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Briefing on the HCIS International Baccalaureate Foundation Programme 25 August 2011

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  1. Briefing on the HCIS International Baccalaureate Foundation Programme 25 August 2011

  2. First batch of IB Diploma students in 2010 with encouraging outcomes • Planning from 2010, IB Foundation Programme to launch in 2012 • Allow for students who are ready to immerse in the IB environment starting from Year 4 Background

  3. Brief Introduction To IB Diploma Programme The IB Diploma Programme

  4. The IB Diploma Programme • Universities and the IB • Preferred to many national academic qualifications e.g. A-levels • Gives better indication of student abilities (academic and beyond) • Better preparedness for academic pursuits at university level • Credits and exemptions accepted in many US universities • High standing in universities throughout the world • Curriculum taught from a global perspective • Teachers trained by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)

  5. The IB Diploma Programme • The IB Learner Profile • ▫ Inquirer ▫ Knowledgeable ▫ Thinker • ▫ Communicator ▫ Open-minded ▫ Risk-taker • ▫ Principled ▫ Caring ▫ Balanced • ▫ Reflective • NB. The IB curriculum is designed with these attributes in mind

  6. The IB Diploma Programme

  7. The IB Diploma Programme • Group 1 Languages • Language A1 – English Language • 3 syllabi offered at HCIS • Literature • Language & Literature

  8. The IB Diploma Programme • Group 2 Languages • Second Language –Chinese Language • 3 syllabi offered at HCIS • Chinese Language A2 • Mandarin B • Mandarin Ab initio

  9. The IB Diploma Programme • Group 3 Individuals & Society • Economics • Geography • History • Business Management • Group 4 Experimental Sciences • Physics • Chemistry • Biology

  10. The IB Diploma Programme • Group 5 : Mathematics • Mathematics • Group 6 : Arts * (Not offered in HCIS) • * Students typically offer a subject in Group 3 and 4 in lieu of Group 6

  11. The IB Diploma Programme • Choice of Subjects • A total of 6 subjects • 3 at Higher Level (HL) • 3 at Standard Level (SL) • Core Components • Theory of Knowledge (TOK) • Extended Essay (EE) • Creativity, Action & Service (CAS) • * Compulsory requirements for award of IB Diploma

  12. The IB Diploma Programme • Theory of Knowledge (TOK) • Challenges students to be aware of subjective bias and develop ability to analyze evidence • Assessed through written essays and presentation • Extended Essay (EE) • a research paper not exceeding 4,000 words • Creativity, Action & Service (CAS) • Participation and documentation of 150 hours over range of activities within the two years of the Diploma Programme

  13. The IB Diploma Programme • Assessment in IB • All courses include internal assessments (IAs) • IAs contribute 20% - 50% of final grade • Coursework components generally will be moderated by IBO • Final assessment is in the form of written papers at the external examinations conducted in November of Pre-U2 year • TOK/EE/CAS requirements must be met

  14. The IB Diploma Programme • IB Grading • For each subject, students receive a final grade from 1 to 7 • From 6 subjects, a maximum possible of 42 points • Good performance at EE and TOK will earn a bonus of up to 3 points • Maximum perfect score of 45 points • Award of IB Diploma • A minimum total of 24 points, and satisfactory completion of the three core requirements (TOK, EE, CAS)

  15. The HCIS IB Foundation Programme • To be offered from 2012 for students who have completed Secondary Three level • Customised curriculum based on the IB Diploma Programme • Students on the IBF will not sit for the IGCSE examinations • Progression to the IB Diploma Programme on completing requirements • Likely to be 1 class (availability of IB trained teachers)

  16. The HCIS IB Foundation Programme • Curriculum • Students to offer 7 subjects from following • 5 Core • English Language • Chinese Language • Mathematics • Chemistry • Economics • 2 Electives • Physics/Biology • Business Studies/History • TOK/EE/CAS requirements will be built-in

  17. The HCIS IB Foundation Programme • Selection Criteria • Secondary 3 academic performance (70% overall as guide) • Good underlying foundation in 7 subjects being offered at IBF • Good habits and attitude towards learning • Strong teacher recommendations

  18. The HCIS IB Foundation Programme • Selection Process • By application • Option forms will be given out early Term 4 • Selection Panel will convene after End-of-Year Examinations • Successful applicants to be informed in early November

  19. The HCIS IB Foundation Programme • Considerations • 70% of students will proceed to IB in Pre-U1 • IGCSE pathway also relevant • Readiness for the IBF Programme • Academic foundation • English Language • Self-management and independence • Options and plans • Competition with Self and the World

  20. Thank You