My name is Lola and I’m a French student from the graduating class of 2020.
I love learning about the world around me, travelling being one of my biggest hobbies along with photography and dance.
I have so far studied in 3 different education systems: I spent the first 11 years of my life in France, following the French public curriculum, before moving to Bristol (UK). There, I studied for 3 years in an English school, discovering and mastering the English language whilst adapting to this new teaching style. Finally, I moved back to France in 2016 and studied in an international school for the rest of my secondary education.
I have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in English, from 2018 to 2020, at the International School of Toulouse. In the subject group “Individuals and Societies”, I chose Geography at the Higher Level (HL), under the teaching of Mr Podbury.
As a former HL Geography student, I know of the many difficulties and challenges encountered in this course. In this website, I aim to use my experience to offer a student perspective of IBDP Geography, help new Geography students navigate more easily through their own 2-year course and answer questions they may have about taking this subject.
The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) is an international educational organisation founded in 1968. The Diploma Programme is an educational programme for the final 2 years of secondary education. The programme is composed of 6 subjects (chosen from subject groups), as well as a core:
> Theory of Knowledge class,
> an Extended Essay (personal research task),
> and CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) requirements.
Geography is the study of both the physical features of the Earth and the impacts of human activity. In the Diploma Programme, it is offered in the subject group “Individuals and Societies”.
I have been studying Geography for the past 4 years (to take the iGCSEs then IB) under the teaching of Mr Podbury at the International School of Toulouse (IST).
To find out more about:
> Geography in the IBDP
> Mr Podbury and his teaching