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1 International Baccalaureate GALA & Information Session Welcome !

2 IBO Primary Years Program Grades 1-6 Grades 1-6 Middle Years Program Grades 7-10 Grades 7-10 Diploma Program Grades Grades 11-12

3 Middle Years Program

4 Two IB Diploma Options: Full Diploma Full Diploma -6 IB Subjects plus Theory of Knowledge -6 IB Subjects plus Theory of Knowledge -Complete the Extended Essay and Creativity Action and Service -Complete the Extended Essay and Creativity Action and Service Partial Partial -1 to 5 IB Subjects -1 to 5 IB Subjects

5 IB Diploma Curriculum  Three subjects at Higher Level.  Three subjects at Standard Level.  Core – Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge & Creativity, Action, Service

6 Will my marks go down in the IB Program? __________________ All Summative Assessment is based on Alberta Education criteria and standards All Summative Assessment is based on Alberta Education criteria and standards

7 Longitudinal Mark Comparison Grade 10 to Grade 11 Full Diploma Students English 10English 20IB 87.8%86.9% Social Studies 10Social Studies 20IB 89.0%89.2% Mathematics 20IB Mathematics 30IB 86.6%86.2%

8 Class averages SubjectAvg.SubjectAvg. Biology 2070%Biology 20IB82% Biology 3072%Biology 30IB88% Chemistry 2070%Chemistry 20IB85% Chemistry 3071%Chemistry 30IB84% Physics 2075%Physics 20IB83% Physics 3069%Physics 30IB81% English 2077%English 20IB84% English 3077%English 30IB85%

9 IB students outperform their peers on government assessments © IBO 2003 Archbishop MacDonald 2012 Alberta Education Diploma Exam Scores SubjectIB Diploma Students’ Average Provincial Average ENGLISH A1 HL 84.8%68.0% HIST.EUROPE HL83.7%69.5% BIOLOGY HL85.7%71.4% CHEMISTRY SL79.6%70.3% PHYSICS SL87.8%71.0% MATHEMATICS SL84.1%69.0%

10 Benefits of the IB Program: ACADEMIC CHALLENGE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE UNIVERSITY PREPARATION UNIVERSITY PREPARATION Gain confidence in meeting challenges and handling pressure Gain confidence in meeting challenges and handling pressure Improved research/study skills Improved research/study skills Enhanced communication skills Enhanced communication skills Increased effective use of time (time management) Increased effective use of time (time management) Course credit or advanced placement Course credit or advanced placement Strong foundation for faculties with quotas Strong foundation for faculties with quotas Scholarships Scholarships

11 Course selections – IB Diploma Preparation Grade 10 English 10-1H English 10-1H French 10IB and/or Italian 10 and/or Spanish 10IB French 10IB and/or Italian 10 and/or Spanish 10IB Social Studies 10-1H Social Studies 10-1H Science 10H Science 10H Math 10CH Math 10CH Religious Studies 15 Religious Studies 15 Art 10 and/or Drama 10 and/or Music 10 (Instrumental or Choral) Art 10 and/or Drama 10 and/or Music 10 (Instrumental or Choral) Physical Education 10 or 10IB Physical Education 10 or 10IB

12 Course selections – IB Diploma grade 11 Group 1 = English 20IB HL AND 35IB Group 1 = English 20IB HL AND 35IB Group 2 = French 20IB &/OR Group 2 = French 20IB &/OR Italian 20IB &/OR Italian 20IB &/OR Spanish 20IB Group 3 = Social Studies 20IB HL Group 3 = Social Studies 20IB HL Group 4 = Biology 20IB HL &/OR Group 4 = Biology 20IB HL &/OR Chemistry 20IB &/OR Chemistry 20IB &/OR Physics 20IB Physics 20IB Group 5 = Mathematics 20IB AND 30IB Group 5 = Mathematics 20IB AND 30IB Group 6 = Music 20IB OR Theatre Arts 20IB SL/HL OR Visual Arts 20IB SL/HL Group 6 = Music 20IB OR Theatre Arts 20IB SL/HL OR Visual Arts 20IB SL/HL TOK 25IB TOK 25IB

13 Course selections – IB Diploma grade 12 Group 1 = English 30IB HL Group 1 = English 30IB HL Group 2 = French 30IB and/or Italian 30IB and/or Spanish 30IB Group 2 = French 30IB and/or Italian 30IB and/or Spanish 30IB Group 3 = Social Studies 30IB HL & World History 35IB Group 3 = Social Studies 30IB HL & World History 35IB Group 4 = Biology 30IB HL & Biology 35IB and/or Chemistry 30IB and/or Physics 30IB Group 4 = Biology 30IB HL & Biology 35IB and/or Chemistry 30IB and/or Physics 30IB Group 5 = Math 31IB Group 5 = Math 31IB Group 6 = Music 30IB or Theatre Arts 30IB SL/HL or Visual Arts 30IB SL/HL or a subject from group 2 or 4 Group 6 = Music 30IB or Theatre Arts 30IB SL/HL or Visual Arts 30IB SL/HL or a subject from group 2 or 4 TOK 35IB TOK 35IB

14 MAC IB Policies All IB students (Partial and Diploma) enrolled in a grade 11 IB course must pay a fee of $50 All IB students (Partial and Diploma) enrolled in a grade 11 IB course must pay a fee of $50 All IB students (Partial and Diploma) enrolled in a grade 12 IB course must pay a fee of $100 All IB students (Partial and Diploma) enrolled in a grade 12 IB course must pay a fee of $100

15 For further information about the IB Diploma Program and specifically University recognition policies, please visit the IBO website:

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17 Thank you!!


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