3 The International Baccalaureate The International Baccalaureate is an alternative to AS and A levels.222 schools and colleges in the U.K. offer the I.B.
4 Organization: Who works for the IB and where Organization: Who works for the IB and where? Over 500 staff are located in 10 offices for a balance of global coverage and administrative efficiency/focus.Maryland, United States IB Americas Global CentreVancouverBranch office for IB AmericasThe Hague, The NetherlandsIB Africa, Europe and theMiddle East Global CentreGeneva, Switzerland HeadquartersYokohama, JapanCountry IB representative for JapanCardiff, United Kingdom Academic , assessment, HR & admin, finance, publications, ICT, strategy and communicationsBeijing, ChinaCountry IB representative for Mongolia and ChinaSingaporeIB Asia Pacific Global CentreSydney, AustraliaCountry IB representative for AustralasiaBuenos Aires, Argentina Branch office for IB AmericasMumbai, IndiaCountry IB representative for South Asia
5 The International Baccalaureate we are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist…using technologies that haven’t been invented…in order to solve problems that we don’t even know are problems yet.What skills do our students need to develop?
6 The International Baccalaureate IB students are twice as likely as non-IB students to enrol in Russell Group Universities19% IB students get First Class Honours degree V. 14.5% A level studentsIB students almost twice as likely to pursue graduate studyIB students typically have higher starting salary than non-IB
9 The International Baccalaureate The IB Diploma is:a two-year coursestudy of six subjectsensuring educational breadth
10 The International Baccalaureate Three (or four) subjects are studied at Higher Level. This is broadly comparable to A Level standard.Three (or two) subjects are studied at Standard Level. This is broadly comparable to AS Level standard.
11 The International Baccalaureate The different levels allow students to specialise and to develop their interests and strengths without losing the breadth of education they experienced at GCSE.
12 The International Baccalaureate To complete the full diplomastudents must also follow:Theory of Knowledge courseWrite an Extended EssayComplete 150 hours of activities – CAS.
13 The International Baccalaureate The IB is examined by:internal assessment (coursework, essays, practicals and orals)examination. (There is only one session of examinations, in May of the second year.)
14 The International Baccalaureate The IB is not graded by letters but by points.Each subject in the IB can score up to 7 points, whether it is at Higher or Standard levelA level 7 would be comparable to an A/A* at A/AS Level.
15 The International Baccalaureate You can pass the Diploma with 24 points (subject to certain requirements)The maximum is 45 points, but a perfect result of 45 points is very rare.
16 The International Baccalaureate There are up to 3 extra points available for the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.To achieve a diploma you must do sufficiently well in the Extended Essay and TOK, and complete the CAS requirements
17 University AccessIn the new UCAS tariff, an IB score of 29 points is deemed to be equivalent to 3 Grade A’s at A levelCollege average score this year was 32 points which is equivalent to 3 Grade A’s and a B at A levelIB students have gone on to most universities in the UK to study a range of subjects
18 The International Baccalaureate Students choose their six subjects, one six groups.These subject groups are shown around a hexagon with the other requirements for the IB diploma in the centre.
19 The International Baccalaureate Group 1English H & SGroup 3Philosophy H / SPsychology H / SGeography H / SEconomics HHistory HGroup 2French H / SGerman H / SSpanish H/S & abItalian S ab initioExtended EssayTheory of KnowledgeCreativity, Action,ServiceGroup 4Physics HChemistry HBiology H /SEnvironmental Systemsand Societies SGroup 5Maths HMaths Studies SGroup 6 or ElectivesMusic H / SArt H / STheatre HComputer Science H
20 Possible Combinations English H English STheatre H Maths HHistory H Comp Science HMaths S Physics HBiology S French SGerman S Psychology S
21 Possible Combinations English H English SPhilosophy H Maths StudiesVisual art H Italian ab initMaths Studies Chemistry HSpanish ab init Biology HEnv Systems S Philosophy H
22 The Advantages of IB A broad curriculum Develops the whole person You end up with scientists who can string sentences together and historians who can add up. Hugh Carson, Head of Malvern CollegeDevelops the whole personContinuity of teaching groupsA world class qualificationNo grade inflationAll external exams in May of 2nd YearResults in early July – earlier access to University admissions
23 The Challenges of IB A more limited range of options Less flexibility ORGANISATION!!!!!
24 QualificationGradeGCSE Additional ScienceBGCSE Core ScienceGCSE EnglishCGCSE English LiteratureGCSE FrenchGCSE History*GCSE MathematicsGCSE PhotographyGCSE Physical EducationThis is Max, he joined the Sixth Form College Colchester in 2009 from Colbaynes SchoolMax chose IB Subjects; English , Maths, Biology, History, Philosophy and Spanish.Max passed the IB with 31 points and is now studying Law at the University of Kent.
25 QualificationGradeGCSE ArtAGCSE BiologyBGCSE ChemistryGCSE EnglishGCSE English LiteratureGCSE Food TechnologyGCSE FrenchGCSE History*GCSE MathematicsGCSE Physical EducationGCSE PhysicsGCSE StatisticsShort-course GCSE Religious StudiesThis is ‘Laura’Laura joined the Sixth Form College in 2008 from East Bergholt High SchoolLaura studied: Biology, History, psychology, English, Maths Studies and Spanish ab. InitioShe passed the IB with 31 points and is now in her 2nd year at Florida University studying Zoology.
26 What will I get from following the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme? A template for life long learningA well rounded educational experiencePreparation for an ever-changing world and the transferable skills to embrace a vision of the futureA qualification that is highly respected not only in this country but worldwide.A cross-cultural, practical, multi-disciplinary and student centred curriculumTime management and study skills
28 What they say…………???“The depth and breadth is astonishing, they can’t really make a mistake. They are numerate, literate, have a language and a science” Principal, Abbey School Reading“It gives teachers and students more independence. We’ve found it liberating” Principal, Sevenoaks School