2 Over 1 million students in over 150 countries Over 1 million IBDP Graduates UK: A steadily growing number of schoolsOver 50% state funded
3 What makes the Diploma Programme special What makes the Diploma Programme special? A rigorous two year pre-university course that leads to examinations.Designed for students aged 16 to 19.Breadth, depth and integration - the full Diploma requires:six academic subjectsa 4,000 word extended essaytheory of knowledgecreativity, action and serviceWell recognized and respected by the UK’s and world’s leading universities.
4 What does the Diploma Programme curriculum contain What does the Diploma Programme curriculum contain? The curriculum contains six subject groups and a core of three parts.Students study:Three subjects at higher level (240 hours).Three subjects at standard level (150 hours).All three parts of the core.The core is compulsory and central to the philosophy of the Diploma Programme.4
5 Creativity, Action, Service SPANISHAb Initio SPANISH(SL only)FRENCHOnline Ab Initio MANDARINENGLISHGEOGRAPHYHISTORYBUSINESS &MANAGEMENTGroup Language AGroup 2ForeignLanguageGroup 3HumanitiesExtended EssayTheory of KnowledgeCreativity, Action, ServiceONLINE OPTIONS AT SLGroup 4SciencesGroup 5MathematicsBIOLOGYPHYSICSDESIGN TECHNOLOGY(possibly in Group 6)MATHEMATICS HLMATHEMATICS SLMATHS STUDIES SLGroup 6The Arts OR Electives3 LEVELS TO SUIT YOURNEEDS AND ABILITIESHLSLCHEMISTRY HLITGSSPORTS, EXERCISE & HEALTH SCIENCE SLONLINE OPTIONS AT SL – from Group 2 and Group 3MUSICFILMVISUAL ARTSOR
6 What does the Diploma Programme curriculum contain? Core requirements The extended essay:has a prescribed limit of 4,000 wordsoffers the opportunity to investigate a topic of individual interestfamiliarizes students with the independent research and writing skills expected at universityTheory of knowledge:interdisciplinaryexplores the nature of knowledgeencouraging an appreciation of other cultural perspectives
7 What does the Diploma Programme curriculum contain? Core requirements Creativity, action and service (CAS):encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service workfosters students’ awareness and appreciation of life outside the academic arena. Encourages reflection.
8 + 3 24 points 45 points 6 x 7 + 3 45 points = 6 A’s at A Level Using theUCAStariff31/32 points = 3 A’s at A Level and an A at AS Level29 points = 3 A’s at A Level26 points = 3 B’s at A Level+ 324 points
9 IB STUDENTS STRIVE TO BE … THINKERSSELF-DISCIPLINEDDETERMINEDWELL-ROUNDEDORGANISEDCARINGROLE MODELSPRINCIPLEDOPEN MINDEDFOCUSEDHARD WORKING
11 Why You May Wish To consider The IBDP? It keeps your future options open – especially if you are unsure of what you want to do after school.You would still like to pursue a broad education as you enjoy the learning experience in a range of subjects.You can see the future benefits of a broad education.You appreciate the fact that you are going to be living and working in an increasingly global environment.It gives you an excellent preparation for life at university.