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2 SCHOOL DISTRICT 43 (Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam-Port Moody-Belcarra-Anmore ) District Programme of Choice: equal access for all qualified SD 43 grade 9~12 students 120 seats available in the IB Foundations courses for incoming grade 9 students 120 seats available in the IB Foundations courses for continuing and new grade 10 students

3 Internationally renowned and widely respected continuum of programmes with standards set and maintained by the IBO. “The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.” “These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”

4 The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. The programme is normally taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world's leading universities.

5  For motivated and talented students who want to learn in a challenging environment of like- minded peers Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Caring Balanced Open-minded Risk-takers Reflective

6 Increasing challenge appropriate to the learning needs of motivated students. Diploma Programme is considered to be equivalent to first year university standing Has a high degree of personalization and flexibility

7 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2012

8 Core subjects of English, Second Language (French, Spanish, Mandarin, or Japanese), S.S., Math and Science. Wide variety of electives available in visual arts, tech ed, foods, textiles, music and the performing arts.

9 All IB Foundations courses include the material required for the BC curriculum in Grades 9 and 10 including preparation for the grade 10 and 11 Provincial exams. These are preparatory courses for success in the IB Diploma, incorporating philosophy and attitudes of IB

10  IB Foundations English 9Group 1  IB Foundations Second Language 9Group 2  IB Foundations Social Studies 10 Group 3 (9 & 10 SS Dogwood curriculum)  IB Foundations Science 9Group 4  IB Foundations Math 9 Group 5  Two Grade 9 Electives (Group 6)  P.E. 9  Music as a 9 th option

11  IB Foundations English 10 Group 1  IB Foundations Second Language 10 Group 2  IB Foundations Social Studies 11 Group 3  IB Foundations Science 10 Group 4  IB Foundations Math 10 Group 5  Two Electives (Group 6)  Physical Education 10  Planning 10 (on-line cohort)  Music as a 9 th option

12  IB English 11 Group 1  IB Language 11 andGroup 2 IB Language 12  One of: IB Geog 11/ IB Hist 11/ IB Econ 11 Group 3  One of: IB Bio 11/ IB Chem 11/ IB Phys 11 Group 4  IB Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 Group 5  IB Art 11/IB Film 11Group 6  IB CAS 11  TOK 11 Note* Students may take an additional course from groups 2-4 in lieu of group 6 (Languages, Geography, History, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics).

13 Programme of Choice yearly costs are: Grades 9 and 10: $275. Grades 11 and 12 Diploma Programme Courses: 1 course- $50 2 courses- $100 3 or more courses- $275. Exam fees: (Grades 11 and 12) Exam fees are calculated according to the number of exams minus the programme fee paid in September. For example: 5 Grade 12 exams= $650-$275 Diploma fees equal approximately $375

14 Grade 9 and 10 Foundations students are expected to undertake the entire programme. Grade 10 numbers are brought up to 120 students by application. At the end of Grade 10, IB students are expected to continue as full Diploma students or may choose to pursue individual Diploma Programme Courses (individual IB subjects). Access to the IB Diploma programme courses in grades 11 and 12 is open to any PMSS student who qualifies through teacher recommendation but is limited by availability.

15 Step 1: Determine the best choice to meet your educational needs. Step 2: Obtain a copy of the application package from PMSS. Step 3: Complete all parts of the application package and, if possible, be sure to include teacher report in the sealed envelope signed by the teacher.

16 Step 4: Submit completed application packages to PMSS by the deadline – 4 pm on Thursday, January 24 th. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Step 5: Proceed with your regular programming at your assigned secondary school. DO NOT register for Cross Boundary transfer. If accepted to the IB, we will take care of this for you.

17 Step 6: Attend the testing session Saturday, January 26 th, 2013 from 8:30am to 1:00pm at PMSS. Step 7: All applicants will be notified by indicating whether their applications were successful or not, beginning February 14 th, Students who are offered a seat will have until February 20 th to accept and return the Statement of Commitment to PMSS by , fax or in person. A waiting list will be kept until September in the event that openings become available over the course of the year.

18 Step 8: Attend Course Selection and Registration session at PMSS on February 21 st at 7 pm.

19 Letter about January 26 Assessment Mathematics/Problem Solving Assessment Interactive Problem Solving Assessment Writing Assessment Saturday, January 26 th, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Reading Assessment

20 Personal Information and Student/Parent Declaration

21 Student Form: Self Reflection– see IB Learner profile

22 Student Form: Extracurricular Background

23 Confidential Teacher Report: teachers will need ample time to complete and will need Student: Self Reflection to comment upon If your teacher is unable to get this completed and back to you in time, they may it to me directly by January 30 th or drop it off at the school themselves.

24 Questions and Answers!!!!


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