Resources for Students & Parents

 

The resources below are intended to provide an introduction to the IB Program.

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What is an IB education

Resources from IB

IB Diploma Program Brochure

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Frequently asked questions about the DP

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Education for a Better World

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Facts and figures: The Diploma Programme around the world

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IB Learner Profile

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 Approaches to teaching and learning

10 reasons why the IB Diploma Programme is ideal preparation for university

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Diploma Program – Research & Studies

Diploma Program Policies

The links below will direct you to Washington-Liberty’s IB program policies.  Each policy is reviewed annually by key stakeholders.

Building an IB Diploma Program schedule

International Baccalaureate Course of Studies

  Grade 11 Grade 12
Group 1:  Studies in language & literature IB English A Literature, IB English A Language & Literature, IB Spanish A Language and Literature FS Group 1: IB English Literature, IB English Language & Literature, IB Spanish Language and Literature FS
Group 2:  Language acquisition IB Arabic, Chinese/Mandarin, French, Latin, or Spanish IB Arabic, Chinese/Mandarin, French, Latin, or Spanish
Group 3:  Individuals & societies

IB History of the Americas (HOA)* or

Group 3 electives: Business & management, Economics, Geography, Philosophy, Psychology, Social & Cultural Anthropology

IB Topics in 20th Century World History or

Group 3 electives: Business & management, Economics, Geography, Philosophy, Psychology, Social & Cultural Anthropology

Group 4:  Science IB Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science,  Physics, Sports Exercise and Health Science, or Environmental Systems & Societies (ESS is block of two periods in one year) IB Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science,  Physics, Sports Exercise and Health Science, or Environmental Systems & Societies (ESS is block of two periods in one year)
Group 5:  Mathematics

IB Math Applications & Interpretation, or

IB Math Analysis & Approaches (Calculus based)

IB Math Applications & Interpretation, orIB Math Analysis & Approaches (Calculus based)
Group 6:  The Arts IB Film, Visual Arts, Theater Arts or Music Group 6: IB Film, Visual Arts, Theater Arts or Music*
IB Core IB Core/TOK 1 IB Core/TOK 2
Support Generals Period Generals Period
 

Notes: 

Full IB diploma students must take one subject from each subject groups (1-5) plus a sixth class from any group. 

A student may earn a bilingual diploma by taking two group 1 subjects (one in English and one in Spanish). 

Students may take up to two one-year courses.

Students may take up to two exams at the end of their junior year.

Specific schedules in grades 11 and 12 will reflect each student’s personal options.

*NOTE:  US History is a Virginia diploma requirement.  IB HOA fulfills this Virginia diploma requirement.

Requirements for the IB diploma schedule:

  • 6 IB courses spread out over the groups identified above.
  • 3 higher level (HL) courses & 3 standard level (SL) courses, or 4 HL courses & 2 SL courses.
  • Virgina diploma requirements (i.e. Economics, US History, US Government)

Resources to assist in creating an IB diploma program schedule for junior and senior years:

IB an introduction to scheduling for sophomore parents    Presentation explaining process of creating an IB diploma program schedule.

Documents to support 10th graders in creating a two year pan:

CREATING THE TWO-YEAR IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM PLAN   Explore scheduling options with our Schedule Building Tool.

  • Please use this link to access our schedule building tool.
  • After clicking the link, you will be prompted to make a copy.  Once you make a copy, then you will be able to use the tool.
  • Then play around with options to create a schedule that addresses your interests

Registration for IB Exams

  • Students who will be taking an IB exam complete registration forms for IB exams in early October.
  • This is only for students enrolled in a one-year IB course or the second year of a two-year course.  
  • Registration is finalized by November 15.
  • Schedule changes after November 15 will result in a fee to the student.
  • Students seeking accommodations for IB exams must complete the Accommodations Consent Form  and return it to the IB Office by October 15.