1. Know your new year exam and test schedule
It’s likely that your teachers have you use your break as a time to catch up on work and revise topics. There will definitely be tests when you get back – that’s a given.
But also be aware of any big tests such as summatives and mocks that may already have been announced (but hidden under piles of emails and other paperwork!)
Don’t let them sneak up on you!
2. Finish your coursework!
You know what students put off even more than revision? Coursework.
While school tests feel more serious, your coursework actually impacts the final grade. IAs and Core work (such as the TOK essay) are sent to the IB. They impact your grade by a very large percentage and should be prioritized when you have the time.
And when’s best to catch up on long essays? During the break of course! Plenty of time for research, planning and writing, and to get help from us!
3. Take a rest!
We’re not saying don’t take a break, we’re just saying to make sure you keep up the hard work during the holidays instead of coming back having to relearn material! And in any case, breaks are indeed for taking a break. You can’t do your best if you’re exhausted!