The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a respected qualification gaining increasing currency around the world, and which has been adopted by a wide variety of schools, both public and private. In the UK, growing dissatisfaction with the A-level system has led to an intense debate about alternative qualifications, and in many schools IB courses have been introduced alongside conventional A-level courses. This practical introduction to the IB takes a balanced look at the pros and cons and features a wealth of advice from those actually involved in teaching and implementing it in schools. Providing comparative material on how IB courses differ from A-levels and a subject-by-subject account of best practice in teaching the IB, this book offers a rich source of practical advice for teachers, school leaders or managers involved in teaching or implementing the IB programmes.Specialisations, usually as discrete topics, are encouraged at A level, for example, graphics, textiles and photography. The IBDP encourages a#39;an integrated approach towards visual artsa#39; (IBO 2000: 4). ... to contribute to the Creativity, Action, Service and TOK programmes, as well as serving as a possible extended essayanbsp;...

Title:The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Author:Tim Pound
Publisher:Routledge - 2006-05-02


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