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The Group Three of IB Diploma Programme subjects, subtitled individuals and societies, consists of the humanities and social sciences. The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP is an Educational program managed by the International Baccalaureate (IB for students aged 3 to 12 The International Baccalaureate (IB Middle Years Programme (MYP is an Educational programme intended for students aged approximately 11 to 16 (grades 6-10 in International The International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma Programme (DP is an Educational programme examined in one of three languages ( English, French or Spanish This article refers to the organisation based in Geneva Switzerland The United World Colleges (UWC are a group of twelve international schools This is a list of notable people affiliated with the International Baccalaureate, including IBO directors-general, presidents of the IBO Council of Foundation A total of 1924 schools (as of February 2007 offer one or more of the three International Baccalaureate (IB programmes the majority of these offer the IB Diploma Programme A total of 1924 schools (as of February 2007 offer one or more of the three International Baccalaureate (IB programmes the majority of these offer the IB Diploma Programme A total of 1924 schools (as of February 2007 offer one or more of the three International Baccalaureate (IB programmes the majority of these offer the IB Diploma Programme A total of 1924 schools (as of February 2007 offer one or more of the three International Baccalaureate (IB programmes the majority of these offer the IB Diploma Programme The Group One of IB Diploma Programme subjects subtitled language A1, refers to the Native language or otherwise best Language of the student The Group Two of IB Diploma Programme subjects subtitled second language, refers to the one or more Foreign languages that each Diploma candidate is required The Group Four of IB Diploma Programme subjects subtitled experimental sciences, consists of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Design The Group Five of IB Diploma Programme subjects subtitled mathematics and computer science consists of four levels of Mathematics courses and an elective The Group Six of IB Diploma Programme subjects is subtitled ' The arts and electives' The Extended Essay ( EE) is one of the requirements of the IB Diploma Programme. Theory of Knowledge ( ToK) is a course taken by all International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students Creativity Action Service (usually referred to as just CAS) is a component of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, with the aim of providing a 'counterbalance' The International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma Programme (DP is an Educational programme examined in one of three languages ( English, French or Spanish The humanities are academic disciplines which study the Human condition, using methods that are primarily Analytic, Critical, or Speculative The social sciences comprise academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human groups and individuals including Anthropology, Communication studies The available subjects are Business and Management, Economics, Geography, History (and History of the Islamic World), Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS), Philosophy, Psychology, and Social and Cultural Anthropology. A business (also called firm or an enterprise) is a legally recognized organizational entity designed to provide goods and/or services to Management (covering theory practice and scope of management and Manager' (covering the people who manage might help clarify and systematise Economics is the social science that studies the production distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Geography (from Greek γεωγραφία - geografia) is the study of the Earth and its lands features inhabitants and phenomena History is the study of the past particularly the written record Those who study history as a Profession are called Historians Etymology The term Muslim world (or Islamic world) has several meanings Information technology ( IT) as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA is "the study design development implementation support Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language Psychology (from Greek grc ψῡχή psȳkhē, "breath life soul" and grc -λογία -logia) is an Academic and Anthropology (/ˌænθɹəˈpɒlədʒi/ from Greek grc ἄνθρωπος anthrōpos, "human" -λογία -logia) is the study of Current Pilot subjects include Ecosystems and Societies which is transdisciplinary (can be taken as a group 4 also, or to fulfill 3 and 4)
The syllabus of the Economics course is divided into five sections - introductory economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and development economics - all of which receive approximately equal weight. Economics is the social science that studies the production distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Microeconomics is a branch of Economics that studies how individuals households and firms and some states make decisions to allocate limited resources typically in markets Macroeconomics is a branch of Economics that deals with the performance structure and behavior of a national or regional Economy as a whole International economics is a branch of Economics with three main subdisciplines International trade, Monetary theory and International finance Development economics is a branch of Economics which deals with economic aspects of the development process in low-income countries. All sections must be studied by all candidates, and questions of all will be posed in examinations. The Diploma programme Economics course is noted for focusing more on development than any other economics course at a pre-university level, and this is all part of the IB programmes' international perspective.
The final exams consist of three papers for HL and two for SL. Paper 1 has consisted of multiple choice questions but has now been changed to an essay question chosen from six choices, Paper 2 of three short-answer questions from six choices (this paper does not exist for SL students), and Paper 3 (Paper 2 for SL) requires data response. Internal assessment includes four commentaries of current news items involving the use of economic concepts and terminology. The time allowed for each exam is 1 hour for both Paper 1 and Paper 2(HL) and 2 hours for Paper 2(SL) and Paper 3.
Please Note: The IB History Syllabus is currently subject to review. The following information relates to the current syllabus which will cease being taught to new students as from September 2008 and which will be examined for the last time in Summer 2009.
The IB Diploma Programme History course generally focuses on the political history of the 20th century. At Standard Level, this is the only historical topic that is ever addressed, and also at Higher Level it has a great importance attached to it. The course is entirely divided into options, that the student can theoretically pick their favourites, but in practice the topics to be studied are decided by the teacher.
Paper 1 of the examination focuses heavily on the use of sources as historical evidence. Students will choose to answer questions in this paper relating to just one of the following three 'Prescribed Subjects':
1. The USSR under Stalin, (1924-41)
2. China in the era of Mao (1946-64)
3. The Cold War (1960-79)
Paper 2 of the examination is essay based. Students are presented with six topic areas, and in each of these they are presented with five possible essay questions. Students only have to answer two questions in total, but they cannot be from within the same topic area. The six topic areas are as follows:
1. Causes, Practices and Effects of War
2. Nationalist and Independence Movements, Decolonisation and Challenges Facing New States
3. The Rise and Rule of Single-Party States
4. Peace and Co-operation: international organisations and multiparty states
5. The Cold War
6. The State and its Relationship with Religion and with Minorities
Paper 3 of the examination (for Higher Level Students only) is again essay based. For this paper, students study one Regional Option, or a period of about a hundred years within a specific region. The region chosen is usually, but by no means always, the one in which the school is located. The available regions are the following:
2. The Americas
4. East Asia
5. West Asia
The IB Diploma programme in psychology mainly focuses on the different perspectives of psychology on the one hand and the various subfields on the other hand. Psychology is normally defined as the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. Although the term psychology literally means the study of the soul one can not state that the soul is the content matter of modern psychology. Nevertheless, psychology is the science of mental life as William James wrote in his well known textbook Principles of psychology that was published in the USA in 1890.
The IB syllabus in psychology contains four main parts. The first part is concerned with the perspectives, the second part with the options, the third part with research methodology and finally all students have to carry out their own experimental study. There are four main perspectives, the psychoanalytic, the biological, the cognitive and the learning. In addition to that higher level students also study the humanistic perspective. The options include comparative psychology, cultural psychology, psychology of dysfunctional behaviour, health psychology, lifespan psychology, psychodynamic psychology and social psychology. Students at higher level study two options whereas standard level students study only one.
Each of the perspectives should be explored using the following four compulsory topics:
The aims of the psychology course at HL and at SL are to:
First, students must choose an experiment to replicate. When conducting the experiment, the IBO demands that certain ethical guidelines be followed. Ethics is a major branch of Philosophy, encompassing right conduct and good life After the experiment has been completed, a written report must be produced detailing the experiment. The external assessment, which is administered in May or November, is the second component of the IB Psychology SL exam. The test is divided into two parts, which are referred to as "papers". Using the internal and external assessment, the IBO calculates a grade value between and including one through seven. A score of four is considered passing; a score of seven is considered outstanding.
Starting 2006 the IB offers both an SL and an HL ITGS course. One stated aim of this course is to “develop an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of new technologies as methods of expanding our knowledge of the world at the local and global level”. ITGS is not a classical computer course where students learn to use different application software or programming; rather, it is a course that attempts to integrate social and ethical issues related to an IT system with different areas of impact.
Requirements for SL (for first exams in 2007):
Requirements for HL (for first exams in 2007):
Practical computer work is conducted while researching for the project at SL (Standard Level). At the HL (Higher Level) students create a portfolio of analysed articles one of which is extended to include first hand research of the topic.
IB Geography involves the investigation of human relationships with the environment. The common core unit comprises Population, Resources and Development.
Topics include: population distribution, fertility, mortality, the geography of disease, population structure and change, migration, the relationship between population and resources, population policies, resource production and consumption, the geography of food, food production and consumption, food trade, food aid, measuring development, issues in 'developed' and 'developing' countries, sustainable development.
Standard and Higher level Geographers both follow the core unit plus a number of option units. Standard level students choose any two from the following units.
Higher level students must choose four options with at least one from section A and one from section B.
Internal Assessment is in the form of a 1500 word research assignment or fieldwork project for standard level students or a 2500 word fieldwork project for higher level students.
External assessment is made up of two exam papers. Paper 1 covers topics from the core unit and is 1 hour 30 minutes long. Paper two examines the option units. Standard level students sit a paper 1 hour 30 minutes in length in which they should answer two questions. Higher level students must answer four questions in 2 hours 30 minutes.
In many cases, group 3 subjects can be studied in one year, as opposed to the two years for every other subject. This gives students more study time in their final year of school, as well as the option to spend more hours on their higher level subjects. The International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma Programme (DP is an Educational programme examined in one of three languages ( English, French or Spanish All anticipated subjects are studied at standard level. The International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma Programme (DP is an Educational programme examined in one of three languages ( English, French or Spanish
An example of anticipation occurs at the Queensland Academy for Health Sciences and the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology where students can elect to study Psychology or Business and Management in an accelerated one-year course. The Queensland Academy for Health Sciences (QAHS is a selective High school located in Queensland, Australia. The Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology (QASMT is a High school in Queensland, Australia. Psychology (from Greek grc ψῡχή psȳkhē, "breath life soul" and grc -λογία -logia) is an Academic and A business (also called firm or an enterprise) is a legally recognized organizational entity designed to provide goods and/or services to Management (covering theory practice and scope of management and Manager' (covering the people who manage might help clarify and systematise