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questions about IB

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by Cecily52579, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Cecily52579

    Cecily52579 New commenter


    I have some questions about IB, and I was hoping someone with experience teaching it in one of the languages, either Lang and Lit or Lit, could PM me?

    Thank you!
  2. gulfgolf

    gulfgolf Established commenter

    Which IB? There are 4 programs now.
  3. StrangePanda

    StrangePanda Occasional commenter

    The IB courses for next year are undergoing some radical changes. The IB, being the mysterious organization that it is, has not released very much information about these changes.
  4. miketribe

    miketribe Established commenter

    From the way it's worded, I think it's pretty clear that she means the DP...
  5. gulfgolf

    gulfgolf Established commenter

    True. But I resist making inferences without a bit more to go on.
  6. miketribe

    miketribe Established commenter

    I don't think they do Lang/Lit in PYP or MYP. I don't know enough about the other one...
  7. walkingfred

    walkingfred Occasional commenter

    I have PM’ed you.
  8. gulfgolf

    gulfgolf Established commenter

    Language-Literature is required for all students in MYP. It’s an option for students in DP and CP.
  9. gulfgolf

    gulfgolf Established commenter

    And PYP has Language as a subject for all students.
  10. Karvol

    Karvol Occasional commenter

    Go on, fit the IB learner profile and be a risk taker..
  11. yasf

    yasf Established commenter

    too true
    dumbbells66 likes this.
  12. yasf

    yasf Established commenter

    Only in as much as they can opt to do a pure Lit course instead.
  13. spanboy

    spanboy Occasional commenter

    ...or 'courageous' if you're in China ;)
    Helen-Back likes this.
  14. Angelil

    Angelil Occasional commenter

    I taught English B for 2 years and Lang/Lit for 3 years in my previous school, both at DP level. I continue to tutor Lang/Lit (at MYP and DP level) and Lit (DP) privately. Do feel free to ask any questions that you have.
  15. jomaimai

    jomaimai Established commenter

    what If a student fails a subject and does not do the extended essay, will they be able to do them if they are interested two years later?
  16. yasf

    yasf Established commenter

    Two years after they have left the school? Once they are 20+?

    The Extended Essay is a course requirement, and they will need to have got at least a D, or they fail the diploma. When you say 'fails a subject', what do you mean? It depends whether it was taken at HL or SL, and what their point score was. You need 12 points from your 3 x HL subjects with no score lower than a 3, if I remember rightly. I believe that you can still pass the diploma if you get a 2 in an SL subject. You don't necessarily fail the diploma for 'failing' a subject.

    I've known students retake exams the following year - usually in the November session - but never beyond that. Maybe ask your IB DP coordinator?
  17. gulfgolf

    gulfgolf Established commenter

    Yes, with details.
    According to IB rules, they can retake the exams or exam components within two years of their original registered exam period. (So if registered for May 2019, by the May 2021 period.) They can also submit their EE within that period. Exam and EE can be done through any IB school willing to work with them. Doesn’t have to be their original school. Pretty unusual to wait so long, but it’s possible.

    And they can retake exams up to three times, within the time limit.

    A note on time limits. I can’t quite remember if it’s two years or three years. Worth exploring if the student is keen.

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