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1 2014 AIS Languages Conference Trinity Grammar School IB Information 20141

2  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)  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 4 th largest IB country; 4 th largest number of DP courses Trinity Grammar School IB Information 20142

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4 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 20144

5  Inquirers  Caring  Thinkers  Principled  Knowledgeable  Risk-takers  Reflective  Open-minded  Balanced  Communicators Trinity Grammar School IB Information 20145

6 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 20146

7  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 20147

8 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 20148

9  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 20149

10  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

11  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

12  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

13  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. Trinity Grammar School IB Information 2014 Grade 1Very PoorGrade 5Good Grade 2PoorGrade 6Very good Grade 3MediocreGrade 7Excellent Grade 4Satisfactory Band A – work of an excellent standard Band D – Work of a mediocre standard Band B – Work of a good standardBand E – Work of a poor standard (failing condition) Band C – Work of a satisfactory standard 13

14 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

15 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

16 Individuals and societies Subjects offered:  Business Management  Economics  Geography  History  Psychology  Social and Cultural Anthropology Trinity Grammar School IB Information

17 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

18 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

19 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

20 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


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