IBDP @ VKE Getting to know the Diploma Programme Saturday, 3rd July 2010 Why is the IB Diploma Programme the right choice? The IBDP prepares students for a lifetime of success Methodology and Curriculum Inquiry – •The IBDP enhances the National Curriculum Students learn to extract knowledge from everyday experiences Research skills, application of knowledge to real life situations, storing and using information Techniques of learning – an important tool Competitive Fields – •IBDP students are ready to face all kinds of assessments •Format of Competitive Exams •IB supports Indian students in Exam schedules Further Studies – •Indian Universities ready for IBDP students •IB result format understood and accepted •IB supports the request for results in percentages •Abroad – students benefit from extra credits Careers – •Global leaders - ready to lead the world anywhere •Element of Service through CAS •Appreciating differences – respecting cultures – Theory of Knowledge A closer look at the Diploma Programme Objectives of the IB Diploma Programme • To develop • • • • • • - an ability to structure ideas and arguments, both orally and in writing, in a logical, sustained and persuasive way, understand and respond appropriately to written and spoken material express ideas with clarity and fluency invites comparisons between, but not judgments of, different cultures, political systems and national traditions. explores the interactions between humans and their environment in time, space and place Demonstrate the personal skills of cooperation, perseverance and responsibility Subjects in the Diploma Program Group 1 - Language A1 – English Group 2 - Second Language – Hindi; French ab initio Group 3 - Individuals and Societies – Economics; Business & Management; History Group 4 - Experimental Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Physics, ESS Group 5 - Mathematics and Computer Science Group 6 - The Arts – Visual Arts Unless mentioned all subjects are available as HL and SL Core - ToK, CAS, Extended Essay • Most of the DP subjects in the IBDP are offered at 2 Levels • – Standard Level (SL): Teaching time of150 hours. • – Higher Level (HL): Teaching time of 240 hours. • For a Diploma all students have to choose 6 subjects • • • - 3 at HL - 3 at SL Compulsory Core – Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, CAS IB Assessment Pattern Internal Assessment: Conducted under the guidance of the IB teachers at School, marked at School and sent to IB for moderation. External Assessment: Year–end IB Board Exam, all scripts are sent to the IB for marking.