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IB Components. TOK – Theory of Knowledge. CAS – Creativity, Action, Service. The CAS requirement is a fundamental part of the programme and takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies.

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ib components
IB Components

TOK – Theory of Knowledge

CAS – Creativity, Action, Service

The CAS requirement is a fundamental part of the programme and takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies.

  • reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing and on areas of knowledge
  • consider the role and nature of knowledge in their own culture, in the cultures of others and in the wider world.
ib components ee extended essay
IB Components - EE – Extended Essay
  • The extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, culminating in a 4,000-word paper. As a required component, it provides:
  • practical preparation for the kinds of undergraduate research required at University
  • an opportunity for students to engage in an in-depth study of a topic of interest within a chosen subject.
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IB Components - EE – Extended Essay

Emphasis is placed on the research process:

  • formulating an appropriate research question
  • engaging in a personal exploration of the topic
  • communicating ideas
  • developing an argument.
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IB Components - EE – Extended Essay

Participation in this process develops the capacity to:

  • analyse
  • synthesize, and
  • evaluate knowledge.
  • Students are supported throughout the process with advice and guidance from a supervisor.
diploma programme curriculum
Diploma Programme curriculum

HL – Higher level classes

SL – Standard level classes

standard level study requires a minimum of 150 class hours

Student takes 3 classes over 11th and 12th grade

May test one SL class in the 11th Grade

  • Higher level study requires a minimum of 240 class hours
  • Student takes 3 classes over 11th and 12th grade
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Diploma Programme curriculum
  • In each examination, the student is graded on a scale of 1 (minimum) to 7 (maximum).
  • The award of the diploma requires students to meet defined standards and conditions. These include:
    • a minimum total of 24 points
    • and the satisfactory completion of three compulsory core components: 1) theory of knowledge (TOK); 2) extended essay; and 3) creativity, action, service (CAS).
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Diploma Programme curriculum

Group 1: studies in language and literature

Offered at EDHS

Language A: literature HL

English

  • students will study literature, including selections of literature in translation, and may choose to combine this with language or performance studies, depending on their choice of course. 
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Diploma Programme curriculum

Group 2: language acquisition

Offered at EDHS

Language B SL/HL

French

Spanish

  • The main emphasis of the modern language courses is on the acquisition and use of language in a range of contexts and for different purposes while, at the same time, promoting an understanding of another culture through the study of its language.
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Diploma Programme curriculum

Group 3: Individuals and societies

Offered at EDHS

History of the Americas HL

Psychology SL

Information technology in a global society HL/SL

  • Each subject is designed to foster in students the capacity to identify, to analyse critically and to evaluate theories, concepts and arguments relating to the nature and activities of individuals and societies.
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Diploma Programme curriculum

Group 4: Experimental sciences

Offered at EDHS

Biology HL

Physics SL

Chemistry SL

  • Students explore the concepts, theories, models and techniques that underpin each subject area and through these develop their understanding of the scientific method.
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Diploma Programme curriculum

Group 5: Mathematics

Offered at EDHS

mathematical studies SL

mathematics SL

The aims of these courses are to enable students to:

  • develop mathematical knowledge, concepts and principles
  • develop logical, critical and creative thinking
  • employ and refine their powers of abstraction and generalization.
  • Students are also encouraged to appreciate the international dimensions of mathematics and the multiplicity of its cultural and historical perspectives.
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Diploma Programme curriculum

Group 6: The arts

Offered at EDHS

Visual Arts HL/SL

Music HL/SL

_____

Theater???

Dance???

Film???

Each subject is designed to foster critical, reflective and informed practice, help students understand the dynamic and changing nature of the arts, explore the diversity of arts across time, place and cultures, and express themselves with confidence and competence. .

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Diploma Programme curriculum

HL – Higher level classes

SL – Standard level classes

standard level study requires a minimum of 150 class hours

Student takes 3 classes over 11th and 12th grade

May test one SL class in the 11th Grade

  • Higher level study requires a minimum of 240 class hours
  • Student takes 3 classes over 11th and 12th grade
ib assessment
IB Assessment

IA – Internal Assessment

External Assessment

essays

structured problems

short-response questions

data-response questions

text-response questions

case-study questions

multiple-choice questions (limited use of these).

  • On average an IB DP candidate/student will spend about 20 hours testing over a 2 week period in May.
  • oral work in languages
  • fieldwork in geography
  • laboratory work in the sciences
  • investigations in mathematics
  • artistic performances.
ib edhs faculty
IB EDHS Faculty
  • Head of School
    • Nora Paugh
  • IB Coordinator
    • Ayax Serrato
  • EE Coordinators
    • Fernando Ruiz
    • Charles Melin
  • CAS Coordinators
    • Jennifer Majchrzak
    • Kara Baker
  • TOK
    • Kara Baker
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IB EDHS Faculty
  • Group 1
    • Lizett Shaw
    • Jennifer Majchrzak
    • Kara Baker
    • Cindy Shaw
  • Group 2
    • Joel Molina
    • Myriam Remond
    • Nora Bueno
    • Ana Trillo
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IB EDHS Faculty
  • Group 3
    • Charles Melin
    • Ayax Serrato
    • David Caldwell
    • Deborah Hernandez
    • Paulina Hernandez
  • Group 4
    • Amber Berestein
    • Aaron Luna
    • Jesus Tapia
    • Antonio Castruita
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IB EDHS Faculty
  • Group 5
    • Donald Mudloff
    • Steven Kubala
    • Javier Diaz
    • Margaret Gutierrez
  • Group 6
    • Candace Printz
    • Stephanie Schmid
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Q & A

Ayax Serrato

IB Coordinator

915-309-8440

aserra01@sisd.net