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1 The International Baccalaureate The Sixth Form College Colchester

2  The IB diploma is an alternative to AS and A levels.  It was established in 1968  Now offered in 146 counties  161 schools and colleges in the U.K. offer the I.B.  We have now been offering the IB for 11 years The International Baccalaureate

3 Organization: Who works for the IB and where? Over 500 staff are located in 10 offices for a balance of global coverage and administrative efficiency/focus. Cardiff, United Kingdom Academic, assessment, HR & admin, finance, publications, ICT, strategy and communications Maryland, United States IB Americas Global Centre Vancouver Branch office for IB Americas Buenos Aires, Argentina Branch office for IB Americas Geneva, Switzerland Headquarters Singapore IB Asia Pacific Global Centre Sydney, Australia Country IB representative for Australasia Yokohama, Japan Country IB representative for Japan Beijing, China Country IB representative for Mongolia and China Mumbai, India Country IB representative for South Asia The Hague, The Netherlands IB Africa, Europe and the Middle East Global Centre

4 Factors driving schools to offer the IB include:  Broader subject base  Different approaches to teaching and learning  Rigorous academic background  Better preparation for university style learning IB Diploma Perceptions

5 The Diploma programme aims to encourage 5 categories of skills in:  Research  Communication  Thinking  Social  Self-management Approaches to teaching and learning

6  Three (or four) subjects are studied at Higher Level. This is broadly comparable to A Level standard.  Three (or two) subjects are studied at Standard Level. This is broadly comparable to AS Level standard. The International Baccalaureate

7 To complete the full diploma students must also follow:  Theory of Knowledge course  Write an Extended Essay  Complete 150 hours of activities – CAS. The International Baccalaureate

8 The IB is examined by:  Internal assessment (coursework, essays, practicals and orals)  Examination. (There is only one session of examinations, in May of the second year.) The International Baccalaureate

9  The IB is not graded by letters but by points.  Each subject in the IB can score up to 7 points, whether it is at Higher or Standard level  A level 7 would be comparable to an A/A* at A/AS Level. The International Baccalaureate

10  You can pass the Diploma with 24 points (subject to certain requirements)  The maximum is 45 points, but a perfect result of 45 points is very rare. The International Baccalaureate

11  There are up to 3 extra points available for the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.  To achieve a diploma you must do sufficiently well in the Extended Essay and TOK, and complete the CAS requirements The International Baccalaureate

12  In the new UCAS tariff, an IB score of 29 points is deemed to be equivalent to 3 Grade A’s at A level  College average score this year was 33 points(International average is 29) which is equivalent to AAB at A level  IB students have gone on to most universities in the UK to study a range of subjects University Access

13  Students choose their six subjects, one from each of the six groups.  These subject groups are shown around a circle with the other requirements for the IB diploma in the centre. The International Baccalaureate

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15 , Group 1 English H & S Group 3 Philosophy H / S Psychology H / S Geography H / S History H Group 2 French H / S German H / S Spanish H/S & ab Italian S ab initio Group 5 Maths H Maths Studies S Group 4 Physics H Chemistry H Biology H /S Environmental Systems and Societies S Group 6 or Electives Music H / S Art H / S Theatre H / S

16  English HEnglish S  Theatre HMaths H  History HPhilosophy H  Maths SPhysics H  Biology SFrench S  German SPsychology S Possible Combinations

17  English HEnglish S  Philosophy HMaths Studies  Visual art HItalian ab init  Maths Studies Chemistry H  Spanish ab init Biology H  Env Systems SPhilosophy H Possible Combinations

18  A good set of GCSE results  7 or more A* to C, including English, Maths and a Science  B or above in the subjects chosen to study at Higher level Subject Requirements

19  Chinese and French – Nottingham 40 (32)  Primary Education – Lincoln University 29 (27)  Law – Kings College, London 37 (35)  Modern History and Politics – Southampton 34 (34)  Law with French– Edinburgh 35 (37)  Philosophy and French – Oxford 41 (39)  Public Relations – Greenwich 24 (26)  Law and Politics– Exeter 35 (34)  Criminology – Leicester 28 (32)  International Business – Hertfordshire 31 (30)  History – Cambridge 41 (42)  PPE – Manchester 36 (35) 2014 Destinations

20  Mechanical Engineering– Greenwich 32  Nursing Studies – Kings college, London 33 (32)  Microbiology – UEA 32 (30)  English Literature – Exeter 36 (34)  History and Politics – Nottingham 40 (36)  Computer Science – Leicester 29  Nursing studies – Worcester 35 (26)  Economics – Greenwich 27  Medicine – Birmingham 38 (36)  Maths – UEA 33 (30)  Psychology – Essex 29 (32)  German and Spanish-Cambridge 41 (40) 2014 Destinations

21  Beth joined us from Harwich school with A*, 4A, 5B  She gained 36 points  Beth is currently studying History and Politics at Nottingham University 2013 - Beth

22  Adam joined us from Thurstable School with 7A*, 2As, 1B  He graduated from us in 2012 with a most impressive score of 43 points!!  He is currently studying History at UCL 2012- Adam

23  Alix joined us with A*, 4A, 4B  She gained 31 points  She attended UEA where she gained a First class degree in Speech Therapy  She is now working in a school as a Special Needs Therapist 2011 - Alix

24  Alice joined us from the Gilberd School with A*, 9A, 1B  She gained 32 IB diploma points  She attended Nottingham University, where she gained a 2.1 Honours degree in Classical Civilisation  She spent a year touring round the USA and formed a video production team.  She is now looking for employment! 2011 - Alice

25  Laura joined us with A*, 4A, 5B  She gained 29 points  She studied nursing at Staffordshire University  Laura is now working as a Paediatric Nurse 2010 - Laura

26  Jess joined us fro East Bergholt High School with A*, 4A, 8B  She gained 31 IB points  Jess attended Royal Holloway university where she gained a First in Zoology.  She spent a year studying in Florida followed by an Internship in Costa Rica studying butterflies, primates, jaguars and bats!  She did an internship in Yorkshire working with flamingos and is now in Cardiff studying bats!  Her ambition is to do research work in the Antarctic.  ‘Did the IB motivate her? Absolutely - she sees the world as her oyster, she has used her Spanish speaking extensively, continues with Maths, particularly statistics and is able to write scientifically, translate and understand Biologically what she sees. IB definitely provided her with a more rounded education and tools that she continues to use.’ 2010 - Jess

27  Almeric joined us from CRGS with 4A*, 5A, 2B  He gained 40 points  He attended Leeds University, where he gained a 2.1 honours degree in Russian  He is currently working for the charity ‘Look Ahead’ as a Support Worker in Tower Hamlets.  His aim is to work in the Social Services 2009 - Almeric

28  Kate joined us from the Gilberd School with 1A*, 3A, 5B,  She gained 31 IB diploma points  Kate studied Law at City University and gained a 2.1 honours degree.  Kate was called to the Bar in 2013 (Inner Temple) and currently is working for a solicitors firm in Chancery Lane 2009 - Kate

29  A broad curriculum You end up with scientists who can string sentences together and historians who can add up. Hugh Carson, Head of Malvern College  Develops the whole person  Continuity of teaching groups  A world class qualification  No grade inflation  All external exams in May of 2 nd Year  Results in early July – earlier access to University admissions The Advantages of IB

30 * Inquirers * Open minded * Courageous * Thinkers * Knowledgeable * Balanced * Caring * Reflective * Principled * Communicators The IB Learner Profile

31  “The depth and breadth is astonishing, they can’t really make a mistake. They are numerate, literate, have a language and a science” Principal, Abbey School Reading  “It gives teachers and students more independence. We’ve found it liberating” Principal, Sevenoaks School What they say…………???

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36  A global qualification, the world is your oyster  Keeps your options open  Become a rounded individual  Research what you’re interested in  Philosophical approach Possible Reasons for choosing the IB

37  A strong reputation  Universities now treating IB students fairly  Encourages unique thinking  IB students are decent people  The choice is yours!! Possible Reasons for choosing the IB

38 For more information  www.ibo.org www.ibo.org  The College Prospectus  The College website www.colchsfc.ac.uk  Karen Burns, IB Co-ordinator burnskaren@colchsfc.ac.uk 01206-500778 The International Baccalaureate

39 1. 1. The IB is a successful programme in the UK marketplace, offering British students the chance to excel 2. The IB ensures a breadth of learning that delivers the skills needed by universities, employers and society at large 3. More than a qualification – the IB offers the education of the whole person 4. The IB offers international standards for an international marketplace 5. The IB Diploma Programme opens the door to great university offers 6. The IB Diploma builds the foundation for academic achievement and excellence at university 7. The IB Diploma Programme creates individuals ready for employment in the global economy

40 “The International Baccalaureate Organisation aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.” IB Mission Statement:

41  IB students are twice as likely as non-IB students to enrol in Russell Group Universities  19% IB students get First Class Honours degree V. 14.5% A level students  IB students almost twice as likely to pursue graduate study  IB students typically have higher starting salary than non-IB The International Baccalaureate

42  Michael Gove, Education Secretary, IB fosters ‘a revival of the art of deep thought’  David Willets (Universities Minister) ‘more students should be sitting the IB, it’s got the advantage that it is more broadly based then A levels’  Sir Michael Rake (chairman of BT) 2009. ‘A-levels are no longer the gold standard and should be scraped in favour of the IB.’  Gordon Collins, founder of career and education Services, ‘You don’t have to be superbright to take the IB, but you need to be organised to balance your extended essay, your community work and a wide variety of subject.’ IB Diploma Perceptions

43  “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 Diploma Programme on the transcript.”MarlynMcGrath Lewis, assistant dean of admissions, Harvard University, USA

44  In the factors driving schools to offer the IB, ‘loss of confidence in A-levels’ was in 12th position, whereas positive factors such as ‘broader subject base’, ‘different approach to learning and teaching’, ‘rigorous academic background’ and ‘better preparation for university style learning’ were in 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th places respectively.


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