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Below, amongst all of our amazing articles, you'll find in-depth reports, thought pieces on modern education, as well as many, many lovely tips.


Bio IA Start by Natasja Hansen

4 Bio IA Tips to Get Started

This blog post about the bio IA is written by Asha, a prolific Lanterna tutor whom you might recognise from an earlier post, where I interviewed her on how she got 45 points! She is currently studying biochemistry at UCL.   I remember thinking that completing and submitting my Internal Assessments and Extended Essay would […]

My Mocks by Natasja Hansen

My Mocks Were Rough, What Now?

It’s tempting to mope and sulk about how the mocks went. However, some might be thinking: “how do I learn from my mocks?”  Well, that’s a good question to ask! Mocks do serve a real purpose beyond inducing PMSD (post-mock stress disorder). You have a unique opportunity for growth in addition to having neologism as […]

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5 Last Minute Mock Exam Tips

Ah yes, the mock exams; that time of year when we get to practice stressing out over exams that seem overwhelming. Most everyone is doing last minute revisions and cramming as much information into their brains as possible, and no one can tell you precisely what it’ll be like. To hopefully lessen your stress, I […]


3 Myths Busted | Mock Exam Edition

With the mock exams peaking their unwelcome head around the corner, I figured I would do my best Adam Savage impression and bust some mock exam myths! So much erroneous information has been spread regarding these tests, which wouldn’t be so bad if it were all outrageous and easily disregarded. However, the myths I have […]

Exam Stress

Coping With Exam Stress (Exam Blackout)

Exam stress sucks. Excuse the bluntness, but as I tested different openers, no words rang as true as those. It sucks. Coping with it starts before you even feel it. However, before we get into all that, allow me to paint a picture to remind you just how bad it can be. You’re sitting at […]

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How-to: Our tips for a great IB Mock Exam Mindset!

It’s (unfortunately) that time of year again, where IB mock exams and target grades start to become a lot more relevant. Today, we’ll run through our top tips of how to get in the right mindset to smash those exams out of the park! Work backwards Step one is of course knowing which mocks you […]

Ideas Math

Ideas for the Math IA | Update

We have done posts like this in the past, but considering how intimidating the math IA can be, it might be good with a new list of ideas. Some of you have just finished your math IAs (sorry I’m late!!), whilst others still have it ahead of you. If you do, I hope you can […]

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Graduated IB Students Share Anecdotes (2/2)

Are you a future IB Graduate? This week, we are picking up from last week, where we shared the first round of anecdotes from successful IB students. They share what they learned on their journey through the IB and what it has made it worth. These students are clear examples that you stand to gain […]

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