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September 25 Agenda  Academic and Other Considerations  CAS, EE, Group 4 and IAs  Exams and Registration  Graduation and Diploma  Post-Secondary.

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2 September 25 Agenda  Academic and Other Considerations  CAS, EE, Group 4 and IAs  Exams and Registration  Graduation and Diploma  Post-Secondary Applications  Scholarships

3 Academic Consideration  BALANCE  Organization  Time Management  Support

4 CAS  18 months over grade 11 and 12– included the summer!  Group projects?  Will continue to meet during grade 12 monthly.  Final Celebration in May.

5 Extended Essay  September: first draft due on Monday  Communication with supervising teacher is crucial  Need help—see Mr. Haffner first  October 30: Final Paper Due  Will meet with Mr. Haffner to go over submission process  Turnitin.com  Sign covers and submit to IBO in January

6 Group 4 Project  The Plan  Research based  Completed over 1-2 weeks in small groups  Presented in the afternoon of parent-teacher interviews in November

7 Internal Assessments  Schedule will be revised and set out  Goal is to not overwhelm students with due dates but it will be busy  Due dates for IBO are fixed

8 Exam Registration  Review General Regulations with your children  Sign and return letter  Understand general regs  Understand academic honesty expectations  Understand CAS expectations  Registration will be completed via ManageBAC by late October

9 Exam Registration  New Candidate Session Number and PIN for end of October  Invoice  Registration fee is US$160 plus GST  paid last year unless DP Courses Student  Subject fee is US$110 plus GST  5 exams? US$550 + GST  Don’t pay until you get invoice  We will calculate the appropriate conversion rate on date of billing

10 Graduation and Diploma  Dual Track: MOE and IB  MOE:  80 graduation credits  Grad Transitions  Fine Arts/Applied Skills  Math 11 or 12, SS 11, English 10, Math 10, Science 10, Planning 10  English 12 and 4 grade 12 courses

11 IB No diploma will be awarded if: - less than 24 points -N given in one or more subjects, including TOK and EE (N meaning incomplete) -E awarded in TOK and EE (E meaning Fail) -a grade of 1 is awarded in any subject -CAS requirements have not been completed -candidate is guilty of malpractice -a grade of 3 or less has been awarded four or more times (you can only get three 3s)

12 IB No diploma will be awarded if your point total is between 24 and 27 if: -one or more grades of 2 in HL courses -two or more grades of 2 in SL courses -if taking 3 HLs, scoring less than 12 on these (so you could score 5, 4, and 3…I suppose, 6, 3, 3 also seems ok but need to end up with over 24 total, remember) -if taking 3 SLs, scoring less than 9 on these (so…2, 3, 4 would do…but need to make the 24 total) -if taking 4 HLs, scoring less than 16 on these -if taking 2 SLs, scoring less than 6 on these -scoring an E on either TOK or EE

13 IB No diploma will be awarded if your point total is above 28 and: -grade of 2 at HL is awarded two or more times -grade of 2 at SL is awarded three times -if taking 3 HLs, scoring less than 11 on these -if taking 3 SLs, scoring less than 8 on these -if taking 4 HLs, scoring less than 14 on these -if taking 2 SLs, scoring less than 5 on these

14 Post Secondary Application  Do your research!  The Universities set their admissions standards  NOT IBO  NOT MoE  NOT ME!!

15 American Post-Secondary  IB ≠ Ivy League Schools  Do your research  SAT  Grade 11 marks  Leadership/citizenship/dazzlement  Common Application Online  Be aware of your deadlines  Give me and teachers PLENTY of time for reference letters  Most are already doing what they need to do

16 Canadian Post-Secondary  Do your research!  Specific faculties and programmes have specific requirements  Transfer credit policies are different from university to university  Consider ALL your options

17 Canadian Post Secondary  Predicted Grades  Completed at end of semester 1  Consider your entire academic performance  PREDICTION! Prove us right! Prove us wrong!  Do not pester, bribe or bully teachers.  I will tell you your total score– not a point by point breakdown.  I will send your PGs to UBC and SFU. You do the rest.

18 Canadian Post-Secondary  The Process:  I meet with university reps in November for updates on IB specific applications  I ask students to register for universities they wish PGs sent to  I meet with teachers at end of January for PG evening  I complete all the forms and send PGs directly to SFU and UBC  I provided sealed PGs to students to send to other schools  Be nice to know where they decide to go…

19 Canadian Post Secondary  Register in May to have IB Final Grades sent to universities in July  1 Canadian or American  Up to 5 outside North America  Register to have MoE marks sent to universities  PSI  Link from school website when active

20 Scholarships  BC Provincial Exam $1000  Requirements have changed  University Entrance Scholarships  School District Scholarships  School Administered  Scholarship meetings start October 22.  See and the Blues News for information and updates from Ms. Truaxwww.pmssblues.net

21 The “Big Picture” Assembly  October 7 in block 4  Grad 2015 group photo  October 8 Grade 12 Parent Night

22 Questions?  Thank you for coming!


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