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Subject Groups and Subject Proposal

IB Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from each of the five groups (1 to 5) and either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1 to 5.
At least three and not more than four subjects are taken at higher level (HL = 240 hours), while the other subjects are taken at standard level (SL= 150 hours).
Studies in Language and Literature
English A: Language and Literature (HL/SL)
Russian A: Language and Literature (HL)
The aims of the course are to enable students to:
  1. engage with a range of texts, in a variety of media and forms, from different periods, styles, and cultures
  2. develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, presenting and performing
  3. develop skills in interpretation, analysis and evaluation
  4. develop sensitivity to the formal and aesthetic qualities of texts and an appreciation of how they contribute to diverse responses and open up multiple meanings
  5. develop an understanding of relationships between texts and a variety of perspectives, cultural contexts, and local and global issues and an appreciation of how they contribute to diverse responses and open up multiple meanings
  6. develop an understanding of the relationships between studies in language and literature and other disciplines
  7. communicate and collaborate in a confident and creative way
  8. foster a lifelong interest in and enjoyment of language and literature.
Language Acquisition
Individuals and Societies
Sciences
Mathematics
Arts

Core

At the core of the Diploma Programme curriculum there are three elements aimed at broadening students’ educational experience through
  • reflection on the nature of knowledge (TOK)
  • completing independent research (EE) and
  • undertaking a project that involves community service (CAS)
Extended Essay
The extended essay is a unique opportunity for students to explore an academic area in which they have a personal interest. This takes the form of an independently written research paper that allows students to demonstrate their passion, enthusiasm, intellectual initiative and/or creative approach for their chosen topic.

The aims of the extended essay are for students to:
  • engage in independent research with intellectual initiative and rigour
  • develop research, thinking, self-management and communication skills
  • reflect on what has been learned throughout the research and writing process.
Theory of Knowledge
Creativity, Activity, Sevice

Assessment

Students take final written examinations at the end of the programme
(External Assessment marked by external IB examiners)
Students complete internal assessment assignments in the school
(Internal Assessment marked by the school teachers and moderated by external moderators or sent directly to external examiners)
The final marks are awarded for students’ performance in six DP subjects
The marks range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest)
Language A: Language and Literature

Standard Level


External assessment (3 hours) = 70%
Paper 1: Guided textual analysis (1 hour 15 minutes) = 35%
The paper consists of two non-literary passages, from two different text types, each accompanied by a question. Students choose one passage and write an analysis of it.
(20 marks)
Paper 2: Comparative essay (1 hour 45 minutes) = 35%
The paper consists of four general questions. In response to one question students write a comparative essay based on two literary works studied in the course.
(30 marks)
Internal assessment = 30%
Individual oral (15 minutes)
Individual oral is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IB at the end of the course.

Supported by an extract from one non-literary body of work and one from a literary work, students will offer a prepared response of 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions by the teacher, to the following prompt: Examine the ways in which the global issue of your choice is presented through the content and form of one of the works and one of the bodies of work that you have studied.
(40 marks)

Higher Level


External assessment (3 hours) = 80%
Paper 1: Guided textual analysis (2 hours 15 minutes) = 35%
The paper consists of two non-literary passages, from two different text types, each accompanied by a question. Students write an analysis of each of the passages.
(40 marks)
Paper 2: Comparative essay (1 hour 45 minutes) = 25%
The paper consists of four general questions. In response to one question students write a comparative essay based on two literary works studied in the course.
(30 marks)
HL essay = 20%
Students submit an essay on one non-literary body of work, or a literary work studied during the course. (20 marks)
The essay must be 1,200-1,500 words in length.
Internal assessment: Individual oral (15 minutes) = 20%
Individual oral is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IB at the end of the course.

Supported by an extract from both one non-literary body of work and one from a literary work, students will offer a prepared response of 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions by the teacher, to the following prompt:
Examine the ways in which the global issue of your choice is presented through the content and form of one of the works and one of the bodies of work that you have studied.
(40 marks)
Language B
Language ab initio
Business Management
History
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches
Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation
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