The International Baccalaureate Diploma   Nick Lee,  IBAEM

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5. Three IB programmes Page 5

6. All three programmes include… a curriculum or curriculum framework student assessment professional development for teachers school support, authorization and evaluation. the IB Learner Profile “the IB mission statement in action in the classroom” Page 6

7. The IB Learner Profile Page 7

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9. Page 9 IB growth has been remarkably consistent…

10. 2250 IB World Schools in 126 countries Page 10

11. Diploma Programme For students aged 16–19, is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students for success at university and life beyond. Page 11

12. What makes the Diploma Programme special? A rigorous two year pre-university course that leads to examinations. Designed for students aged 16 to 19. Breadth, depth and integration - the full Diploma requires: six academic subjects a 4,000 word extended essay theory of knowledge creativity, action and service Well recognized by the world’s leading universities. Supported in English, French and Spanish.

13. Students are encouraged to: ask challenging questions learn how to learn develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures become independent, self-motivated learners. What makes the Diploma Programme special? Much more than a collection of academic subjects.

14. What does the Diploma Programme curriculum contain? The curriculum contains six subject groups and a core of three parts.

15. The extended essay: has a prescribed limit of 4,000 words offers the opportunity to investigate a topic of individual interest familiarizes students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university What does the Diploma Programme curriculum contain? Core requirements

16. Creativity, action and service (CAS): encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service work fosters students’ awareness and appreciation of life outside the academic arena. Encourages reflection. What does the Diploma Programme curriculum contain? Core requirements

17. Because of the greater degree of objectivity and reliability provided by the standard examination environment, externally marked examinations form the greatest share of the assessment for most subjects. The grading system is criterion-based (results are determined by performance against set standards, not by each student’s position in the overall rank order). Assessment in the Diploma Programme External assessment

18. Examples include: oral exercises in language subjects projects student portfolios class presentations practical laboratory work mathematical investigations artistic performances. How are students assessed? Students are measured against stated objectives for each subject.

19. Examples include: world literature assignments for language A1 written assignments for language A2 essays for theory of knowledge, and extended essays. How are students assessed? External assessment

20. Grading Each subject (HL and SL) is graded from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest) 0 – 3 points awarded for the Core Maximum score is 45 points Usually a Diploma is awarded for 24 or more points

21. Core Points Extended Essay 4000 words, students choose topic, academic format, opportunity to demonstrate depth of understanding and passion for subject Theory of Knowledge Presentation and essay Analysis of knowledge claims, puts knowledge in context, encourages breadth of thinking and respect for knowledge in a range of academic fields. Between them, the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge can lead to up to 3 Core Points, which contribute to student point totals. CAS – At least one afternoon per week. Essential for award of Diploma. No points, but 8 Learning Outcomes.

22. Subject Combinations – examples I The Medic Chemistry HL 6 Biology HL 7 Maths HL 5 French B SL 5 Psychology SL 7 English A1 SL 5 Extended Essay ToK +2 Points 37 The Linguist French B HL 7 Spanish B HL 6 English A1 HL 6 Bus. and Man. SL 5 Biology SL 4 Maths SL 4 Extended Essay ToK +1 Points 33

23. Subject Combinations II The Philosopher Latin HL 4 History HL 4 English A1 HL 4 Philosophy SL 6 Physics SL 4 Maths SL 4 Extended Essay ToK +1 Points 27 The Artist Art HL 6 English B HL 5 Spanish A1 HL 4 Psychology SL 3 Chemistry SL 2 Maths Studies SL 2 Extended Essay ToK +1 Points 23 DIPLOMA FAIL

24. Subject Combinations III The Economist Economics HL 6 Maths HL 6 Geography HL 5 English A1 SL 6 Spanish Ab Initio SL 4 Chemistry SL 5 Extended Essay ToK +0 Points 32 The All-Rounder English B HL 5 Chemistry HL 4 History HL 6 Russian A1 SL 6 Biology SL 4 Maths SL 7 Extended Essay ToK +1 Points 33

25. Grade drift Page 25

26. UK recognition of the IB Diploma The three largest political parties have all spoken positively about the IB

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