Study leave – it has begun!

In Villa Ecureuil there are many grade-12 students, actually the majority: 10 out of 14. Of these 10, one is a student in the French section (this means she will stay until the end of the school year…), while all the others are getting ready for their exams, which will finish before the end of May and the date of the Graduation Ceremony (May 28!).

study leave

Those who are in IB 2 from today can benefit from a week of “study leave”, during which no classes take place and students can prepare for exams independently, or also taking advantage of revision classes organized by their teachers.

Needless to say, the atmosphere is… electric!

Wishing all our girls all the best for these very important days!!

The grade-12 study leave is just behind the corner…

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These are random pictures I took a few days ago while we were about to open the Boarding House in the afternoon. You can see Elena and Alisa close to the garden, Tanya studying outside and Ingrid flashing her beautiful smile to the camera 🙂

We are approaching that special time of the year… Those two-three weeks before final exams begin for grade-12 students. The atmosphere in the House changes: a quiet stillness descends, boarders talk less, they walk around with open books in their hands looking for the right “corner” where they can sit and revise by themselves. The fact is that grade-11 boarders will also have to sit their end-of-the-year exams quite soon, so they are also under the same “study spell”!

IB2 boarders will have no more classes after tomorrow… So the intense revision period will begin! Our House will be a beehive of academic activity 🙂 you can already hear all these beautiful brains buzzing!!

 

Holidays and after

The first week after the holidays was really hard, especially for the IB2 students. Monday was a stressful day, we had to upload EEs (Extende Essays). We were working hard all previous week in order to manage to get it done on time. GOOD JOB GIRLS!!! Even with lots of work to do, we all had amazing holidays. There were many different places girls went to and many new funny stories to tell. Now the  vacation is over and we have lots of deadlines coming up, as well as essays and presentations. Good luck to Elina because she must do ToK presentation first and it will be next week. Also, it is the time for university applications, it is one of the most important things for IB2 students now. Girls,  I wish you good luck in all your beginnings.  🙂

 

Deadlines

We students, especially IB2s, have loads of deadlines. I suppose everyone has done the first draft of Extended Essay. We now have TOK (Theory Of Knowledge) presentation and TOK essay to be done. For the essay, the first draft should be handed in by 14th of October, second draft on 2nd of December and the final draft should be submitted on 14th of February (St.Valentine’s day!). For presentation, there is no accurate date, but it will be done during November and December. TOK practice essay about Basel trip (only IB1s) is due this Friday!

For IB2, we need to prepare application requirements by mid or end of November, and deadline for senior will is 1st of December. Make sure don’t forget these deadlines, otherwise you may mess up the whole year!