IGCSE, IB and Beyond Presentation

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IGCSE, IB and Beyond…
Presentation to parents
September 9th 2014
Session Aims
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To give new, as well as prospective, students
and parents a broad understanding of the
Senior School Curriculum and how it is all
connected
Will use a backwards by design approach
Session Outline
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What is DCS philosophy and what type of
student does DCS want to develop?
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What is our mission, vision and values?
How does this relate to the students we develop?
Universities and Careers
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Where do our students go?
What are Universities looking for?
How does the IBDP link with Universities?
Session Outline
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The IBDP
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The philosophy of the IBDP
How the IBDP works
Why the IBDP is good for University Applications
The IGCSE Curriculum
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The philosophy of our IGCSE Curriculum
How the IGCSE works
How it connects with the IB and Key Stage 3
Curriculum
Dulwich College Shanghai Values
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We aim to develop well-rounded young
people who strive for excellence in all that
they do and are well equipped for future
success through being:
Academically successful
Effective learners
Effective communicators
Principle-centred members of society
Balanced individuals
Dulwich College Shanghai Values
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It is the values of what we want our students
to be that guides our curriculum
Our values and our curriculum should allow
our students to have future success
For almost all DCS students that means
helping them to study at Colleges and
Universities around the world.
University Counselling at Dulwich College, Shanghai
John Macrow &
Victoria Lidzbarski
How do we help our students?
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Meeting regularly with students & parents
Guiding choices about countries, universities,
& programmes
Supporting students through the application
process
Advising on admission testing & interviews
Arranging university fairs, talks and visits
Where did our students choose to study in 2014?
Europe, 8%
Australia, 1%
Gap Year, 8%
Canada, 10%
UK, 45%
US, 11%
Asia, 17%
How many applications do students typically submit?
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Students are encouraged to limit their
applications to 10 for the USA
Group applications count as one e.g. UK or UC
system
This allows better research of universities and
a better balance of time
Multiple applications take a great deal of time
and detract from their studies
How do our students find a fit?
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Location: country or area
Course: availability & suitability
Selectivity: minimum grade requirements
Location: urban vs. rural, campus vs. city
Personal fit: university culture & lifestyle
Cost of attendance & cost of living
What are universities looking for?
 Academic performance
◦ IB predicted scores
◦ IGCSE results
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Standardized tests
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Personal writing as in essays and statements
Letters of recommendation or references
Evidence of personal qualities e.g. commitment
Evidence of learning beyond school (further
reading, internships, other enrichment)
◦ UKCAT, BMAT, LNAT, TSAs etc
◦ SAT or ACT
When do we start?
 Year 9-12
◦ Career Day, Jan. 28, 2015
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Year 11
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Year 12
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Year 13
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All Students:
◦ Term 2: individual meetings prior to IB choices
◦ Term 2 & 3: PSHCE lessons & guidance on university
applications
◦ Term 2 & 3: individual meetings with all students
◦ Individual meetings with all students throughout the
year
◦ Focus Week in September
◦ University visits, college fairs, guest speakers
IB Diploma Programme Circle
The IBO Mission Statement
The IBO aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and
caring young people who help to create a better and more
peaceful world through intercultural understanding and
respect.
The IBO aims to develop learners who are:
Inquirers
Open-minded
Knowledgeable
Caring
Thinkers
Risk-takers
Communicators
Balanced
Principled
Reflective
SECTION 3: IB Curriculum Structure
Group 1
Studies in
Language &
Literature
Chinese A
Literature
HL/SL
Chinese A
Literature &
Language
HL/SL
English A
Literature &
Language
HL/SL
English A
Literature
HL/SL
School
Support SelfTaught
Language A
SL Literature
Group 2
Language
Acquisition
Group 4
Sciences
HL/SL
Group 3
Individuals
and
Societies
Business &
Management
HL/SL
French B
Economics
Chemistry
HL/SL
HL/SL
HL/SL
Mandarin B
Geography
ESS
HL/SL
HL/SL
SL
Spanish B
History
HL/SL
HL/SL
French ab
Psychology
Psychology
Initio SL
Mandarin ab
Initio SL
Spanish ab
Initio SL
A second
HL/SL
HL/SL
English B
Group 5
Mathematics
The Arts
Group 6
Electives 1
(Group 3 )
Electives 2
(Group 4)
HL/SL
Business &
Management
HL/SL
Music
Economics
Chemistry
HL/SL
HL/SL
HL/SL
Maths Studies
Theatre
Geography
Physics
SL
HL/SL
HL/SL
HL/SL
Physics
Visual Art
History
HL/SL
HL/SL
HL/SL
Biology
Maths HL
HL/SL
Maths SL
Film
Biology
HL/SL
Group 2: Language Acquisition
Language B or Ab Initio?
A Language B HL or SL course is designed for foreign language
learners with some previous experience of learning the
language. Language B subjects are currently offered in both
Higher and Standard Level.
English B, French B, German B, Mandarin B and Spanish B.
Language Ab Initio is a SL course only and is for students with
little or no prior experience in the selected language of study.
Language Ab Initio SL subjects offered are:
French Ab Initio, Mandarin Ab Initio and Spanish Ab Initio.
The Core
Theory of Knowledge (TOK):
How do we know what we know?
Theory of Knowledge (TOK) interweaves all the IB subject
areas, distinguishes between how knowledge is acquired in
each area, and explores the difference between truth and
belief.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK) does not have a formal IB DP
examination, but candidates will submit a final TOK essay
and oral presentation that will be internally and externally
moderated.
The Core
The Extended Essay
A DP candidate must complete and submit an extended essay,
which is a substantial piece of independent research of up to
4000 words.
The EE is intended to promote high-level research and writing
skills, intellectual discovery and creativity.
It provides students with an opportunity to engage in personal
research in a topic of their own choice (chosen from the list of
approved Diploma Programme subjects), under the guidance
of a supervisor.
The Core
Creativity, Action & Service
•CAS is an acronym which stands for “Creativity, Action and
Service.”
•Creativity: arts, and other experiences that involve creative
thinking.
•Action: physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle,
complementing academic work elsewhere in the Diploma
Programme.
•Service: an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a
learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and
autonomy of all those involved are respected.
IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME CANDIDATE
6 Required Subjects
•3 subjects at Higher level (HL)
•3 subjects at Standard level (SL)
3 Core Requirements
•Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
•Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
•An Extended Essay (EE)
The IBDP
How it is scored…
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Out of 45 points
7 points available for each
of the 6 subjects
3 points available for EE
and TOK
To Graduate…
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Students need a
minimum of 24 points
12 of those points must be
from the 3 HL subjects
Students cannot receive a
2 in any HL subject
Students need to pass all
3 core components:
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TOK
EE
CAS
Universities like the skills the IBDP develops
The DP nurtures a range of interlinked skills
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Research skills – in all subjects areas, from TOK and EE
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Critical skills – in all subject areas, from TOK and EE
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Language skills
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Analytical skills
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Independent Learning skills
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Creative skills – also from CAS
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Personal skills
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Social awareness and responsibility - CAS
LINKING THE IGCSE / KS3
CURRICULUM TO THE IB and
BEYOND
The IGCSE Philosphy at DCS
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It is both challenging and internationally
recognised
The IGCSE curriculum we offer ensures
students have the opportunity to develop the
breadth and depth needed to enter the IB
programme and achieve success
IGCSE CURRICULUM STRUCTURE
Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Group 5
Group 6
Group 7
English
Languages
Humanities
Science
Mathematics
Creative Arts
Electives 1
(choose 2)
English
First Language
Language &
Chinese
Literature
English
Language
English as a
Second
Language
Foreign
Language
French
Business
Studies
Economics
Mandarin MFL
and SL
Geography
Spanish MFL
History
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
(choose 2)
Mathematics
Art & Design
Business
Studies
Drama
Economics
Graphic
Design
Geography
Music
History
Physical
Education
Biology
Chinese
Literature*
Physics
Mandarin
Chemistry
Art & Design
Drama
Graphic
Design
Music
Physical
Education
IGCSE to IBDP Entry Requirements
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HL Subjects (3) – Students need a B grade or
higher in their IGCSE to be considered for HL
entry in the IBDP
SL Subjects (3) –Students need a C grade or
higher in their IGCSE to be considered for SL
entry in the IBDP
Students need a minimum of 3 B’s and 3 C’s
to be eligible for the full Diploma Programme
Students need a minimum of 5 C’s to be
eligible for the certificate programme
IGCSE & IBDP Pathways
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Students need to take English literature at
IGCSE to undertake IBDP Literature.
Students can take a Humanities or Arts
subject in the IBDP without having taken it at
the IGCSE, although it is beneficial to have
taken the IGCSE
IGCSE & IBDP Pathways – the Languages
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If a student successfully studied a foreign or second
language at the IGCSE and wanted to continue it in
the IBDP, they would be expected to take it at the
Language B standard
If a student successfully studied a first language at
the IGCSE and wanted to continue it in the IBDP,
they would be expected to take it at the Language A
standard
Ab Initio would be for students who have not taken
the subject at the IGCSE or have no significant prior
learning in the subject
The II
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The Inventive Investigation (I.I.) is a project
that is based on a topic or theme that a
student is interested in
It is research inspired by the DCS Portfolios
and an opportunity to experience an element
of the IB DP
It prepares students for the core components
of the IB Diploma Programme: EE, TOK and
CAS
The IGCSE & KS3
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The curriculum offered in Key Stage 3 (KS3) is
designed to give students a wide range of
experiences that will prepare them for the
IGCSE and beyond
It also follows the principle of the IB in
developing a well rounded student
Based on the National Curriculum of England
Assessment using National Curriculum levels
KS3 CURRICULUM STRUCTURE
Group 1
English
Group 2
Group 2
Group 3
Group 3
Languages Languages Humanities Humanities
Group 4
Group 5
Group 6
Group 6
Science
Mathematics
Creative
Arts
Creative
Arts
PSHCE
Art &
Design
5 periods
Physical
Education
5 periods
PSHCE
2 periods
8 periods
7 periods
5 periods 4 periods
4 periods
7 periods
7 periods
English
First
Language
Chinese
Spanish
MFL
Geography
Science
Mathematics
Sheltered
English
Curriculum
History
Mandarin
as a
French MFL
Second
Language
Drama
3 periods
Mandarin English as
as a
an
Foreign
Additional
Language Language
Music
3 periods
IGCSE CURRICULUM STRUCTURE
Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Group 5
Group 6
Group 7
English
Languages
Humanities
Science
Mathematics
Creative Arts
Electives 1
(choose 2)
English
First Language
Language &
Chinese
Literature
English
Language
English as a
Second
Language
Foreign
Language
French
Business
Studies
Economics
Mandarin MFL
and SL
Geography
Spanish MFL
History
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
(choose 2)
Mathematics
Art & Design
Business
Studies
Drama
Economics
Graphic
Design
Geography
Music
History
Physical
Education
Biology
Chinese
Literature*
Physics
Mandarin
Chemistry
Art & Design
Drama
Graphic Design
Music
Physical
Education
SECTION 3: IB Curriculum Structure
Group 1
Studies in
Language &
Literature
Chinese A
Literature
HL/SL
Chinese A
Literature &
Language
HL/SL
English A
Literature &
Language
HL/SL
English A
Literature
HL/SL
School
Support SelfTaught
Language A
SL Literature
Group 2
Language
Acquisition
Group 4
Sciences
HL/SL
Group 3
Individuals
and
Societies
Business &
Management
HL/SL
French B
Economics
Chemistry
HL/SL
HL/SL
HL/SL
Mandarin B
Geography
ESS
HL/SL
HL/SL
SL
Spanish B
History
HL/SL
HL/SL
French ab
Psychology
Psychology
Initio SL
Mandarin ab
Initio SL
Spanish ab
Initio SL
A second
HL/SL
HL/SL
English B
Group 5
Mathematics
The Arts
Group 6
Electives 1
(Group 3 )
Electives 2
(Group 4)
HL/SL
Business &
Management
HL/SL
Music
Economics
Chemistry
HL/SL
HL/SL
HL/SL
Maths Studies
Theatre
Geography
Physics
SL
HL/SL
HL/SL
HL/SL
Physics
Visual Art
History
HL/SL
HL/SL
HL/SL
Biology
Maths HL
HL/SL
Maths SL
Film
Biology
HL/SL
Thank you

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