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1 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Cardinal Carter Catholic High School

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4 The Aim of the IB Programme The aim of the IB Programme is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

5 IB: An Education for Life Founded in 1968 for internationally mobile students   Focus on whole person   International perspective   Responsible citizenship   Critical and compassionate thinkers   Respectful of other cultures and attitudes

6 The Learner Profile  Inquirers  Knowledgeable  Thinkers  Communicators  Principled  Open-minded  Caring  Risk-Takers  Balanced  Reflective

7 The International Baccalaureate Community   Community of 3400 affiliated schools world-wide in 141 countries   Over 900,000 students world-wide   There are 55 schools in Ontario offering the DP Programme   Cardinal Carter is a member of IB Schools of Ontario (IBSO)

8 The IB Diploma Programme Grp 2: Language Acquisition: French Grp 5: Mathematics Math SL Math Studies Grp4: Sciences Chemistry Physics Biology Grp 6: Arts & Electives Group 1: Language and Literature Grp 3: Individuals & Society History Economics*

9 The Core of the IB Programme Theory of Knowledge Theory of Knowledge Creativity, Action, Service Extended Essay Extended Essay

10 The Central Elements Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Focus on Connection between disciplines and the ways of ‘knowing’. Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) Experiential Learning Extended Essay (EE) Extended Essay (EE) 4000 word essay in a subject of the student’s choice Develops independent research and writing skills expected by universities

11 What is the IB Programme? -academically challenging -balanced programme -final examinations -prepares students for success at university -taught over 2 years -gained recognition & respect from the world's leading universities.

12 The Diploma Programme  3 subjects: Higher Level (HL) 240 hours  3 subjects: Standard Level (SL) 150 hours  Core Elements: TOK, EE, CAS

13 Academic Foundations Timetable GRADE 9 Congregated classes: English (ENG 1D7) English (ENG 1D7) French (FSF 1D7) French (FSF 1D7) Science (SNC 1D7) Science (SNC 1D7) Mathematics (MPM 1D7) Mathematics (MPM 1D7) Geography (CGC 1D1) Geography (CGC 1D1) Religion (HRE 1O7) Religion (HRE 1O7) GRADE 10 Congregated classes: English (ENG 2D7) English (ENG 2D7) French (FSF 2D7) French (FSF 2D7) Science (SNC 2D7) Science (SNC 2D7) Mathematics Mathematics (MPM 2D7 & MCR 3U7) (MPM 2D7 & MCR 3U7) History (CHC 2D7) History (CHC 2D7) World Religion (HRT 3M7) World Religion (HRT 3M7)

14 IB – Sample Timetable Grade 11 Semester 1Semester 2 English HLChemistry HL French SLFrench SL Math SLBio./ Phys. SL History HLTOK

15 IB – Sample Timetable Grade 12 Semester 1Semester 2 English HLEnglish HL History HLHistory HL Chemistry HL Chemistry HL Math SLBio./ Phys. SL

16 University Recognition Universities around the world recognize the unique characteristics of the IB Diploma Programme students and the way in which the programme helps to prepare the students for university education. Universities around the world recognize the unique characteristics of the IB Diploma Programme students and the way in which the programme helps to prepare the students for university education.

17 University Recognition “IB is well known to us as excellent preparation. Success in an IB programme correlates well with success at Harvard. We are pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript.” Marilyn McGrath Lewis Assistant Dean of Admissions, Harvard University

18 University Recognition “McGill has enthusiastically recruited IB students for over two decades. Even today, when reviewing an application from an IB diploma candidate our admission officers can be assured of the candidate’s strong and broad-based academic preparation. As a member of the College and University Recognition Taskforce, I can attest to the respected position of the IB diploma at prestigious universities throughout North America.” “McGill has enthusiastically recruited IB students for over two decades. Even today, when reviewing an application from an IB diploma candidate our admission officers can be assured of the candidate’s strong and broad-based academic preparation. As a member of the College and University Recognition Taskforce, I can attest to the respected position of the IB diploma at prestigious universities throughout North America.” Kim Bartlett Director of admissions, McGill University

19 IB Marking & Conversions  Grades of 1-7 are awarded in each of the subject areas. English7 English7 French7 French7 History7 History7 Science7 Science7 Math7 Math7 Arts or Electives7 Arts or Electives7 TOK & EE3 points TOK & EE3 points +________ Perfect Score45 points

20 IBSO Conversion Charts IB Level Ontario % – 59 1<49

21 Cardinal Carter IB Results  Average points by candidates:33 33 points on DP equivalency: 90% 33 points on DP equivalency: 90%

22 Cardinal Carter IB Results  Highest diploma points awarded:42 42 points on DP equivalency:98% 42 points on DP equivalency:98%

23 Best in the World Subject Area Perfect Score of 7 (out of 11 Candidates last year) Math2 Chemistry1 Physics2 French1

24 Our Fantastic IB Results

25 IB Grad Testimonials  Karin, U of Guelph, Human Kinetics The transfer credits are a huge benefit! Thanks to my three transfer credits, I can finish university half a semester earlier. The transfer credits are a huge benefit! Thanks to my three transfer credits, I can finish university half a semester earlier. IB has taught me exceptional time management skills. As an IB student, I worked 3 days a week, I had time to go to the gym every day, and I belonged to school councils. IB has taught me exceptional time management skills. As an IB student, I worked 3 days a week, I had time to go to the gym every day, and I belonged to school councils.

26 What Our Graduates Say…  Jennifer, Queen’s University, Engineering IB gave me such an advantage at University! It allowed me to transition smoothly since most of what I am learning now is a review of my Math, Physics and Chemistry IB courses. IB gave me such an advantage at University! It allowed me to transition smoothly since most of what I am learning now is a review of my Math, Physics and Chemistry IB courses.

27 More Comments  Michael, University of Waterloo, Engineering The time management skills developed in the programme have helped me immensely in keeping on top of university assignments. The time management skills developed in the programme have helped me immensely in keeping on top of university assignments.

28 Benefits of IB  Romayne, U of T, Social Sc. Humanities The EE truly refined my skills as a writer and now my university papers seem like a “cake walk”. The EE truly refined my skills as a writer and now my university papers seem like a “cake walk”.

29 Application to Gr. 9 Cardinal Carter Academic Foundations (Preparation for IB)  Statement of Intent  Final Gr. 7 Report Card & most recent Grade 8 Report Card  CAT 4 Test

30 Selection Process Successful candidates must demonstrate: Academic skills Academic skills G & E Learning Skills on Report Cards G & E Learning Skills on Report Cards Solid score on CAT 4 Test Solid score on CAT 4 Test

31 Special IB Programme Fee  Grade 9 $  Grade 10 $  Grade 11 $  Grade 12 $  Fees are due with the submission of the Course Selection sheet for the following year and are non-refundable after November 1 st of each school year.

32 Special IB Programme Fee  Fees defrays cost of: Professional development Professional development Student examination fees Student examination fees Courier & postal charges Courier & postal charges Annual IB School Registration Annual IB School Registration Student Supports Student Supports

33 Student Activity Fee: $100  All students attending Cardinal Carter  Assists to cover: YearbookYearbook Student AgendaStudent Agenda LocksLocks Student GovernmentStudent Government Religion RetreatsReligion Retreats Student ConferencesStudent Conferences Orientation ActivitiesOrientation Activities Guest speakersGuest speakers

34 Cardinal Carter C.H.S. Important Dates  CAT4 Testing date: November 30, 2013  IB Statement of Intent, required documents & test fees: November 21, 2013

35 For further information please check the Cardinal Carter school website at

36 Gain a solid Academic Foundation at Cardinal Carter C. H. S.


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