The International Baccalaureate

Report
The International
Baccalaureate
The Sixth Form College
Colchester
The International Baccalaureate
 The International Baccalaureate is an
alternative to AS and A levels.
222 schools and colleges in the U.K.
offer the I.B.
Organization: Who works for the IB and where?
Over 500 staff are located in 10 offices for a balance of global coverage and administrative efficiency/focus.
Maryland, United States
IB Americas Global Centre
Vancouver
Branch office for IB Americas
The Hague, The Netherlands
IB Africa, Europe and the
Middle East Global Centre
Geneva, Switzerland
Headquarters
Yokohama, Japan
Country IB representative
for Japan
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Academic , assessment,
HR & admin, finance,
publications, ICT, strategy
and communications
Beijing, China
Country IB representative for
Mongolia and China
Singapore
IB Asia Pacific Global
Centre
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Branch office for IB Americas
Sydney, Australia
Country IB representative for
Australasia
Mumbai, India
Country IB representative for
South Asia
The International Baccalaureate
 we are currently preparing students for jobs that
don’t yet exist…using technologies that haven’t
been invented…in order to solve problems that we
don’t even know are problems yet.
 What skills do our students need to develop?
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 IB students are twice as likely as non-IB students to
enrol in Russell Group Universities
 19% IB students get First Class Honours degree V.
14.5% A level students
 IB students almost twice as likely to pursue graduate
study
 IB students typically have higher starting salary than
non-IB
The International Baccalaureate
The IB Diploma is:
 a two-year course
 study of six subjects
 ensuring educational breadth
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 Three (or four) subjects are studied at
Higher Level. This is broadly
comparable to A Level standard.
 Three (or two) subjects are studied at
Standard Level. This is broadly
comparable to AS Level standard.
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The different levels allow students
to specialise and to develop their
interests and strengths without
losing the breadth of education
they experienced at GCSE.
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To complete the full diploma
students must also follow:
 Theory of Knowledge course
 Write an Extended Essay
 Complete 150 hours of activities – CAS.
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The IB is examined by:
 internal assessment (coursework, essays,
practicals and orals)
 examination. (There is only one session of
examinations, in May of the second year.)
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The IB is not graded by letters but
by points.
Each subject in the IB can score up
to 7 points, whether it is at Higher
or Standard level
A level 7 would be comparable to an
A/A* at A/AS Level.
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You can pass the Diploma with 24
points (subject to certain
requirements)
The maximum is 45 points, but a
perfect result of 45 points is very
rare.
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 There are up to 3 extra points available
for the Extended Essay and Theory of
Knowledge.
 To achieve a diploma you must do
sufficiently well in the Extended Essay
and TOK, and complete the CAS
requirements
University Access
 In the new UCAS tariff, an IB score of 29 points is
deemed to be equivalent to 3 Grade A’s at A level
 College average score this year was 32 points which is
equivalent to 3 Grade A’s and a B at A level
 IB students have gone on to most universities in the
UK to study a range of subjects
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 Students choose their six subjects, one
six groups.
These subject groups are shown around
a hexagon with the other requirements
for the IB diploma in the centre.
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Group 1
English H & S
Group 2
French H / S
German H / S
Spanish H/S & ab
Italian S ab initio
Extended Essay
Theory of Knowledge
Creativity, Action,
Group 4
Service
Physics H
Chemistry H
Biology H /S
Environmental Systems
Group 6 or Electives
and Societies S
Music H / S
Art H / S
Theatre H
Computer Science H
Group 3
Philosophy H / S
Psychology H / S
Geography H / S
Economics H
History H
Group 5
Maths H
Maths Studies S
Possible Combinations
 English H
 Theatre H
 History H
 Maths S
 Biology S
 German S
English S
Maths H
Comp Science H
Physics H
French S
Psychology S
Possible Combinations
 English H
 Philosophy H
 Visual art H
 Maths Studies
 Spanish ab init
 Env Systems S
English S
Maths Studies
Italian ab init
Chemistry H
Biology H
Philosophy H
The Advantages of IB
 A broad curriculum
You end up with scientists who can string sentences together and
historians who can add up. Hugh Carson, Head of Malvern College
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Develops the whole person
Continuity of teaching groups
A world class qualification
No grade inflation
All external exams in May of 2nd Year
Results in early July – earlier access to University
admissions
The Challenges of IB
A more limited range of options
Less flexibility
ORGANISATION!!!!!
Qualification
GCSE Additional Science
GCSE Core Science
GCSE English
Grade
B
B
C
GCSE English Literature
B
GCSE French
GCSE History
GCSE Mathematics
GCSE Photography
C
GCSE Physical Education
B
*
B
B
This is Max, he joined the Sixth Form College Colchester in 2009 from Colbaynes School
Max chose IB Subjects; English , Maths, Biology, History, Philosophy and Spanish.
Max passed the IB with 31 points and is now studying Law at the University of Kent.
Qualification
GCSE Art
GCSE Biology
GCSE Chemistry
GCSE English
GCSE English Literature
GCSE Food Technology
GCSE French
GCSE History
GCSE Mathematics
GCSE Physical Education
GCSE Physics
GCSE Statistics
Short-course GCSE Religious Studies
Grade
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
*
A
A
B
B
A
 This is ‘Laura’
 Laura joined the Sixth Form College in 2008 from East Bergholt High
School
 Laura studied: Biology, History, psychology, English, Maths Studies and
Spanish ab. Initio
 She passed the IB with 31 points and is now in her 2nd year at Florida
University studying Zoology.
What will I get from following the
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Programme?
 A template for life long learning
 A well rounded educational experience
 Preparation for an ever-changing world and the transferable
skills to embrace a vision of the future
 A qualification that is highly respected not only in this country
but worldwide.
 A cross-cultural, practical, multi-disciplinary and student
centred curriculum
 Time management and study skills
The IB Learner Profile
* Inquirers
* Risk-takers
* Knowledgeable
* Caring
* Principled
* Open minded
* Thinkers
* Balanced
* Reflective
* Communicators
 http://youtu.be/wqMZ1uXOZ80
What they say…………???
 “The depth and breadth is astonishing, they can’t
really make a mistake. They are numerate, literate,
have a language and a science” Principal, Abbey School
Reading
 “It gives teachers and students more independence.
We’ve found it liberating” Principal, Sevenoaks School
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For more information
 www.ibo.org
 The College Prospectus
 Karen Burns, IB Co-ordinator
[email protected]
01206-500778
Minds are like parachutes –
they work best when opened

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