner that is valued by all students having studied diverse curricula (ICSE, IGCSE, CBSE, MYP or any other National or International boards) up to Grade 10.

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    Watch the video that showcases insights from Our IB specialists, where they elucidate the reasoning behind Pre IB courses

    Common challenges students face before starting the IBDP

    Coping the IBDP with its codes, practices, demands and methodology due to lack of skills can present a daunting challenge even to the brightest and most motivated students to approach the 11th grade with confidence.

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    Our programmes have been developed to strengthen necessary skills amongst all students from various curricula and focus on the key areas that would give students confidence in their knowledge base even before they become IB Diploma students.

    Inaccessibility to expert IB tutors who are well-versed with the expectations and demands of IBDP programme and can train students to excel in first semester in grade 11 and beyond

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    Our highly experienced IB tutors who are examiners and workshop leaders , upskilled with IB syllabus changes, have built our Summer Pre- IB courses and Full-Term IB Programmes. Our Pre- IB and IB Programmes deliver 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.

    Difficulty in adapting to the IBDP’S multidisciplinary approach and in designing an original and focussed research plan for the Internal Assessments (IA).

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    Our expert IB tutors and examiners provide research-based guidance to build a strong foundation for critical thinking and research required for IA , following the IB ethical guidelines for academic honesty

    Lack of understanding of expectations demanded by rigorous and continuous assessment patterns to excel in the first semester of the grade 11 and the final IB exam.

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    Our Pre-IB courses provide students with premium content for assessments that includes quizzes, criteria-based investigations, problems alike IB exam papers, through quality feedback and tips for success when the school starts

    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.

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    Courses we offer

    Since 2016, we have been conducting our flagship Pre IB courses during the summer, with a focus on the areas that we have identified as most crucial for students to excel in.

    Subjects Offered

    *Please reach out to us if you would require support for any additional Pre IB course subjects (Biology, Psychology, History, Geography) other than the above-mentioned.

    Why CourseLeap?

    A One-Stop Solution: for IB & Pre-IB courses, IGCSE, A Levels, Advanced Placement (AP courses), American Common Core, International Math Olympiad Exams

    Academic Expertise: Highly-qualified teachers with immense experience in delivering international curriculum with a supportive and encouraging approach for independent learning

    Inspiring students to highest academic standards: Continuous performance-based student tracking on improved problem-solving, critical thinking and research skills with detailed feedback through improvisation strategies for top results

    Personalized & Tailor-made Courses: Courses based on subject choices, need, ability, workload & mapping with baseline tests, allowing career choices for success to be offered

    Academic guidance: Provided for academic profile building for all students with an ultimate aim of admission and success in top universities.

    Online Learning Platform: Implemented a world-class learning management system for organising our online classes, enabling us to personalise the learning journeys of our students in a digitised environment

    One Stop Solution: for IB, IGCSE, A Levels  , Advanced Placement (AP courses), American Common Core, International Math Olympiad Exams 

    Academic Expertise: Highly qualified teachers with immense experience in delivering international curriculum with a supportive and encouraging approach for independent learning

    Inspire students to highest academic standards: Continuous performance-based student tracking  on improved problem solving, thinking and research skills with detailed feedback through improvisation strategies for top results 

    Personalized & Tailor-made Courses: Courses based on subject choices, need, ability, workload & mapping with baseline tests, allowing career choices for success to be offered

    Academic guidance: Provided for academic profile building for all students with an ultimate aim of admission and success in top universities.

    Online Learning Platform: Implemented a world-class learning management system for organizing our online classes, enabling us to personalize the learning journeys of our students in a digitized environment

    If you need any suggestions and tips before starting your IBDP, you can refer to our blog:

    How can we help

    Please refer to the Contact Us page if you need help deciding courses or have any other inquiries so we can understand your needs. The appropriate team member will get in touch with you shortly.

    Testimonials

     “The resources provided helped me remember forgotten concepts, an idea of topics I was familiar with and what I needed to work on more. The course has taught me the importance of taking notes and how much easier it is to retain information through note taking.”

    Steve Jonathan

    Dubai International Academy, Dubai, IB MYP, 2022-Pre IB Math SL

    “The course content was well planned and rigorous that covered the first semester topics.”

     

    Aryan Kaushal

    Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School, Mumbai, ICSE, 2022-Pre IB Math HL

    “The course gave me a clear idea about what the IB course is going to be like. Our instructor was very fun and interactive and the techniques he taught us were very helpful.”

    Haardik Gupta

    The Doon School, Dehradun, IGCSE, 2022- Pre IB English

    “This course gave me a basic understanding as to what we will be learning in ab initio and reduced the stress of going into a class completely clueless. I am more confident now that I can have a basic conversation in Spanish. Mr. George, our instructor, was very experienced and he created a very comfortable, non judgemental learning atmosphere. He also shared some great tips on learning Spanish with ease.”

    Amaan Singh

    Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai, IB IGCSE, 2022-Pre IB Spanish

    “The course was well planned, and helped with the overall understanding and process of the work we did in class. Our instructor was an effective communicator and had a very cooperative teaching style. I am much better prepared for my Grade 11 now.”

    Kabir Saluja

    American School of Bombay (ASB), Mumbai, IB MYP, 2022-Pre IB Economics

     “I have learnt how to manage my thoughts and notes more clearly as well as write better essays. Our instructor shared some great useful tips. I feel this provided me with a fair idea about what to expect from the IB program.”

    Advait Pandarath

    Rajagiri Public School, Kerala,CBSE, 2022-Pre IB Introduction to IB Core (TOK, EE, CAS)

    “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, studying at the University of British Columbia- Pre IB Math HL, 2019

    “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, studying at Southampton-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, studying at Stanford University-Pre IB Math HL

    Our Founder, Academic Advisor and Chief instructor, Mrs Yogesh Dhingra, shares the importance of Pre IB courses:

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    FAQs

    It is a meticulous preparatory course designed to prepare students for the academic challenges presented by the two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

    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, which will help them meet up to the IBDP’s expectations. They will also acquire knowledge of required work ethics, and gain transferable skills like effective note taking, systemized thinking, and content consolidation, which are key to being successful in the two year IB program.

     

     Additionally, if students are contemplating between the subject groups (which Higher level and Standard level options are appropriate), Pre IB courses can help you achieve more clarity. They can provide holistic preparation for your subject choices in the two year long Diploma Program.

    To support students through their entire IB journey, CourseLeap offers Personalised Online IB tutoring including IB Revision. Full term tutoring is for continued concept building, learning tricky topics, doubts clarification or solving challenging problem sets. Revision Courses impart top revision strategies, and personalised feedback for solved practice papers.

    They will learn how to bridge learning differences, improve problem solving and critical thinking skills, learn IB command terms, understand IB exam expectations for all components of the curriculum and have a strong foundation for the first term syllabus in their respective IB schools. Students will also acquire knowledge of required work ethics, such as effective note taking, systemized organisational  thinking, and content consolidation.

    These courses have been designed in a manner that is valued by all students having studied diverse curricula (ICSE, IGCSE, CBSE, MYP or any other National boards or International bespoke curricula) in Grade 10

    We offer one on one Pre IB course and tutoring for students in addition to other online program offerings. These include CL Live– live teaching and real- time delivery by instructors for students who prefer interactive feedback and doubt clarification, CL accelerate- provision of comprehensive resources supported by live sessions at an accelerated pace for self motivated students, and finally CL Self Paced Study– self paced courses with topic wise recordings and quizzes for independent learners or students who are in a different time zone. 

    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 courses for Higher Level.

    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 students with the relevant 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 on the next day. “Homework” will be relevant and supported by clear instructions, as well as advice on independent self-study. There will be homework requiring 30 to 40 minutes after each day’s  session.

    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 practical understanding of the skills they are learning.

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