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1 An Introduction to the International Baccalaureate Diploma
Rygaards International Secondary School

2 My IB Experience IB Diploma Teacher – Literature, English B nd Language and Literature. Trained IB Coordinator Led the implementation of the IB Diploma Programme IB Senior Examiner In last school taught A-Levels and then prepared for switch to IB Diploma

3 The IB Diploma Curriculum
A balanced and comprehensive international programme of study over two years Designed as a model of holistic education for the mid- range student and above. University entrance qualification recognized around the world in over eighty countries Over 1300 participating schools in more than 100 countries and growing. 1 million graduates by 2014 IB Diploma Introductory Video


5 The Learner Profile The Learner Profile Underpins all of the IB programmes including the Diploma. It represents the IB mission statement in action. IB Learner Profile Video:

6 IB Diploma Hexagon

7 Revised Diploma Structure

8 IB Diploma Requirements
Study 6 subjects over two years Three subjects studied at Higher Level Three subjects studied at Standard Level Study of TOK - Theory of Knowledge Completion of an Extended Essay Participation in CAS - Creativity, Action, Service. IB Diploma Requirements

9 The IB Diploma in Denmark WHERE?
Copenhagen International School Nørre Gymnasium Birkerød Gymnasium og HF Click on hyperlink to be redirected to the individual school IBDP pages

10 CIS Information On offer in the Diploma Programme at CIS are the following subjects: * Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature. English Literature, English Language and Literature, Danish Literature, School-Supported Self-Taught Literature; * Group 2: Language Acquisition. Danish B, French B, German B, German ab initio; * Group 3: Individuals and Societies: Economics, History, Social & Cultural Anthropology; * Group 4: Experimental Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics * Group 5: Mathematics; Mathematics HL, Mathematics SL, Mathematical Studies SL * Group 6: The Arts. Music, Theatre and Visual Arts

11 Assessment Each of the 6 IB Subjects (whether HL or SL) is graded from 1 (low) – 7 (high) . See Link: Understanding the IB Score 3 points are available for completion of the ‘core’ Therefore, the maximum points score is 45 Students need 24 points to pass the Diploma In ,000 students took the IB Diploma Average Points Score = (pass rate of 78%) Students scoring 45 points = 109! (UCAS conversion = x5 A* or 6 A grades at A –level in UK) Final examinations PLUS internally and externally moderated assessment across the two years

12 University Recognition
The IB diploma is a passport to higher education. Universities around the world welcome the unique characteristics of IB Diploma Programme students and recognize the way in which the programme helps to prepare students for university-level education. IB students routinely gain admission to some of the best- known universities in the world. Most of these institutions have established recognition policies for the IB diploma. 

13 University Statistics
UK University Survey 97% were satisfied the Diploma Programme prepares students for university. • 96% favoured a broad curriculum of the type IB offers. • 57% felt the Diploma Programme offers an advantage to students as preparation for higher education. Similarly, a survey of 160 university faculty and admissions staff from Australia and New Zealand showed that 77% of respondents indicated that the IB Diploma Programme prepares students well for university. Statistics and quotation from:IB Diploma Programme: A strong predictor of success in university (IBO Publication)

14 University Continued ... The highest score on the diploma is equivalent to 720 points on the United Kingdom’s (UK) Universities & College Admissions Service (UCAS) tariff. In a separate analysis, UCAS found that over 70% of IB students gain offers for entry to higher education, and the vast majority of students attend Russell Group universities. “IB is well known to us as excellent preparation. Success in an IB programme correlates well with success at Harvard.We are pleased to see the credential of the IB DiplomaProgramme on the transcript.” Marlyn McGrath Lewis, assistant dean of admissions,Harvard University, USA

15 IB and Danish Universities
2009 CONVERSION SCALE The IB Diploma is recognized as an entrance qualification for admission to all the higher education institutions in Denmark, provided that the applicants have either passed Danish in their IB examination or passed a required language test in Danish. The required language test is, the Studieprøve in Danish as second language for adult foreigners. The minimum passing grade is grade 6 (on the Danish grading scale) in all four disciplines. Please note that the required passing grade may be higher subject to the degree course chosen. Link to Copenhagen University IB entry requirement page IB total points Danish grades 24 3,1 25 3,7 26 4,3 27 4,8 28 5,4 29 5,9 30 6,4 31 6,8 32 7,2 33 7,7 34 8,1 35 8,4 36 8,8 37 9,1 38 9,5 39 9,8 40 10,1 41 10,4 42 10,6 43 10,9 44 11,2 45 12,0

16 Applications, Deadlines and Scholarships
MARCH 1st/15th :00 – Final date for admissions across Denmark. Feb. 18th Anne-Katrin Lippert-Larsen – School Careers Advice CIS Scholarships (means tested) are available Don’t leave things too late! Visit the schools, talk to the leadership, teachers, students. Get a ‘feel’ for the place – you can’t do this via a school’s website.

17 Information links The official IBO website The Learner Profile
IB Diploma Information Videos Images/videos taken from IBO official website

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