Revision Guides For IB Watch
I remember when I did Geography for GCSE there was this guide called Tomorrow's Geography for Edexcel GCSE: Revision Guide: Specification A
by Steph Warren and Mike Harcourt (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tomorrows-Ge.../dp/0340811080) It was amazing, and had the exact number of facts I needed to remember for my GCSE, and I ended up getting A*
At IB, I'm doing Maths HL, English A1 HL, Economics HL, Spansih Ab Initio, Geography SL and Chemistry SL
For Chemistry, I have a guide called Chemistry for the IB Diploma: Study Guide by Geoffrey Neuss (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chemistry-IB.../dp/0199151423) It seems to be something similar to my GCSE geography guide. Does anyone have any idea where I can get something similar for my other 5 subjects?
P.S. I understand it'll be difficult to get something like that for Spanish, English and Maths because they aren't that kind of subject
I think they're a pretty good collection. It's quite difficult to find IB study guides, so I'd recommened seeing if the Oxford study guides also have ones for your other subjects.
It might also be an idea to get a couple of A Level revision guides, but check first to see which exam boards offer similar courses in content. The way they'll test will be different of course, so just ignore all of that, but I've been using A Level revision books for philosophy and psychology, and it sometimes can really help either to just get extra info on a topic or help understand more complicated ideas.
but dont rely on the study guides so much until ib2 christmas.
you are FAR better off with reading a normal textbook. since the revision guides have WAY TOO LITTLE in them. i promise
English A1HL - the course companion (red book). You really don't need a revision guide for english. But this book is good for helping you develop commentary skills and also gives you plenty of guidance for the internal assessment stuff. You don't really need it though. If you have 15 pounds laying around, sure get it, but if you're tight don't worry too much about it.
Economics HL- This is tricky. I actually have three study guides for econ The blue course companion, the very old OSC one, and the brand new purple IB diploma study guide one also from oxford. I haven't used either one thoroughly. Each one is very different though.
The old OSC is very VERY thin and only covers the very basics. Definitely DO NOT rely on this alone to get you through your exams. However, I'd recommend you get this. The very basics sometimes get lost on us, so this is great for a quick reference and skimming. It's a good price too (12 pounds I think?) . However, you need to pair it with a more detailed study guide. I'd recommend the brand new IB diploma study guide. It's very detailed and is well organized. The blue course companion is pretty much a textbook (a bunch of paragraphs) so it's hard to find info fast.
The Oxford ones are pretty good (economics one was written by my teacher )
Math HL - past papers study guides and whatnot aren't helpful unless you don't understand the topic and can't do the questions. A practice book with solutions are generally (for me) more helpful at this point)
Eng A1 HL - nothing really... reading the books, maybe the Oxford Study Guide
Chem SL - you got it covered
Not taking the other courses, sorry.