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Welcome to I.B. Cookie Day. IB Mission Statement The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who.

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1 Welcome to I.B. Cookie Day

2 IB Mission Statement The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

3 IB Learner Profile

4 IB Hexagon Three HL subjects are studied at higher level hours Three SL subjects are studied at standard level hours All three parts of the core extended essay, theory of knowledge and creativity, action, service are compulsory and are central to the philosophy of the Diploma programme.

5 IB Courses at Western Group 1: English HL or SL Group 1: English HL or SL Group 2: Spanish: B or ab initio SL and HL French: French B SL or HL, French ab initio (or Chinese school) Group 2: Spanish: B or ab initio SL and HL French: French B SL or HL, French ab initio (or Chinese school) Group 3: History of Europe HL, Philosophy SL Group 3: History of Europe HL, Philosophy SL Group 4: Biology SL/HL, Chemistry HL, Group 4: Biology SL/HL, Chemistry HL, Physics SL/HL Physics SL/HL Group 5: Math SL/HL, or Math Studies SL Group 5: Math SL/HL, or Math Studies SL Group 6: unsure of Visual Art HL due to numbers Group 6: unsure of Visual Art HL due to numbers (HL = higher level SL = standard level) (HL = higher level SL = standard level) On-line possibilities…….

6 Full vs. Partial IB Full IB Diploma Student (1 reg. fee, 6 exam fees) Must take 6 IB courses (3-4HL/2-3SL) Groups 1-5 are mandatory but group 6 can be replaced by a second course in another area (ie. language, science, philosophy) Must complete EE, ToK, and CAS over grade 11 and 12 May qualify for automatic scholarships, early entrance to university … Bilingual diploma possible Partial IB (IB Courses Student) Complete min. 2 IB courses to the exam level If these exams are written in different years, the IB registration fee must be paid twice You may* drop from full IB to partial IB (only at the end of courses) -fees are only paid in exam years (grade 11 and / or 12)

7 Other Benefits of the full IB Programme Childrens neural connections are still being pruned until they are 20 years old. Childrens neural connections are still being pruned until they are 20 years old. A broad – based education will exercise parts of the brain that would otherwise shrink with disuse. A broad – based education will exercise parts of the brain that would otherwise shrink with disuse. If something is hard (or not your favourite class) you need to work that part of your brain extra hard before age 20 to maximize its potential for the rest of your LIFE. If something is hard (or not your favourite class) you need to work that part of your brain extra hard before age 20 to maximize its potential for the rest of your LIFE. Universities realize you went above and beyond Universities realize you went above and beyond

8 University Recognition of IB Most universities have benefits for IB grads University of Alberta Counts a 7 as a 98% for admission. Gives advanced credit for HL and some SL classes University of Calgary Gives advanced credit for HL *Both give credit for full IB diplomas* Check out the university web sites!!

9 Mark Standardization / Scaling Every course / department works this a little differently. Every course / department works this a little differently. The purpose is to reflect how we believe you will do in a regular Alberta course. The purpose is to reflect how we believe you will do in a regular Alberta course. We have lots of experience with this kind of thing BUT scaling is not perfect for everyone. If you are at the bottom end of the class – you may do better in a regular program (due to pacing and volume). We have lots of experience with this kind of thing BUT scaling is not perfect for everyone. If you are at the bottom end of the class – you may do better in a regular program (due to pacing and volume).

10 Honour Society Your core marks (including a second language if you have one) should have an average of 80% by spring break. Your core marks (including a second language if you have one) should have an average of 80% by spring break. Nothing under 60% (core 70%). Appeals for 69%...should be done as soon as you get the final mark. Nothing under 60% (core 70%). Appeals for 69%...should be done as soon as you get the final mark. If you can do the French Challenge exam – you may get an awesome mark to bring up your average! If you can do the French Challenge exam – you may get an awesome mark to bring up your average!

11 Core Components EE, CAS, ToK EE, CAS, ToK Not just for full IB students anymore! Not just for full IB students anymore! Your IB courses can get you up to 42 points (6 courses x 7 points per course) and the EE and ToK can get you up to an additional 3 points to a maximum of 45 points (Just over 100 people in the world get 45 points every year.) Your IB courses can get you up to 42 points (6 courses x 7 points per course) and the EE and ToK can get you up to an additional 3 points to a maximum of 45 points (Just over 100 people in the world get 45 points every year.)

12 Extended Essay 4000 word in-depth original University-level research paper on a topic of your choice word in-depth original University-level research paper on a topic of your choice. You have a teacher-supervisor but all the ideas and work is yours. You have a teacher-supervisor but all the ideas and work is yours. Starts 2 nd semester Grade 11 Starts 2 nd semester Grade 11

13 Theory of Knowledge Unique to I.B. Unique to I.B. 100 hour seminar course 100 hour seminar course that integrates all groups. 45 per month in grade per month in grade 11 (outside of the timetable) Pulled out of HL classes in grade 12 ToK Video ToK Video

14 Creativity – Action - Service Extra-curricular component of I.B. Creativity is…artistic or creative Creativity is…artistic or creative Action is…physical or healthy Action is…physical or healthy Service is volunteering or service learning Service is volunteering or service learning

15 What I.B. Students have said… Grade 11 is the hardest year. Grade 11 is the hardest year. Try full I.B. to keep your options open. Try full I.B. to keep your options open. First year university was a piece of cake. First year university was a piece of cake. Dont procrastinate! Dont procrastinate!


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