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Diploma Programme Oxford University Materials Science Dept March 2008 IB Overview Diploma Programme (DP) 1968 16-18 years Middle years programme (MYP) 1994 11-16 years Primary years programme (PYP) 1997 3-12 years Online College – life long learning (pilot) IBHQ IBAP IBLA IBNA

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ib overview
IB Overview
  • Diploma Programme (DP) 1968 16-18 years
  • Middle years programme (MYP) 1994 11-16 years
  • Primary years programme (PYP) 1997 3-12 years
  • Online College – life long learning (pilot)
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IBHQ

IBAP

IBLA

IBNA

IBCA

IBAEM

International Baccalaureate

slide4

Approx. 582,000 IB students at 2,168 schools in 125 countries

  • Strategic planning dept is working on prediction of 2.5 million students in 10,000 schools by 2020

Growth

the diploma programme hexagon
The Diploma Programme Hexagon

Students study concurrently over 2 years :-

  • three subjects at higher level (240 hours each).
  • three subjects at standard level(150 hours each).
  • all three parts of the core.
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Compulsory core
  • Extended Essay (EE) - 4000 word piece of independent research - 40 hours
  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK)- essay and oral presentation - 100 hours
  • Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) - 150 hours
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Grading for the Diploma
  • Each of the six subjects graded 1–7
  • TOK + EE worth max of 3 bonus points
  • Minimum requirement is 24 points
  • Maximum possible is 45 points
ib diploma subjects
IB Diploma subjects
  • Demanding and challenging
  • Intellectual integrity preserved
  • Criterion referenced grade boundaries ensure no grade inflation
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University Recognition
  • Diploma holders admitted to universities worldwide (Oxford, Yale, Sorbonne)
  • agreements between IBO & many institutions
  • some institutions offer course credits or financial incentives
  • university recognition guides exist for each region
reputation in uk
Reputation in UK

Colin Jenkins’ report

  • Low drop out rate (high retention rate)
  • Extended Essay
  • TOK critical thinking
  • Independent learning
  • IB grade boundaries are criterion referenced (no grade inflation over the years)
websites
Websites
  • Online Curriculum Centre OCC (for teachers)
  • IBNET(for IB school coordinators)
  • EXAMNET (for IB examiners)
  • www.ibo.org (public website)
www ibo org
www.ibo.org
  • www.ibo.org is the public website)

click Information for … and select Universities

  • A guide to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme for universities and colleges (online or downloadable)
  • Perceptions of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

A report of an inquiry carried out at UK universities and institutions of higher education (online and downloadable)

www ibo org14
www.ibo.org
  • We also provide a password-protected online sitefor university officials and admissions officers, where the following information can be found:
  • the course syllabus for each subject, which includes assessment information
  • recent examination questions
  • markschemes
  • student results (transcripts).
group 4 courses science
Group 4 courses (science)
  • Physics SL/HL
  • Chemistry SL/HL
  • Biology SL/HL
  • Design Technology SL/HL
  • Environmental Systems and Societies (G3/4)
  • Sport, Exercise and Health Science (pilot)
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Paper

Syllabus

Content

%

Obj Weighting

1+2 3

Time /h

Format and Details

1

Core & AHL

20

20

1

40 MCQs (15 common to SL)

2

Core & AHL

36

18 18

Data-based Q & short answer Qs

2 extended response from 4

3

Options

20

10 10

Short answer or structured Qs & 1 extended response Q in each of the 2 Options studied

Assessment Model - HL

group 5 courses mathematics
Group 5 courses (mathematics)
  • Mathematical Studies SL
  • Mathematics SL
  • Mathematics HL
  • Further Mathematics SL(HL)
existing resources
Existing resources

BOOKS TO SUPPORT NEW COURSES

Teacher resources on online curriculum centre (OCC - website for all IB teachers)

External resources linked to OCC

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External Resources

Topic 8

Energy, power and climate change

Option E

Astrophysics

Option J

Particle Physics

topic 8 energy power and climate change
Topic 8 Energy, power and climate change
  • The climateprediction.net project

(from Oxford University Department of Atmospheric Physics)

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Option E Astrophysics

http://sci.esa.int

European Space Agency website

possible new materials resources
Possible new Materials resources

PHYSICS

T2 Mechanics

T3/10 Thermal Physics

T8 Solar Cells

T13/Opt B Quantum Physics

Opt C Digital technology

possible new materials resources24
Possible new materials resources

CHEMISTRY

T2/T12 Atomic Structure

T3/13 Periodicity

T4/14 Bonding

OPT C Chemical Industries and Technology

(fuel cells, nanotechnology)

possible new materials resources25
Possible new materials resources

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

  • T4 mechanics
  • T9 structures
  • T10 mechanical design
  • T11 advanced manufacturing techniques
  • Options: CAD/CAM, Electronic Products, Textiles
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“The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.”