Contents1. What is IB?2. Requirements of IB?3. What is the TOK?4. What is the Extended Essay?5. What are the CAS hours?6. What is the difference between A levels, and B levels / Higher, lower levels?7. How will I prepare myself for IB?
What is IB? IBDP is a two-year educational program for students aged 16–19 that provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education, and is recognized by universities worldwide. It was developed in the early to mid-1960s in Geneva by a group of international educators. Following a six-year pilot program ending in 1975, a bilingual diploma was established.
Requirements Of IB? Theory of knowledge Extended Essay CAS Hours (Creativity, Activity, Service)
What is the TOK (theory ofKnowledge) The interdisciplinary TOK course is designed to provide coherence by exploring the nature of knowledge across disciplines, encouraging an appreciation of other cultural perspectives.
What is the Extended Essay? The extended essay has a prescribed limit of 4,000 words. It offers the opportunity to investigate a topic of individual interest, and acquaints students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university.
What are the CAS hours(creativity, action, service)? Participation in the school’s CAS program encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service work, thus fostering students’ awareness and appreciation of life outside the academic arena.
What is the difference between Alevels, and B levels / Higher,lower levels? Students who pursue the IB Diploma must take six subjects, one from each of subject groups 1–5, and either one from group 6 or a permitted substitute from one of the other groups, as described below. Either three or four subjects must be taken at Higher level (HL) and the rest at Standard level (SL). The IB recommends a minimum of 240 hours of instructional time for HL courses and 150 hours for SL courses.
How will I prepare myself for IB? I will prepare myself for IB by, getting used to the amount of work, and working enough to allow myself to get used to the pressure of IB. By doing that I will feel the IB will be a bit easier, I will also know what is required of me so that when I am in IB I will not be surprised by the amount of work.