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1 Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

2 Welcome! Agenda Introductions What is IB? Why IB? IB at WHS Questions?

3 The IBO’s goal: to provide students with the values and opportunities that will enable them to develop sound judgment, make wise choices, respect others in the global community © IBO 2002

4 HISTORY When? 1968 – Geneva, Switzerland Why? Originally to facilitate the international mobility of students preparing for university by providing schools with a curriculum and diploma recognized by universities around the world. Today? Seeks to make an international education available to students of all ages

5 The Diploma Programme equips students with the skills and attitudes necessary for success in higher education and employment Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

6 The Diploma Programme demanding two-year pre-university course leading to examinations for highly motivated students for ages 16 to 19 Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

7 What makes the Diploma Programme different? u comprehensive two-year international curriculum u international standards, applied equally to all schools u rigorous assessment Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

8 International 3,050 IB schools in 139 countries (August, 2010) 1,126 IB Diploma Programme schools in 30 countries 717 IB DP Schools in U.S. Diploma Programme

9 Universities IB diploma holders have access to the world’s leading universities are well prepared for university work Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

10 Diploma Programme the curriculum Theory of Knowledge the arts group 4 group 1 language A1 extended essay experimental sciences group 6 group 3 group 5 group 2 second language creativity, action, service individuals and societies mathematics © IBO 2002

11 Diploma Programme Six subjects studied concurrently one subject from each of the six groups at least three but not more than four taken at higher level (HL) others at standard level (SL) Requirements for the subjects for the IB Diploma group 6 experimental sciences The six academic subjects Theory of Knowledge the arts group 1 language A1 extended essay group 3 group 5 group 2 second language creativity, action, service individuals and societies mathematics group 4 © IBO 2002

12 The IBO encourages students to maintain strong ties to their own cultures u 45 languages for examination u encourages very good writing and oral skills and respect for the literary heritage of a first language u complemented by an international perspective through world literature WHS: World Literature Arts and Electives Diploma Programme group 1 language A1 arts and electives group 6 experimental sciences The six academic subjects Theory of Knowledge the arts group 1 language A1 extended essay group 3 group 5 group 2 second language creativity, action, service individuals and societies mathematics group 4

13 second language Diploma Programme group 2 u a requirement for all diploma candidates u aims to enable students to use the language in a range of contexts, for many purposes u focuses on written and spoken communication u accommodates - near bilingual students, with a high level of fluency - second language learners with previous experience - beginners Arts and Electives Language A1 Experimental sciences Second Language Individuals and societies Mathematics arts and electives language A1 experimental sciences second language individuals and societies mathematics group 6 experimental sciences The six academic subjects Theory of Knowledge the arts group 1 language A1 extended essay group 3 group 5 group 2 second language creativity, action, service individuals and societies mathematics group 4

14 second language WHS offers Diploma Programme group 2 u French B  Spanish B Language A1 Experimental sciences Second Language Individuals and societies Mathematics group 6 experimental sciences The six academic subjects Theory of Knowledge the arts group 1 language A1 extended essay group 3 group 5 group 2 second language creativity, action, service individuals and societies mathematics group 4 © IBO 2002

15 Diploma Programme individuals and societies WHS offers group 3 History of Americas Psychology Arts and Electives Language A1 Experimental sciences Second Language Individuals and societies Mathematics arts and electives language A1 experimental sciences second language individuals and societies mathematics group 6 experimental sciences The six academic subjects Theory of Knowledge the arts group 1 language A1 extended essay group 3 group 5 group 2 second language creativity, action, service individuals and societies mathematics group 4

16 Diploma Programme experimental sciences group 4 u practical laboratory skills u collaborative learning through an interdisciplinary project u awareness of moral and ethical issues u a sense of social responsibility, by examining local and global issues develop, encourage: Arts and Electives Language A1 Experimental sciences Individuals and societies arts and electives language A1 experimental sciences second language individuals and societies mathematics group 6 experimental sciences The six academic subjects Theory of Knowledge the arts group 1 language A1 extended essay group 3 group 5 group 2 second language creativity, action, service individuals and societies mathematics group 4 © IBO 2002

17 experimental sciences WHS offers Diploma Programme group 4  biology u physics arts and electives language A1 experimental sciences second language individuals and societies mathematics group 6 experimental sciences The six academic subjects Theory of Knowledge the arts group 1 language A1 extended essay group 3 group 5 group 2 second language creativity, action, service individuals and societies mathematics group 4 © IBO 2002

18 aims to deepen student’s understanding of this discipline and to promote confidence and facility in the use of mathematical language Diploma Programme mathematics group 5 arts and electives language A1 experimental sciences second language individuals and societies mathematics group 6 experimental sciences The six academic subjects Theory of Knowledge the arts group 1 language A1 extended essay group 3 group 5 group 2 second language creativity, action, service individuals and societies mathematics group 4 © IBO 2002

19 u requirement for all diploma candidates u four options for different abilities and levels WHS offers Math Standard Math Studies Diploma Programme mathematics group 5 Arts and Electives Language A1 Experimental sciences Second Language Individuals and societies Mathematics arts and electives language A1 experimental sciences second language individuals and societies mathematics group 6 experimental sciences The six academic subjects Theory of Knowledge the arts group 1 language A1 extended essay group 3 group 5 group 2 second language creativity, action, service individuals and societies mathematics group 4

20 u emphasis on practical production by students and exploring creative work in a global context WHS offers Visual Arts Theater Diploma Programme Language A1 the arts group 6 arts and electives language A1 experimental sciences second language mathematics group 6 experimental sciences The six academic subjects Theory of Knowledge the arts group 1 language A1 extended essay group 3 group 5 group 2 second language creativity, action, service individuals and societies mathematics group 4 © IBO 2002

21 u electives: in this block, students can also take certain subjects from other groups (for example, physics in addition to biology) Diploma Programme Language A1 the arts group 6 arts and electives language A1 experimental sciences second language mathematics group 6 experimental sciences The six academic subjects Theory of Knowledge the arts group 1 language A1 extended essay group 3 group 5 group 2 second language creativity, action, service individuals and societies mathematics group 4 © IBO 2002

22 stimulates critical reflection on knowledge and experience students examine the grounds for moral, political and aesthetic judgments Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Diploma Programme Theory of Knowledge extended essay creativity, action, service © IBO 2002

23 ... wise choices TOK challenges students u to question the bases of knowledge u to be aware of subjective and ideological biases u to develop the ability to analyse evidence TOK also encourages students to appreciate other cultural perspectives Diploma Programme Theory of Knowledge extended essay creativity, action, service © IBO 2002

24 CAS Educates the whole person C reativity – A ction - S ervice helps students become responsible, compassionate citizens Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

25 Includes arts activities as well as creativity shown in designing and implementing service projects Diploma Programme Creativity © IBO 2002

26 Includes participation in individual and team sports as well as taking part in expeditions, local and international projects Action Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

27 Includes community and social service activities, such as helping children with special needs visiting hospitals or working with refugees or homeless people Diploma Programme Service © IBO 2002

28 Extended Essay An independent piece of research presented as an essay of 4,000 words or less Acquaints diploma candidates with the kind of independent research and writing skills expected by universities Student choose the subject area for investigation Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

29 What does the essay represent to a student? u the opportunity to investigate a topic of special interest u a way to add breadth u a way to deepen studies: selecting a topic in one of his or her courses Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

30 Diploma Programme IB Certificates Students can also opt not to take the full diploma, but instead focus on one or two subjects and receive certificates in those subjects Certificate candidates do not write the extended essay, complete CAS, or TOK Arts and Electives Experimental sciences Mathematics Theory of Knowledge arts and electives experimental sciences creativity, action, service mathematics GROUP 5 GROUP 6 experimental sciences the arts language A1 second language individuals and societies group 6 experimental sciences The six academic subjects Theory of Knowledge the arts group 1 language A1 extended essay group 3 group 5 group 2 second language creativity, action, service individuals and societies mathematics group 4 © IBO 2002

31 Diploma Programme Assessing student work Classroom teachers and IB examiners work in partnership to ensure that students have ample opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned © IBO 2002

32 Academic judgments about quality of student work rest with over 3,800 IB examiners worldwide Chief examiners for each subject have international authority in their fields Diploma Programme Examiners © IBO 2002

33 Diploma Programme Examinations, assessment examinations offered in May for northern hemisphere schools, in November for the southern hemisphere more than 72,000 students registered for examination in 2006 © IBO 2002

34 The programme is very demanding and not everyone who tries receives a diploma © IBO 2002

35 “I love college…I’ve been to all my classes so far and I must say, I am prepared! Thanks, IB!” grad “I got an “A” on my 1 st paper about the Iliad, and Achilles in particular. I blame you (English class) for that. The class is pretty easy since I’ve already learned all the writing stuff. I got the highest grade in my class out of the people that I have talked to.” -Chris, CU Boulder “I already had to turn a paper in, within the 1 st week of school. My professor got his bachelor’s degree in writing with an emphasis on technology information; he has written 18 manuals for different corporations. He got his masters in business, and is now studying for his PhD. Anyway, the paper’s had to be 4-5 pages. We had to read an essay about interracial relationships and make our own topic, somehow relating it to the essay. I didn’t think my paper was that great, but my professor graded it differently. I wanted to thank IB for all that it taught me, because apparently it has already served its purpose.” -John, Regis © IBO 2002 Former IB Students Say:

36 Important Info Test Fees DUE by November 1 st, 2010 –ALL seniors and juniors taking Psychology or Physics Parent meeting every 3 rd Wednesday of the month Check the WHS IB website for information and upcoming events For seniors: –Seniors will begin their extended essay on September 27 th –Seniors: need to be meeting with their CAS advisor within the next two months to monitor progress. –Senior lit students: all texts must be purchased this year. Students should have book lists. Check on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites; I have seen our texts for anywhere from a penny to $4

37 How can parents help? Help monitoring progress and encouraging library time from parents is much appreciated! Attend parent meetings Ask your student Ask teachers/coordinator Check the website continuously Join the parent advisory!

38 How Can I Help?? What topics/information would you like to receive in future meetings? What questions do you still have about IB?

39 Questions?

40 Diploma Programme © IBO 2002

41 January 2002 © IBO Edited August 2007 by C Malone Thank you to the following schools for supplying photos: Frankfurt International School, Germany International School of Tanganyika, Tanzania St Clares College, Oxford, UK International School Bangkok, Thailand Designer: Mary Tiegreen Produced by the corporate relations office The International Baccalaureate Organization © IBO 2002


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