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    The IB Diploma Programme Course Outlines

    IB Diploma Programme

  • IB Diploma Programme

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    Philosophy & Objectives

  • IB Diploma Programme

    CONTENTSLANGUAGEA:ENGLISHLITERATUREHigher&StandardLevels 1

    LANGUAGEA:CHINESELANGUAGEandLITERATUREHigher&StandardLevels 3

    LANGUAGEB:MANDARIN,SPANISHANDFRENCH 5

    LANGUAGEABINITIO:MANDARIN,SPANISHANDFRENCH 7

    BUSINESSANDMANAGEMENTHigher&StandardLevel 9

    ECONOMICSHigher&StandardLevel 11

    GEOGRAPHYHigher&StandardLevels 13

    HISTORYHigher&StandardLevel 15

    PSYCHOLOGYHigher&StandardLevels 17

    BIOLOGYHigher&StandardLevels 19

  • IB Diploma Programme

    CHEMISTRYHigher&StandardLevels 21

    DESIGNTECHNOLOGYHigher&StandardLevels 23

    PHYSICSHigher&StandardLevels 25

    MATHEMATICSHigherLevel 27

    MATHEMATICSStandardLevel 29

    MATHEMATICALSTUDIESStandardLevel 31

    COMPUTERSCIENCE-Higher&StandardLevel 33

    VISUALARTSHigher&StandardLevel 35

    MUSICHigher&StandardLevel 37

    THEATREARTS-Higher&StandardLevel 39

  • 1 IB Diploma Programme

    LANGUAGE A: ENGLISH LITERATURE Higher & Standard Levels

    Group 1, Language A

    INTRODUCTION

    TheLanguageA:EnglishLiterature course,offeredatbothHigherandStandardLevels, isdesigned tomeet theneedsof studentsforwhomEnglish isnormally theirbest language,or thosewhocommunicate effectively in English. The study of literature isthemain focusof this course,which includesaworld literaturecomponent.

    IBEnglishprovidestheopportunityforstudentstoexamine,discussandcomparetheideasandlanguageofawidevarietyofwritersfromdifferenttimesaswellasfromavarietyofculturesacrosstheglobe.

    Aswell aspresenting ideas inwriting, students taking the coursewillbeexpected tocontributeand listensympathetically to ideas instimulatingclasssessionswherediscussion,debateandpresentationplayanessential role.During the course, students shoulddeveloptheir ideas,knowledgeandenjoymentof literary themes, conceptsand language.They shouldalsodevelop theability to examineand

    express ideaswith confidence inavarietyof contexts. Studentsachievementswillbeassessedthroughacombinationofwrittenandoralcourseworkaswellasbywrittenexamination.

    COURSE DETAILS

    Higher Level: Inaddition to the fiveworld literature texts, studentsstudyeighttextsembracingprose,poetryanddrama.TheHigherLevelcourse isbothstimulatingandenriching,but isalsouncompromisinglydemanding. Before considering entry, students should possess avoraciousappetite for literature, combinedwitha capacity forhardwork.

    Standard Level: Inadditiontothefourworldliteraturetexts,studentswill study six texts embracingpoetry,proseanddrama.This course isdesigned fornon-specialists, andwhile studentswillpractice the sameskillsasthoseencounteredatHigherLevel,itwillbelessdemanding.

  • 2IB Diploma Programme

    COURSE ASSESSMENT

    Higher Level & Standard LevelsPart 1: (externally assessed) 20%SL -A studyof twoworks in translation, assessedbyonewrittencourseworkassignment.HLAstudyof threeworks in translation,assessedbytwowrittencourseworkassignments.

    Part 2: (Internally assessed, externally moderated) 15%SL-detailedstudyoftwoworksfromdifferentgenres,assessedbyaformaloralcommentaryandaninterview.

    HLdetailedstudyofthreeworksfromdifferentgenres,assessedbyaformaloralcommentaryandinterview.

    Part 3: (externally assessed) 50%SL-study of a group of three works from the prescribed book list, assessed by a 1 hour written examinationessay.

    HL studyof agroupof fourworks from theprescribedbook list,assessedbya2hourwrittenexaminationessay.

    Both levelsalso takea secondexaminationpaper; this is a 1 or2hourwrittencommentarybasedonanunseenpassage.

    Part 4: (internally assessed) 15%SLandHL - a studyof 3 texts,whichwillprovide thebasis forindividual10-15minuteoralpresentations.

    All IBOcourseassessmentsare comprisedof an internal andexternalassessment. Internal assessmentsare carriedoutby the studentswithguidancebytheirteachers.Externalassessmentsarewrittenexams.

    CAREERSDiplomacyEducationJournalismLawPoliticsPublishingRadio,television&film

  • 3 IB Diploma Programme

    LANGUAGE A: CHINESE LANGUAGE and LITERATURE Higher & Standard Levels

    Group 1, Language A

    INTRODUCTION

    TheLanguageA:ChineseLanguageandLiterature course,offeredatbothHigherandStandardLevelscombinesthestudyoflanguage,textsandculture.As21stcenturyglobalcitizensourstudentsneedameansofmaking senseof theworldaround them.This coursewillprovide theskillsneededtomakemeaningof, tocriticallyevaluate,andtobeeffectiveusersof,ourmodernandevolvinglanguageandmodesofcommunication.

    Studentswillbechallengedwithabroadrangeof texts inavarietyofgenres; theywillbe lookingat languageand its connections toculture; the languageofmediaandmasscommunication;aswellascloseanalysisofliterarytextsfromarangeofgenres.

    Afundamentalareaofskillsdevelopmentwillbeincriticalthinking-deconstructingimages,language,form,style,astheymovethroughapractical examinationof communicationandmeaningmaking.Thedevelopmentandrefinementofthefourprimarylanguageskillsof listening, speaking, readingandwritingarealso integral to theLanguageandLiteraturecourse.

    COURSE DETAILS

    Higher Level: Studentsstudyfouroptions,twoofwhichconcentrateonLanguageand twoonLiterature.TheLanguage sections includethe studyof language in cultural context aswell as languageandmass communication.For these sectionsof the course textswillbestudied fromavarietyof sources,genresandmediaandwillbestudied in relation to topics suchasgender, languageandpower,language and social relations, stereotypes, textual bias. For theLiterature components, three texts are studiedwithaparticularfocuson context anda further three texts areanalysed in the closecritical study section.TheseLiteraryoptions includeavarietyofprose,poetryanddramawithsomechosenfromtheprescribedlistofauthors,providedbytheIB,andsomefromaprescribedlistoftextsintranslation.

    Standard Level: Students study four options, two ofwhichconcentrateonLanguage and twoonLiterature.TheLanguagesections remain the same as atHigherLevel. In theLiteraturecomponentsSLstudentsstudytwotextswithafocusoncontextsanda further two texts,both from theprescribed listof authors, for theclosecriticalstudy.

  • 4IB Diploma Programme

    COURSE ASSESSMENT

    Higher Level & Standard Levels

    Paper 1: (External assessment) 25%SL - Textual analysis - 1 hoursThe paper consists of two unseen texts.Studentswriteananalysisofoneofthesetexts.HL-Comparativetextualanalysis2hoursThepaperconsistsoftwopairsofunseentexts.Studentswritea comparativeanalysisofonepairoftexts.

    Paper 2: (External assessment) 25%SL - Essay 1 hoursIn response tooneof sixquestions studentswriteanessaybasedonboth the literary textsstudiedinPart3.ThequestionsarethesameatHLbuttheassessmentcriteriaaredifferent.HL-Essay2hoursIn response tooneof sixquestions studentswrite an essaybasedon at least twoof theliterarytextsstudiedinPart3.

    Written Tasks 20%

    SL - Studentsproduceat least threewrittentasksbasedonmaterial studied in the course.

    Students submitonewritten task for externalassessment.Thistaskmustbe8001,000wordsinlengthplusarationaleof200300words.

    HL - Studentsproduceat least fourwrittentasksbasedonmaterial studied in the course.Studentssubmittwoofthesetasksforexternalassessment.

    Oneof the tasks submittedmustbea criticalresponsetooneoftheprescribedquestionsfortheHLadditionalstudy.

    Each taskmustbe8001,000words in lengthplusarationaleof200300words.

    Oral Component

    Twooral activities are internallyassessedbythe teacherandexternallymoderatedby theIBO.

    Individual oral commentary 15%

    SLandHL -Students commentonanextractfroma literary text studied inpart 4 of thecourse. Students are given two guidingquestions.

    Further oral activity 15%

    SLandHL - Students complete at least twofurtheroralactivities,onebasedonpart1andonebasedonpart2ofthecourse.

    Themark of one further oral activity issubmittedforfinalassessment.

    All IBOcourseassessmentsare comprisedofan internal andexternal assessment. Internalassessments are carriedoutby the studentswith guidance by their teachers. Externalassessmentsarewrittenexams.

    CAREERS

    DiplomacyEducationJournalismLawPoliticsPublishingRadio,television&film

    AnyothercareerwillbesignificantlyenhancedbytheadvancedskillsofChinesestudiedinthiscourse.

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    LANGUAGE B: MANDARIN, SPANISH AND FRENCH

    Group 2, Second Language

    INTRODUCTION

    AllLanguageBcoursesmeet theneedsofstudentswithsubstantialpreviousknowledgeof a second (or foreign) language inFrench,MandarinorSpanish.

    The intention is to provide studentswith the linguistic skillsnecessary for further study in the language and topromote anunderstandingof thecultureof thecountrieswhere the language isspokenaswell as topromote theability to copewith the languagedemandsofday-to-daytransactionalandsocialcontacts.Thecourse