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IBDP Information Technology in a Global Society at Broadgreen International School

Course description

The course consists of one Individual product created for a client whilst the theory is in three sections.

Standard Level: Independent product and 2 Exams

Higher Level: Independent product and 3 Exams including a case study 

Course content

This course aims to:

1. Develop an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of new technologies at local and global level.

2. Promote an understanding of the social significance of IT for individuals, communities and organisations.

3. Analyse and evaluate the ethical considerations arising from the widespread use of IT at the local and global level.

4. Recognise that people can hold diverse opinions about the impact of IT on individuals and society


Entry requirements

Grades A*-C in at least 6 GCSE subjects. Of these, English and Maths must be at Grade C or above. As well as an academic requirement, we expect you to demonstrate an interest in world events and a commitment to making a difference in your community. World citizenship is at the heart of the IB philosophy and we will be discussing your interests, experiences and aspirations at your interview.


Internal assessment: (SL 30%, HL 20%) The development of an original IT product for a specified client. Students must produce: an original IT product and documentation supporting the product (2,000 word limit). Paper 1 (1 hour 45 minutes) (SL 40%) Students answer three of five structured questions on any of the SL/HL core topics

Paper 1 (2 hours 15 minutes) (HL 35%) Seven structured questions in three sections that assess in an integrated way the three strands of the syllabus.

Section A - Students answer two of three structured questions on any of the SL/HL core topics.

Section B - Students answer one of two structured questions based on topic 3.10, “IT systems in organisations”.

Section C - Students answer one of two structured questions based on topic 3.11, “Robotics, artificial intelligence and expert systems

Paper 2 (1 hour 15 minutes) (SL 30%, HL 20%) This paper consists of one unseen article. Students are required to write a response to this article

Paper 3 – (1 hour 15 minutes) (HL only 25%) Questions based on a pre-seen case study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Broadgreen International School directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

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