International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

International Baccalaureate
Diploma Programme
• Josefin Burge, Career Counsellor
• Phone: 046 - 35 76 53
• E-mail: [email protected]
Tuesday: 13.00-17.00
Friday: 8.00-12.00
International Baccalaureate
Diploma Programme
2,292 schools in 141 countries are currently
authorized to teach the Diploma Programme.
What does the Diploma Programme
curriculum contain?
Students study:
Three subjects
higher level
(240 hours
Three subjects
at standard level
(150 hours
• Group 1 - 46 languages are now available.
Swedish, English, Self taught
• Group 2 – 25 or more modern and classical
languages, for abilities from complete
beginner -ab initio to some experience language B. French B, Swedish B, English B,
Spanish ab initio
• Group 3 - business and management, economics,
geography, history, information technology in a global
society, philosophy, psychology, social and cultural
anthropology, environmental systems & societies.
• Group 4 - biology, chemistry, design technology,
environmental systems & societies, physics.
• Group 5 - mathematical studies standard level,
mathematics standard level, mathematics higher level,
further mathematics, computer science.
• Group 6 - music, theatre, visual arts, film.
Most, but not all subjects are available at both higher
and standard levels.
Extended Essay
• The students start in the end of
DP1, deadline is around
November in DP2.
• 4,000 words
• Offers the opportunity to
investigate a research question
of individual interest
• Make the student use to
independent research and
writing skills expected at
Creativity, action and service
• Encourages students to be
involved in artistic pursuits,
sports and community service
• Education outside the classroom
• Development of the learner
• Each student has his/her own
Theory of knowledge:
• You can use TOK in all your
• Explores the nature of
knowledge across disciplines
• Generally, lessons once a
• You have to write an essay
and make an oral presentation
IB assessment
• Diploma Programme assessment includes both final
examinations and internal assessment undertaken by the
teacher to IB criteria and then externally moderated by the
• All examiners are ‘quality checked’ through a process of
• The IB undertakes random inspections of schools during
• Results are published on around July 5th for May Exam
IB assessment
• The diploma is graded up to 45 points
• Marks awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7
• 0-3 point for Extended Essay and TOK
• Diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points.
• The overall diploma pass rate is generally stable every year
• Diploma Programme assessment – principles and practice –
available on
How well is the diploma recognized by
The IB works closely with universities in all regions of the world to
gain recognition for the IB diploma:
• Direct online access for university admissions officers to syllabuses
and recent examination papers
• Recognition in over 100 countries (
• Recognition by over 2,000 universities (
• Some universities offer scholarships and advanced placement for
IB students
• Some US-universities give credits for IB students, 4 years will be 3,5
years..! - Film clip
What will happen during the autumn term?
• PRAO w. 45
• Apply to a Swedish programme? Deadline February 15th
• Open house at:
Spyken: 23/11 - 17:15 - 20:30
Katte: 24/11 - 17.00-20.00
Polhem: 25/11 - 17:00 - 19:00 & 26/11 - 11:00 - 14:30
Vipan: 26/11 - 13:00
• Gymnasie fair – at Swedbank Arena 18-19th of November
(MYP5 will go there together, 12.30 - 18th of November)
• Individual meetings, students and parents - during November
and December
Thank you for listening!
• Josefin Burge, Career Counsellor
• Phone: 046 - 35 76 53
• E-mail: [email protected]
Tuesday: 13.00-17.00
Friday: 8.00-12.00

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