Similarities between AP and IB Both are rigorous programs devoted to educational experience with high performance expectations for students and faculty Both attract highly motivated students who wish to excel academically Both receive additional weight in calculating GPA Both use external assessments and evaluators to score assessments Both are recognized by most US universities for consideration for college credit or advanced standing Both rely on objectivity and fairness in scoring assessments, removing personality and personal influence from the assessment system. Scores are based on the quality of wok evaluated against a set criteria or standard.
Differences between AP and IB National standard of excellence AP allows students to choose individual classes based on interests and strength College level courses that can earn the student college credit for scoring 4-5 (on a 5-point scale) on exam* AP scores are based solely on the AP exam AP exams are multiple choice and short-answer or essay exams Exams are based on in-depth mastery of specific concepts within a given subject Any student may take AP exams; IB students may take AP exams AP recognizes high achievement on AP exams through the AP scholars program International standard of excellence IB is a 2 yr well-rounded education program with 6 areas of study, an extended essay, TOK and CAS Comprehensive curriculum of college level work that can earn the student college credit for scoring 5-7 (on a 7-point scale) on exams IB scores based on classroom work and IB exams IB exams are all short answer or essay exams Exams are based on broad general understanding of concepts and fundamental themes Only IB students enrolled in IB courses may take IB exams and receive IB credit Successful IB candidates receive an IB diploma for the full program or IB certificate for individual courses taken Meritorious Valedictorian has traditionally been an IB Diploma student
Expenses AP $89 per exam IB $104 per exam Both AP and IB: If you qualify for free/reduced lunch, cost of each exams is $5.
AP Courses Offered at HHS AP English 11 AP US History* AP Biology AP Statistics AP Psych AP Studio Art: 2D Design* or Drawing* AP English 12 AP European History* AP Government AP Spanish AP Chemistry AP Physics AP Calculus AB and/or BC
IB Vocab Standard Level (SL) – courses requiring 150 hrs of class time; typically taught over the course of 1 year Higher Level (HL) – courses requiring 240 hrs of class time; taught over the courses of 2 years
IB Coursework for Junior Year English IB HL 1 Spanish 3 Honors or Latin 3 Honors Biology IB HL 1 History of the Americas IB HL 1 Math IB SL or Math Studies IB SL IB Elective SL/HL Senior Year English IB HL 2 Spanish IB SL or Latin IB SL Biology IB HL 2 History of the Americas IB HL 2 AP Calculus, AP Stats or math at an appropriate level IB Elective SL/HL
Additional IB Requirements Theory of Knowledge (TOK) – 2 nd semester junior year and 1 st semester senior year [7 th /8 th period/1 day per week] Extended Essay CAS (Creativity, Action, Service)
CLUBS AP Club Thursdays after school in room 524 unless there is a CSF meeting, then AP Club is canceled for the CSF meeting. IB Club Every other Monday after school in room 105 Beginning October 8
Clubs California Scholarship Federation (CSF) meets every other Thurs. in room 214 beginning in November. Honor society based on grades from 10 th -12 th grade must apply each semester 10 pts required: A = 3, B = 1, C = 0 (no D/F) 4 of 6 semesters of membership earns the Gold Robe for graduation
Useful Websites IB www.ibo.orgwww.ibo.org AP www.collegeboard.orgwww.collegeboard.org information on AP, SAT, College Planning College Search: choose specific parameters and it provides names of colleges and universities that you might want to look into
UCSB’s AP and IB credit info http://my.sa.ucsb.edu/catalog/Current/U ndergraduateEducation/InternationalBac calaureateCreditChart.aspx http://my.sa.ucsb.edu/catalog/Current/U ndergraduateEducation/InternationalBac calaureateCreditChart.aspx IB http://my.sa.ucsb.edu/catalog/Current/U ndergraduateEducation/APCreditandCh art.aspx http://my.sa.ucsb.edu/catalog/Current/U ndergraduateEducation/APCreditandCh art.aspx AP
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