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Lincoln Community School
Understanding the
International Baccalaureate
Diploma Programme
Mr. Gary Craggs: IB DP Coordinator
LCS High School
Diploma Programs
LCS High School
Diploma
Some IB Certificate courses
accredited in the USA, gains access
to 1000s of US colleges
International
Baccalaureate
Diploma
Recognised at 2500+
universities worldwide
International Baccalaureate
Diploma Programme
Aims to develop in students:
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Critical thinking and sound judgement
Responsibility for their own learning
A shared academic experience
An understanding & respect for other cultures
Education of the whole person
What qualities make for
a good IB Diploma candidate?
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Intelligent and interested
Academically able
Highly motivated and resilient
Hard working < smart working
Embody the IB Learner Profile
IB is about creating balanced adults
prepared to contribute to a better world.
What are the advantages of taking the IB
Diploma courses for LCS students?
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Academically rigorous study
Broad-based and balanced curriculum
Internationally recognised qualification
Excellent preparation for College / University
US Universities often accept IB scores of 4 at HL
as credit for a first year course.
• European Universities often require the IB
Diploma, and may offer conditional places based
on Diploma scores.
The IB Curriculum Hexagon
6 options
Most assessed by
Examination and
course work
3 subjects at Higher level
3 subjects at Standard level
3 core components
Languages groups 1 & 2
Essential:
• English Literature
• Language & literature
Plus one more language
• French B language
• Self Taught A
• Spanish Ab Inicio
2 x Language A = Bilingual Diploma
Individuals and Societies group 3
• History
• Economics
• Global Politics
• Information Technology
in a Global Society
• Environmental Systems and Society
• Online course: psychology
Experimental Sciences group 4
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Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Environmental
Systems and
Society
Mathematics group 5
• Higher
• Standard
• Studies
Arts and Electives
• Visual Arts
• Theatre Arts
Or
• 2nd Science
Or
• 2nd Individuals
and Societies
SL or HL
• Standard Level is 150 hours of teaching and
usually 2 exams
• Higher Level is 240 hours & 3 exams
• Some subjects are Standard Level only (online
Psych, Spanish, Env Systems)
• Each class has some HL elements
• H-block three-week rotating schedule
• Sample every available subject at Higher Level
in first semester
• Make informed decision in December
Core components
Theory of Knowledge
• How do we know what we know?
Extended Essay
• An 4000 word in-depth study on an
academic topic that engages students
in independent research
Creativity, Action and Service
• 100-150 hours across 3 areas
How are these assessed?
Internal Assessment activities (20-40%)
• Marked by LCS teachers
• Externally moderated by the IB
Examinations (60-80%)
• Externally set and marked by IB
• Three weeks in May (Mocks in January)
• Up to 3 examinations per subject
Formative assessment
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Regular assessment as part of class learning
Three phase preparation for final exams:
Class based, exam week, Mocks
Feedback from IB informs future teaching
IA reports
Exam scripts returned
Students and teacher know where they are,
know where they are going
and know how they get there
Mon 24 October
2010
Mon Nov 1, 2010
Mon Nov 8, 2010
Mon Nov 15,2010
Mon Nov 22, 2010
Mon Nov 29, 2010
Mon Dec 6, 2010
Mon Dec 13 2010
Wed Jan 5, 2011
Mon Jan 10, 2011
Mon Jan 17, 2011
Mon Jan 24, 2011
Mon Jan 31, 2011
Mon Feb 7, 2011
Mon Feb 14, 2011
Mon Feb 21, 2011
Mon Feb28, 2011
Mon Mar 7, 2011
Mon Mar 14, 2011
Mon Mar 21, 2011
Mon Mar 28, 2011
Mon Apr 4, 2011
Mon Apr 11, 2011
Mon Apr 18, 2011
Tues Apr 26, 2011
French B SL HL Interactive Oral # 2,
French B HL/SL and Spanish Ab Interactive Oral # 2, French A 1 Orals
WP SL #2 , Extended Essay Final Version due
Self- Taught A1 Oral Commentary, Spanish Ab Interactive Oral # 3
Theater HL/ SL # 1, French B SL HL final recorded oral
Eng A1 HL IOC , A2 and B Interactive Oral,
Self Taught A1 World Lit, Eng A1 SL IOC, EE Viva Voce
Vacation
Vacation
Grade 12 Mock Examinations Mon Tues Thur Fri
Grade 12 Mock Examinations Mon Tues
Eng A2 Individual Oral & additional opportunities for Eng B
Math HL and SL Portfolio # 1, Spanish Ab final Recorded Orals
WP&IR #3, ToK final presentations
Economics #3, ToK essay due
Theater HL/SL # 2, English A2 Written Tasks,
History Investigation due, Theater #3,
Math HL and SL Portfolio # 2, Math Studies Project
WP&IR #4 , Visual Arts IA, ITGS Project due, Theater #4
Group 4 " sweep up" & all science IA grades due, Economics #4
IA GRADES and PREDICTED GRADES DUE, IA mailed,
Visual Arts Exhibition
Vacation
First Exam Friday April 29th
Mon 24 October
2010
Mon Nov 1, 2010
Mon Nov 8, 2010
Mon Nov 15,2010
Mon Nov 22, 2010
Mon Nov 29, 2010
Mon Dec 6, 2010
Mon Dec 13 2010
Wed Jan 5, 2011
Mon Jan 10, 2011
Mon Jan 17, 2011
Mon Jan 24, 2011
Mon Jan 31, 2011
Mon Feb 7, 2011
Mon Feb 14, 2011
Mon Feb 21, 2011
Mon Feb28, 2011
Mon Mar 7, 2011
Mon Mar 14, 2011
Mon Mar 21, 2011
Mon Mar 28, 2011
Mon Apr 4, 2011
Mon Apr 11, 2011
Mon Apr 18, 2011
Tues Apr 26, 2011
French B SL HL Interactive Oral # 2,
French B HL/SL
Extended Essay Final Version due
French B SL HL final recorded oral
Eng A1 HL Interactive Oral,
Eng A1 SL IOC, EE Viva Voce
Vacation
Vacation
Grade 12 Mock Examinations Mon Tues Thur Fri
Grade 12 Mock Examinations Mon Tues
Math HL and SL Portfolio # 1,
ToK final presentations
Economics #3, ToK essay due
Math HL and SL Portfolio # 2,
Visual Arts IA,
Group 4 " sweep up" & all science IA grades due, Economics #4
Visual Arts Exhibition
Vacation
First Exam Friday April 29th
Curriculum map
LCS High School
Diploma Programs
LCS High School
Diploma
Some IB Certificate courses
accredited in the USA, gains access
to 1000s of US colleges
International
Baccalaureate
Diploma
Recognised at 2500+
universities worldwide
IB Diploma courses
and US High School Diploma
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Normally between 4 and 6 IB courses
HL or SL
No ToK or EE
common IB certificate awarded
Other LCS High School courses.
Gains access to more selective US universities,
HL courses can earn Year 1 credits
Increasingly recognised in UK,
gaining access to foundation (Year 0) courses
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IB Diploma Programme
requirements
6 courses with 7 points for each subject
3 Higher Level (240 hours each)
and 3 Standard Level (150 hours each)
ToK + EE = 3 points (100 + 40 hours)
CAS (no points but compulsory)
Total 45 points available
Minimum 24 points for Diploma.
• With disqualifications e.g.
2 points in one HL, or 2 SLs, fewer than 12 in all HLs
An E in ToK or EE raises the bar to 28 points, etc
University recognition of the IB Diploma
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• widely recognized by over 2500 of the world’s
leading universities and colleges
• IB provides university admissions officers with direct,
online access to syllabuses and recent examinations
• UK universities make conditional offers based on
number points; Europe on a pass
• Gives students a competitive edge at leading US
and and world colleges
Academic rigor and independent learning skills make
IB graduates into better college and university
students. They are better prepared, and more able.
What can parents do to help?
• Support your child with resources, space and encouragement
• Encourage a structured amount of home-based studying:
2-3 hours a night, 5/6 hours a weekend
• Encourage good study habits, including planning and preparation,
revision and organisation.
• Understand the demanding workload of the IB Diploma, and the
demanding level of difficulty of each component course.
• Remind them about the importance of Academic Honesty.
• Engage in discussion about what your child is learning. Having them
explain it to you, while you ask questions, is the surest way to
embed their learning.
• Support your child with positive reinforcement and encouragement.
The IB DP is demanding and difficult. It requires family commitment

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