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Environmental Systems and Societies
Environmental Systems and Societies (SL) contains material and guidance designed for the syllabus up to the 2016 exams and retakes. However, it may continue to be a useful classroom and study resource for students taking exams in 2017 and beyond – please check with your teacher
Author: Mary Jo West | Contributing Author: Bryan Baldwin
This course provides essential resources for your success in the IB music course. It includes summarized chapters for all required components, glossary terms, embedded video and audio for score study and analysis practice, interactive games to assess your knowledge. Sample questions, solo performances and compositions include marked answers by IB music candidates to assist your understanding of the common pitfalls and mistakes. Prompts will guide you through the process, focused on guiding your understanding.
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Martin has taught IB Chemistry for over 20 years, both at Sevenoaks and now at Taunton School where he is now the IB Coordinator. He has a degree in Biochemistry and a PGCE from Oxford University.
Paul Clark has taught Business and Economics subjects for over 25 years and has considerable experience as an examiner and moderator for several examination boards. He is also an Author, blogger and developer of e-learning resources.
Marie-Laure Delvallée has been Head of MFL and French at St Edward’s School in Oxford since 2012, and teaches French B. She graduated from the Université du Littoral in France and completed her Masters and PGCE in “Français Langue Etrangère” at Canterbury Christ Church University. For many years, she has taught French B and Ab Initio on OSC’s intensive Spring Revision Courses and Cambridge Summer Schools.
Lucy studied Chemistry at the University of York. She went onto further her studies at the University of Warwick where she collaborated with Unilever and completed a PhD in Physical Chemistry. Lucy is now an IB teacher at Haileybury College.
Ray is an experienced IB teacher and has spent his time teaching at Stowe School, Caterham School and also an International School in Budapest. He is currently the Head of Chemistry at Haileybury College.
Hugh studied astronomy at University College London and then gained a teaching certificate in Physics, Science and Maths at the University of Kent. He has taught IB Physics for the last 15 years in Nice, France.
Joe read Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford and has been teaching for 24 years. Joe has taught IB History for the last 16 years at Malvern College, Worcestershire, England where he oversees its academic life as Director of Studies.
George has taught IB Economics since 1992 and has considerable experience as an examiner. As an experienced IB teacher George is used to helping students achieve their best in the examinations and is fully in touch with current exam requirements.
Peter has taught IB Mathematics for over 20 years. In addition, he teaches regularly on the OSC IBDP Spring Revision Courses and Summer Schools.
Stephen is an experienced economics teacher and has been teaching the IB for twelve years. He is currently head of Economics, Politics and Business Studies at Malvern College, Worcestershire, England.
Andy has taught Mathematics since 2004, and is currently Head of Mathematics and Director of Digital Strategy at Taunton School where he teaches the IB Higher Level course.
Jacek is a teacher with 22 years of experience including 14 years with the IB programme and 9 years with OSC. He has worked at various international schools, currently at The British School in Warsaw as the Head of Mathematics Department.
Ian is a Maths teacher with nearly 40 years’ experience. He has been involved with IB teaching from its earliest days. He is a regular teacher at OSC Spring Revision Courses and Summer Schools.
Cameron attended Trent University in Canada where he received an Honour's degree in Chemistry. He started teaching IB Chemistry in 1997 at the American School in Abu Dhabi, and is now at Munich International School in Germany.
Helena has taught Spanish at The Godolphin & Latymer School, London, for over 6 years. She teaches beginners, GCSE, A Level as well as IB students and is also Deputy Head of the Sixth Form. She graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2002.
Ashby has been teaching IB Biology courses for over 20 years. He has been involved in recent revisions of the IB Biology syllabi and over the last few years he has been a team leader at several teacher workshops held in Europe.
Garrett is co-author of the Geography Course Companion, Geography Study Guide and also IB Prepared.
Sam Olofsson studied History at Lund University, Sweden and has taught it for the last 20 years at Malmö Borgarskola in Sweden, specialising in IB History since 1993. Sam is particularly interested in teaching methodology and has taught for many years on OSC’s world-class IBDP Revision Courses and the Boston Summer School, which means that he understands what students find challenging when they come to prepare for their exams, and how to advise them to use what they know to maximise their marks. This vital knowledge is distilled into this book.
Adrian has taught IB courses in Environmental Systems, Ecosystems and Societies and Environmental Systems and Societies for over 10 years. He also teaches Biology and TOK, and is a workshop leader for the IB.
George has been teaching IB Mathematics SL at Canandaigua Academy in Canandaigua, New York (USA) since 2003. He is currently the Vice President of the New York State Mathematics League, and the Head Coach of the Upstate NY Math Team.
Pat is a highly experienced international educator who has taught in Brunei, Germany and Thailand and is now teaching Physics at Sevenoaks School. Pat has also taught regularly at OSC Spring Revision and Summer Schools over the past few years.
Jacob teaches IB higher/standard level Psychology, and is in charge of Year 12 at the Anglican International School of Jerusalem.
Elizabeth read English at St Hugh's College Oxford and has taught IB literature for 30 years at St John's International School Belgium and Hockerill Anglo-European College, UK. She is an experienced examiner and has led numerous workshops for teachers as well as students, resulting in three books on the IB literature programme. She has taught literature at the universities of Kansas, Northwestern and Georgetown in the US, at several universities in Japan, and in secondary schools in Nigeria.
Wendy has been teaching Maths for over 25 years and has taught regularly on OSC's Spring Revision courses and Summer Schools since 2001.
Fiona is Head of International Learning and Diversity at Impington International Sixth Form for many years, has twenty years’ experience of teaching the IB Language courses, and is currently teaching Language A: Language and Literature HL/SL.
Roger has a degree in Geography and Geology from Bristol University and has taught Geography for A-level for over 22 years and for IB for over 10 years in the UK and Greece. He has been Head of Geography at Campion School, Athens, since 1996.