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1 Diploma Programme presentation for parents and students Hettie Tinsley Monday 02 November, 2009

2 Agenda Introduction: greetings and goalsIntroduction: greetings and goals DP Authorization visitDP Authorization visit Background informationBackground information DP structureDP structure DP curriculumDP curriculum CAS, EE, ToKCAS, EE, ToK

3 Diploma Programme background International Baccalaureate OrganizationInternational Baccalaureate Organization –Has roots in United Nations (UNESCO) –developed in 1968 in Oxford by Alec Peterson and others The IB works with 2,728 schools in 138 countries to offer the three IB programmes to more than 752,000 students.The IB works with 2,728 schools in 138 countries to offer the three IB programmes to more than 752,000 students. –DP : currently 2,000 schools in 4 world regions. We are in The Americas with regional headquarters in New York.

4 Quick view of IB programmes PYPMYPDP All programmes require application, authorization and evaluation processes. All programmes require age-appropriate moderated criterion-referenced assessments. All programmes require inclusion of international-mindedness in the curriculum (Learner Profile). Culminating project Exhibitions (PYP 8) Personal Project (MYP 5) Extended Essays (DP 2) Transdisciplinary initiatives ThemesAreas of Interaction Theory of Knowledge Action in communities Action component of unit Community service project CAS

5 Features of the Diploma A 2 year course of studyA 2 year course of study Students are years oldStudents are years old Criterion-referencedCriterion-referenced assessmentassessment Preparation for universityPreparation for university International perspectiveInternational perspective Sense of identity and cultureSense of identity and culture Service is compulsoryService is compulsory

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7 Examined Subject Areas Group 1 Language A1: EnglishGroup 1 Language A1: English Group 2 Second Language : Spanish/ FrenchGroup 2 Second Language : Spanish/ French Group 3 Individuals and Societies: HistoryGroup 3 Individuals and Societies: History Group 4 Experimental Sciences: BiologyGroup 4 Experimental Sciences: Biology Group 5 Mathematics: Mathematics SLGroup 5 Mathematics: Mathematics SL Mathematical Studies Mathematical Studies Group 6 The Arts: Music/ Visual ArtsGroup 6 The Arts: Music/ Visual Arts

8 Assessing student work Classroom teachers and IB examiners work in partnership.Classroom teachers and IB examiners work in partnership. Focus on examinations with some internal assessmentFocus on examinations with some internal assessment Chief examiners for each subject have international authority in their fieldsChief examiners for each subject have international authority in their fields Criterion referenced resultsCriterion referenced results are not scaled are not scaled

9 Compulsory non-examined requirement Extended Essay :Extended Essay : –4 000 words of independent research –Regionally-based topics are encouraged –Supervised by a school mentor –About 40 hours of work –Predicted grade by school –Marked by external examiner

10 Sample Extended Essay To what extent are demand factors responsible for the increase in prices of petrol in the Australian market in the last 5 years?(Economics)To what extent are demand factors responsible for the increase in prices of petrol in the Australian market in the last 5 years?(Economics) Elliptic curves and cryptography (Mathematics)Elliptic curves and cryptography (Mathematics)

11 Compulsory non-examined requirement Theory of Knowledge –explores the nature of knowledge:Theory of Knowledge –explores the nature of knowledge: –Taught for a minimum of 100 hours –Essay from a prescribed list words –Marked by IB appointed examiner –Presentation of 15 minutes per student –Marked by the school and subject to moderation with filmed evidence

12 ToK model

13 Sample ToK essay We often say that seeing is believing but when should be trust our senses to give us truth?We often say that seeing is believing but when should be trust our senses to give us truth?

14 Compulsory non-examined requirement Creativity, Action, Service:Creativity, Action, Service: –Involvement in artistic pursuits –Involvement in sport –Involvement in community service –150 hours over 2 years, preferably on-going and integrated on-going and integrated –Supervised activities with reports

15 Diploma Marks 3 HL and 3 SL examined subjects3 HL and 3 SL examined subjects 7 marks each. 7X6= 42 marks7 marks each. 7X6= 42 marks Compulsory non-examined subjectsCompulsory non-examined subjects ToK/ Extended Essay 3 marks combined. 42+3= 45ToK/ Extended Essay 3 marks combined. 42+3= 45 Minimum Diploma score is 24Minimum Diploma score is 24 CAS – course completion (150 hours)CAS – course completion (150 hours)

16 The Outcome The end result, we hope, is a more compassionate population, a welcome manifestation of national diversity within an international framework of tolerant respect Roger Peel, ex- Director General, IBO

17 Additional Information Hettie TinsleyHettie Tinsley IB Coordinator Hettie Tinsley, October 2009, for The Codrington School.

18 Lifelong The Codrington School


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