IB-DP

Academy 1418 Campus is an 'International Baccalaureate (IB) has the title of' Diploma Program (DP) Candidate School '.

At Academy 1418 campus, which provides education in compliance with international standards with 'International Baccalaureate (IB), Primary Years Programme (PYP)', students are raised as inquiring and thinking individuals who are sensitive to differences, aware of the value of humanity, informed on local and global issues, aiming at lifelong learning.

Diploma Programme prepares students to be successful in higher education and to become active participants in the global society.

IB mission: The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. The organization, therefore, works with schools, governments and international organizations in order to develop compelling international education programs and rigorous assessments. These programs encourage students across the world to become active and loving individuals who understand that other people can have their own rights along with their differences and believe in lifelong learning.

What is IB Education?

The IB international education scale is for students aged 3 to 19, and it is unique in terms of academic and personal discipline. It encourages students to achieve outstanding success in their work as well as in their personal development. It aims to inspire the quest for lifelong learning shaped by eagerness and empathy. IB helps schools educate characterful and multi-faceted students who respond to challenges with positivity and open-mindedness, believe in their own identities, make ethical decisions, embrace our common human condition with others, and are ready to apply what they have learned in the real world in complicated and unpredictable situations. IB Learner Profile: IB learners strive to become principled, open-minded and balanced individuals who are open to communication and able to take risks.  These characteristics represent a wide range of human competence and responsibilities that go beyond intellectual development and academic achievement.

Defined in the learner profile and identified with values, IB education:

• Focuses on learners.  IB programs help students develop the approaches and skills they need for both academic and personal success.

• Functions in global contexts.  IB programs increase understanding of languages and cultures and explore ideas and problems that are important to the world.

• Provides a wide range of content.  IB programs offer a broad and balanced, conceptual and connected curriculum.

These characteristics represent a wide range of human competence and responsibilities that go beyond intellectual development and academic achievement.

What is the IB Diploma Programme (DP)?

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced educational programme that prepares students between the ages of 16-19 for success in their university lives and beyond. It is designed to provide students' intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

The Diploma Programme prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society as they:

• Develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically

• Acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, studying courses from six subject groups

• Develop the skills and a positive attitude towards learning that will prepare them for higher education

• Study at least two languages and increase understanding of cultures, including their own

• Make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course

• Undertake in-depth research into an area of interest through the lens of one or more academic disciplines in the extended essay

• Enhance their personal and interpersonal development through creativity, action and service.

Curriculum

IB Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from each of the five groups (1 to 5), ensuring breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), the social sciences, the experimental sciences, and mathematics. Students must also choose either an arts subject from group 6 or a second subject from groups 1 to 5. DP subjects can be taken at a higher level or standard level. At least three and not more than four subjects are taken at higher level (240 teaching hours), while the other subjects are taken at standard level (150 teaching hours). Students can study and take examinations, in English, French or Spanish.

Two DP subjects are classified as interdisciplinary subjects and satisfy the requirements of more than one subject group:

• Literature and performance - group 1 and group 6

• Environmental systems - group 3 and group 4

In addition to the disciplinary and interdisciplinary study, the diploma programme features three core elements that broaden students’educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.

The Diploma Programme Core

• The extended essay asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying. The world studies extended essay option allows students to focus on a topic of global significance which they examine through the lens of at least two DP subjects.

• Theory of knowledge develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowledge and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.

• Creativity, action, service (CAS) involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout theDiploma Programme. Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts and creative thinking. Action seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Service with the community offers a vehicle for new learning with academic value.  The three strands of CAS enhance students’ personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning and enable journeys of self-discovery

Diploma Programme subject groups

Group 1 – Studies in language and literature

Language A: Literature - 55 languages offered

Language A: literature – 55 languages offered

Language A: language and literature – 16 languages offered

Literature and performance (also group 6) – 3 languages offered

Group 2 – Language acquisition

Language B –23 languages offered

Language ab initio –12 languages offered

Classical languages – 2 languages offered

Group 3 – Individuals and societies

- Business and management

- Economics

- Geography

- History

- Information technology in a global society

- Philosophy

- Psychology

- Social and cultural anthropology

- World religions (SL only)

- Environmental systems and societies (also group 4)

Group 4 – Sciences

- Biology

- Chemistry

- Design technology

- Environmental systems and societies (also group 3)

- Physics

- Computer science

- Sports, exercise and health science (SL only)

Group 5 – Mathematics

- Mathematical studies (standard level)

- Further Mathematics (high level)

- Mathematics (standard level)

- Mathematics (high level)

Group 6 – The arts

- Music

- Theatre

- Visual arts

- Dance

- Film

- Literature and performance (also group 1)

Diploma Programme courses online

Students can enroll in a range of authorized DP courses online offered via their IB World School through Pamoja Education Ltd.

Assessment

Students take written examinations at the end of the programme, which are marked by external IB examiners. Students also complete assessment tasks in the school, which are either initially marked by teachers and then moderated by external moderators or sent directly to external examiners.

The marks awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7(highest).  Students can also be awarded up to three additional points for their combined results on the theory of knowledge and the extended essay. The diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points, subject to certain minimum levels of performance across the whole programme and to satisfactory participation in the creativity, action, service requirement. The highest total that a Diploma

Programme student can be awarded is 45 points.

Assessment is criterion-related, which means student performance is measured against pre-specified assessment criteria based on the aims and objectives of each subject curriculum, rather than the performance of other students taking the same examinations.

The range of scores that students have attained remains statistically stable, and universities value the rigour and consistency of DiplomaProgramme assessment practice.

Quality assurance and professional development

Any school, or group of schools, wishing to offer one or more IB programmes as an IB World School must first be authorized. The requirements are the same for all schools, and the procedure is designed to ensure that schools are well prepared to implement the programme(s) successfully. All IB World Schools are required to participate in an ongoing process of review and development, using the same programme standards and practices. As part of its ongoing commitment to the development of a highly-skilled global learning community, the IB provides a wide range of high-quality professional development opportunities to help new, experienced and expert school leaders and educators understand, support, and successfully deliver IB programmes reflecting IB standards and practices.