2 Welcome and Introductions Bayview Secondary School AdministrationMr. Alex Corry – IB Head of School / PrincipalMrs. Lynn Borlack – IB Vice-PrincipalIB CoordinatorsMr. Gerry TreflerMs. Lara Joffe
3 The IB Global Community DataOver 3,661 schoolsSchools offering the Diploma Programme - 2,064Total DP candidates – 121, 195In 145 countries around the worldSource:Some of the data I would like to share with you tonight is on the screen now. We are part of a global community of close to 4,000 International Baccalaureate schools around the world. Many of you may already know that the IB offers 3 programs to students - PYP, MYP and DP. At Bayview we offer the full Diploma program over the final two years of high school. Last year, in 145 countries, over 2000 schools offered the DP Program to 121, 195 candidates. In Ontario there are approximately 55 Diploma schools. In Ontario, over 75% of the schools are public-a total reversal from a few years ago where 75% of the Diploma schools were private. New prospective schools are being added all of the time!
4 IBO HistoryFounded in Geneva, Switzerland in as a non-profit educational foundationConsisted of a common pre-university curriculum and common set of external examinationsOriginal IB schools were predominantly private; today, more than 50% are publicIB curriculum combines academic rigor and internationalismSource:At its heart, the IB is a student-centered non-profit organization working to develop intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills for students that live, learn and work in a rapidly changing world.The IB was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in as a non-profit educational foundation.It consists of a common pre-university curriculum and common set of external examinations.IB curriculum combines academic rigor and internationalism.
5 What is the IB Diploma Programme? A pre-university enriched course of studyHas international standards and rigorous assessment recognized by the world’s leading universitiesEmphasizes critical, compassionate thinking, community involvement, and intercultural understandingHas a ‘global’ visionIs for highly motivated studentsSome courses are eligible for transfer credits with certain universitiesWhat is the IB Diploma Programme?A pre-university enriched course of studyHas international standards and rigorous assessment recognized by the world’s leading universitiesEmphasizes critical, compassionate thinking, community involvement, and intercultural understandingHas a ‘Global’ visionIs for highly motivated studentsSome courses are eligible for transfer credits with certain universitiesThere are two programs in York Region for motivated students – the IB and AP (Advanced Placement)In both programs, if the candidate scores high enough they can apply for Advanced Standing at their university or for Transfer CreditsAP is subject specific but IB is a full Diploma with 6 subjects and the 3 Core aspects that are unique to the IB – EE, CAS, ToK
6 What is so Different About the IB Programme? Increased adaptability and mobility for studentsIB curriculum and pedagogyProfessional development and expertiseEnhanced post-secondary opportunitiesParticipation in active, creative, service-oriented activities and reflectionWhat is so special about IB programmes?IB programmes are recognized around the world and ensure an increased adaptability and mobility for IB students. The curriculum of IB programmes focus on international perspectives of learning and teaching, while insisting that students fully explore their home culture and language.IB teachers participate in a wide variety of professional development opportunities to constantly update their knowledge and share their expertise with colleagues around the world. Many students graduating from the Diploma Programme find that it enhances their opportunities at universities around the world. The IB works closely with universities around the world to gain recognition for IB programmes.The core components of IB programmes encourage students to participate in creative and service-oriented activities, while at the same time emphasizing the importance of reflection on a personal and academic level.
7 IB Mission Statement and Learner Profile IB Learner ProfileThe IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.InquirersKnowledgeableThinkersCommunicatorsRisk-TakersPrincipledCaringOpen-mindedWell-balancedReflectiveMission and strategyThe IB is more than its educational programmes and certificates. At its heart it is motivated by a mission to create a better world through education.We value the hard earned reputation for quality, for high standards and for pedagogical leadership. We achieve our goals by working with partners and by actively involving all stakeholders, particularly teachers.The learner profile provides a long-term vision of education. It is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose.
8 Reflections on program IB at BayviewReflections on programfrom our students…The International Baccalaureate is extremely proud of its more than 850,000 graduates around the world. The IB alumni network is designed to connect alumni to one another and to the IB community. As a part of this network, you will be able to communicate with IB graduates from around the world, receive updates directly from the IB and continue to live the IB mission through various opportunities and programs.I would like to introduce two current IB students to share their thoughts. Sutina Chou and Arjun Gandhi are both in the final year of the programme and will offer their candid thoughts on their Bayview IB experience.
9 IB Diploma Programme Course of Study Diploma ModelOver the course of a two year programme:Six academic subjects from six subject groupsComplete an Extended EssayFollow a Theory of Knowledge courseParticipate in Creativity, Action and ServiceSutina and Arjun, thank you for sharing your thoughts. Students take six academic courses over two years and write exit examinations at the end of the programme. They are required to meet the core components which include completion of the Extended Essay, Community, Action and Service, or CAS hours and participation in the core Theory of Knowledge Course.
10 IB Curriculum 3 courses at HL Curriculum BreakdownIB Terminology3 courses at HL+3 courses at SL3 core requirementsExtended EssayTheory of KnowledgeCreativity, Action, ServiceHL (Higher Level) courses represent classes with a minimum 240 teaching hoursSL (Standard Level) courses represent classes with a minimum 150 teaching hoursEach of the subjects that students take is either an HL i.e (Higher Level) course which represents classes with a minimum 240 teaching hours which is the equivalent of 3 semesters or SL i.e. (Standard Level) courses which represent a minimum 150 teaching hours or 2 semesters of course work.Students take 3 courses and the Higher Level and 3 courses at the Standard Level to meet the requirements of the IB Curriculum.The 3 core requirements are the Extended Essay, A course in the Theory of Knowledge and participation in Creativity, Action and Service extra curricular activities.
11 Bayview’s Course of Study Group 1: EnglishGroup 2: FrenchGroup 3: History or Economics or GeographyGroup 4: Chemistry or Biology or PhysicsGroup 5: MathematicsGroup 6*: Theatre Arts or Visual Arts*Group 6 can be substituted with: Chemistry orBiology or Physics or Geography*Student course selection will determine whatcourses will be offeredAt Bayview we offer the following course of study to our Diploma Candidates:Group 1: English at High LevelGroup 2: French at Standard LevelGroup 3: History or Economics at High LevelGroup 4: Chemistry or Biology at High LevelGroup 5: Mathematics at Standard LevelGroup 6*: Theatre Arts or Visual Arts at Standard LevelThe Group 6 Arts course can be substituted with: Chemistry or Biology or Physics or Geography at the Standard LevelIt is important to note that while these courses are options, student course selection will determine which courses will run.Historically, we have not run the Dramatic or Visual Arts as dictated by student preferences.Please note that students are only able to select a second science there is no option for the third science within the IB Diploma.
12 IB Core Extended Essay Theory of Knowledge Creativity, Action, Service 4,000 word investigation of a topic of special interest outside of the regular curriculumTheory of KnowledgeChallenges students to question the basis of knowledge, to develop the ability to analyze evidence and to appreciate other cultural perspectivesCreativity, Action, ServiceApproximately 150 hours of sharing energy and special talents with others in the community and being able to reflect on these experiencesThe core of the curriculum model is what sets the IB curriculum apart from any other program and it consists of three components.Extended essay is an essay of some 4,000 words and its goals is to provide students the opportunity to investigate a topic of special interest. It acquaints them with the independent research and writing skills expected at university and promotes high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity. It is undertaken with the support and guidance of a supervisor.Theory of knowledge (TOK) is an interdisciplinary course which helps students to develop a coherent approach to learning that transcends and unifies the academic areas and encourages appreciation of other cultural perspectives. Theory of knowledge encourages critical thinking about knowledge itself and aims to help young people make sense of that which they encounter.Creativity, action, and service or (CAS) is at the heart of the Diploma program, involving students in a range of activities that take place alongside their academic studies throughout the IB Diploma Program. The component's three strands, often interwoven with particular activities, are characterized as follows:Creativity includes arts and other experiences that involve creative thinkingAction is physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyleService is an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student.Creativity, action, service (CAS) encourages students to be involved in activities as individuals and as part of a team that take place in local, national and international contexts. It enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development as well as their social and civic development, through experiential learning, lending an important counterbalance to the academic pressures of the rest of the IB Diploma Programme. It should be both challenging and enjoyable.
13 Grade 9: Preparing for Diploma Years EnglishFrenchScienceMathematicsPhysical EducationGeography2 Optional Courses:Grade nine and ten are the preparation years for the Diploma. Grade 9 students take enriched English, French, Science, and Mathematics courses to support future Diploma studies; and they take Physical Education and Geography to meet Ontario Curriculum requirements. Students select two additional courses - one of Visual Arts, Drama or Music and one of Business, Integrated Technology or Transportation Technology. This is the same course selection for all grade 8 students entering grade 9 whether they are in the IB programme or not.▪ Visual Arts▪ Drama▪ Music▪ Business▪ Integrated Technology▪ Transportation Technology
14 Grade 10: Preparing for Diploma Years EnglishFrenchScienceHistoryMathematics (2 credits)Civics and Careers1 Optional CourseIn grade 10 students take enriched English, French, Science History and 2 Mathematics (one at the grade 10 level and one at the grade 11 level). Students are required to take Civics and Careers and one additional subject of their choosing to meet the requirements of the Ontario Curriculum.
15 Grade 11: Anticipation Year Semester OneSemester TwoENGLISH – HLGrade 11 UniversityART/SCIENCE/INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY – SLGrade 11 Theatre or Visual Arts, or Chemistry, or Biology, or Physics, or GeographyFRENCH SLSCIENCE – HLGrade 11 Biology or ChemistryINDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY – HLGrade 11 History or EconomicsMATHEMATICS SLGrade 12 Advanced FunctionsFINAL EXAMINATIONS IN MATHEMATICS SL and FRENCH SLIn grade 11 students begin to work toward IB assignments and examinations.During the first semester of the Anticipation Year, students take the first courses for HL English and the HL Science of their choice, Chemistry or Biology.In second semester, they take the first course of their Standard Level Group 6, or Group 6 Substitution (Grade 11 Theatre or Visual Arts, or Chemistry, or Biology, or Physics, or Geography) and the first course of their History or Economics High Level.You will notice that students take Standard Level French and Mathematics for the entire school year. This means that they complete the course work for these subjects by the end of grade 11 and they write their final IB examinations in May for both Math and French.
16 Grade 12: Diploma Year Semester One Semester Two ENGLISH – HL Grade 12 UniversityINDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY – HLGrade 12 History or EconomicsSCIENCE – HLGrade 12 Biology or ChemistryTHEORY OF KNOWLEDGEGrade 12 PhilosophyART/SCIENCE/INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY – SLGrade 12 Theatre or Visual Arts, or Chemistry, or Biology, or Physics, or GeographyREMAINING FINAL EXAMINATIONS IN MAY OF GRADUATING YEARIn the first and second semester of grade 12 students continue to study their three High Level courses; English, and their chosen Individual and Society and Science courses. In first semester they are enrolled in the Theory of Knowledge Course which is at the core of the IB Curriculum. In the second semester they complete the Group 6 or the Group 6 Substitution begun in the grade 11 year. Students write examinations in their three HL subjects and the remaining SL subject in May of their final year.It is important to note that students enrolled in the IB programme have a complete timetable. There are no spare periods or opportunities to take non IB subjects in the senior years. You will also note that students are able to take two sciences. This means that they must make a choice and cannot take all three sciences during day school.
17 Requirements for Bayview’s Application Process Be a student currently in Grade 8Live in York Region at time of applicationComplete the online registration processONE teacher reference (current teacher)Grade 7 final report cardAdmissions test – November 30, 2013In order to apply for Bayview Secondary School’s International Baccalaureate Program it is necessary that students be currently in grade 8 and they must live in York Region at the time of application.The application is completed on line. Students are required to provide ONE teacher reference from their current core teacher, and their grade 7 final report card.Students wishing to apply are required to write an entrance test, which will be held on Saturday, November 30th.
18 Application Process: Online Opens: Monday, November 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.Closes: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.Choose to write the admissions test in the morning or the afternoonMORNING 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.AFTERNOON 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Complete the online application for the test time of your choosingThe online application process opens on Monday, November 4th at 10:00 am and will close on Friday, November 22 at 10:00 am. Please be sure to register during the application window, we will be unable to accept late registrants.On the application you will have the opportunity to choose the morning or the afternoon session to write the test. The morning session begins at 9:00 am and the afternoon session begins at 12:30 pm. Please be careful when selecting the test session. This is a final choice.
19 Application Process: Online Complete the on-line application$30 non-refundable fee (VISA or Mastercard)PRINT receipt showing test time; bring receipt to testTeacher ReferenceOpen the link for the teacher reference - the link is in the “Description” section of the online application instructionsPRINT this form and take it to ONE of your CURRENT teachers to be completed.Only ONE reference letter will be accepted.BRING your completed reference letter to your test-writing session on November 30, 2013There is a $30 non refundable fee to be paid at the time of application. The system accepts VISA and Mastercard. Please be sure to print the receipt which indicates your test time and bring it to the test on November 30th. Please be advised the receipt will be issued in the name of the credit card holder, not the student, and that this is acceptable for admission to the test session.The teacher reference form will be available as part of the online application. Please print it and take it to one of your teachers to be completed. The current, grade 8 core teacher is the preferred referee. Only one reference letter will be accepted. Please bring the completed form to your test session on November 30th.
20 Reference LetterYour reference letter MUST be in a signed, sealed envelopeYour reference letter will be collected during the test.In order to ensure candid and honest references, the reference must be submitted in a sealed and signed envelope. The teacher who writes the reference letter must place it in an envelope, seal the envelope and sign the seal. The reference will be collected during the test session.TEACHER REFERENCE:The teacher who writes the reference letter MUST:place and seal the form in an envelopewrite their signature across the seal of theenvelope
21 Registration: www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca Your registration process begins at: Opens:November 4, :00 amCloses:November 22, :00 amThe online registration can be found at by following the link for the IB Info Night. Again, registration will only begin next Monday, on November 4th at 10:00 am. It will be open until Friday, November 22 at 10:00 am.
22 IB Information Evening/Registration On the York Region District School Board International Baccalaureate site you will find a link to the registration page at the bottom of the menu on the left side of the page. This link will direct you to the registration.
23 Too Early: Reminder to Return Should you follow the link this evening, you will find that you are too early and the link is not yet active. Beginning on Monday, November 4th there will be a link with will direct you to Connect 2 Learn the host site of the application for the program.
24 Welcome to Connect 2 Learn When you follow the link, you will be provided with a list of detailed instructions, including the option to select your preferred test time. Again, please be sure you choose carefully, as this is a final choice.
25 Test Day: November 30, 2013 BRING: On November 30, 2013 ARRIVE EARLY. Teacher reference letter – collected while writingGrade 7 report card – collected while writingReceipt showing test-writing timeOn November 30, 2013 ARRIVE EARLY.Proceed to the gym to find out what room you will write your admissions test in.Bayview prefects and staff will help direct youOn the test day please remember to bring your receipt indicating the test time, the teacher reference letter, and the grade 7 report card which will be collected while writing.Please bring pencils (not pens) to fill in the multiple choice scantron cards.On On November 30, 2013 ARRIVE EARLY.Proceed to the gym (where we are now) to find out what room you will write your admissions test in.Please be advised that on the day of the test only students writing will be allowed to enter the building. We ask that parents allow their grade 8 student to enter independently. Bayview staff and prefects will be here to help direct students to the test locations in the building. This helps the morning to run smoothly and your support is greatly appreciated.
26 Test AccommodationsIf you cannot write the test on Saturday, November 30th due to religious observance, please contact Lara Joffe (905) ext.416If you are unable to write the test on a Saturday because of religious observance, please contact Lara Joffe, either by phone or by and she will help you through the process of making an alternate arrangement.Please be advised that the test cannot be reschedule for personal convenience or other scheduling conflicts.
27 Results From Bayview’s Admissions Process Results will be sent out in December 2013Results will be sent twice to each candidate: first via followed by postResults will be sent out in December 2013 and will be sent twice: first via , followed by a hard copy in the post.
28 About Bayview’s Admissions Test Saturday, November 30, 2013Session 1 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.ORSession 2 – 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.English, Math and French skills at the Grade 8 levelMultiple-choice questionsSample questions are available onlineBring pencils, erasers and a rulerNo dictionaryScientific non-graphing calculator allowedNo recording or listening devicesThe test will be held, Saturday, November 30, 2013Session 1 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.ORSession 2 – 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.The content will test English, Math and French skills at the Grade 7-8 level. Neither special preparation nor additional study is required or recommended. Each section of the test is weighted equally.Please be sure to bring pencils, erasers and a ruler to the test.A scientific non-graphing calculator is allowed but No dictionaries, recording or listening devices should be brought to the test.
29 Sample QuestionA number is multiplied by 5 and then 9 is subtracted from the result, giving 51. What is the original number? (A) 210 (B) 8.4 (C) 65 (D) 12 (E) 15The above is a sample question from the mathematics section of the test. The test is entirely comprised of multiple-choice questions. Additional sample questions for each component are available online.
30 Bayview’s IB Programme Fees $1,500 per year - Anticipation and Diploma Years$3,000 totalThese fees cannot be used as tax deductionsAffiliation FeesRegistration FeesResources and extra course materialsExternal Examination FeesIncidentals as needed for programThe fees associated with Bayview’s IB Programme are as follows:There is a charge of $1,500 per year for the Anticipation and Diploma Years. $3,000 total. There is no charge when students are in grade 9 and 10. Please be advised that these fees cannot be used as tax deductionsThe fees cover our operating costs which include: Affiliation Fees, Registration Fees, Teacher Training Fees, Resources and extra course materials, External Examination Fees and Incidentals as needed for program .
31 Please keep in mind…Transportation is not provided for YRDSB regional programmesStudents who leave and do not complete Bayview’s IB programme will return to their home schoolPlease note that Transportation is not provided for YRDSB regional programmes.Students who leave and do not complete Bayview’s IB programme will return to their home school and are not able to complete their studies at Bayview.
32 To Recap: Online application Opens: Monday, November 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.Closes: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.Access the online application through yrdsb.edu.on.caAdmissions test at Bayview Secondary SchoolSaturday, November 30, 2013Bring: confirmation , reference letter, and final Grade 7 report cardTo recap:The online applicationOpens: Monday, November 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.Closes: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.Access the online application is through yrdsb.edu.on.caThe admissions test will be held at Bayview Secondary School Saturday, November 30, 2013 either at 9:00 am or 12:30 pmPlease bring: the confirmation , the reference letter, and final Grade 7 report card
33 For Questions About the Process Bayview Secondary School Lara Joffe Ext. 416 OR Gerry Trefler Ext. 500If you have additional questions or concerns please contact one of the coordinators: Lara Joffe or Gerry Trefler either by or by telephone. Ms. Joffe can be reached at or by calling the school at at Ext Mr. Trefler can be reached by at or by calling the school again at at Ext. 500.
34 Questions and AnswersWe thank you for joining us for this presentation and your continued support of our programme. At this time, we are able to take any questions that you may have.