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Lincoln Community School Understanding the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Mr. Gary Craggs: IB DP Coordinator.

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1 Lincoln Community School Understanding the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Mr. Gary Craggs: IB DP Coordinator

2 LCS High School Diploma Programs LCS High School Diploma Some IB Certificate courses accredited in the USA, gains access to 1000s of US colleges International Baccalaureate Diploma Recognised at 2500+ universities worldwide

3 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Aims to develop in students: Critical thinking and sound judgement Responsibility for their own learning A shared academic experience An understanding & respect for other cultures Education of the whole person

4 What qualities make for a good IB Diploma candidate? Intelligent and interested Academically able Highly motivated and resilient Hard working < smart working Embody the IB Learner Profile IB is about creating balanced adults prepared to contribute to a better world.

5 What are the advantages of taking the IB Diploma courses for LCS students? Academically rigorous study Broad-based and balanced curriculum Internationally recognised qualification Excellent preparation for College / University US Universities often accept IB scores of 4 at HL as credit for a first year course. European Universities often require the IB Diploma, and may offer conditional places based on Diploma scores.

6 The IB Curriculum Hexagon 6 options Most assessed by Examination and course work 3 subjects at Higher level 3 subjects at Standard level 3 core components

7 Languages groups 1 & 2 Essential: English Literature Language & literature Plus one more language French B language Self Taught A Spanish Ab Inicio 2 x Language A = Bilingual Diploma

8 Individuals and Societies group 3 History Economics Global Politics Information Technology in a Global Society Environmental Systems and Society Online course: psychology

9 Experimental Sciences group 4 Biology Chemistry Physics Environmental Systems and Society

10 Mathematics group 5 Higher Standard Studies

11 Arts and Electives Visual Arts Theatre Arts Or 2 nd Science Or 2 nd Individuals and Societies

12 SL or HL Standard Level is 150 hours of teaching and usually 2 exams Higher Level is 240 hours & 3 exams Some subjects are Standard Level only (online Psych, Spanish, Env Systems) Each class has some HL elements H-block three-week rotating schedule Sample every available subject at Higher Level in first semester Make informed decision in December

13 Core components Theory of Knowledge How do we know what we know? Extended Essay An 4000 word in-depth study on an academic topic that engages students in independent research Creativity, Action and Service 100-150 hours across 3 areas

14 How are these assessed? Internal Assessment activities (20-40%) Marked by LCS teachers Externally moderated by the IB Examinations (60-80%) Externally set and marked by IB Three weeks in May (Mocks in January) Up to 3 examinations per subject

15 Formative assessment Regular assessment as part of class learning Three phase preparation for final exams: Class based, exam week, Mocks Feedback from IB informs future teaching IA reports Exam scripts returned Students and teacher know where they are, know where they are going and know how they get there

16 Mon 24 October 2010French B SL HL Interactive Oral # 2, Mon Nov 1, 2010 Mon Nov 8, 2010French B HL/SL and Spanish Ab Interactive Oral # 2, French A 1 Orals Mon Nov 15,2010WP SL #2, Extended Essay Final Version due Mon Nov 22, 2010Self- Taught A1 Oral Commentary, Spanish Ab Interactive Oral # 3 Mon Nov 29, 2010Theater HL/ SL # 1, French B SL HL final recorded oral Mon Dec 6, 2010Eng A1 HL IOC, A2 and B Interactive Oral, Mon Dec 13 2010Self Taught A1 World Lit, Eng A1 SL IOC, EE Viva Voce Vacation Wed Jan 5, 2011 Mon Jan 10, 2011 Mon Jan 17, 2011Grade 12 Mock Examinations Mon Tues Thur Fri Mon Jan 24, 2011Grade 12 Mock Examinations Mon Tues Mon Jan 31, 2011Eng A2 Individual Oral & additional opportunities for Eng B Mon Feb 7, 2011Math HL and SL Portfolio # 1, Spanish Ab final Recorded Orals Mon Feb 14, 2011WP&IR #3, ToK final presentations Mon Feb 21, 2011Economics #3, ToK essay due Mon Feb28, 2011Theater HL/SL # 2, English A2 Written Tasks, Mon Mar 7, 2011History Investigation due, Theater #3, Mon Mar 14, 2011Math HL and SL Portfolio # 2, Math Studies Project Mon Mar 21, 2011WP&IR #4, Visual Arts IA, ITGS Project due, Theater #4 Mon Mar 28, 2011Group 4 " sweep up" & all science IA grades due, Economics #4 Mon Apr 4, 2011IA GRADES and PREDICTED GRADES DUE, IA mailed, Mon Apr 11, 2011Visual Arts Exhibition Mon Apr 18, 2011Vacation Tues Apr 26, 2011 First Exam Friday April 29th

17 Mon 24 October 2010French B SL HL Interactive Oral # 2, Mon Nov 1, 2010 Mon Nov 8, 2010French B HL/SL Mon Nov 15,2010Extended Essay Final Version due Mon Nov 22, 2010 Mon Nov 29, 2010French B SL HL final recorded oral Mon Dec 6, 2010Eng A1 HL Interactive Oral, Mon Dec 13 2010Eng A1 SL IOC, EE Viva Voce Vacation Wed Jan 5, 2011 Mon Jan 10, 2011 Mon Jan 17, 2011Grade 12 Mock Examinations Mon Tues Thur Fri Mon Jan 24, 2011Grade 12 Mock Examinations Mon Tues Mon Jan 31, 2011 Mon Feb 7, 2011Math HL and SL Portfolio # 1, Mon Feb 14, 2011ToK final presentations Mon Feb 21, 2011Economics #3, ToK essay due Mon Feb28, 2011 Mon Mar 7, 2011 Mon Mar 14, 2011Math HL and SL Portfolio # 2, Mon Mar 21, 2011Visual Arts IA, Mon Mar 28, 2011Group 4 " sweep up" & all science IA grades due, Economics #4 Mon Apr 4, 2011 Mon Apr 11, 2011Visual Arts Exhibition Mon Apr 18, 2011Vacation Tues Apr 26, 2011 First Exam Friday April 29th

18 Curriculum map

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20 LCS High School Diploma Programs LCS High School Diploma Some IB Certificate courses accredited in the USA, gains access to 1000s of US colleges International Baccalaureate Diploma Recognised at 2500+ universities worldwide

21 Normally between 4 and 6 IB courses HL or SL No ToK or EE common IB certificate awarded Other LCS High School courses. IB Diploma courses and US High School Diploma Gains access to more selective US universities, HL courses can earn Year 1 credits Increasingly recognised in UK, gaining access to foundation (Year 0) courses

22 6 courses with 7 points for each subject 3 Higher Level (240 hours each) and 3 Standard Level (150 hours each) ToK + EE = 3 points (100 + 40 hours) CAS (no points but compulsory) Total 45 points available Minimum 24 points for Diploma. With disqualifications e.g. 2 points in one HL, or 2 SLs, fewer than 12 in all HLs An E in ToK or EE raises the bar to 28 points, etc Full IB Diploma Programme requirements

23 widely recognized by over 2500 of the world’s leading universities and colleges IB provides university admissions officers with direct, online access to syllabuses and recent examinations UK universities make conditional offers based on number points; Europe on a pass Gives students a competitive edge at leading US and and world colleges University recognition of the IB Diploma. Academic rigor and independent learning skills make IB graduates into better college and university students. They are better prepared, and more able.

24 What can parents do to help? Support your child with resources, space and encouragement Encourage a structured amount of home-based studying: 2-3 hours a night, 5/6 hours a weekend Encourage good study habits, including planning and preparation, revision and organisation. Understand the demanding workload of the IB Diploma, and the demanding level of difficulty of each component course. Remind them about the importance of Academic Honesty. Engage in discussion about what your child is learning. Having them explain it to you, while you ask questions, is the surest way to embed their learning. Support your child with positive reinforcement and encouragement. The IB DP is demanding and difficult. It requires family commitment


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