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1 International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
2014 AIS Languages Conference Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

2 IB – General Information
IB first introduced in mid-sixties IB at Trinity for 16 years Trinity is one of 3745 IB world schools in 147 countries (10,000 schools by 2020) 70000 IB students in Australia Almost 1.2 million IB students worldwide Trinity has had 443 IB graduates, average IB score 36 (ATAR 95.00) 10% growth per year; Aus 4th largest IB country; 4th largest number of DP courses Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

3 The Diploma Programme Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

4 IB Mission statement IB Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate 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 organization 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. Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

5 IB Learner Profile Inquirers Caring Thinkers Principled Knowledgeable
Risk-takers Reflective Open-minded Balanced Communicators Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

6 IB Aims to prepare students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and global society as they: develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically acquire breadth and depth of understanding and knowledge develop the skills and positive attitude toward learning that will prepare them for higher education Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

7 IB Aims (cont’d) to increase their understanding of other cultures (second language) to make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge (TOK) to undertake in-depth research in an area of interest (EE) to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

8 IB Core – The Extended Essay
4000 word academic “mini thesis” on topic of special interest to student 40 hours of private study Independent university-style research essay in any one of 60 IB subjects Students work closely with a supervisor of their choice Excellent preparation for university studies Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

9 IB Core – Theory of Knowledge
is an interdisciplinary subject designed to stimulate critical reflection on knowledge and experiences challenges students to question the bases of knowledge, to be aware of subjective and ideological biases and to analyse evidence encourages students to appreciate other cultural perspectives encourage students to examine the grounds for their moral, political and aesthetic judgements Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

10 IB Core – Creativity, Action, Service
to educate the whole person to help students become responsible, compassionate citizens to encourage students to share their energy and talents with others to encourage students to develop greater awareness of themselves and concern for others to develop the ability to work cooperatively with others Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

11 IB Core- CAS components
Creativity: Creative Arts and various co- curricular activities; designing and implementing service projects Action : Participation in individual and team sports; taking part in expeditions, local and international projects Service: Community and social service activities, initiated by the students Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

12 IB Assessment Examinations are marked according to a set of criteria – a true international benchmark No scaling, no competition, no ranking All subjects are equally weighted 6 subjects from 6 discipline areas (3HL, 3SL) Narrow specialisation is not possible 7 points per subject + 3 points for EE and TOK (Total of 45 points) (ATAR conversion) There are failing conditions – no diploma, no ATAR Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

13 IB Assessment Grading scale – each subject is graded on the following scale: Up to an additional three bonus points may be earned from the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge. A candidate’s performance in each will fall into one of five bands. Grade 1 Very Poor Grade 5 Good Grade 2 Poor Grade 6 Very good Grade 3 Mediocre Grade 7 Excellent Grade 4 Satisfactory Band A – work of an excellent standard Band D – Work of a mediocre standard Band B – Work of a good standard Band E – Work of a poor standard (failing condition) Band C – Work of a satisfactory standard Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

14 IB Subject Groups: Group 1
Studies in Language and Literature English A Literature Literature and Performance (SL only) Students should have good writing and oral skills Students should have respect for the literary heritage of the English language Complemented by an international perspective through world literature Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

15 IB Subject Groups: Group 2
Language acquisition to enable the students to use the language in a range of contexts and for many purposes focuses on written and spoken communication Languages offered: French, German, Mandarin and Latin (for continuers) Mandarin, French and Japanese for beginners (ab initio) Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

16 IB Subject Groups: Group 3
Individuals and societies Subjects offered: Business Management Economics Geography History Psychology Social and Cultural Anthropology Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

17 IB Subject Groups: Group 4
Experimental Sciences and Technology Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Design Technology and Sports, Exercise and Health Science -develop practical laboratory skills -encourage collaborative learning (group project) -develop awareness of moral and ethical issues and a sense of social responsibility Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

18 IB Subject Groups: Group 5
Mathematics Requirement for all IB students Caters for different abilities and levels Maths HL, SL and Math Studies SL to deepen students’ understanding of Mathematics as a discipline and to promote confidence and facility in the use of mathematical language Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

19 IB Subject Groups: Group 6
Creative Arts: Music, Film or Visual Arts Emphasis on practical production by the student Exploration of a range of creative work in a global context or Electives: A second subject from Groups 2-5 which enables some limited specialisation Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

20 IB: Who should choose it?
Who should do it? NOT FOR AN ACADEMIC ELITE Students should: be independent, self-directed learners possess good study habits possess good time management skills be self motivated be academic “all-rounders” be of average to above average ability want to make a difference in the world Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014

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