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1 IB Information Evening
November 21st, 2013 730 to 830pm Grade 8 Open House Diploma Program

2 IB – THE DIPLOMA MODEL IB Programmes promote the education of the WHOLE PERSON, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional, and social growth through all domains of knowledge.

3 IB Student Quotes – Grade 11 and 12
“Advice: Join IB! It is worth the challenge and you will be grateful in university that you did IB” - Farida “Now that I am preparing for university, I feel much more confident when applying to competitive programs with an IB Diploma” – Arjuna “We are not just an IB class, we are an IB family” – Ash W. “The programme as a whole is a challenge. It requires time management and active participation. The pay-off is incredible, I have learnt more in IB than I ever could anywhere else.” Vincent S.

4 WHAT IS IB? IB is a two year program (begins in grade 11) that leads to externally assessed exams in 6 different subjects. A rigorous program designed to offer a balanced inquiry based curriculum that is known for its depth, challenge and international perspective. students will be making connections between all subject disciplines as the programme subjects are not learned in isolation Students embark on a journey that aims at developing life long learners and global citizens. to prepare students for the IBDP, AHS offers the Enriched programming in gr. 9/10 this 2 year Enriched programming is designed to gradually introduce knowledge and skill that will ready students for the challenge that begins in grade 11.

5 The History of IB and IB in the World/Canada/Ontario
The International Baccalaureate was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation. The IB works with 3,669 schools in 146 countries to offer 3 IB programmes to approximately 1,136,000 students. (Sept 2013) Now 2,454 Diploma Schools Worldwide (September 2013) The 3 IB Programmes are PYP, MYP and DP. Canada ranks 2nd in total number Diploma schools with 150. The USA has the most with 800 followed by the UK with 150 (tied with Canada). Other notable countries Australia (63), China (50), Mexico (57), India (77), Germany (49) (Sept 2011) IB Diploma Pass Rates for Canada 91%, World Average 79% (2007) Canada has the highest per capita participation in the World

6 The History of IB and IB in the World/Canada/Ontario
81% of all IB schools in Canada are publicly funded schools Each year since 2004, more than 90% of all IB exam takers in Canada have obtained grades of 4 or above, and more than 90% of all Diploma candidates successfully obtain one. Ontario is one of the largest IB growth regions in the world 56 DP schools in Ontario In 2008, Ontario had the largest number of IBDiploma candidates (1,341) In 2008, Ontario had the highest IB Diploma pass rate in Canada (91%). Ontario also had the highest percentage of exam scores of 4 or above (92%). Ancaster High, Glendale and Westdale High School all offer the IB Diploma Programme and very similar Enriched Programming All three schools work together as a learning team to provide 3 strong and viable programs for our students throughout the HWDSB.

7 Organization: What is the IB mission?
The IB is a not-for-profit foundation, motivated by its educational mission, focused on the student. The International Baccalaureate Organization 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 world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you: they are unique manifestations of the human spirit.” ~Wade Davis 7

8 Who is it for and what are the benefits to my child?
Because the IB Diploma Program in Grades 11 and 12 is externally assessed, it provides an unequalled level of quality control over skills assessment and curriculum depth. Welcomed into the best universities world-wide Diploma Programme graduates are sought after because they are "committed, self-confident, highly organized and risk-taking individuals with multi-tasking capabilities.” ( University Preparation Program Studies continue to provide evidence that IB graduates have higher than average success rates in university. More specifically, time management skills, critical thinking and writing skills, and being that strong independent adult learner. Students will gain a sense of self and move forward with confidence. Transfer Credit Students can apply for University credit based on their results in IB examinations. Most Ontario universities allow students to gain up to 3 university credits from scores of 5 or higher in IB. Some universities offer 2nd year status upon entering university as they consider your IB scores/diploma. Two Diplomas = 2 different academic scores to apply for your university program of choice (SEE NEXT SLIDE FOR EXAMPLE) Page 8

9 Student Example: IB and OSSD

10 Why do Universities like IB Diploma Holders?
Accept challenges Strong academic preparation Externally validated performance Internationally-minded Excellent research and writing skills Critical thinking skills Awareness of holistic nature of learning Good time management & study habit skills Can work independently Mature and responsible Oral presentation skills

11 Students study concurrently:
Contents: What does the Diploma Programme curriculum contain? The curriculum contains six subject groups and a core of three parts. Students study concurrently: three subjects at higher level (240 hours each). three subjects at standard level (150 hours each). all three parts of the core. The IB Learner Profile and the core are central to the philosophy of the Diploma Programme.

12 Curriculum Choices Course groups Curriculum choices
Half way through grade 10 students are asked to make their decision for IB in grade 11 and which courses to take within the IBDP. Students choose one course from each of six groups during both years of the Diploma Program. Taking three courses at the Standard Level (150 teaching hours) and three at the Higher Level (240 hours) provides the flexibility to delve deeply into each student's strongest subjects, while providing a broad base of knowledge.  Course groups Group 1: English HL (*SL considered for students with English not their first language) Group 2: A second language (French B SL, Spanish ab initio SL) Group 3: Individuals and Societies (History HL/SL, ITGS SL) Group 4: Experimental Sciences (Biology HL/SL, Chemistry HL/SL, Physics SL Group 5: Mathematics (Math Studies SL, Mathematics SL, Mathematics HL) Group 6: The Arts (Visual Arts) ** Group 6 can be substituted with another Group 3 or 4 subject (only group 6) ** More subject areas will be added in group 2,3,6 when the demand is there and subject expert is willing to take on the challenge

13 Core Components of the IBDP
The Diploma Program has three other unique features: 1   Theory of Knowledge Is an interdisciplinary course designed to stimulate critical thinking and reflection It challenges students to question the bases of knowledge, be aware of bias, and learn to analyze the evidence used in presenting an argument. Students come to understand different points of view and how one's background can affect one's perception of truth. 2   Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) Encourages students to involve themselves beyond the curriculum in the arts, athletics and service to others. Working with the 8 Learning Outcomes of CAS students set goals and then reflect on those goals in a variety of ways. 3   The Extended Essay is a 4,000-word essay that all IB Diploma Program students write on a topic of special interest drawn from their studies. With the guidance of an advisor, each student conducts independent research, prepares her ideas and organizes material for her essay. The skills and techniques honed in creating the Extended Essay provide valuable practice for university work.

14 More IB Student Quotes….
“The IBDP will not only teach you the what, but the why.” – Avian “TOK will change your way of thinking forever!” – Kayla W “CAS was slightly terrifying at first but it was actually a really fun part of the IBDP. It is a really cool way to do activities you love, while getting hours towards the IB.” - Kennedy F

15 Programmes : What is the Learner Profile
Programmes : What is the Learner Profile? It’s the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. IB learners strive to be: Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Open-minded Caring Risk-takers Balanced Reflective 15

16 Assessment in IB Assessment in the Diploma Program
A key feature of the International Baccalaureate is its emphasis on criterion-based assessment of performance. Their learning is measured in relation to established, published standards that apply equally to each student at every IB World School. The IB Organization's assessment strategy Emphasizes validity, reliability and fairness. Teachers and IB examiners work as partners to ensure that students have various opportunities to demonstrate what they have learned. A student's progress is assessed by her teachers through classroom and group work, assignments, labs, and reviewed by highly qualified IB teachers. Examinations are held in Grade 11 and 12 and are graded externally by IB examiners. Up to 2 exams can be written in their anticipatory year (grade 11), depending on course choices made by each student Grades are awarded on a scale of one to seven, with seven being the highest. In addition to their exam grades Students may receive up to three Diploma (bonus) points for combined performance in the Theory of Knowledge course and the Extended Essay. An International Baccalaureate Diploma is awarded to students who graduate with at least 24 points, up to a maximum of 45 points.

17 Services: What is special about IB assessment
Services: What is special about IB assessment? IB assessment is rigorous, criterion related, consistent and differentiating of student ability. Diploma Programme assessment includes both final examinations and internal assessment undertaken by the teacher to IB criteria and then externally moderated by the IB. Marks awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest). The diploma is graded over 45 points giving ample scope to differentiate student ability Diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points. Grade Level Descriptors developed for each subject In General: 7 Excellent performance 6 Very good performance 5 Good performance 4 Satisfactory performance 3 Mediocre performance 2 Poor performance 1 Very poor performance Diploma Programme assessment – principles and practice – available on

18 Enriched Program in Grade 9/10 How do we prepare our students?
IB League of Parents Meetings so parents can be informed to help IB students make good choices, develop organizational and time management skills, and to be their NUMBER 1 support system. Students travel as a separate cohort (group) in 4 of 8 in grade 9 and 6 of 8 in grade 10 classes. Developing that ‘team’ atmosphere is a goal for all our IB teachers. Grade 10 IB Parent and Student Evening – November of each year One to one meetings with IB Coordinator – December before winter break IB counsellors trained to help with academic and social/emotional questions. IB mentors (year 2 IB students attached to year 1 students) IB retreat days in Spring and Fall for team building and Core Component teaching

19 How do we prepare our students?
Enriched Programming How do we prepare our students? An Enriched class that will do the following: IB like assessments to prepare you for the IBDP. Ex. French and History International Mindedness and Learner Profile weaved into lessons directly. TOK lessons connected to curriculum in grade 9 and 10 4. Students will also be involved with field trips, guest speakers and some release periods to prepare for transitioning to IB in their grade 11 year. In grade 10, in second semester their MCR 3U1 credit is unofficially their first IB course. An 80% in an Enriched class will equal an 80% in an OSSD class.

20 Look what skills you will develop in Enriched Classes!

21 Grade 9 and 10 Sample Timetable
Semester One Semester Two MPM 1D Enriched ENG 1D Enriched SNC 1D Enriched CGC 1D Enriched Phys-ed (3 choices) FSF 1D1 Arts Credit (drama, visual, music Optional Credit (BTT, HFN, TIJ) Grade 10 Semester One Semester Two MPM 2D Enriched ENG2D Enriched SNC 2D Enriched FSF 2D Enriched CHC 2D Enriched MCR 3U Enriched Careers/Civics (optional credit) Optional Credit

22 IB Assessment in Ontario - students receive both their OSSD and IB Diploma
IB Course HL=3 Sem. SL=2 Sem. OSSD equivalent Group 1: English HL ENG3U, ENG4U, ETS 4U Group 2: French B SL FSF3U, FSF4U Group 2: Spanish ab initio SL LWS BO1, LWS CD1 Group 3: History SL/HL CHA 3U,CHY 4U, CHI 4U Group 3: ITGS SL BTA 3O, HSB 4M Group 4: Chemistry SL/HL SCH 3U, SCH 4U, PSE 4U Group 4: Biology SL/HL SBI 3U, SBI 4U, SNC 4M Group 4: Physics SL SPH 3U1, SPH 4U1 Group 5: Math SL/HL (Math Studies Available too) MHF 4U, MCV 4U, MDM 4U MCR 3U**, MDM 4U Group 6: Visual Arts SL AVI 3M, AVI 4M Core: TOK HZT 4U RED = extra credit given to HL student / ** repeat credit from grade 10

23 Sample Time Table for 2011 to 2013
Semester 1 (Grade 11) Semester 2 (Grade 11) Semester 1(Grade 12) Semester 2 (Grade 12) Exams May 2013 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Math SL English A1 HL (ENG 3U1) Chemistry HL/SL (SCH 3U1) (ENG 4U1) (ETS 4U1) English HL Biology HL (SBI 3U1) (MHF 4U1) Biology HL/SL (SBI 4U1) History Route 2 HL With TOK (CHI 4U1) History Route 2 HL (CHA 3U1) (CHY 4U1) (MCV 4U1) (PSE 4U1) (if SL – Study Period) Chemistry SL French B (FSF 3U1) French B (exam May) (FSF 4U1) (SCH 4U1) Chemistry HL (SNC 4M1) Note: Timetable would change if Spanish was your choice over 2 years. Spanish ab initio must be taught over 2 school years and your exam would be in May 2013. Note: This timetable can change after student selections have been submitted. As the program grows more course offerings are expected in Group 3, 4 and 6.

24 Student Example: IB and OSSD

25 Ontario University Marks Conversion Scale
Developed by Ontario Universities to ensure consistency around reporting of grades on the OSSD IB Grade OSSD % Range MoE 4 Point Scale 7 96-100% 4++ 6 90-95% 4+ 5 80-89% 4 70-79% 3 60-69% 2 50-59% 1

26 University of British Columbia - 4 Year Study on
IB Marks vs Performance at University Predicting first-performance at UBC, The results of the three year study show a strong correlation between graduating with an IB diploma and success during first year at UBC.

27 Adjustment to Grade Conversion Scale
Old scale IB 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 % 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 New scale IB 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 % 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100

28 New to UBC Survey (end of 1st Semester)
Skill/Ability IB Non-IB Library skills 48% 27% Research skills 53% 37% Ability to prepare and make a presentation 43% 29% Ability to read and comprehend academic material 62% Analytical and critical thinking skills 51% 41% Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills 34% 31% Ability to appreciate cultural and global diversity 84% 72% Ability to take personal social responsibility 65% 58% Ability to be clear and effective when writing 46% Ability to understand and appreciate aboriginal cultures 32% 38% Ability to speak clearly and effectively in English 77% 66%

29 Items to Consider as a Family:
Is it right for YOUR child..IB Learner Profile Taking Enriched programming is the best way to determine IB readiness for your child. Course Selection within a set framework in Grades 11 and 12 Financial cost (fees for 2014 and beyond TBA) Out-of-Board and Travel Transportation provided in grade 11/12 for all in board IB students Commitment to the Core of the Program (CAS, TOK, and the Extended Essay) Transfer Credits for 5 or higher scores in HL course. Currently one university course costs between $1400 and $2000

30 Program Fees Reasons for Program Fees
IB Schools pay yearly fees to the IBO to be able to deliver their curriculum and give students the opportunity to earn an IB Diploma. Examinations Fees for registering students in IBIS (IBO computer system) and to sit for examinations Courier Fees- All examinations and Internal Assessment must go around the World for marking and moderation Teacher Training – all IB teachers need to be trained in an intensive 4 day workshop, locations all over North America

31 Application Process Please make sure the IB Potential Survey has been filled, one per family please. Make sure you have signed one of the Interested IB Parents List Fill out an application package and submit it before February 28th, Please submit it directly to AHS and not through your current grade 8 school. Drop off/ /post office mail is sufficient

32 How well do you know IB now? IB Test
Principal Randy Gallant - ext. 305 IB Coordinator Jason Smith – ext. 318

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