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1 Welcome to the Central Academy IB Informational Meeting Thursday, April 25, 2007

2 IB Phrases to Know SL – Standard Level: A course that has 150 seat hours. Students must take three SL courses. HL – Higher Level: A course that has 240 seat hours. Students must take three HL courses. * NOTE * In some instances, a student may take four HL classes and two SL classes.

3 IB Phrases to Know Internal Assessment: An evaluation instrument that is graded by the teacher but is moderated by another teacher somewhere in the world. External Assessment: The culminating exam given in May of a student’s senior year, though one or two tests may be taken at the end of the junior year.

4 IB Maths

5 There are four IB Maths courses Math Studies SL Math SL Math HL Further Math SL

6 To begin with, we will choose only two Math SL Math HL

7 Math SL – 150 hours 140 Class hours 2 Portfolio Entries – 10 hours Mathematical Investigation Mathematical Modeling

8 Math HL – 240 Hours 190 Class hours 2 Portfolio Entries – 10 hours Mathematical Investigation Mathematical Modeling One of the “Options” – 40 hours

9 Math HL Options Statistics and Probability Sets, Relations, and Groups Series and Differential Equations Discrete Mathematics

10 Comparison of Content Hours SLHL Algebra820 Functions and Equations2426 Circular Functions and Trig1622 Matrices1012 Vectors1622 Statistics and Probability3040 Calculus3648

11 What is a GDC? The TI-84 Plus Silver Edition G raphical D isplay C alculator

12 Assessment SLHL Paper 1 – No GDC1.5 hrs2 hrs Paper 2 – GDC1.5 hrs2 hrs Options Paper – GDC 1 hr Both papers have two parts: short-response and extended-response. The Options Paper is all extended-response.

13 IB English

14 There are four parts to IB English Part 1: World Literature Part 2: Detailed Study Part 3: Groups of Works Part 4: School’s Free Choice

15 Part 1: World Literature Three works that are translated into English each by a different author

16 Part 1 Product Two papers are written #1 – Compare two Part 1 works #2 – World literature not used in #1 Analysis of a key passage OR Comparison of two key passages

17 Part 2: Detailed Study Four works are selected from 2 choices One from Shakespeare, one from poetry, one from novel and short story, and one from non-fiction prose OR Two from Shakespeare, and one from two of : poetry, novel/short story, or non-fiction prose

18 Part 2 Product Individual oral commentary on one randomly selected Part 2 work. Prep time of 20 minutes Exam time of 15 minutes

19 Part 3: Groups of Works Four works chosen and linked by genre Choose three from drama, poetry, prose fiction, or prose non-fiction Choose one work from anywhere else in the IB curriculum

20 Part 3 Product Final exam – 2 hours Paper 1 – Prose or Poetry commentary Paper 2 – Essay question on Part 3 works

21 Part 4: School’s Free Choice Four works are chosen Three by different authors in English One World Literature piece linked by theme

22 Part 4 Product Individual Presentation – minutes

23 Individuals and Societies

24 Difference between HL and SL HL has a regional focus on comparative history within the region SL has a global focus on comparative history between two regions

25 There are three Regional Options Americas Europe and Middle East Asia and Oceania

26 To begin with, we will choose only one. Europe

27 Individuals and Societies HL – 11th Grade There are eight major content areas: Tsarist Russia to Communist USSR The First World War Totalitarian Europe, : Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and Stalinist Russia

28 Individuals and Societies HL – 11th Grade Content areas continued: The Second World War, USSR, Post-war Western Europe to 1995 Eastern and Central Europe, th Century European Society

29 Individuals and Societies HL and SL – 12th Grade 20th Century World History Causes, practices, and effects of war Origins and development of authoritarian states Peace and cooperation: international organizations and multiparty states

30 Assessment A historical investigation paper Exams in May of the 12th grade year

31 IB Science

32 There are six IB Science Courses Biology Chemistry Physics Environmental Systems Design Technology Ecosystems and Technology

33 To begin with, we will choose only two HL Chemistry SL Biology

34 HL Chemistry – 240 hrs 180 Hours of Theory 60 Hours of Internal Assessment

35 HL Chemistry Theory 80 hours of Core Requirements 55 hours of Additional Higher Level Work 45 hours of “Options” chosen by the instructor

36 HL Chemistry Internal Asssessment hours of Investigations hours for a Project

37 SL Biology – 150 hours 110 hours of Theory 40 hours of Internal Assessment

38 SL Biology – Theory 80 hours of Core Requirements 30 hours of “Options” (chosen by the instructor)

39 SL Biology Internal Assessment hours of Investigations hours for a Project

40 Internal Assessment Practical Scheme of Work (Laboratories) Practical Work Documentation (Rubrics) Project

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