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1IB Diploma Programme Information about the Diploma Zhuhai International School
2Our agenda this evening: Diploma basics - course structure - SL & HL subjects, Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (ToK) essay, CAS (Creativity, Action, Service)How the DP is scoredThe role of TOK, EE and CAS in gaining the DiplomaWhat Year 1 and Year 2 look likeHL subject choiceAssessments typesRules for gaining the DiplomaSucceeding in the Diploma - Studying, Study Schedules and workloadTertiary course counseling, selection and application processIf you don’t achieve a DiplomaAny other questions?Please ask any and all questions as we go....
3The Diploma Programme diagram English,MandarinVisual ArtCreativity,Action,ServiceTheory ofknowledgeLearnerMandarin, Ab initoMaths SL*ExtendedessayChemistry, &Physics or BiologyBusiness & Management
4How the DP is scored Each subject has a maximum of 7 The EE and ToK Essay combine for a maximum of 36 x = maximum score of 45
5The role of the EE and ToK Essay in gaining the Diploma
6The role of CAS in gaining the Diploma A candidate needs to complete approximately 150 hours of Creativity, Action and ServiceHours in each component should be about equalThe CAS Coordinator has the final say on whether a candidate has completed their CAS
9Higher Level (HL) subject choice Of the 6 subjects, 3 must be taken at Higher LevelA HL subject is more difficult and involved than a SL subject, and requires more contact hoursYear 1 will need to choose their HL subjects by the end of Semester 1These choices need to be signed off by students, teachers, parents and the IB Coordinator
10Assessment typesThere are Formative assessments, which do not count towards Diploma scores but provide guiding feedback and preparation. These are marked by our teachersThere are Internal Assessments which do count toward the final Diploma grade. These are marked by our teachers, and moderated by an IB Moderator
11Internal AssessmentsSome subjects have specific IA tasks, others have a range of tasks that form a portfolio. Some subjects have one large IA task, others have many smaller ones. Along with the Final Exams they are the most important assessment tasks in any subject.oral work in languagesfieldwork in geographylaboratory work in the sciencesinvestigations in mathematicsartistic performances.If there is a difference between the teacher and the Moderator of 2 grades then the work is marked by a second IB Moderator.
13Rules for gaining the Diploma To look at the rules for gaining a Diploma it is easier to look at the reasons why one will not be awarded.When a Diploma is not awarded candidates will receive one requirement code.The requirement code indicates the reason why no diploma has been awarded.
14Everyone’s going to get their Diploma, right? Code requirements to be particularly mindful of:1 Candidate’s total points are less than 24.7 Grade 3 has been awarded four or more times. Achieve moderately or better across most subjectsThese codes apply to diploma (and retake) candidates with 24 to 27 points inclusive.8 There is one or more grade 2 awarded at higher level.9 Grade 2 at standard level awarded two or more times.10 Candidate has registered for three higher level subjects, and gained fewer than 12 points on these.
15How to ensure you gain your Diploma Know what’s coming - subject term and yearly plannersKnow your key datesAttend after-school sessionsMake study groupsSee teachers out of class timeRead widely (not just the minimum)Visit IB student forums & Diploma help sitesUse your Study Spares as the precious minutes they are
16How to ensure you gain your Diploma Create a workable and effective Study Schedule:‘Chunks’ of time, rather than endless timeReal breaks, that are timedBuild in Reading Time, including Reading for UnderstandingDesignated work area, distraction-freeWrite it up, get it reviewed and keep it public
17Course counseling, selection and application Final date for tertiary course application isGo to Open Days
18University recognition and Diploma score requirements Where to look:Contact universities directly
19If you don’t gain the Diploma If you receive a requirement code you will receive Subject Certificates, which will have all of your individual (component) subject scoresYou can still apply for tertiary courses. We’ll probably need to give you a hand. This will involve being clear about the admissions process, letters and phone calls (and you may need to visit too)You can ‘retake’ exams in May 2011
20Extended essay information There will be 3 ‘EE Days’ at school.These will involve goal-setting and reaching milestones by day’s endTomorrow is the first oneThe other two will be Tues 15th & Weds 16th June (last week of term 2)Draft due Weds 16th JuneDraft returned July 23rdFinal draft due August 9th
23The true benefit of earning the IB Diploma is intrinsic in nature The true benefit of earning the IB Diploma is intrinsic in nature. The change that occurs within a student academically and personally while pursuing the Diploma produces far greater personal growth and satisfaction than the Diploma itself.