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  • 1. Ready to Join the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP)? Here Are Tips and Practices That Work! Nikos Tasopoulos Ilias Liakatas IBDP Geitonas School Athens, Greece
  • 2. Presentation Outline ● Introducing the IBDP ● Grades and curricula ● Assessment ● Practical work ● Group 4 Project ● Extended Essay ● Resources  
  • 3. What is the IBDP? ● The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a challenging two-year curriculum ● Primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19 ● It leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.  
  • 4. The IBDP hexagon Students examined in ● 6 modules ● 1 from each Group 1-5 ● 1 from Group 6 (Arts or another one from Groups 1-5)  
  • 5. The Core of IB Hexagon • 1. Theory of Knowledge, an externally assessed course that contrasts ways of knowing in all six subject areas • 2. Extended Essay, an externally assessed, independent research project of 4,000 words in one of the six subject areas • 3. Creativity, Action, Service (CAS), active involvement in a minimum of 150 hours of community service, artistic, and physical activities.  
  • 6. Overall grade • Maximum grade per subject is 7 • 6 modules x 7 = 42 marks (max) • Bonus marks TOK & EE = 3 points (max) • Minimum passing grade = 24 (failing conditions apply) • Overall maximum grade = 45 marks  
  • 7. Group 4 Modules • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Design Technology • Environmental Systems & Societies (transdisciplinary)  
  • 8. Curriculum Model (SL) Total teaching hours 150 Theory 110 Core 80 Options 30 Practical work 40 Investigations 30 Group 4 project 10  
  • 9. Curriculum Model (SL/HL) Total teaching hours 150/240 Theory 110/180 Core 80 Additional higher level (AHL) - /55 Options 30/45 Practical work 40/60 Investigations 30/50 Group 4 project 10  
  • 10.  Teaching time allocation • 2 years (IB1 and IB2) • Weekly schedule SL: 2 hours theory & 2 hours practical work HL: 4 hours theory & 2 hours practical work • SL and HL classes run independently • Coverage of 55%-60% of material by the end of IB1 year • Coverage of 100% of material by the end of February of IB2 year  
  • 11. Assessment Outline SL HL External Assessment 76% 76% Paper 1 20% 20% Paper 2 32% 36% Paper 3 24% 20% Internal Assessment 24% 24% Investigations & Gr4 project Total 100% 100%  
  • 12. External assessment Specifications for SL Syllabus Component Duration Points Weighing Format Coverage 30 multiple-choice Paper 1 45 min 30 20% Core questions Short answers and 1h& Paper 2 50 32% extended response Core 15 min questions Short-answer Paper 3 1h 40 24% Options questions  
  • 13. External assessment Specifications for HL Syllabus Component Duration Points Weighing Format Coverage 40 multiple-choice Paper 1 60 min 40 20% Core questions Data-based, short 2h& Paper 2 90 36% and extended Core 15 min response questions 1h& Short-answer Paper 3 50 20% Options 15 min questions  
  • 14. School assessment • IB1 year: October Mid-term test December Term exam February Mid-term test March Term exam May Mock exam June End-of-year exam • IB2 year: October Mid-term test December Term exam February Mock I exam March Mock II exam May IB diploma exams  
  • 15. School assessment - TIPS • Exams are cumulative • Exams follow the IB final exams format • Use of IB past paper questions • Use of IB examination markschemes • 1 mark for 1.5 min of exam time • Read the Subject Reports for feedback on previous exam sessions  
  • 16. Internal Assessment Practical scheme of work ● Teacher assessed – Externally moderated ●24% of the final IB grade! ● Types of investigations ➢ Laboratory practicals (short/long term) ➢ Computer simulations ➢ Questionnaires, surveys ➢ Data-analysis exercises ➢ Fieldwork ● Not all investigations need to be assessed  
  • 17. Internal Assessment Criteria ● Design—D ● Data collection and processing—DCP ● Conclusion and evaluation—CE ● Manipulative skills—MS ● Personal skills—PS ➢ D, DCP, CE are each assessed occasionally throughout the course ➢ MS is assessed summatively over the whole course ➢ PS is assessed once only during the Group 4 project Maximum grade per criterion is 6  
  • 18. Internal Assessment Grade Calculation D × 2 = 12 DCP × 2 = 12 CE × 2 = 12 MS ×1=6 PS ×1=6 Maximum Grade 48 This grade is then scaled to give a total out of 24%  
  • 19. Form for criterion-based assessment of lab reports V V 3/6 V V V 4/6 V C=2 P=1 N=0  
  • 20. Practical work - TIPS • Familiarize students with the aspects of the assessment criteria • Self and peer assessment of lab reports • Do not assess all investigations using the IB criteria • Use the IB assessment criteria carefully • Students should use a log-book • Assess individual and NOT group work • Read the Subjects Reports for feedback on Internal Assessment  
  • 21. ICT in Practical Work The use of the following ICT applications is encouraged by the IB 1 – Data logging 2 – Graph plotting software 3 – Spreadsheet 4 – Database 5 – Computer model/simulation Try to use one of each in your scheme of practical work!  
  • 22. Group 4 Project • 10 hours of the Internal Assessment component • Collaborative activity of all students (all experimental sciences) • Common scientific or technological topic • Possible collaboration with other schools • Stages: planning-action-evaluation  
  • 23. Group 4 Project - TIPS ● Teachers choose main topic and list of investigations ● Mixed student groups ➢ Students from all sciences ➢ Maximum 7-8 students per group ● Groups rotate through several workstations ● Write-ups and evaluation at the end of the project ● Indoor or/and outdoor (more fun!) ● 1-2 days duration  
  • 24. Extended Essay is... • compulsory for all IBDP students • a piece of independent research/investigation • externally assessed • a formal piece of scholarship of max 4,000 words on one of the 6 subjects • the result of approximately 40 hours of work • concluded with a short interview with the supervising teacher (recommended)  
  • 25. Extended Essay - TIPS • Study the IBDP EE Guide for analysis and application of the assessment criteria • Prefer essays based on data collected by the student and not on literature review • Guide the student, offer advice but do not do the work! • Be very careful of plagiarism! • Biology: read IBO guidelines on animal experimentation  
  • 26. EE Planning - TIPS • Start early (April of 1st year) • Guide students on choice of topic • Have students committed to a plan of work during summer • Get drafts periodically • Get final draft in September • Conduct the interview in September and record it  
  • 27. Resources  Online Curriculum Center (online.ibo.org)  Subject reports per exam session  IBO Questionbanks (CD)  IBO Past Papers per exam session (CD)  IBO teacher training workshops  Our CD!  
  • 28. AP vs IB AP IB Centralized assessment Centrally moderated assessment Extensive US recognition Internationally recognized (102) Grades 1-5 Grades 1-7 In English only Available in 3 languages Grades from exams only Bonus points from TOK & EE (⋜3) Multiple choice questions Multiple choice questions Free response questions Extended response questions Data-response questions Prescribed labs Prescribed lab time (SL:40/HL:60) Group 4 Project Extended Essay  
  • 29. Thank you for your kind attention! Nikos & Ilias (...hope it wasn't...all Greek to you!!!)  
  • 30. Appendix  
  • 31. Maths requirements ● addition, subtraction, multiplication and division ● means, decimals, fractions, percentages, ratios, approximations ● standard deviation, percentage error, uncertainties ● standard notation (for example, 3.6 × 106) ● direct and inverse proportion ● simple algebraic equations ● graphs (with suitable scales, axes, error bars) ● significance of gradients, changes in gradients, intercepts and areas ● interpretation of bar charts, histograms and pie charts ● t-test  
  • 32. Biology - SL Syllabus outline CORE OPTIONS 1 Statistical analysis A Human nutrition and health 2 Cells B Physiology of exercise 3 The chemistry of life C Cells and energy 4 Genetics D Evolution 5 Ecology and evolution E Neurobiology and behaviour 6 Human health and physiology F Microbes and biotechnology G Ecology and conservation
  • 33. Biology - HL Syllabus outline CORE OPTIONS Topics 1-6 D Evolution plus additional for HL: E Neurobiology and behavior F Microbes and biotechnology 7 Nucleic acids and proteins G Ecology and conservation 8 Cell respiration & photosynthesis H Further human physiology 9 Plant science 10 Genetics 11 Human health & physiology
  • 34. Chemistry Syllabus outline CORE OPTIONS 1 Quantitative chemistry A Modern Analytical Chemistry 2 Atomic structure B Human Biochemistry 3 Periodicity C Chemistry in Industry and Technology 4 Bonding D Medicines and Drugs 5 Energetics E Environmental Chemistry 6 Kinetics F Food Chemistry 7 Equilibrium G Further Organic Chemistry 8 Acids and bases 9 Oxidation and reduction 10 Organic chemistry 11 Measurement and data processing  
  • 35. Physics - SL Syllabus outline CORE OPTIONS 1 Physics and physical measurement A Sight & wave phenomena 2 Mechanics B Quantum and nuclear Physics 3 Thermal Physics C Digital technology 4 Oscillations & waves D Relativity & particle Physics 5 Electric currents E Astrophysics 6 Fields and forces F Communications 7 Atomic & nuclear Physics G Electromagnetic waves 8 Power, energy and climate change  
  • 36. Physics - HL Syllabus outline CORE OPTIONS Topics 1-8 E Astrophysics F Communications plus additional for HL: G Electromagnetic waves H Relativity 9 Motion in fields I Medical Physics 10 Thermal Physics J Particle Physics 11 Wave phenomena 12 Electromagnetic induction 13 Quantum and nuclear 14 Digital technology  
  • 37. TOK – EE matrix  
  • 38. Restrictions for obtaining the IB diploma