IB Physics, especially at the tertiary level, is one of the most difficult subjects in the IB diploma. Nevertheless, it is still very possible to achieve 7. In fact, according to the IB statistical report in November 2009, 31% of applicants received Standard and 20% of applicants for tertiary level 7. This means that, on average, in a class of 20 college students, 4 want to get 7.
So how do you get into those top 20%?
To find out that I have been waiting for many successful previous IB physics students regarding their technology and IB physics teacher, one of those used to mark IB Papers. By combining this with my own experience, I have found 7 key issues that successful students do by studying the course and IB Revision.
1) White IB Physics Curriculum
One of the best components of the IB Sciences field is curriculum. The syllabus contains all possible terms that could be viewed. I know a teacher who actually writes IB Papers and he told me that every question that is written is carefully checked according to the curriculum and if it is not appropriate it is removed. This means that if you can do all the places in the curriculum, there is nothing that can surprise you in your final exam. So if you have enough time for the final exam, make sure you have a curriculum next to you as you review.
2) Write your IB Physics
We can go one step further. What I strongly recommend is to print a copy of all relevant sections of the curriculum. As you learn / revisit, do not just write down notes in your laptop, write your comments on the printed version of the curriculum! Thus, as you learn, you are referring to your curriculum. When you do this you will be well aware of all the topics you have discussed, the items you have missed and most importantly, the items you do not yet have knowledge of.
3) Maximize IB-Physical Internal Measurement (IA) Scores
While the IB physics exam may be difficult, internal assessment is much easier. This is because you can do them without any time pressure. Also, most teachers give you plenty of opportunities to maximize your IA level. And last but not least, it means you can score less in your final score and score 7 more points. What I recommend is to look closely at your physics guide and look at what is required by you for IAS. If something is unclear, make sure you ask your teacher about it. If you do not like what you have hoped, find out why you missed a tag. There should be no excuse for scoring 40+ in the IAS.
4) Make sure you understand each point before going on
This is important. As your teacher explains each item, make sure you understand it really before moving to the next level. First of all, most points by level will depend on understanding at first levels, so if you forget an idea you can lose. Secondly, it saves you a lot of time. That means you will not fall behind and need to get terms that you did not understand before.
5) Effective Time Management
If you manage your time well, you can do in one day what would normally take another student for three days. In fact, I think that one main difference between 7 candidates and 5 applicants is their ability to use their time well. The most important thing is to remove interference. When you are studying from a text book, or making previous questions about paper, make sure you are not on Facebook! And try to keep things that you tend to elaborate with or easily get distracted out of sight. But I admit, it can often be fun to go Facebook. So what I suggest is to allocate time as you let yourself be distracted. Personally, I give myself ten minutes before I started at the first workplace to watch Facebook, grab a little talk, etc. Before you win. If possible, set yourself under some kind of time pressure. Parkinson's law states that the time required for completion of a project is commensurate with the time allocated to it. If you have given you the whole day to write up a lot, it's likely that it will take you a day. But for those who make IB English A1, you will notice that you can write 1500 essays in 90 minutes. This is because you have set time limits and your brain will automatically focus on completing a task at that time. One way around is concentrating on previous documents for review and time yourself!
6) Do IB Physics Past Paper Questions
I know that new study material has just been published and there are not many stories on the new syllabus. However, you must note that there is still some overlap with the old curriculum, so there is no excuse for not doing much of the previous documents. If you come across a question that is not in the course, please drop it. Getting past questions about paper, especially in timed conditions, is very useful. It helps you immerse yourself in knowledge from the theory – making questions and writing it actually helps to maintain knowledge. It also reveals hollows in your sense. If there are questions or groups of questions you can not do, return to the curriculum and see what it's necessary to review.
7) View the IB Physics Marker System One of the reasons why IB physics is so difficult I've found is because what is written in the text file often does not fit what & # 39 ; s required of you in your exam. Indeed, when I formulated the definitions of Deep Inelastic Scattering (Optics of Particle Physics) in the Hamper Text Book for the labeling system, I found that they did not match (The textbook definition should have 0). Now it would be terrible, especially if the student mentioned the textbook explanation and ended up not getting a mark for it in the exam. All that the examiners have in front of them are the paper and the logo.
So make sure you have a good understanding of these signatures! So you have it, the 7 key methods I can guarantee will be a huge help for you to achieve the 7th in IB physics!
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Source by Owen Yang