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Diploma Programme Oxford University Materials Science Dept March 2008
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 IB Overview Diploma Programme (DP) years Middle years programme (MYP) years Primary years programme (PYP) years Online College – life long learning (pilot) Page 2
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 International Baccalaureate IBHQ IBCA IBNAIBLA IBAEM IBAP
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Growth n Approx. 582,000 IB students at 2,168 schools in 125 countries n Strategic planning dept is working on prediction of 2.5 million students in 10,000 schools by 2020
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Page 5 The Diploma Programme Hexagon three subjects at higher level (240 hours each). three subjects at standard level (150 hours each). all three parts of the core. Students study concurrently over 2 years :-
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Diploma Candidates n Higher Level (HL) subject = 240 hours n Standard Level (SL) subject = 150 hours n study 3 HL subjects and 3 SL subjects n study one subject from each of groups 1–5 n plus elective from groups 1–5 or a subject from group 6
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Compulsory core n Extended Essay (EE) word piece of independent research - 40 hours n Theory of Knowledge (TOK)- essay and oral presentation hours n Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) hours
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Grading for the Diploma n Each of the six subjects graded 1–7 n TOK + EE worth max of 3 bonus points n Minimum requirement is 24 points n Maximum possible is 45 points
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 UCAS Tariff Page 9 IB diploma UCAS GCE Govt league tables 45 (max) A’s5 A’s 30 (aver) A’s3.5 A’s 24 (pass) A’s2.8 A’s
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 IB Diploma subjects Demanding and challenging Intellectual integrity preserved Criterion referenced grade boundaries ensure no grade inflation Page 10
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 University Recognition n Diploma holders admitted to universities worldwide (Oxford, Yale, Sorbonne) n agreements between IBO & many institutions n some institutions offer course credits or financial incentives n university recognition guides exist for each region
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Reputation in UK Colin Jenkins’ report Low drop out rate (high retention rate) Extended Essay TOK critical thinking Independent learning IB grade boundaries are criterion referenced (no grade inflation over the years) Page 12
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 IB Diploma subjects Demanding and challenging Intellectual integrity preserved Criterion referenced grade boundaries ensure no grade inflation Page 13
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Websites Online Curriculum Centre OCC (for teachers) IBNET(for IB school coordinators) EXAMNET (for IB examiners) (public website) Page 14
© International Baccalaureate Organization is the public website) click Information for … and select Universities A guide to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme for universities and colleges (online or downloadable) Perceptions of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme A report of an inquiry carried out at UK universities and institutions of higher education (online and downloadable) Page 15
© International Baccalaureate Organization We also provide a password-protected online site for university officials and admissions officers, where the following information can be found:online site the course syllabus for each subject, which includes assessment information recent examination questions markschemes student results (transcripts). Page 16
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Online site for universities Page 17
Overview of Group 4 Experimental Science Courses
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Group 4 courses (science) Physics SL/HL Chemistry SL/HL Biology SL/HL Design Technology SL/HL Environmental Systems and Societies (G3/4) Sport, Exercise and Health Science (pilot) Page 19
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Assessment Model - HL PaperSyllabus Content %Obj Weighting Time /h Format and Details 1Core & AHL MCQs (15 common to SL) 2Core & AHL ¼ Data-based Q & short answer Qs 2 extended response from 4 3Options ¼ Short answer or structured Qs & 1 extended response Q in each of the 2 Options studied IA All24Obj 4 and 5Investigations marked using assessment criteria
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Group 5 courses (mathematics) Mathematical Studies SL Mathematics SL Mathematics HL Further Mathematics SL(HL) Page 21
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Existing resources BOOKS TO SUPPORT NEW COURSES Teacher resources on online curriculum centre (OCC - website for all IB teachers) External resources linked to OCC Page 23
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 External Resources Topic 8 Energy, power and climate change Option E Astrophysics Option J Particle Physics
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Topic 8 Energy, power and climate change The climateprediction.net project (from Oxford University Department of Atmospheric Physics)
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Option E Astrophysics European Space Agency website
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Option J Particle Physics
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Possible new Materials resources PHYSICS T2 Mechanics T3/10 Thermal Physics T8Solar Cells T13/Opt BQuantum Physics Opt CDigital technology Page 28
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 CHEMISTRY T2/T12Atomic Structure T3/13Periodicity T4/14Bonding OPT CChemical Industries and Technology (fuel cells, nanotechnology) Page 29 Possible new materials resources
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Possible new materials resources DESIGN TECHNOLOGY T4 mechanics T9 structures T10 mechanical design T11 advanced manufacturing techniques Options: CAD/CAM, Electronic Products, Textiles Page 30
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 “The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.” Page 31
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