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1 THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME Overview IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

2 What is the IB? The International Baccalaureate® is a nonprofit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student. Our three programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Founded in 1968, we currently work with 2,731 schools in 138 countries to develop and offer three challenging programmes to over 752,000 students aged 3 to 19 years. Accessed 16 January 2009 IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

3 What is the IBs Mission? The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May Sept 2009

4 Expressed through…….. The Learner Profile With thanks to Pete Kino, Jill Rutherford and Sue Austin

5 The Learner Profile 10 attributes that all IB students should develop throughout the continuum of learning that is the IB. = The PYP, the MYP, and the Diploma Programme = and beyond as a lifelong learner.

6 Thus ….. From The Learner Profile Booklet, IBO, 2006 The learner profile provides a tool for whole-school reflection and analysis. Individual teachers, faculty groups, school administrators and school governors should ask themselves To what extent do our philosophy, our school structures and systems, our curriculum and units of work enable students, and the adults who implement the programmes, to develop into the learner described in the profile?

7 Inquirers

8 Inquirers They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

9 Knowledgeable

10 Knowledgeable They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

11 Thinkers

12 Thinkers They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

13 Communicators

14 Communicators They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

15 Principled

16 Principled They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

17 Open-minded

18 Open-minded They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

19 Caring

20 Caring They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

21 Risk-takers

22 Risk-takers They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

23 Balanced

24 Balanced They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

25 And last They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

26 Reflective

27 What programmes does the IB run? The Primary Years Programme for pupils aged 3 to 12 focuses on the development of the whole child in the classroom and in the world outside. The Middle Years Programme for pupils aged 11 to 16 provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills, achieved through embracing and transcending traditional school subjects. The Diploma Programme for students aged 16 to 19 is a demanding two-year curriculum leading to final examinations and a qualification that is welcomed by leading universities around the world. IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May Sept 2009

28 Standards & Practices The standards are general requisites established for schools to implement any IB programme. Practices are further definitions of the standards. Requirements are programme specific as each programme has unique features and demands specific requirements. These programme requirements are detailed under the related practice and are also referenced in other programme- specific documentation. The common standards and practices and the programme-specific requirements are necessary for the successful implementation of the relevant IB programme. IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

29 Section A: Philosophy A: The schools educational beliefs and values reflect IB philosophy. 1. The schools published statements of mission and philosophy align with those of the IB. and 8 other practices IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

30 Section B: Organization B1: Leadership and structures The schools leadership and administrative structures ensure the implementation of the IB programme(s). 1. The school has developed systems to keep the governing body informed about the ongoing implementation and development of the programme(s). and 6 other practices B2: Resources and support The schools resources and support structures ensure the implementation of the IB programme(s). 2. The school provides qualified staff to implement the programme(s). and 11 other practices IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

31 Section C: Curriculum C1: Collaborative planning Collaborative planning and reflection supports the implementation of the IB programme(s). 1. Collaborative planning and reflection addresses the requirements of the programme(s). and 8 other practices C2: Written curriculum The schools written curriculum reflects IB philosophy. 1. The written curriculum is comprehensive and aligns with the requirements of the programme(s). and 10 other practices IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

32 C3: Teaching and learning Teaching and learning reflects IB philosophy. 5. Teaching and learning supports students to become actively responsible for their own learning. and 15 other practices C4: Assessment Assessment at the school reflects IB assessment philosophy. 3. The school uses a range of strategies and tools to assess student learning. and 8 other practices IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

33 What is the IB Diploma Curriculum? IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

34 What does this mean for each individual subject? Most subjects are offered at Higher level (recommended hours = 240). And at Standard level (recommended hours = 150). IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

35 Example: How does Chemistry fit into the DP curriculum? CHEMISTRY IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

36 Exercise: What combination of subjects would a potential chemist take? IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

37 How does this work for the student? #1 Sample programme 1: A potential Chemist Higher level: Chemistry, Physics, Maths Standard level: Language L & L (first language), Language B (language acquisition), Individuals & Societies subject e.g. Economics. (Will do for chemical engineer, or engineer, or physicist.) IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

38 How does this work for the student? # 2 Sample programme 2: A potential lawyer Higher level: History, Psychology, English Lang & Lit. Standard level: Biology, Language B (language acquisition), Maths. IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

39 How does this work for the student? # 3 Sample programme 3: A potential business person: Higher level: Economics, English B, Maths Standard level: Language L & L (first language), Physics, Maths. IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

40 How does this work for the student? # 4 Sample programme 4: A potential linguist: Higher level: Russian Lang & Lit, English B, Spanish B. Standard level: Geography, Chemistry, Maths IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

41 How does this work for the student? # 5 Sample programme 5: A potential Artist Higher level: Visual Arts, Psychology, English B. Standard level: Spanish L & L, Maths, Chemistry IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

42 Exercise: What subjects would you have done yourself? IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011 GroupSubjectH or S 1Literature / Lang & Lit 2Language acquisition 3I & S 4Science 5Maths 6Arts or another

43 What do IB subject programmes consist of? Typically: Aims and objectives Subject Core – for Standard AND Higher level Additional Higher Level material – for Higher level only IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

44 What is the assessment for IB subjects? Both external assessment (exams) and internal assessment (IA)are used. Internal assessment is generally 20 – 30% The are no modular exams. IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

45 What resources does a school need? Classrooms With ICT A library Labs with standard basic equipment & with some sophisticated equipment – especially dataloggers. Arts studios ditto IB-specific textbooks IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

46 IB Diploma points Each subject (Higher or Standard) is graded on a scale from 1 to 7, where: 7 = excellent 6 = very good 5 = good 4 = satisfactory 3 = mediocre 2 = poor 1 = very poor The points are then added together, which gives a maximum of 42 for the six subjects. IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

47 Core points Points are then available for Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay. Each is scored on 5 bands: A. Excellent B. Good C. Satisfactory D. Mediocre E. Elementary These are then combined on a matrix, which gives a maximum of 3 Core points that can be added to the points for the subjects. IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

48 The Core Points Matrix T H E O R Y O F K N O W L E D G E EXTENDEDEXTENDED ESSAYESSAY ABCDE A Fail B3211Fail C2110 D2100 E1 + FailFail A candidate who obtains an E in the EE or in ToK but achieves 28 points or more is allowed to pass the Diploma.

49 Maximum points 42 – for the subjects 3 – for the Core = 45 Achieved by about 0.2% of students – 1 in 500. IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

50 Examples of student outcomes: The slides that follow show some possible results for students on the Diploma programme.

51 Candidate A – potential medical student Chemistry HL 6 Biology HL6 French B HL5 English L & L SL5 History SL6 Maths SL7 Core2 Total37

52 Candidate B – potential business Business & Management HL 5 Geography HL4 Maths HL5 German L & L SL6 English B SL5 Biology SL3 Core1 Total29

53 Candidate C – potential artist Visual arts HL 6 Biology HL4 Philosophy HL5 Armenian L & L SL6 English A2 SL4 Maths Studies SL3 Core2 Total30

54 Candidate D – a potential journalist Mandarin B HL 4 Spanish B HL5 English L & L HL5 Chemistry SL3 Philosophy SL6 Maths Studies SL2 Core0 Total25

55 Candidate E – a Candidate who fails the Diploma, receiving Certificates Physics HL 4 Business & Management HL4 Swahili B HL3 English L & L SL3 Film SL6 Maths Studies SL1 Core0 Total21 This total is less than the 24 points required for a Diploma Pass Note that the candidate still has three very respectable grades.

56 Candidate F – a Candidate who has only taken 5 subjects as Certificates Physics HL 5 Economics HL4 English L & L SL3 Visual Arts SL6 Maths Studies SL5 CoreNot taken TotalNot relevant! This candidate has 4 very respectable grades.

57 Candidate G – Rare but precious Theatre Arts HL7 Music HL7 English B HL7 Italian L & L SL7 Maths Studies SL7 Environmental Systems & Societies7 Core3 Total45

58 So are we nearly there yet? IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011 No, not quite.

59 What is this international-mindedness thing? IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011 Follow the Mission and help your students to look outwards. Whilst it is important that they love their subjects, it is hoped that they can see the place of each subject, and indeed of the Diploma itself, and indeed of themselves as individuals, in the wider world; That they are sympathetic to the needs of others; And that they value peace.

60 What is this Extended Essay thing? A piece of individual research carried out by DP students in ONE of their 6 subjects. Written up in the style of an academic paper. Maximum 4000 words. 40 hours IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

61 What is this Theory of Knowledge thing? A critical skills course designed so that DP students can evaluate the knowledge that is presented to them through their subjects, the media, friends and relatives, and so on. 100 hours IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

62 What is this CAS thing? CAS = Creativity, Action, Service Experiential learning outside the classroom followed by student reflection For example, a student who sets up and runs a school newspaper, or who learns a new musical instrument. A student who learns a new sport, or who takes change of a team A student who organises a service activity e.g. Shopping for old people. 8 Learning Outcomes. IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

63 The Hexagon & international mindedness In pairs, look at the six groups of the hexagon and think how international mindedness can be promoted in each Do the same exercise for the hexagon core How can international mindedness be achieved beyond the hexagon? IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

64 The Hexagon & international mindedness # 1 In pairs, look at the six groups of the hexagon and think how international mindedness can be promoted in each? IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

65 The Five Fs Flag-waving Festivals Food Famous people Fashion Can you do better? IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

66 The Hexagon & international mindedness # 2 Do the same exercise for the hexagon core How can international mindedness be achieved beyond the hexagon? IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

67 The Three Cs: Cultural understanding Communication Collaboration +Emotional Intelligence (Quoted by Prof George Walker, Former IB Director General) IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

68 Inspirations Global engage George Walker - XXXXX Boyd Roberts – Global Citizenship Anthony Skillicorn – Service is a Journey More from you? IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

69 What do universities think of the IB Diploma? For most parts of the world both HL and SL subjects are considered more than adequate for university studies. For the UK, IB HL subjects are considered equivalent to A2. IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

70 So is it all worth it? IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011 Research skills – from the EE plus... Critical skills – from ToK plus... Language skills – from 2 Languages plus... Analytical skills – from I & S and Science plus.... Mathematical skills – from Maths plus... Creative skills – from Arts, CAS, plus... Personal skills – from CAS plus... Organisation and self-motivation And more! Look at the skills that the IB Diploma develops

71 The CBI identifies Seven desired employability skills which graduates should obtain whilst at university. Self management Team working Business and customer awareness Problem solving Communication and literacy Application of numeracy Application of ICT Cannot start too soon! IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011

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73 Return to the Mission Surely we all want: inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. Thank you. IB Diploma overview - Nick Lee – May 2011


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