2Over 40 years ...What started as a ground-breaking programme for internationally mobile students has today developed to be the world’s most prestiged programme, experienced by 900,000 students in 140 countries.
3Countries with IB World Schools There are 3,188 IB Schools Worldwide with students in 140 countries.
4IB Continuum of Learning IB Missiondevelop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respectIB Learner ProfileA long-term vision of education, a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purposeIB Continuum of LearningPYPMYPDiploma
6What is the learner profile What is the learner profile? It’s the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century.IB programme promotes the education of the whole person, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth through all domains of knowledge.IB learners strive to be:InquirersKnowledgeableThinkersCommunicatorsPrincipledOpen-mindedCaringRisk-takersBalancedReflectivePage 6
7IB is more than learning… IB is a well-rounded life experience. What is the Diploma Programme? The curriculum contains six subject groups and a core of three parts.Students study concurrently:Six subjects at higher level and standard levelExtended Essay – Paper of Original Research, 4,000 wordsTheory of Knowledge – A course on critical thinking that encourages students to make connections across disciplinesCreativity Action Service (CAS) – Includes 150 hours of community serviceIB is more than learning… IB is a well-rounded life experience.-- Sándor Nagy, IB History TeacherPage 7
8Our Subjects in IBDP Group 1: Hungarian, English, Spanish Group 2: English, Spanish, French, Russian, etc.Group 3: History, EconomicsGroup 4: ESS, Physics, Chemistry, BiologyGroup 5: Mathematical Studies, MathematicsGroup 6: Film
9CORE The extended essay: 4,000 words Offers the opportunity to investigate a research question of individual interestFamiliarises students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university
10CAS Creativity, action and service Encourages students to be involved in community serviceEducation outside the classroomDevelopment of the learner profile
11TOK Theory of knowledge: Interdisciplinary Explores the nature of knowledge across disciplinesEncouraging an appreciation of other cultural perspectives
12IB Assessment and Scoring Exams are scored and moderated multiple times to insure accuracy and monitor work of examiners.All 4,000 examiners are ‘quality checked’ through a process of moderation.
13What is special about IB assessment What is special about IB assessment? IB assessment is rigorous, criterion related, consistent and differentiating of student ability.The diploma is graded over 45 points giving ample scope to differentiate student abilityMarks awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest).Diploma Programme assessment includes both final examinations and internal assessment undertaken by the teacher to IB criteria and then externally moderated by the IB.
14IB DP AssessmentDesigned to develop analytical thinking, intellectual initiative, written and oral expression skillsAssessment TypesOralMultiple choiceShort answerPortfolioEssayExhibitionPerformanceIndependent researchVaried assessment tasks over the length of the courseBalance of tasks that are independent and supervisedEach subject has 3 or 4 componentsAssessment is a combination of Internal assessments that are given by the teachers and external assessments given by the IB
15Average Diploma Scores in SEK Budapest StatisticsMay 07May 08May 10May 12Number of candidates registered49714Number of diploma courses101113Number of candidates who passed the diplomaAverage points obtained by candidates3032Highest points awarded to a candidate4134Average grade obtained at the school4,85,15,2May 13912
16International Education and the IB Students:gain knowledge of other cultures and historiesspeak in more than one language andconsider issues from multiple points of viewdevelope critical thinking skills to analyze informationare able to study in depth and grasp issues that cross national frontiers
17Once an IB student… an IB student forever There are 4 main things why the IB was worth doing; CAS, the fact that I could combine my own subjects and I also had a free hand regarding my topics, and that had the opportunity to study in English.Blanka Böcskei ’09Student in ViennaActually now that I start thinking about it, one of the many advantages is that the written works I produced back in those days and the skills I developed came in hand now that I’m a University student.Petra Nagy ‘09Student in Budapest
18I have a lot of great memories from the time I was an IB student… It prepared me for life, and even though it was very hard I looked at it as an exciting challenge.- Shijia Zhang ‘09Student in CanadaThe IB was a unique experience it tought me a lot, it helped me obtain my internship , and to go to Australia.If I could do it all again I would definitely put much more effort into it and work more, because it really is worth it.Zsóka Montvai ‘07Student in Budapest
19Following completing the IB Diploma at SEK Budapest International School with 41 points, I applied to universities in the United Kingdom. I am now in my 2nd Year studying for a BSc in Politics with Economics at the University of Bath, which is one of the top higher education institutions in the UK. Having the IB Diploma has definitely enabled me to do well in my degree and provided me with excellent foundations on which to build on.Julia Lipowiecka ‘09Student in UK
20IB Teachers & Professional Development Currently, IB trains more than 50,000 teachers and administrators around the world.Another 50,000 use our OnlineCurriculum Center (OCC) to accesssubject and curriculum information,participate in a forum, or obtaininformation on new developmentsand changes to the programs.
21What sets us appart… The IB provides: A high-quality education sustained for over 40 yearsAn international perspective for all studentsA positive attitude to learning by encouraging students to ask challenging questions, to critically reflect and to develop research skillsAccessibility to our programmes to students in a wide variety of schools—national, international, public and private .