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1 IB Information Evening November 21st, 2013730 to 830pmGrade 8 Open HouseDiploma Program
2 IB – THE DIPLOMA MODELIB 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 isolationStudents 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. 9/10this 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 schoolsEach 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 world56 DP schools in OntarioIn 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 ProgrammingAll 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 Davis7
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.” (www.ibo.org)University Preparation ProgramStudies 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 CreditStudents 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 ACTUAL STUDENT EXAMPLE:Out of 45BEST 6 OF 10OSSD 4U/4MClassIB ScoreOSSD AvgENGLISH HL(ENG 3U/4U, ETS 4U)6ENG 4U193%French B SL5MCV 4U186%HISTORY HLCHI 4U185%BIOLOGY HLFSF4U1CHEMISTRY SL(SCH 3U/4U)ETS 4U188%MATH SL(MHF 4U1, MCV 4U1)4HZT 4U195%TOK/EE POINTS (BONUS)3TOTAL SCORE3588.8% AVG.
10 Why do Universities like IB Diploma Holders? Accept challengesStrong academic preparationExternally validated performanceInternationally-mindedExcellent research and writing skillsCritical thinking skillsAwareness of holistic nature of learningGood time management & study habit skillsCan work independentlyMature and responsibleOral 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 groupsGroup 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 SLGroup 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 KnowledgeIs an interdisciplinary course designed to stimulate critical thinking and reflectionIt 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 Essayis 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:InquirersKnowledgeableThinkersCommunicatorsPrincipledOpen-mindedCaringRisk-takersBalancedReflective15
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 strategyEmphasizes 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 studentGrades are awarded on a scale of one to seven, with seven being the highest.In addition to their exam gradesStudents 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 abilityDiploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points.Grade Level Descriptors developed for each subjectIn General:7 Excellent performance6 Very good performance5 Good performance4 Satisfactory performance3 Mediocre performance2 Poor performance1 Very poor performanceDiploma 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 yearOne to one meetings with IB Coordinator – December before winter breakIB 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 ProgrammingHow 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 HistoryInternational Mindedness and Learner Profile weaved into lessons directly.TOK lessons connected to curriculum in grade 9 and 104. 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! *READING COMPREHENSION *COGNITIVE*NOTE TAKING *TIME MANAGEMENT*CRITICAL ANALYSIS *ORGANIZATION*RESEARCH *TEST-TAKING*ESSAY *ORAL PRESENTATION*LAB SKILLS *IB COURSE SPECIFICSKILL
22 IB Assessment in Ontario - students receive both their OSSD and IB Diploma IB Course HL=3 Sem. SL=2 Sem.OSSD equivalentGroup 1: English HLENG3U, ENG4U, ETS 4UGroup 2: French B SLFSF3U, FSF4UGroup 2: Spanish ab initio SLLWS BO1, LWS CD1Group 3: History SL/HLCHA 3U,CHY 4U, CHI 4UGroup 3: ITGS SLBTA 3O, HSB 4MGroup 4: Chemistry SL/HLSCH 3U, SCH 4U, PSE 4UGroup 4: Biology SL/HLSBI 3U, SBI 4U, SNC 4MGroup 4: Physics SLSPH 3U1, SPH 4U1Group 5: Math SL/HL(Math Studies Available too)MHF 4U, MCV 4U, MDM 4UMCR 3U**, MDM 4UGroup 6: Visual Arts SLAVI 3M, AVI 4MCore: TOKHZT 4URED = 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 2013Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3Semester 4Math SLEnglish A1 HL(ENG 3U1)Chemistry HL/SL(SCH 3U1)(ENG 4U1)(ETS 4U1)English HLBiology HL(SBI 3U1)(MHF 4U1)Biology HL/SL(SBI 4U1)History Route 2 HLWith TOK(CHI 4U1)History Route 2 HL(CHA 3U1)(CHY 4U1)(MCV 4U1)(PSE 4U1)(if SL – Study Period)Chemistry SLFrench 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 ACTUAL STUDENT EXAMPLE:Out of 45BEST 6 OF 10OSSD 4U/4MClassIB ScoreOSSD AvgENGLISH HL(ENG 3U/4U, ETS 4U)6ENG 4U193%French B SL5MCV 4U186%HISTORY HLCHI 4U185%BIOLOGY HLFSF4U1CHEMISTRY SL(SCH 3U/4U)ETS 4U188%MATH SL(MHF 4U1, MCV 4U1)4HZT 4U195%TOK/EE POINTS (BONUS)3TOTAL SCORE3588.8% AVG.
25 Ontario University Marks Conversion Scale Developed by Ontario Universities to ensure consistency around reporting of grades on the OSSDIB GradeOSSD % RangeMoE 4 Point Scale796-100%4++690-95%4+580-89%470-79%360-69%250-59%1
26 University of British Columbia - 4 Year Study on IB Marks vs Performance at UniversityPredicting 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 scaleIB24252627282930313233343536373839404142434445%676869707172737475767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100New scaleIB24252627282930313233343536373839404142434445%798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
28 New to UBC Survey (end of 1st Semester) Skill/AbilityIBNon-IBLibrary skills48%27%Research skills53%37%Ability to prepare and make a presentation43%29%Ability to read and comprehend academic material62%Analytical and critical thinking skills51%41%Quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills34%31%Ability to appreciate cultural and global diversity84%72%Ability to take personal social responsibility65%58%Ability to be clear and effective when writing46%Ability to understand and appreciate aboriginal cultures32%38%Ability to speak clearly and effectively in English77%66%
29 Items to Consider as a Family: Is it right for YOUR child..IB Learner ProfileTaking Enriched programming is the best way to determine IB readiness for your child.Course Selection within a set framework in Grades 11 and 12Financial cost (fees for 2014 and beyond TBA)Out-of-Board and TravelTransportation provided in grade 11/12 for all in board IB studentsCommitment 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 examinationsCourier Fees- All examinations and Internal Assessment must go around the World for marking and moderationTeacher Training – all IB teachers need to be trained in an intensive 4 day workshop, locations all over North America
31 Application ProcessPlease make sure the IB Potential Survey has been filled, one per family please.Make sure you have signed one of the Interested IB Parents ListFill 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 PrincipalRandy Gallant -ext. 305IB CoordinatorJason Smith –ext. 318