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IB Geography

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Transcript of IB Geography

How does geography
compliment my other
DP courses?
Where, and what do
Dolphin Geographers
study after graduation?
Business Studies@
University of Bath.
&
University of Kent, UK


Medicine @
University of Groningen, NL.

Computer Science
@ Boston University

Business and Psychology @
University of British Columbia,
Canada.

International Relations @
American University, Washington D.C.
International Hospitality
@ École hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland.

Fashion buying and
brand management @ Ravensbourne, London
Sociology @ American
University of Paris, France.

Aeronautical Training @
Embry- Riddle University
How is
DP
Geography

Assessed?

Standard Level
Exams & Coursework

Paper 1 Exam - 90 minutes 40%
Paper 2 Exam - 80 Minutes 35%
Internal Assessment 25%
Higher Level
Exams & Coursework

Paper 1 Exam - 90 minutes 25%
Paper 2 Exam - 120 Minutes 35%
Paper 3 Exam - 60 Minutes 20%
Internal Assessment 20%
What type of
careers can studying geography lead to?
Group 3
Individuals & Societies
Geography
Economics
History
ESS
Must select a Min. 1
Max. 3 (with ESS)
YOU?
Dolphin
Geographers

What kind of students
select diploma level
Geography?
High Calibre Students

Many IICS Diamond
Dolphin Award winners are, and have been, Dolphin Geographers

Global Citizens

Students who are
interested in developing
and furthering
their understanding of
global issues.
ESL STUDENTS

May find
Geography
of interest due to it's everyday relevance and access to information in their own language
i.e. news stories.

Think of Geography
as the
"glue"
that
binds all your courses
together.
Student feedback indicates that
Geography
compliments the study of
Economics
ESS
Biology
Isn't Geography about
learning capital cities, countries and colouring in maps?
Far from it!
You will learn and use
a wide variety
of skills
including....
Learn to recognise
Patterns,
trends, and anomalies.
Undertake data analysis
and interpretation.
and of course
map skills...
...yes you will from time to time be required to read and draw maps.
Evaluate sources
of geographic
information such as
news articles, documentaries, and podcasts.
Develop critical thinking skills.
Analyse case studies, discuss and debate
relevant
issues of the time.
Are you Geo-literate?
What about results?
What do current
Dolphin Geographers
have to say about
the course?
Resourcing the
DP Geography
course
If given the choice again
would you choose
DP
Geography?
YES
91%
MAYBE
9%
NO
0%
How interesting do you find the themes covered in DP
Geography?
Extensive
Documentary
Library
So what
kind of topics
do you study in
DP
Geography
?

Martin
Spurling

Are there any famous geographers?
Geography
is about the here and now.
Let's look at a sample of what the course entails
F
A
Q
s

I'm interested in
Geography

but I also like other humanities subjects.

Is that a problem?
2014 IB Results
@ IICS

HL SL
Group 3 5.33 4.84
Geography 5.67 6.00
Current Student Numbers

DP 11 - 24 Students (55% of the grade)


DP 12 - 17 Students (56% of the grade)

Now ask a
Dolphin Geographer
Questions?

Just stop and ask me anytime.
tsheard@iics.k12.tr



IB Diploma

Did you know that?
The Russell Group
of leading UK Universities
(inc. Oxford and Cambridge)
recommend the study of
geography
due to it being a "
facilitating
" subject.
IB Geography
Movie Trailer
Geography

Mr. Sheard

HSBC Turkey's
Chief Executive

Acts as an Oasis
New possible
option for
2016-2018

The Geography of
Food & Health


Dolphin
Geographers
Over to you
Students that want to keep their university options 'open'




2015 IB Results
@ IICS

HL SL
Group 3 5.33 5.39
Geography 5.45 5.33
"
It is probably the only class that
I go to without having any stress
"

IICS Geography Student 2016
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