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International Baccalaureate (IB) explained
With the increasing trend in Hong Kong for International Schools and ESF (English Schools Foundation) schools to switch from country specific syllabuses to the IB many in Hong Kong have been left asking questions about what exactly the IB is and what it offers. By Gary Hadler
IB Subject Resources
IBO home page - lists addresses of regional offices, a directory of all IB schools with (e-mail) contacts, library support, a very efficient online publication section, statistics (under publications, see the Statistical Bulletin), Subject Guides and teacher support materials (only be available after authorization), the Vade Mecum (the essential handbook to the IB Diploma Programme, under publications), University and Government recognition policies, Special Educational Needs, (calendars of) Workshops and conferences, just to name a few items. One can also subscribe to the quarterly magazine IB World through this website.
IB Programme standards and practices
Diploma Programme assessment
IB: The Diploma Programme
IB: The Middle Years Programme (MYP)
IB and Copyright
online.ibo.org - the Online curriculum centre (OCC), only accessible for subscribers. It features discussion forums, coordinators notes (which list important amendments to the regulations for each subject area as well as the cycle of curriculum development and review), recommended resources. Applications can be sent to email@example.com.
www.aaibs.org is an Australasian network of IB schools. The site has all the university entrance scores in IB terms.
European Council of International Schools is a Council of International Schools
A directory of schools worldwide that offer the IB - IB world schools directory
The parents’ guide to the IB Diploma - An essential guide for parents, this 30-page document is written specifically to address questions and concerns over the IB diploma and is free to download - An independent* guide by Dr Marc van Loo http://www.ibo.org/news/ - Here is a selection of articles in the media worldwide about the IB and its programmes.
The following two articles give some interesting perspective on the debate that was conducted in the UK itslef as to whether the IB should replace the A-levels.
Pros and cons of replacing A-levels : BBC News Jan 2004
Educationists have been arguing for and against the replacement of A-level exams in England with a version of the International Baccalaureate (IB). In a pamphlet published by the Social Market Foundation think tank, the School Standards Minister, David Miliband, argues that the system has suffered from a vocational route that is seen as weak, and a narrow, overly academic one.
A-levels and IB 'hard to compare' : BBC News Dec 2003
England's exams watchdog says A-levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) are broadly comparable but have significant differences of approach.
ITS Educational News - ITS blog which offers comment and discussion of educational issues that effect Hong Kong.
Help for everyone taking the IB. Advice written by former IB students can mostly be found in the forum.
A popular IB student blog. It has a wide range of content, including IB advice, IB notes, university help, technology-related posts, political rants, and much more.
The aim of this website is to help students who are currently studying in the IB Diploma Program. The forums provide answers to any problems you may be experiencing. The "Study" link has detailed explanations of all the material covered in some subjects. Finally, the "Jokes" and "Games" are there for you to blow off some steam, have fun and relax a bit.
As one of the 200,000 IB students worldwide, this page will give you some shortcuts to information that is relevant to you while you are studying one of the three IB programmes. For further support, please contact the IB coordinator at your school.
IB Past Papers : Forum
IB Programme on Wikibooks and Wikipedia
This will be the main page for study guides, education resources and revision notes created for the International Baccalaureate ( IB ) Programme on Wikibooks and Wikipedia. The aim is to collaborate to create a great resource for IB students and teachers to make their learning, study and teaching easier.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Wikicity
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Wikicity is worldwide International Baccalaureate students' archive of notes and materials collected during lessons. As well as containing general information about the IB written by its students, the wiki will serve as a discussion platform for this topic.
IB: Students Place
Welcome to IB, Students Place! This site has been originally developed as a CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) activity and for students at the IB programme at Torsberg, Sweden. Later on developed for students all around the globe.
IB help and notes, links, downloads and lot's of fun stuff
Forum for past, present, and future IB students.
ibscrewed.net : Forum for past, present, and future IB students.
IBW: IB Web for Students
The IBW is a meeting point for future, previous and current IB students, perhaps even teachers and parents. You are free to discuss everyday issues with your friends worldwide in our forum.
IB Lounge Forum
A forum to discuss issues about the IB. It was developed to be a meeting place for all the world’s IB students. This website was developed by and for IB students.
The Complete Guide to Extended Essays
Every IB diploma candidate must submit an extended essay. This link has the IB specifications for EE online.
An excellent example of an Economics Extended Essay by Jeffery Chang
How to write a good research paper, coursework or extended essay considering the rubric requirements.
It is important when writing a research paper, extended essay or other coursework requirement to research the paper's rubric requirements. By looking at how the piece of work will be assessed it is possible to improve your grade.
Extended Essay Titles and Abstracts EE Titles and Abstracts, graded (pdf, .doc files). Excellent for getting some ideas on topics to write.
Huskie IB Parent Organisation - extended essay advice
History Extended Essay Assessment Criteria History EE Assessment Criteria.
Extended Essay titles Extended Essay titles from a range of subjects.
EE Subject Guidelines Extended Essay individual subject guidelines.
The Extended Essay Subject specific guidelines.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Essays and Coursework
50 Excellent Extended Essays TOK Prescribed titles for November 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
ToK and Critical thinking - This website offers an approach to Critical Thinking which they call "Thinking Routines" These resources, lesson plans and suggestions look to be very useful to the ToK programme especially because of their relevance to current events and also their use of technology.
ToK Notes - Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a required interdisciplinary course intended to stimulate critical reflection inside and outside the classroom
IB Guide - is a very interesting independent website, which seeks to provide independent guides for EE/TOK and general IB success. Guides written by successful former IB candidates and aimed at current IB Diploma students. The site also provides free downloads of grade A IB assessments.
IB Theory of Knowledge (ToK) Resources at Anagnosis Books
ToK Notes and Resources
Word document versions of the TOK resources to print out
Aims of the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) programme
Aims of the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) programme Perception | Reason | Language | Emotion |
How to write a good TOK essay - Aims, Objectives, Linking Questions.
Media Criticism TOK presentation topic: Media Ethics and bias.
KA ThoK-Notes TOK notes.
Philosophy Games Some TOK related games. Take a look at Battleground God.
Science and TOK Notes on Science and TOK.
TOK Help Theory of Knowledge resources, discussion, and essay assistance.
TOK Guide (pdf file)
Think is a periodical of the British Royal Institute for Philosophy. Published tri-annually, this magazine is aimed squarely at those with no philosophical background - great for students.
Great list of Philosphy resources here What are the best philosophy resources?
Teaching Philosophy is a US publication aimed more at first-year undergraduates and university teachers than at high school students, but it still has lots of very useful ideas and articles.
The Philosophers Magazine is a British journal devoted to interesting issues within philosophy. Its scope is rather wider than Theory of Knowledge, though it is not an academic journal, and it is packed full of interesting and funny articles. The interactive 'games' page is particularly fun and worth a visit.
The British Prospect is another magazine that is more general but regularly has excellent TOK resources. As an example, the April 2003 edition contains, among other things, articles on why art galleries should show copies of great works rather than originals; why the scientific community rejects controversial environmental findings; how Hollywood movies are in effect rewriting history for today's movie-going culture; and why a particular brand of relativism does not stand up to analysis.
Parabola Magazine is published four times a year and is thematically based. The back issues on language, consciousness and several other issues are well worth ordering in. Highly accessible and stimulating it draws from universal sources of all types. There are videos as well.
Forum is the official IB Theory of Knowledge magazine. Discussing assessment, lesson plans and activities, schemes of work and conferences, it is an extremely useful resource. The paper version is distributed free to all diploma schools.
The IB Online Curriculum Centre (OCC) is a growing collection of links and resources. It contains a discussion forum, a resource centre, exemplar essays and the relevant chapters from the Vade Mecum. You need a password and user ID to log in - see your DPC if you do not have one.
Pathways to philosopy is devoted to distance learning of philosophy. There are some very good e-books that you can download.
Peter Suber's site is an extraordinarily comprehensive search guide to philosophy on the net. You can use it to find almost anything you want - probably in far more detail than you need. http://www.ibo.org/diploma/assessment/
You can ask your IB Coordinator for past papers, or you can purchase past papers and mark schemes from the IBO Store.
IB World Geeks Yahoo group for IB students. Also has notes for various IB subjects.
IB Students Club Yahoo Group
IB Anonymous Yahoo Group
ib4ever Yahoo Group IB Notes Notes on lots of subjects.
The IB Notes Website Notes on German, Latin, Math Methods, Physics, History, and Classical Greek.
revision-notes.co.uk IB Stuff Notes on Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Economics, Geography, History, Psychology, Anthropology.
IB Resources Economics notes and portfolio essays. Also has Physics and Chemistry labs, TOK essay, and Computer Science Extended Essay.
Survive the IB Some biology and psychology notes. Programs for TI83+ Calculator.
Subject Marking Guides for IB Exams Full list of subjects on page 3.
Vaughan IB Notes New site with some notes on English, French, Math, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics.
IB Notes Extravaganzawww.
ibstudent.eu Information and forums for IB students.
IBaStudent.com Links to free resources for IB students, sorted by subject.
A collection of links for subject resources
IBO Store Official IBO Store selling past papers and mark schemes.
IBID Press Textbooks IBID Textbooks can be ordered through their website.
IB Math Prep Student Preparation Programs offered by South Carolina Educational Communications
A Research Guide for Students Learn how to cite sources. A must for IB students.
ITS free plagiarism checker
www.turnitin.com is an anti-plagiarism site endorsed by the IBO. Send in electronic documents for automated plagiarism report. firstname.lastname@example.org
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