Presentation on theme: "INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM"— Presentation transcript:
1 INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM ORIENTATION FOR LISE 10NOVEMBER
2 WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM? For year oldsUniversity preparatoryTaught over two yearsRequiring a balance between various subjectsRequiring academic rigour, critical inquiry and active learning.Taught in 1,579 schools in 122 countries (November 2005)
3 WHO CAN BE AN IB STUDENT? Any student who is willing or able to: Communicate fluently in English at grade or higher levelWork through an academically rigorous programPlan his/her work carefully ahead of timeCope with stress
4 A successful IB student must be willing or able to… Think carefully and critically;Have his/her ideas and opinions challenged intellectually;Act responsibly and ethically, with good reasons;Express his/her talents in creativity, action and service to the community.
5 IB HEXAGON 6 Groups 3 at Higher Level 3 at Standard Level Core of TOK, Extended Essay, CAS
6 INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMME SIX subjectsThree at Higher Level, three at Standard LevelTheory of KnowledgeExtended EssayCreativity, Action, Service
7 WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HL AND SL SUBJECTS? STANDARD LEVEL subjects cover BASIC knowledge and skills required for entry into a first year course at university.HIGHER LEVEL subjects cover MORE topics treated at GREATER depth than SL courses.
8 THEORY OF KNOWLEDGETOK is a course designed to encourage critical reflection about knowledge and learning in different disciplines.Students are expected to develop critical thinking skills, and the capacity to justify their opinions.They are encouraged to examine important real-world issues from a variety of perspectives.
9 EXTENDED ESSAY A research paper of not more than 4,000 words On a topic chosen by the student within a discipline recognised by the IBIn a standard format appropriate for academic research writingUnder the supervision of a teacher
10 CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) A set of supervised activities OUTSIDE the classroomchosen by the studentenabling the student to come into contact with people from a wider social circleproviding an opportunity for the student’s personal growthimproving the quality of life within the community
11 HOW DO I CHOOSE MY SUBJECTS? What are my interests?What career am I planning?How can I balance my interests?What track should I choose?
12 HOW DO I CHOOSE MY SUBJECTS? CHOOSE A SUBJECT FROM EACH OF SIX GROUPS - 3 AT HL, 3 AT SLGroup 1 - First language - Turkish LiteratureGroup 2 - Second language - English A2Group 3 - Turkish Social Studies (SL only) or an Experimental ScienceGroup 4 - Experimental SciencesGroup 5 - MathematicsGroup 6 - Electives
13 TM Track Subjects Group 1 - Turkish A1 HL (Literature) Group 2 - English A2 HL or SLGroup 3 - Turkish Social Studies SLGroup 4 - Experimental Science SL (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Systems, Physics)Group 5 - Mathematics HL or SLGroup 6 - Electives HL or SL
14 FM Track Subjects Group 1 - Turkish A1 SL (Literature) Group 2 - English A2 HL or SLGroup 3 - Experimental Science 1 HL (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)Group 4 - Experimental Science 2 HL (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)Group 5 - Mathematics HL or SLGroup 6 – Electives HL or SL
15 GROUP 6 ELECTIVES IN TM TRACK Economics (HL or SL)Business and Management (HL or SL)Information Technology for a Global Society (SL only)Visual Arts (HL or SL)Music (SL only)French B HL or SLGerman B HL or SLComputer Science (SL only)Turkish Social Studies (SL only)
16 GROUP 6 ELECTIVES IN FM TRACK Experimental Science 3 HL or SLEconomics HL or SLBusiness and Management HL or SLInformation Technology for a Global Society (SL only)Visual Arts HL or SLMusic SL onlyFrench B HL or SLGerman B HL or SLComputer Science (SL only)
17 WHICH MATHEMATICS LEVEL DO I CHOOSE? Choose HIGHER LEVEL if youlove mathematics and are deeply interested in it ANDwant a career in mathematics or in a field where advanced mathematics is essential (e.g., theoretical physics or engineering) ANDhave a grade of 4.0 or higher in mathematics through Lise 1
18 WHICH MATHEMATICS LEVEL DO I CHOOSE? Choose MATHEMATICAL METHODS (SL) ifyou are seeking a career in architecture, banking, business management/consulting, economics, engineering, fashion design, journalism, law, life science research, medicine….ORyou are undecided ORyou don’t feel very confident with mathematics
19 CRITERIA FOR ENTRY INTO IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM A minimum GPA of 3.5 in ALL subjects at the end of the year BEFORE the grade raising exams.At least a 4.0 in English ORAt least a 4.0 average in Maths and all science subjects
20 CRITERIA FOR ENTRY INTO IB TRACKS IF YOUR GPA ISRecommendations from your teachers regardingyour ability to meet deadlinesyour ability to work consistentlyyour academic honestyyour self-motivationyour overall academic performance
21 CERTIFICATE OPTIONChoose up to any THREE IB HL subjects from the SAME track (either TM or FM).Music, ITGS, TSS, Computer Science will only be offered at SL.Be in the same class and do the same work as IB Diploma students in those subjects.No CAS, Extended Essay or TOK
22 CRITERIA FOR ENTRY INTO CERTIFICATE PROGRAM Min GPA 3.5 overall at the end of the year BEFORE the grade raising examminimum grade 4.0 in the subjects chosen for certificates.For Business & Management, Economics, ITGS, Computer Science and other subjects not taught before Lise 11 – assessment of essay in English or other type of assessment to be determined by teachers.
23 WHAT FACTORS SHOULD I CONSIDER IN MAKING MY DECISION? - 1 The IB diploma is an academically challenging program…But you DON’T have to be a 5 student to do it.But you DO need to plan ahead for submitting work on time…And you DO need to be self-motivated, do much of the work on your own, but with the guidance of the teacher.
24 WHAT FACTORS SHOULD I CONSIDER IN MAKING MY DECISION? - 2 Whether in Turkish OR in foreign universities, IB diploma students are much better prepared for university work.Some Turkish universities offer incentives for students completing the IB diploma with a good IB score.
25 WHAT FACTORS SHOULD I CONSIDER IN MAKING MY DECISION? - 3 Most IB students entering Turkish universities report doing significantly better than students without the IB…EVEN better than those without the IB diploma who may have obtained a higher ÖSS score.Some students have reported that the IB has helped them to perform well in the ÖSS.
26 WHAT FACTORS SHOULD I CONSIDER IN MAKING MY DECISION? - 4 Intensive dershane preparation is helpful for the ÖSS exam, but the IB diploma helps for academic success IN university.Managing your time well is crucial for success in the ÖSS and IB if you are doing both at the same time.
27 WHAT FACTORS SHOULD I CONSIDER IN MAKING MY DECISION? - 5 The IB diploma is NOT a passport for entering foreign universities. It’s possible to enter a foreign university WITHOUT the IB diploma.US universities generally offer credits for a subject if it has been part of your IB programme, especially at HL.
28 IMPORTANT STAGES IN YOUR DECISION - 1 January – IB presentation for studentsJanuary break 2006 – discuss your options seriously with your parents.
29 IMPORTANT STAGES IN YOUR DECISION - 2 February 1 – 24, 2006Consult individually with IBCo-ordinator regarding your IB programDetermine IB Subject choices and submit them to IB Office.
30 IMPORTANT STAGES IN YOUR DECISION - 3 In March 2006 – (date to be announced later)First list of selected students to be published.
31 IMPORTANT STAGES IN YOUR DECISION - 4 June 13, Final list of selected students published
32 For any further enquiries and appointments Please write toMr. Gautam SenatOrSn. Sündüs Cebecioğlu