3 Announcements IB store opens 10/1-10/14 Bryan Park Saturday October 13, 9:30amIB breakfasts, first Friday of the monthMYP ceremony 11/21 at 9:30am
4 Discovering the DP Looking ahead to plan your future
5 Creativity, Action, Service Graduated involvement that focuses on the 8 learner outcomesMiddle School MYP: counted hoursHS MYP: two projects per yearDP: four goals each yearGoals must address all outcomes and each of the three categories -- creativity, action, service – must be represented at least onceStudents must also have a cooperative project between grades 11 and 12Current activities such as sports, music lessons, religious training, such as for confirmation or bar/bat mitzvah, count; there just has to be a goal/rationale behind the activity.
6 ManageBac subscription Online subscription service created by former IB students and teachersManagement system originally for CASExpanded to all areas of submissionsMust have an addressConvenient, paperless, no more “lost” papers!
7 Theory of Knowledge Two year course, based in philosophy Centered around discussions of the four ways of knowing: sense perception, language, reason, emotionNot about new knowledge acquisition, but rather the consideration of knowledge issuesCore of the programHow do we know what we know?How is knowledge produced?What is the difference between belief and knowledge?What are the implications of knowing or not knowing
8 Extended Essay The extended essay is: compulsory for all Diploma Program studentsexternally assessed and, in combination with the grade for TOK, contributes up to three points to the total score for the IB diplomaa piece of independent research/investigation on a topic chosen by the student in cooperation with a supervisor in the schoolchosen from the list of approved Diploma Program subjects, published in the Vade Mecumpresented as a formal piece of scholarship containing no more than 4,000 wordsthe result of approximately 40 hours of work by the student
9 EE Support Seminars Support through TOK, junior year JRT IB website and Library websiteClassroom instruction by librarians (EE coordinators)Access to VCU and UR libraries and databases; field trip 10/18Subject teacher supportStudent-chosen supervisor
11 Do I have to do the full diploma? Depends on what your goals areColleges want the FULL diploma.Your other option is the certificate, i.e. a partial IB experienceYes, you can still potentially earn some credit for the IB exams that you do take, but scholarships, preferential admission is for full diploma candidates
12 Rigor & WorkloadIB curriculum is trans-disciplinary, higher order thinking, open-ended-- content AND conceptTests/projects/major assessments monitored through Google CalendarQuizzes not monitored, nor SOL benchmark tests, multi-level classes could encounter difficulties
13 Junior challenges Increased rigor MYP DP Time management Creativity to disciplineCoping with an externally dictated curriculumTime managementBalancing fun with workSports and extra-curricular activitiesNot procrastinating academic work!Researching collegesSAT in the spring
14 Senior challenges Time management Not giving in to SENIORITIS!! Course workCollege applicationJobs, extra-curricular activitiesExam preparationNot giving in to SENIORITIS!!
15 Things you need to know… In 11th grade you are “anticipated” candidatesIn 12th grade you are diploma “candidates”TOK, CAS and Extended Essay are required componentsStudents will meet with IB counselor, Mrs. Keating, to choose coursesSee the All About IB booklet
17 SL or HL?SL—150 minimum hours; HL—240 hours. HL adds more concepts, greater depthIB sets the rule: 3 SL, 3 HLIf you want 4 HL, 2 SL the requirements changeBy fall of your senior year you must have made your final decision of SL vs. HL (where you have an option)
18 Courses *= the year you sit for exam SeniorJuniorIB English 12 HL*IB French/Spanish DP Year 2 SL/HL*IB World Topics HL*IB Bio SL/HL * or IB Chem SL/HL*IB Math Studies SL*IB Art HL*; IB Drama SL*; or Chem SL/HL*TOKAP Electives if space: Bio, Chem, Physics, US History, Calculus AB/BC, Stats, Env. Science, Music TheoryGroup 1: IB English 11 HLGroup 2: IB French/Spanish DP Year 2 SL/HLGroup 3: IB History of the Americas HLGroup 4: IB Bio SL/HL or IB Chem SL/HLGroup 5: MYP Extended Math or IB Mathematics SL*Group 6: IB Art HL; IB Drama SL; IB Psych SL*; IB Bio or IB Chem SL/HLTOK
19 Junior year examsStudents can sit for up to two SL exams their junior yearOnly those in IB Mathematics and IB Psych will have junior year examsNO other course will be a one year SL exam (IB does not allow more than two 1-year SL courses)
20 IB Exams Junior year exams: Senior year exams: Students taking Mathematics MUST examine as juniorStudents taking Psychology MUST examine as juniorsCan only take up to two exams as “anticipated candidates”Senior year exams:English, History, Art ALL examine as HL’sScience, Language examine as either SL or HL; Theatre SL onlyCould take Psych as a senior and exam in MayExams are always in May (May 6,7 Psych; May 8-9 Mathematics)Exam dates are unchangeable and non-negotiable
21 Exam Registration Begins in the fall for juniors and seniors Will be done through seminar on Oct. 25Students will select exams and levelsParents must sign the registrationRegistration verification is given to students to sign and due early NovemberThere is a deadline in mid-November for changes. After deadline MAJOR fines for changes
22 How is my final IB score tallied? Performance in each subject is graded on a scale of 1 point (minimum) to 7 points (maximum)A maximum of 3 points could be awarded for combined performance in TOK, EEInternal Assessment + External Assessment = final DP course scoreThe requirements and percentages are different in each courseUnlike AP where your final exam is the only assessment
23 Results? Scores are released July 6 Scores are sent electronically to colleges based on student requestColleges grant credit differently, see their websitesEvery year, MYP and DP awards ceremony will be held in November-- the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
24 Achieving the DiplomaIf student passed both TOK and EE, may achieve with 24** pointsAll CAS requirements have been metNo “E” for TOK or EE. Need at least a D in oneMust complete all components of IA’sNo grade 1 in any subjectNo grade 2 at HLNo more than one grade 2 at SLOverall, no more than three grades of 3At least 12 points of 24 points must be in HL subjects (4 HL students must earn at least 16 points on HL subjects)At least 9 points earned on SL subjects (2 SL students need at least 6 points on SL subjectsNot guilty of malpractice**28 points if four HL exams