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LPCUWC timetables: past, present, future

Posted on May 8, 2014

LPCUWC timetables: past, present, future

Comparison of academic timetable at LPCUWC from the past (2001/2008) to present (13-14) and the immediate future (14-15).

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Paper 2 Analytics: first explorations

Posted on May 4, 2014

Paper 2 Analytics: first explorations

I’m a connoisseur for chemistry exams.  (I need a life!)  Writing good exam is an art, where the final paper need to represent an optimal blend of objectives (skills required), topic distribution, chemical theme, and algorithmic complexity, all within a constraint of points.  It’s quite sad that this intricacy is invisible to most. IB chemistry paper 2 is distinctive in that while the format is preserved over the past 20 years — 135 minutes, 90 marks; 40 marks compulsory,...

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IB chem 2016-22: topic changes

Posted on May 4, 2014

IB chem 2016-22: topic changes

Comparing the 2016-22 IB Chemistry syllabus with the 2009-15 syllabus, written for an audience of IB teachers.

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The BATCHEM project

Posted on Feb 9, 2014

Chemistry is the study of matter, and the bedrock upon which studies of medicine, materials, energy, and the environment lies.  As such, introductory chemistry is a required subject for all scientists, and a solid mastery of chemistry gives deeper insight and appreciation to many other matter. It is a challenging subject to study, as the “central science” demands from its student unusual versatility.  Proficient chemists seamlessly transition between the symbolic, microscopic, and...

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A Guide to the ToK Presentation (v0.48)

Posted on Aug 6, 2013

A Guide to the ToK Presentation (v0.48)

A 4-part guide for IB ToK students that teaches a flowing, logical approach to the ToK presentation. Written by a teacher/assessor, this is intended to help students show the set of thinking skills that was meant to be assessed.

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UWC: Schedules and Timelines (in progress)

Posted on Nov 7, 2012

UWC: Schedules and Timelines (in progress)

Comparing the day-to-day life, academic cycle, and year-cycles of UWCs.

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