IB Diploma Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) 1
IB Diploma Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) 1 What? Group 4 experimental science AND Group 3 individuals and societies SO Group 3 and 4 transdisciplinary subject Environmental Systems and Societies 2 Flexibility What? Initiative to increase hexagon flexibility
Covers 2 Groups 3 and/or 4 in 1 SL One of three TSLs others are World Cultures 3/6 (not going ahead) Text and Performance 1/6 Take, for example, A pupil who is good at humanities, not keen on sciences, and doesnt know what he wants to do with his future. The Uncertain Humanist Replaces Group 6 with an extra Group 3 humanity: English HL History HL
Economics HL Does Env Systems & Societies which is more a social science than a pure science Keeps French going and acquires some European literary and cultural knowledge to complement History and English Group 1 Language
Group 6 The Arts English HL Replaced by Extra Gp3 French B SL History HL & Economics HL Maths Studies SL Group 5 Mathematics
Group 2 Second Language Env Systems & Societies SL 4 Group Experimental Sciences Group 3 Individuals & Societies Or his opposite number The pupil who likes sciences, hates writing essays, and knows she wants to study Chemistry
at university? The Certain Scientist Replaces Group 6 with an extra Group 4 science: Maths HL Physics HL Chemistry HL Does Env Systems & Societies which contains plenty of Biology
Keeps French and English going at standard level, retaining a balanced education Group 1 Language Group 6 The Arts English SL Replaced by Extra Gp4 French B SL Env Systems
& Societies SL Maths HL Group 5 Mathematics Group 2 Second Language Physics HL & Chemistry HL Group 4 Experimental Sciences Group 3
Individuals & Societies Lets try another A budding entrepreneur, aspiring to work for a blue-chip multinational banking or IT corporation. Global Entrepreneur Replaces Group 6 with an extra Group 3 Economics HL Geography HL
Prepares for future in banking or IT with Maths HL Does Spanish to give access to Europe, South America and USA Gains awareness of globalisation through Geography and Env Systems & Societies Group 1 Language
Group 6 The Arts Group 2 Second Language English SL Replaced by Extra Gp3 Spanish SL Economics HL & Geography HL Maths HL
Group 5 Mathematics Env Systems & Societies Group SL 4 Experimental Sciences Group 3 Individuals & Societies Or A seriously focused linguist, who is aspiring to Cambridge?
Focused Linguist Replaces Group 6 with an extra Group 2 language: French B HL German B HL Group 1 Language Group 6 The Arts English HL
Replaced by Extra Gp2 French B HL German B HL Spanish B SL Maths Studies SL Env Systems & Societies SL Does Env Systems in Groups 3 AND 4, freeing up another option for another language: Spanish HL
3 languages! Acquires useful skills in Maths Studies to assist potential future business career in Europe Group 2 Second Language Group 5 Mathematics Env Systems
& Societies Group SL 4 Experimental Sciences Group 3 Individuals & Societies And, lastly The dramatic artist, who wants to take two Arts subjects (never before possible) Committed Artist
Two Group 6 arts subjects at HL Does Env Systems in Groups 3 AND 4, freeing up another option for another arts: Theatre HL Ab intio language Potential to apply to art school/drama college Group 1 Language
Group 6 The Arts English HL Group 2 Second Language Vis Arts HL Spanish ai SL Theatre HL Env Systems & Societies SL
Maths Studies SL Group 5 Mathematics Env Systems & Societies Group SL 4 Experimental Sciences Group 3 Individuals & Societies Who takes it? Scientists Artist specialists
Linguists Fastest growing IB Diploma subject ToK and ESS Ideal vehicle Global warming issue Bias Issues of Knowledge So, ESS does the following: Has academic rigour Examines relationship to the world out there Transdisciplinary Increased flexibility for pupils How much?
2-3 hours per week 150 hour course A field course Practical work 20% so about 30 hours 18 Whats it about? Big environmental issues What happens when we run out of fossil fuels? Are there too many people on Earth? Are we causing the next mass extinction? Can we continue using as many resources as we do?
21/02/20 19 Whats it about? Environmental issues Climate change Ozone depletion Deforestation Loss of biodiversity Ecosystems How they work The atmosphere and pollution And much more 20 So..
Its a mixture of Geography, Ecology and a bit of politics and economics You can read about it everyday in the papers It is the least sciency science 21 What does it go with? You may take this with Geography or Biology and there is a good deal of overlap so you cover the material twice which helps you You may take Economics which looks at the same issues from another viewpoint Or with any other subject 22
Where does it get you? Recognised as an experimental science by universities Understand our environment and what we are doing to it Relevant to the world we try to live in 23 Environmental Systems and Societies? As your group 4, or group 3 or group 3 and 4 subject So it allows you to take two arts in group 6 or three languages in group 2 increasing flexibility 24 Exams EA + IA IA 20% of final mark
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