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1 IB Diploma Programme Information about the Diploma Zhuhai International School

2 Our agenda this evening: 1. Diploma basics 2. Course structure in general 3. The ‘Core’ – Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge (ToK) and Creativity Action Service (CAS) 4. Standard and High Level subjects 5. How the DP is scored 6. Course structure at ZIS 7. Pathways to our DP 8. Assessments types 9. Rules for gaining the Diploma 10. Succeeding in the Diploma – What needs to happen now? 11. Tertiary course counseling, selection and application process Please ask any and all questions as we go....

3 1. DP basics A 2 year course (the last 2 years) Recognised everywhere, transferrable More holistic (limited specialisation) More ‘rigorous’ and challenging

4 2. DP Course structure

5 3. The ‘Core’ Extended Essay (EE) Theory of Knowledge (ToK) Creativity Action Service (CAS)

6 4. Standard & Higher Level subjects Of the 6 subjects, there needs to be 3 Higher Level and 3 Standard Level subjects A HL subject is more difficult and involved than a SL subject, and requires more contact hours

7 5. How the DP is scored Each of 6 subjects has a maximum of 7 The EE and ToK Essay combine for a maximum of 3 6 x = maximum score of 45

8 Learn er Creativity, Action, Service Theory of knowledge Extended essay Business & Management Mandarin, English, Ab inito English, Mandarin Visual Art Maths SL* Chemistry, & Physics or Biology 6. The DP at ZIS

9 7. DP pathways at ZIS Language Math Science Business

10 8. Assessment types Formative assessments, which do not count towards Diploma scores but provide guiding feedback and preparation. These are marked by our teachers Internal Assessments which do count toward the final Diploma grade. These are marked by our teachers, and moderated by an IB Moderator

11 Internal Assessments Some 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. oral work in languages case study in business laboratory work in the sciences investigations in mathematics artistic 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.

12 9. Rules for gaining the Diploma An even effort across all subjects is needed to gain a 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.

13 There are 20 in all, but here’s a few Candidate’s total points are less than 24. Four Grade 3 four or more times. If you get with 24 to 27 points inclusive. Grade 2 at HL. Two Grade 2 at SL Less than 12 in HL subjects.

14 10. How to ensure you gain your Diploma Know what’s coming - subject term and yearly planners Know your key dates Attend after-school sessions Make study groups See teachers out of class time Read widely (not just the minimum) Visit IB student forums & Diploma help sites Use your Study Spares as the precious minutes they are

15 10. How to ensure you gain your Diploma Create a workable and effective Study Schedule: ‘Chunks’ of time, rather than endless time Real breaks, that are timed Build in Reading Time, including Reading for Understanding Designated work area, distraction-free Write it up, get it reviewed and keep it public

16 11.Course counseling, selection and application The plan… Go to Open Days

17 University recognition and Diploma score requirements

18 loma/curriculum/

19 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.

20 What does indicate? Grade 1 = very poor Grade 2 = poor Grade 3 = mediocre Grade 4 = satisfactory Grade 5 = good Grade 6 = very good Grade 7 = excellent

21 The role of the EE and ToK Essay in gaining the Diploma


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