Individuals and Societies
The courses offered in Group 3 are as follows. Click on the + icon to view more information.
The curriculum model for Diploma Programme Business Management is a core curriculum for higher level (HL) and standard level (SL) students consisting of 5 topics with common content and learning outcomes as follows:
Assessment for the Business Management course is as follows:
|SL Paper 1|
(1 hour 15 mins)
HL Paper 1
(2 hours 15 mins)
|Paper 1 is based on a pre-seen case study issued in advance.||SL (35%)
|SL Paper 2|
1 hour 45 mins
HL Paper 2
2 hours 15 mins
|Paper 2 consists of structured questions based on stimulus material.||SL (40%)
|Internal Assessment||Internal assessment for HL students is a research project and for SL students a written commentary. These are internally marked and then externally moderated by IB examiners subject teachers.||SL (25%)
The IB Diploma Programme Economics course encourages students to develop international perspectives, fosters a concern for global issues and raises students’ awareness of their own responsibilities at a local, national and international level. The course also seeks to develop values and attitudes that will enable students to achieve a degree of personal commitment in trying to resolve these issues, appreciating our shared responsibility as citizens of an increasingly interdependent world. It covers Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International economics and Development economics.
The syllabus for both SL and HL students requires the development of certain skills and techniques, attributes and knowledge as described in the assessment objectives of the programme. While the skills and activity of studying economics are common to both SL and HL students, the HL student is required to acquire a further body of knowledge, including the ability to analyse, synthesize and evaluate that knowledge and to develop quantitative skills in order to explain and analyse economic relationships. These quantitative skills are specifically assessed at HL in paper 3.
Assessment for the Economics course is as follows:
|SL and HL|
|The structure of this paper is the same as HL Paper 1 but the questions that require extended responses may be the same as, or different from, the HL paper 1 questions. Students answer 2 questions in total, 1 from section A and 1 from section B. In each section, students are required to answer 1 question from a choice of 2. The questions are each subdivided into 2 parts, (a) and (b).||SL (40%)
|SL and HL|
|The structure of this paper is the same as HL paper 2. However, these data response questions may be the same as, or different from, those used for the HL paper. The text/data used may not be the same at SL and at HL. Students answer 2 questions in total, 1 from section A and 1 from section B. In each section, students are required to answer 1 question from a choice of 2. The questions are each subdivided into 4 parts, (a), (b), (c) and (d).||SL (40%)
|Students answer 2 questions in total, from a choice of 3 questions. The questions are each subdivided into a number of parts. The number of parts will vary.||HL (20%)|
|Internal Assessment||Both SL and HL economics students produce a portfolio of 3 commentaries based on articles from published news media. Each article must be based on a different section of the syllabus (microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics and development economics).||SL (20%)
The IB Geography curriculum has 3 parts as follows:
Assessment for the Geography course is as follows:
|SL/HL Paper 1|
(1 hour 30 mins)
|This paper examines the core theme.|
Section A: 4 compulsory short answer questions.
Section B: 1 essay question selected from 3.
|SL Paper 2|
1 hour 20 mins
HL Paper 2
|Paper 2 examines the optional themes. There are 7 questions based on the 7 themes. SL students answer any 2 while HL students answer any 3.||SL (35%)
|Internal Assessment||This is a field work type of study undertaken by both SL and HL students.||SL (25%)
The IB History curriculum focuses on 4 parts as follows:
Assessment for the History course is as follows:
|SL and HL Paper 1|
|Prescribed subject (source based).|
4 short answer/structured questions (25 marks).
|SL and HL Paper 2|
1 hour 30 mins
|Paper 2 examines the optional themes. There are 7 questions based on the 7 themes. SL students answer any 2 while HL students answer any 3.||SL (45%)
|Internal Assessment||Historical investigation on any area of the syllabus|
Approximately 20 hours (25 marks)
| HL Paper 3|
2 hours 30 mins
|3 extended-response questions (essays).||HL (35%)|