A good work ethic Time management skills Intellectual curiosity Excellent attendance A commitment to homework
2 year course in Grade 11 and 12 Designed for students who like to learn. DP students study 6 different subject areas. DP candidates also ◦ Write a 4000 word essay ◦ Complete 50 hours of creativity, 50 hours of action and 50 hours of service = 150 hours ◦ Study Theory of Knowledge - a thinking class
English 10 E (2 classes) History 10 E (1 class) Math 10/20 E W/F/ P.C.F (2 classes) French 10 Oral and 10E ( 2 classes) Science 10 E and Biology 20 IB (2 classes 3 spots for electives
English HL French HL ◦ History HL/SL ◦ Biology SL ◦ Chemistry SL/HL ◦ Physics SL ◦ Mathematics SL ◦ Theatre Arts SL
HL subjects are higher level subjects. Most universities offer a university credit for HL subjects if you get a mark of 5, 6 or 7. SL subjects are standard level subjects. Some universities and more and more all the time, are offering credit for SL subjects too. 3 HL and 3 SL subjects make up a diploma.
What if I don’t like a certain subject? What if I have difficulty in a certain subject? What if I’m too busy to do the Diploma? Then, you are a certificate student! You do not write the Extended Essay, do the Creativity, Action Service hours or study TOK. You will receive university credit if achieved.
Final IB marks range from 0 – 7. A boost of 0 – 7 may be given to students who work hard. This reflects the increased difficulty of work. Universities usually take one’s best mark and usually only give credit for a 5, 6, or 7 in HL classes. As more Canadian universities understand IB, credit is being given for TOK and SL classes.
●Teachers are specially trained. ●Emphasis is on the process – not just the answer. ●There are 1,074,000 IB students worldwide. ●IB is taught in 144 countries, in 3513 schools. ●There is a positive learning environment because people in your class want to learn ●Students develop excellent work habits in preparation for university. ●IB is the highest academic diploma programme available in the Battlefords.
●IB banquet in May recognizes the accomplishments of all IB students! ●IB Conference in Saskatoon at the U of S! ●Subject blogs! ●Peer support! ●Study groups! ●Comp In Action (CIA) – an extracurricular club that works at making the world a better place!
International Baccalaureate North Battleford Comprehensive High School Allison Hawryliw Enriched/IB Coordinator