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IDAT for IB Stage 5 – Testing Outcomes for Year 9-10 (UK)/Year 8-Year 9 (USA) – 166 min

English:
Reading & Writing

  • Reading complex & high-level texts for comprehension & point of view
  • Reading & critically evaluating classical writing & literary devices
  • Text types: classics & essay writing to express critical reflection
  • Establishing point of view & argumentative writing
  • Colons & Semi-Colons
  • Paragraphs, linking words & flow in writing
  • Refined vocabulary
  • Idioms, euphemisms & slang
  • Spelling

English:
Listening & Speaking

  • Formal Interview Questions
  • Responding to & giving opinions & points of view
  • Listening to imagery & description for details
  • Spoken descriptions with imagery

Math

  • Equations
  • Patterns & Algebra
  • Lines & Polygons
  • Transformation
  • Chance, Rate & Ration
  • Fractions & Decimals
  • Algebraic Fractions
  • Whole Numbers
  • Area & Volume
  • Time & Scale
  • Means, Graphs & Tables

Global Knowledge

  • Logic – IQ style testing of patterns, space & problem solving
  • Science*
  • History*
  • Geography*

*(please go to idat.org for up-to-date topics to prepare)

Character

  • Self-awareness
  • Risk-taking, Adaptation & Resiliency
  • Creativity & Problem Solving
  • Communication & Empathy

Critical Thinking

    This is incorporated into writing & reading & not its own section
  • Students are expected to critically review, analyse & express themselves
  • Share point of view & critical thought
IDAT for IB Stage 6 – Testing Outcomes for Year 11-12 (UK)/Year 10-Year 11 (USA) - 176 minutes

English:
Reading & Writing

  • Reading complex & high-level texts for comprehension & point of view
  • Reading & critically evaluating classical writing & literary devices & central themes
  • Text types: classics & essay writing to express critical reflection
  • Paragraphs, sentence variety, linking words & flow of longer written pieces
  • Decoding, nuances, unknown words & parts of speech
  • Spelling & self-editing

English:
Listening & Speaking

  • Formal Interview Questions
  • Speaking about a controversial topic with reasoning

Math

  • Pythagoras & Right-Angled Triangles
  • Sine & Cosine Rules
  • Area of Triangles
  • Arithmetic Sequence
  • Geometric Sequence
  • Trigonometric Sequence
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Real & Complex Number (Imaginary)
  • Conjugate Complex Numbers
  • Operations of Complex Numbers
  • Matrices
  • Probability

Global Knowledge

  • Logic – IQ style testing of patterns, space & problem solving
  • Science*
  • History*
  • Geography*

*(please go to idat.org for up-to-date topics to prepare)

Character

  • Self-awareness
  • Risk-taking, Adaptation & Resiliency
  • Creativity & Problem Solving
  • Communication & Empathy

Critical Thinking

    This is incorporated into writing & reading & not its own section
  • Students are expected to critically review, analyse & express themselves
  • Share point of view & critical thought

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