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DP Evening Prezi

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GROUP 2
DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
The Goals of the Diploma Programme
A broad and balanced, yet academically demanding programme of study
The development of critical thinking and reflective skills
The development of research skills
The development of independent research skills
The development of intercultural understanding
A globally recognized university entrance qualification
THE CURRICULUM
SUBJECT CHOICES
GROUP 1
Studies in Language and Literature
Language A: Literature (H.L. or S.L.)
Language Acquisition
Language B: Spanish (H.L. or S.L.)
Spanish ab initio (S.L.)
GROUP 3
Individuals and societies
Face to Face
History (H.L. or S.L.)
Geography (H.L. or S.L.)
Environmental Systems and Societies (S.L.)
Pamoja
Business and Management (H.L. or S.L.)
Economics (H.L. or S.L.)
Information Technology in a Global Society (H.L. or S.L.)
Philosophy (H.L. or S.L.)
Psychology (H.L. or S.L.)
GROUP 4
Experimental Sciences
Biology (H.L. or S.L.)
Chemistry (H.L. or S.L.)
Physics (H.L. or S.L.)
Computer Science (H.L. or S.L.)
Environmental Systems and Societies (S.L.)
GROUP 5
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics (H.L. or S.L.)
Maths Studies (S.L.)
GROUP 6
The Arts
Face to Face
Visual Arts (H.L. or S.L.)
Music (H.L. or S.L.)
Theatre (H.L. or S.L.)
Pamoja
Film (H.L. or S.L.)
CORE REQUIREMENTS
Extended Essay
Investigate a topic of special interest
Promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity
Major piece of formally presented, structured writing of no more that 4,000 words
Theory of Knowledge (T.O.K.)
Encourages critical thinking of knowledge itself
What counts as knowledge?
How does it grow?
What are its limits?
Who owns knowledge?
What is the value of knowledge?
What are the implications of having, or not having, knowledge?
CREATIVITY, ACTION AND SERVICE (C.A.S.)
Creativity - arts and other experiences that involve creative thinking
Action - physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the IB Diploma Programme
Service - an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student
DIPLOMA ASSESSMENT
External Assessment
Essays
Structured problems
Short-response questions
Data-response questions
Text-response questions
Case-study questions
Multiple-choice questions (limited use of these).
Internal Assessment
Oral work in languages
Fieldwork in geography
Laboratory work in the sciences
Investigations in mathematics
Artistic performances
GRADES
Individual Subjects are scored on a scale of 1-7

7 Excellent
6 Very good
5 Good
4 Satisfactory
3 Mediocre
2 Poor
1 Very poor
N No grade

Additional 3 points available for E.E. and T.O.K.

Maximum of 45 points

24 points for a diploma
DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (D.P.) COURSES
Students can study one or more of the D.P. subjects without doing the full diploma
HOW DO UNIVERSITY ADMISSION
OFFICERS VIEW I.B. STUDENTS?
http://www.ibo.org/recognition/universitytestimonials/
VARIOUS WAYS UNIVERSITIES RECOGNIZE THE I.B. DIPLOMA
1. Many give credit for individual courses.
Particularly for HL, though some give credit for SL courses as well.
Grades needed for credit vary by institution but range from 4-7.

2. Some automatically start IB Diploma graduates as 2nd year college students (e.g. Harvard)

3. Some offer scholarships specifically for IB students
SUMMARY OF UNIVERSITY RECOGNITION POLICIES
1. IBO works with universities in 140 countries to have the IB Diploma recognized

2. IBO website has summary tables showing policies at nearly 300 universities in the U.S. and Canada

Main page: http://www.ibo.org/diploma/recognition/recognitionpolicy/
Canada: http://www.ibo.org/diploma/recognition/recognitionpolicy/documents/2011b-CdnGrid.pdf
Florida: o http://www.ibo.org/diploma/recognition/recognitionpolicy/documents/2011-FloridaGrid_001.pdf
Massachusetts: http://www.ibo.org/diploma/recognition/recognitionpolicy/documents/2011-MassachusettsGrid.pdf
HOW I.B. STUDENTS FARE AT
UNIVERSITY

Studies show DP graduates have higher GPAs and higher graduation rates at university than non-DP graduates
DP graduates continue to demonstrate a commitment to community service and civic engagement in their local and global community
HOW THE I.B. DIPLOMA PROGRAMME INFLUENCED MY LIFE-From former student’s perspective
“The International Baccalaureate has its demands, its obstacles, hurdles, mountains, etc. It'll change you, and give you a skill few other high school curriculums provide. Dedication, vigor and zeal. In other words, it'll prepare you for university and beyond. As cheesy as that sounds, it's quite true.”
“Taking part in the IB DP really challenged me and I found my first year at university to be quite manageable. The program as well as the constant encouragement from my teachers definitely prepared me for the standards and requirements of university life. I have very fond memories of my teachers and friends.”
Completing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Cedar International School gave me more than just topical knowledge from the classes I completed; it gave me an analytical perspective to see reason and aesthetic value in the world…the ulterior objective was to expand one's horizon for critical thought and reasoning, something I feel the Diploma Program has definitely done for me."
“I would strongly encourage EVERYONE to take IB classes and take it seriously! Yeah it'll be hard but it really is worth it. The IB program really helped raise my GPA and enabled me to qualify for scholarships which are awesome because college is NOT cheap and you'll want to take whatever you can get! And I was able to gain a lot of college credits so I actually came in as a sophomore.”
“The IB Diploma Programme influenced my life positively in so many ways. Seriously, it gave me skills in time management and helped me to develop efficient study habits, as well as giving me an incredible breadth of knowledge. Once I had completed the IB I was surprised to discover how anxious all the universities to which I applied were to have me. I was offered academic scholarships from University of Toronto, Trent University and University of Guelph; the latter accepted me 5 days after receiving my results. During the IB process I acquired a well-rounded education, good study habits and the academic training of a competent life-long learner; and there was the added bonus that top level tertiary institutions welcomed me with eagerness and a great deal of respect.”
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