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What is IB?

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sheila marie griarte

on 6 October 2015

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What is IB?
a non-profit foundation which offers high quality and challenging educational programmes
stands for International Baccalaureate
4 programme curriculum: PYP, MYP, DP, CP
47 years of rigorous and high academic standards (founded in Geneva, 1968)
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.” (Source: www.ibo.org)
Guiding Statements: The IB Learner Profile
Inquirers
Knowledgeable
Thinkers
Communicators
Principled
Open-minded
Caring
Risk-takers
Balanced
Reflective
The Diploma Programme
Rigorous
2 year pre-university course
For motivated students
Aimed at 16 – 19 years old and on the last 2 years of high school
At Brent, it is taught along-side the Brent curriculum

Key Features
A broad and balanced yet academically demanding curriculum
Flexibility of choice within a structure
Development of international understanding and intercultural skills
Rigorous assessment
Community service
Assessments measure the extent to which students have mastered advanced academic skills
Student results are determined by performance against set standards and not by each student’s position in the overall rank order
Globally recognized university entrance qualification

English B
Mandarin
Spanish
History
Business &
Management
Economics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Math
Math Studies
Theatre Arts
Visual Arts
How does it work?
Over the course of two years, students:
Study six subjects, one from each group
Complete and extended essay (EE)
Follow a Theory of Knowledge course (TOK)
Participate in Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)
Requirements:
3 subjects are studied at Higher level
The other 3 in Standard level

The IB Core
CAS - Creativity, Activity and Service:
- experiential learning

EE - Extended Essay
- 4000 word essay, a mini-thesis

TOK - Theory of Knowledge
- binds classroom and experiential education
- explores on the different ways of knowing
Assessments
Students are internally and externally assessed

Internal assessments: portfolios, papers, research papers

External assessments: Exams at the end of a 2-year study
The IB Educator
international minded
open minded
flexible
has teaching approach/skills/beliefs
collaborative
has universality of teaching
loves teaching and has a passion for teaching
sustains a commitment to professional development throughout their career
The IB educator qualifications
There is no formal qualifications to teach in the IB programmes
This is individual school's discretion depending on the school's recruitment policy
Professional Developments leading to teaching IB
Face -to -Face workshops
Online workshops
IB Educator certificates
IB Examiners
English A
Korean A
Math HL/SL
Math Studies
IB Educators at BISS

15 IB teachers
6 IB examiners
2 IBEN trained
IB DP at BISS
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