IB Independent Learning
With A Levels focussed on 6-monthly exams and retakes, the IB takes the opposite view; a two-year, fully integrated course. Students must learn quickly to control their work-flow and must be genuine learners throughout the course. Cramming simply does not work. Successful IB students are, or become, self-starters; organised and have a love of learning.
These skills and behaviours enable students to succeed at St Roberts but also to move forward to the next stage of their lives – University – with confidence, independence and a strong work ethic.
As part of the IB course, students must complete The Extended Essay. This is a 4000-word document, independently researched to University standard over several months. It is a chance to show your proposed University what you can do. The student chooses the subject and the topic and, supported by a teacher works independently reading papers and books, performing experiments, interviewing experts and conducting surveys.