Individuals & Society

Business & Management

The aim of this course is to provide students with the core knowledge of business and management. They are encouraged to think critically, become independent learners recognising bias and to consider a diverse range of business organisation activities in a cultural and economic context in which the business operates.

The ideals of international cooperation and responsible citizenship are at the heart of this programme.  The course encourages the appreciation of ethical concerns and issues of social responsibility.  Key areas of internationalism and development will be emphasised as well as integrated with other topics to provide a holistic course thus enhancing the student’s ability to make decisions.

Students will be assessed through two written papers and coursework which will demonstrate the applications of business and management tools, techniques and theories to real business issues which we would expect to feature in all students’ portfolios.

Geography

Geography is a dynamic subject which focuses on the interactions between individuals, societies and the physical environment.  The IB Geography course seeks to identify trends and patterns in these interactions and examines the process behind them.

ITGS: Information Technology in a Global Society

The main focus of the subject is a consideration of the social significance and the ethical considerations arising from the use of IT, and how these influence individuals, communities, institutions and organisations. Although important, there is relatively little emphasis on IT tools such as word processing, desktop publishing, databases, graphics, and multi-media presentations.

IB History Route 1

The great classical Roman philosopher Cicero remarked, “To remain ignorant of things that happened before you were born is to remain a child”. History is one of the most engaging and indeed essential areas of knowledge. Through it we understand how events and individuals in the past have ultimately shaped our world today and its current trajectory. The IB history route 1 course with its emphasis on Islamic history is robust with wide-ranging topics such as: Early Arabia and the emergence of Islam; Caliphs, Medieval Kings, Caliphates and dynasties of Europe, Medieval War and Warfare, The Crusades and the Ottoman Empire.

The aim of the course is to gain familiarity with the concept of historiography, how the subject of history is approached as well as to develop a critical approach to history appreciating that it is a valid source of knowledge but nevertheless one that is constructed and requires interpretation. Thus, the course also seeks to aim building the essentials of historical interpretation of historical sources and their relevance.

The general nature of work involves analysis of historical sources (mainly textual material) through group discussions, tests, engagements with interactive materials and theoretical concepts in order to augment and reinforce the key ideas and skills. In addition to incorporating TOK knowledge issues, the student will be able to appreciate the limitations and indeed merits of historical interpretation and the historical methodology.

Psychology

Part 1:

Core content: [HL & SL]

The core content of the course consists of three biological levels of analysis:

Biological

Cognitive

Sociocultural

Behaviour is invariably affected by the interactions and influences of these levels. Thus this subject area appreciates that the three levels of analysis provide a clearer understanding of behaviour.

Part 2:

Options: Five options available:

Abnormal psychology

Development psychology

Health psychology

Psychology of human relationships

Sport psychology

One option is taken by SL, and two by HL students.

Part 3:

Experimental Study with descriptive statistics [SL] ;Qualitative Research in Psychology [HL] student

Part 4:

Experimental Study with inferential statistics [HL] only

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