IB Diploma Information Session at EIS


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IB Diploma Information Session at EIS

  1. 1. International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Grade 11/12 pre-university course information session
  2. 2. Contents: 1. EIS and IB mission statements; 2. EIS/IB current status; 2. Learner profile; 3. What is the IB Diploma Programme? 4. Diploma Programme curriculum; 5. Subjects; 6. Curriculum contents; 7. Assessment; 8. University recognition; 9. IB philosophy;
  3. 3. Mission Edubridge International School will furnish for its students a world class education and holistic development which will inculcate in them: ● ● ● ● ● A global perspective with a social conscience A sense of fulfilling individual dreams Responsible thought and action An awareness of diversity and appreciation for multiculturalism A goal to make significant contributions to the global society. Aims Edubridge International School aims to set unparalleled standards of excellence within the learning environment by providing challenging opportunities for its students. Each student will be able to share the experience of tremendous intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical growth.
  4. 4. IB Mission Statement: The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
  5. 5. Our Status as an IB School: Edubridge International School is a Candidate School for the IB Diploma Programme (DP), the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP). We are pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Edubridge International School believes is important for our students. Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http: //www.ibo.org.
  6. 6. Our Status as an IB School: The IB has a rigorous process to assure the quality of IB World Schools. As part of the process of becoming an authorized IB World School, we must go through a consultancy phase and an authorization visit. EIS has already had a favorable “consultancy phase” visit from the IB [Sept. 2013] and an affirmative report [Oct.2013]. We are now awaiting our IB Diploma authorization visit in late January 2014. We have also been accepted as a candidate school for the IB MYP and the IB PYP [Jan 2014].
  7. 7. What is the Learner Profile? It’s the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. IB learners strive to be: The attributes of the learner profile express the values inherent to the IB continuum of international education: these are values that should infuse all elements of the three programmes and, therefore, the culture and ethos of all IB World Schools. IB programmes promote the education of the whole person, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth through all domains of knowledge. ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Inquirers; Knowledgeable; Thinkers; Communicators; Principled; Open-minded; Caring; Risk-takers; Balanced; Reflective;
  8. 8. What is the IB Diploma Programme? The three IB programmes [PYP, MYP, IB Diploma], each contain four core elements … see below 1. Curriculum 2. Student assessment 3. Professional development 4. School evaluation The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 – 19, for success at university and life beyond.
  9. 9. Contents: What does the Diploma Programme curriculum contain? The curriculum contains six subject groups and a core of three parts. Students study concurrently, over 2 years: ● ● ● Three subjects at higher level (240 hours each); Three subjects at standard level (150 hours each); All three parts of the core [TOK, CAS, EE]; The IB Learner Profile and the core are central to the philosophy of the Diploma Programme.
  10. 10. EIS Subjects offered August 2014 (pending authorization): ● ● ● ● ● ● Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature [English HL/SL]; Group 2: Language Acquisition; ○ Spanish ab initio [SL only]; ○ Hindi [HL/SL]; Group 3: Individuals and Societies: ○ Business and Management [HL/SL]; ○ Economics [HL/SL]; ○ Environmental Systems and Societies [only SL and is both Group 3 and 4] Group 4: Experimental Sciences: ○ Biology [HL/SL]; ○ Physics [HL/SL]; ○ Chemistry [HL]/SL]; Group 5: Mathematics and Computer Sciences; [Mathematics HL/SL]; Group 6: The Arts; ○ Visual Arts [HL/SL];
  11. 11. Core Elements of the IB Diploma The extended essay: ● 4,000 words; ● Offers the opportunity to investigate a research question of individual interest, within a student’s chosen subject; ● Familiarises students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university;
  12. 12. Theory of Knowlege Theory of knowledge [TOK] is: ● Interdisciplinary; ● Has a component of class contact plus treated within each of the subject groups; ● Explores the nature of knowledge across disciplines; ● Encouraging an appreciation of other cultural perspectives;
  13. 13. Creativity, activity and service (CAS): ● Encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service; ● Education outside the classroom; ● Development of the learner profile; ● Students must undertake CAS outside of their timetabled classes, sometimes inside, but sometimes outside the school, but always under adult supervision;
  14. 14. Assessment What is special about IB assessment? IB assessment is rigorous, criterion related, consistent and differentiating of student ability. Diploma Programme assessment includes both final examinations [May, 2nd year] and internal assessment [throughout the 2 year course] undertaken by the teacher and assessed according to set IB criteria and then externally moderated by the IB; All 4,000 examiners are ‘quality checked’ through a process of moderation; The IB undertakes random inspections of schools during exams; Results are published on 5 July;
  15. 15. University recognition Life after graduation: ● The IB works closely with universities in all regions of the world to gain recognition for the IB diploma: ● Direct online access for university admissions officers and government officials to syllabuses and recent examination papers; ○ ○ ○ ○ ● A database of university admission policies on www.ibo.org; Recognition in over 100 countries; Recognition by over 2,000 universities; Some universities offer scholarships and advanced placement for IB students; Students applying to a particular university can access their grades directly from the IB’s secure web site.
  16. 16. Thank you! All information in this presentation has been taken, with permission from the IBO website http://www.ibo.org Please refer to the IBO website for further information regarding the IB Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and IB Diploma Programme.