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1 Diploma Programme Oxford University Materials Science Dept March 2008

2 © 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

3 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 International Baccalaureate IBHQ IBCA IBNAIBLA IBAEM IBAP

4 © 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

5 © 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 :-

6 © 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

7 © 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

8 © 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

9 © 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

10 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 IB Diploma subjects  Demanding and challenging  Intellectual integrity preserved  Criterion referenced grade boundaries ensure no grade inflation Page 10

11 © 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

12 © 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

13 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 IB Diploma subjects  Demanding and challenging  Intellectual integrity preserved  Criterion referenced grade boundaries ensure no grade inflation Page 13

14 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Websites  Online Curriculum Centre OCC (for teachers)  IBNET(for IB school coordinators)  EXAMNET (for IB examiners)  (public website) Page 14

15 © 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

16 © 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

17 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Online site for universities Page 17

18 Overview of Group 4 Experimental Science Courses

19 © 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

20 © 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

21 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Group 5 courses (mathematics)  Mathematical Studies SL  Mathematics SL  Mathematics HL  Further Mathematics SL(HL) Page 21

22 Resources

23 © 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

24 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 External Resources Topic 8 Energy, power and climate change Option E Astrophysics Option J Particle Physics

25 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Topic 8 Energy, power and climate change  The climateprediction.net project (from Oxford University Department of Atmospheric Physics)

26 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Option E Astrophysics European Space Agency website

27 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Option J Particle Physics

28 © 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

29 © 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

30 © 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

31 © 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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