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1 International Baccalaureate Organisation

2 Why IB? The mission… 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. 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. …… encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences can also be right. …… encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences can also be right. They are endeavouring to achieve some of these goals through the introduction of the Learner profile. They are endeavouring to achieve some of these goals through the introduction of the Learner profile.

3 At Bangkok Patana we want…. ….our students to be resourceful and creative, know their own and others’ worth and operate as independent, confident learners. ….our students to be resourceful and creative, know their own and others’ worth and operate as independent, confident learners. ….to provide an environment where everyone: ….to provide an environment where everyone: ….Is encouraged to develop lively, positive and enquiring minds…… ….Is encouraged to develop lively, positive and enquiring minds…… ….learns to value their own cultures and shows understanding and respect for the cultures of others and especially that of our host country, Thailand. ….learns to value their own cultures and shows understanding and respect for the cultures of others and especially that of our host country, Thailand. This ties in with the Bangkok Patana Mission statement and ‘Our values’. This ties in with the Bangkok Patana Mission statement and ‘Our values’.

4 The Programme group 1 language A1 group2 second language group 3 individuals and societies group 4 experimental sciences group 5 mathematics and computer science group 6 the arts Extended essay Theory of Knowledge creativity, action, service

5 Requirements for Diploma 3 Higher Levels (not more than 4) 3 Higher Levels (not more than 4) 3 Standard Levels 3 Standard Levels CAS CAS TOK combines with the Extended essay to give up to 3 bonus points towards the final points score. TOK combines with the Extended essay to give up to 3 bonus points towards the final points score. Extended Essay Extended Essay 24 points minimum which represents an average of a Level 4 (satisfactory) in each of the six subjects. Level 7 is the maximum grade and Level 1 the minimum. 24 points minimum which represents an average of a Level 4 (satisfactory) in each of the six subjects. Level 7 is the maximum grade and Level 1 the minimum.

6 IB Diploma Choices at Bangkok Patana Group 1 – A-English/Thai Literature (HL and SL) A- English/Thai Literature and Language (HL and SL), SSST (SL) Group 1 – A-English/Thai Literature (HL and SL) A- English/Thai Literature and Language (HL and SL), SSST (SL) Group 2 – Thai, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, English (at B HL and SL, and ab initio at SL) Group 2 – Thai, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, English (at B HL and SL, and ab initio at SL) Group 3 – History, Geography, Economics, Business and Management, ITGS (all HL and SL) and Psychology (SL) Group 3 – History, Geography, Economics, Business and Management, ITGS (all HL and SL) and Psychology (SL)

7 IB Choices at Bangkok Patana Group 4 – Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Design Technology (HL and SL) and Ecosystems and Societies (SL) Group 4 – Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Design Technology (HL and SL) and Ecosystems and Societies (SL) Group 5 - Mathematics (HL), Mathematics (SL) and Group 5 - Mathematics (HL), Mathematics (SL) and Mathematical Studies (SL). Group 6 - Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, Computer Science, Further Mathematics (HL and SL) and Electives. Group 6 - Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, Computer Science, Further Mathematics (HL and SL) and Electives.

8 Languages explained A Literature- For first Language students A Literature- For first Language students (Two A literature courses may be taken if it can be timetabled and if the student is a ‘balanced bilingual) A Literature and Language- For students who are Bilingual but their A Literature is stronger. A Literature and Language- For students who are Bilingual but their A Literature is stronger. B Language HL - For students with at least 5 years ‘experience of the target language’ and for who the language is not spoken at home. (Normally students will have previously taken GCSE in that language and performed well) B Language HL - For students with at least 5 years ‘experience of the target language’ and for who the language is not spoken at home. (Normally students will have previously taken GCSE in that language and performed well) B Language SL – For students who have taken the language at GCSE. B Language SL – For students who have taken the language at GCSE. AB Initio language- A ‘New’ language where the student has had ‘little or no experience in the target language’. AB Initio language- A ‘New’ language where the student has had ‘little or no experience in the target language’. Important-The School will have ultimate responsibility for the Level at which a particular Language is studied. Important-The School will have ultimate responsibility for the Level at which a particular Language is studied.

9 Mathematics explained HL/SL Further Mathematics – For students considering undertaking a degree in Mathematics or a related course and who are also considering Mathematics HL. HL/SL Further Mathematics – For students considering undertaking a degree in Mathematics or a related course and who are also considering Mathematics HL. HL Mathematics- For very good mathematicians. Students should be expecting an A* at IGCSE and/or be in the accelerated Maths group. HL Mathematics- For very good mathematicians. Students should be expecting an A* at IGCSE and/or be in the accelerated Maths group. Mathematics Standard- For students who intend to undertake a course at University in the future where Mathematics is required. Mathematics Standard- For students who intend to undertake a course at University in the future where Mathematics is required. Maths Studies- For students whose future University course will not require Maths. Maths Studies- For students whose future University course will not require Maths.

10 Theory of Knowledge Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Is an interdisciplinary requirement central to the Diploma Programme. It aims to stimulate critical reflection on how we learn. It challenges students to question the areas of knowledge, to understand that all knowledge is problematic, to be aware of biases and to develop the ability to analyse evidence and express findings in rational argument. Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Is an interdisciplinary requirement central to the Diploma Programme. It aims to stimulate critical reflection on how we learn. It challenges students to question the areas of knowledge, to understand that all knowledge is problematic, to be aware of biases and to develop the ability to analyse evidence and express findings in rational argument. Natural Sciences Mathematics Ethics The Arts Human Sciences History Emotion Reason Perception Language Knower (s)

11 Creativity, Action and Service. The CAS programme encourages students to share their energy and special talents with others. Students may, for example, participate in theatre or musical productions, sports or community service activities. Like TOK it is integral to the whole philosophy of the Diploma Programme. Diploma Candidates have to complete a minimum of 150 hours CAS over the two years of the programme. There are many different activities currently running at Bangkok Patana and students are free to introduce new ones. They are expected to show leadership rather than just attending.

12 The Extended Essay An extended essay of 4,000 words. Each student has the opportunity to investigate a topic of special interest. The essay requirement acquaints diploma candidates with the kind of independent research and writing skills expected by universities. This does not need to be in a subject area they are taking at they are taking at Higher Level or even at Standard Level.

13 Group 4 Project This is undertaken by all students in the Final week of Year 12. This year it is hoped that students will be able to look at the schools Global Footprint and how it might be reduced. This is undertaken by all students in the Final week of Year 12. This year it is hoped that students will be able to look at the schools Global Footprint and how it might be reduced.

14 Alternatives to the IB Diploma IB Certificate PLUS Course The choice and number of Certificate courses that may be studied and the number of possible IGCSE retakes will be dependent on GCSE/IGCSE results, subject choices available at IB Diploma Level and certificate courses requirement for entry on to University foundation courses. Students therefore select: A limited number of HL and/or SL courses IGCSE retakes for May, if required. Plus they must complete: Extended Essay/Personal Project which may be of a practical nature. A Modified TOK programme CAS (with possible links to career aspirations) And might also study: PE (with possible recognised qualification) Additional DT and/or Art during non-contact periods. For the ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence) Learning Support (up to 4 hours a week timetable permitting) plus a learning mentor will also be provided by the school

15 Where are they now? Recent graduates 47% United Kingdom 20% Australia 18% Asia 10% USA/Canada 5% Rest of Europe

16 Some high achievers in previous Years and their University destinations Sichen Wang 45 points Oxford, UK Saskia Carlebur 45 points Cambridge, UK Kevin Chen 45 points Nottingham, UK Myrna Carlebur 45 points Cambridge, UK Adrian Chan 45 points Melbourne, Aus. Elena Han 44 points Cambridge, UK Mhairi Fraser 44 points Edinburgh, UK Sze Chi Lim 44 points Imperial College, UK Lace Cheung 44 points Stanford, USA Andrea Noble 44 points Uni. of Queensland, Aus. Rei Tamagaki 44 points Tokyo University, Japan

17 ‘A’ Levels v The IB Diploma A Levels allow you to study fewer subjects A Levels allow you to study fewer subjects The IB is a much broader and more rigorous programme offering you the chance to acquire a wider range of skills. This is recognised in the UCAS tariff system where three A Grade A Level’s are awarded 360 points equivalent to 28 points at IB Diploma Level. (Patana Average=32-33points at IB= UCAS tariff points from Aug 2010)


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