During the February half term break, Halcyon teachers, Claire Mills and Elani McDonald, attended 3-day IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) conferences. Claire attended a conference in Prague where she met with other international schools to discuss Extended Essays. The Extended Essay (EE) is a core component of the IBDP - a 4000 word academic essay on any topic, which students individually choose, research and write.
Similarly, Elani attended a fantastic Mathematics SL (Standard Level) workshop at St. Clare’s in Oxford. The workshop was led by an experienced IBDP Maths SL Senior Examiner. The workshop had a strong emphasis on the exploration of the internal assessment component of the syllabus. Elani is looking forward to sharing her experiences with the students next year!