2011the IB celebrates 43 years! Founded by international school teachers from different parts of the world, led initially by teachers at the International School of Geneva, beginning from 1962. First official trial exams were held: 1968. ACS Cobham authorised: 1986. Our first diploma group: 1987-1989. Our 25 th diploma group has just started.
May 2011 2,300 DP schools - (US: 743; UK: 210) 141 countries 41,000 diplomas were awarded
The IB Values 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 … to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners... From IBO Mission Statement (www.ibo.org)www.ibo.org
IB Learners Profile IB STUDENTS STRIVE TO BE Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Open-minded Caring Risk-takers Balanced Reflective
What is the IB Diploma? A two-year course, usually in grades 11 and 12 Students study six subjects Tested by internal assessment and external exams Complemented by the theory of knowledge, an extended essay and a commitment to creativity, action and service Leading to an internationally recognised qualification for university entrance
The Core EE ToK CAS THE LEARNER Extended Essay LEARNER PROFILE Theory of Knowledge Creativity, Action, Service
The Hexagon All take: 3 Standard (SL) 3 Higher (HL) Each worth 7pts + 3 for the Core (EE/TOK) = 45 pts overall Literature, or Language/Lit Group 1 Language A Group 6 The Arts Group 4 Experimental Sciences Group 2 Language B Group 3 Individuals & Societies Group 5 Mathematics Music, Theatre Visual Arts Individuals and Societies Maths HL/SL Maths Studies SL Experimental Sciences Language B Language AB Env-systems & Societies SL
IB ASSESSMENT The Six IB Courses generally have –Internal Assessment (course work) Orals, portfolios, lab practicals, projects, portfolios, exhibitions, workbook, etc. –External Examinations (in May of year 2)
Internal Assessment Internal assessment is done throughout the course, depending on subject and teacher. Both ongoing and final work, in most cases. Due dates are spread out - we want students at their peak, but not everything at once. Final due dates occur in January and Feburary, followed by mocks and a lot of review/revision.
External Examinations (May) Spread over three weeks 2 or 3 papers per subject From 45 minutes to over 2 hours per paper In total, students can spend over 20 hours in the examinations Weight varies, but in the region of 70- 80% for each subject.
RESULTS Students access their IB results online on July 6th. Results are sent from IB directly to universities (if students have asked me…). I am available in person, by email or telephone to discuss them. Usually all is well, but re-marks (watch out!)or re-sits (November or May) are possible.