COMPARING OLD AND NEW: SIMILARITIES (Visual Arts courses)

In my last post, (Are you ready for the new visual arts course?)  I encouraged teachers to attend a visual arts workshop to learn all about the new course - which many (including me) will be teaching next month. For those new to the DP a comparison with the old (but still current) course may have no relevance, but if you have been and are teaching the ‘2009 onwards’ course, it may be useful to note similarities/differences. Here I am going to ...

To ‘B’ or not to ‘B’

 My students have now been registered with IB for the 2012 exams, and, as usual, I have a couple who have decided to go down the option B route. Globally, option B has never been a particularly popular choice, with a consistently small percentage of candidates choosing it over the years, and by far the majority taking option A. I know of some schools that do not ever offer it – the only choice their students have is option A. Having been the ...