Presentation on theme: "The International Baccalaureate"— Presentation transcript:
1The International Baccalaureate An Introduction for Grade 9 & 10 Parents Guide at ISM
2The IB Coordinator Mike Relf Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:Office: 1066 (guidance)About me:Teacher 18 yearsGeography & ToKUK, Jordan, VenezuelaExaminer ToK / Geography2nd Year at ISM3 children…not troubled by IB yet!
3Goal… A Presentation in 4 Parts Part 1: About the IB Diploma… a beginners guidePart 2: What options do I have and how do I choose?Part 3: Advantages & Disadvantages of the IB Diploma?Part 4: Some University PerspectivesQ & A
4Part1: What is the IB Diploma?… Challenging Two year Pre- University High School programCreate Well Rounded & Well Educated IndividualsBalance of Breadth and depthWhat the IB Says…A Video Introduction from some Ib students:At ISM…Open Door…Non-selective… but recommendationsDiploma Vs Certificate Vs ISM Diploma
5The IB PhilosophyLife in the 21st century, in an interconnected, globalized world, requires critical-thinking skills and a sense of international-mindedness, something that International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Program students come to know and understand.
6This philosophy is achieved through the IB Hexagon
8How is it Assessed? Each subject is scored on a scale 1-7 (7 is best!) Students study 6 subjectsMax subject score = 6x7 = 42ToK + EE = 0-3 points = 42+3 = 45! Perfect Score2011104,998 diploma global candidates – 96 scored 45 (0.001%) – 193 scored 44 (0.002%)Average 29.5 pts
13Compulsory Elements 1: Theory of Knowledge (ToK) Philosophical Investigation based around 2 key questions…What do I Know?How do I know it?Assessment1 essay from a selection prescribed by IB1 presentation – subject chosen by student
14Compulsory Element 2: Extended Essay (EE) 4000 word investigation into a student chosen academic subjectMust follow strict academic investigation in line with university expectationsGuided by supervisorExternally assessedChance to develop an interest / academic depth
15Compulsory Element 3: Creativity Action Service (CAS) IB Diploma Requirement… you must complete the CAS requirements in order to obtain a diploma – 150 hoursAs the IB States… “the CAS program fosters student awareness and appreciation of life outside the academic arena”It encourages you to develop skills and experiences beyond your current contextIt enables you to develop skills beyond the academicIt makes you a ‘better person’
16Part 2: What Options do I Have & How do I Choose? 4 Year Plan Process… begins in Grade 9 and continues in Grade 10 – GuidanceIB Diploma Vs Certificate Vs ISM Diploma?Graduation RequirementsGuidance Counselor RoleHomeroom20th 24th February Grade 10 Registration Week
17Course Choices by IB Group Course Options at ISMGroup1 – 1st languageEnglish, Korean, JapaneseGroup 2 – Language AcquisitionEnglish, Mandarin, Japanese, , Spanish, French… or second First language inc. FilipinoGroup 3 – Social StudiesEconomics, Business & Management, Geography, History, Psychology, Environmental Systems & Societies*Group 4 – SciencesPhysics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Systems & Societies*, Sports Exercise & Health ScienceGroup 5 – MathematicsMath Studies, SL, HL, Computer ScienceGroup 6 – The Arts & ElectivesTheatre, Film, Visual Arts,or another subject from any group!
19Part 3: Advantages & Disadvantages of the IB Diploma? Academic RigorBecome a ‘Better’ PersonOpens more ‘doors’– university / subjectsInternational RecognitionMobileChallengeLearner Profile!Ask around and check out the quotes…
20Disadvantages of the IB Diploma CostTimeOrganizationStressAcademic pressureNot the easy option!Realistic ExpectationsOverload – cautionExtra Curricular ManagementOrganizationNeed?
21Part 4: The Key Question… How will the IB help my child in the university entrance process? “Send us prepared students a la IB...It is the “best” high school prep curriculum an American school can offer.” —Marilee Jones, Former Director of Undergraduate Admission, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyClick for IB Video“The IB is well known to us for excellent preparations. Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Program on the transcript.”—Marilyn McGrath Lewis, Director of Undergraduate Admission Harvard University“One of the advantages of an IB curriculum is its structure and quality. It is a coordinated program, well established, well known and well respected. We know the quality of IB courses, and we think the IB curriculumis terrific.” — Christoph Guttentag, Director of Undergraduate Admission, Duke University
22University Quotes… more of the same McGill has enthusiastically recruited IB students for over two decades. Even today, when reviewing an application from an IB Diploma candidate our admissions officers can be assured of the candidate’s strong and broad based academic preparation. We have seen that IB students embrace the rigorous academic challenges of university life and perform well in their McGill programmes. 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 UniversityRecent studies on IB Diploma Program graduates in university confirm that they perform well and have significantly higher grade point averages and higher graduation rates than students who did not complete the IB Diploma Program. Scores on IB assessments are also a significant predictor of performance in university. - IBO Higher Education Research Group
23Activity… Sticky notes… Questions / concerns… stick them up… Answer common ones then others address in Q & A session at the end
24Video… Some ISM Advice from 2011 The student perspective..