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1 The International Baccalaureate Diploma

2 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Over 1 million students in over 150 countries Over 1 million IBDP Graduates Page 2 UK: A steadily growing number of schools Over 50% state funded UK: A steadily growing number of schools Over 50% state funded

3 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 What makes the Diploma Programme special? A rigorous two year pre-university course that leads to examinations.  Designed for students aged 16 to 19.  Breadth, depth and integration - the full Diploma requires: six academic subjects a 4,000 word extended essay theory of knowledge creativity, action and service  Well recognized and respected by the UK’s and world’s leading universities.

4 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 What does the Diploma Programme curriculum contain? The curriculum contains six subject groups and a core of three parts. Students study:  Three subjects at higher level (240 hours).  Three subjects at standard level (150 hours).  All three parts of the core. The core is compulsory and central to the philosophy of the Diploma Programme.

5 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 3 @ HL 3 @ SL Group 3 Humanities Group 1 Language A Group 5 Mathematics Group 6 Group 4 Sciences Group 2 Foreign Language ENGLISH SPANISH Ab Initio SPANISH (SL only) FRENCH Online Ab Initio MANDARIN (SL only) GEOGRAPHY HISTORY BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT ONLINE OPTIONS AT SL MATHEMATICS HL MATHEMATICS SL MATHS STUDIES SL MUSIC FILM VISUAL ARTS BIOLOGY PHYSICS DESIGN TECHNOLOGY (possibly in Group 6) Extended Essay Theory of Knowledge Creativity, Action, Service OR The Arts OR Electives CHEMISTRY HL ITGS SPORTS, EXERCISE & HEALTH SCIENCE SL ONLINE OPTIONS AT SL – from Group 2 and Group 3 3 LEVELS TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS AND ABILITIES

6 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 The extended essay:  has a prescribed limit of 4,000 words  offers the opportunity to investigate a topic of individual interest  familiarizes students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university What does the Diploma Programme curriculum contain? Core requirements Theory of knowledge:  interdisciplinary  explores the nature of knowledge  encouraging an appreciation of other cultural perspectives

7 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Creativity, action and service (CAS):  encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service work  fosters students’ awareness and appreciation of life outside the academic arena. Encourages reflection. What does the Diploma Programme curriculum contain? Core requirements

8 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 24 points 45 points 6 x 7 + 3 29 points = 3 A’s at A Level 31/32 points = 3 A’s at A Level and an A at AS Level 45 points = 6 A’s at A Level + 3 26 points = 3 B’s at A Level Using the UCAS tariff

9 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 IB STUDENTS STRIVE TO BE … ORGANISED HARD WORKING OPEN MINDED DETERMINED FOCUSED CARING PRINCIPLED ROLE MODELS THINKERS WELL- ROUNDED SELF-DISCIPLINED

10 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 GCSE – minimum requirements

11 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Why You May Wish To consider The IBDP?  It keeps your future options open – especially if you are unsure of what you want to do after school.  You would still like to pursue a broad education as you enjoy the learning experience in a range of subjects.  You can see the future benefits of a broad education.  You appreciate the fact that you are going to be living and working in an increasingly global environment.  It gives you an excellent preparation for life at university. Page 11

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