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1 International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) A world class education

2 IBO Mission Statement The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessments. 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.

3 IBO Mission Statement IB Learner Profile IB learners strive to be: ● Inquirers ● Open-minded ● Knowledgeable ● Caring ● Thinkers ● Risk-takers ● Communicators ● Balanced ● Principled ● Reflective

4 Diploma vs. Certificate IB Diploma Candidate Students take a course from each of 6 curricular groups Students also work in core elements: Theory of Knowledge (ToK), Extended Essay (EE), and Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) Students must take exams in at least 3 higher level (HL) courses while other courses are at standard level (SL) Completes all internal assessments given by the IB teacher and external May exams administered by IBO. Students can receive up to 7 points per exam. Students can earn up to three bonus points for ToK and EE. Students must earn minimum total of 24 points

5 IB Certificate Student Students choose to study any subject area. They take the course and participate in all IB assessments. Certificate students may enroll in any number of IB courses and earn an IB certificate for each course successfully completed. To qualify as an IB transfer student, you must take a minimum of three IB courses (ToK is included) and sit for all the exams. Diploma vs. Certificate Dip lom a Re quir em ent s

6 Extended Essay (EE) is an in-depth study of a limited topic within a subject of student’s choice. Students choose a staff or community mentor who is experienced in the area of student’s topic. The upper limit is 4,000 words for EE. Students have from Nov. in grade 11 to Nov. in grade 12 to complete this paper. Central HexagonExtended Essay Ce ntra l He xag on - EE

7 Theory of Knowledge (ToK) is central to the educational philosophy of the International Baccalaureate. ToK challenges students and teachers to reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing and areas of knowledge. Students must complete this course as well as a 1200- 1600 word essay from a list of ten titles prescribed by IBO. They also complete a 10-minute presentation. Central HexagonTheory of Knowledge Central Hexagon - TOK

8 Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) is a framework for experiential learning, designed to involve students in new roles. Students should be spending time with others to build relationships and develop the self-worth of both server and served. Students must be involved for at least 150 hours, approximately 50 hours in each of the three areas, over grades 11 and 12. Central HexagonCreativity, Action, Service Ce ntra l He xag on - CA S

9 Group 1: Language A Group 3: Individuals and Society Group 2: Language B Group 5: Mathematics & Computer Science Group 4: Experimental Science Group 6: The Arts Extended Essay (EE) Theory of Knowledge (ToK) Creativity, Action & Service (CAS) The IB Hexagon English A1 HL French SL Spanish SL Japanese SL History of Americas HL (Psychology is planned) Biology HL Chemistry SL/HL Physics SL (Design Technology is planned) Math SL Math Studies SL a 2nd science course or other IB elective (Visual Arts SL/HL is planned) IB He xag on

10 Sample student schedule (GBHS) 9 th Grade Language Year 1 Language Year 2 Geometry or Elective Algebra 2 or Elective PE 9English 9 HealthCP Biology 10 th Grade PE 10 H Chemistry or H Physics Elective Language Year 3 AP European History blocked with English 10 Elective Honors Pre-Calculus Sa mpl e 9 th and 10 th Gra de Sch edu le

11 Sample 11 th and 12 th Grade Schedule 11 th Grade IB Biology HL-1 and IB Chem HL-1 block IB Math SL or Math Studies SL IB History HL-1 and English A1 HL-1 block IB French, Spanish, Japanese SL (years 4-5) ----------------------------------------- ToK (zero period, 2x weekly) Sample student schedule (GBHS) 12 th Grade IB Biology HL-2 and IB Chem HL-2 block Economics & AP Calc BC Government or Elective IB History HL-2 and English A1 HL-2 block IB Physics SL(year-long) or 2 Elective courses ----------------------------------------- ToK (zero period, 2x weekly)

12 Students have both external and internal assessments. External Assessments (EA) are given to students on campus in May and are graded solely by IB officials. Internal Assessments (IA) are given to students by the instructor throughout the courses and are graded by the instructor and moderated by IB through random samples sent to IB officials. IB Assessments Ce ntra l He xag on - CA S

13 Group 1 – Primary Language IB English A1 HL External Assessments (70%) Written Papers [50%] Paper 1 Commentary {25%} Paper 2 Essay {25%} World Literature Assignments [20%] Assignment 1 Comparative Study {10%} Assignment 2 Other works {10%} Internal Assessments (30%) Individual Oral Commentary [15%] Individual Oral Presentation [15%]

14 Group 2 – Secondary Language IB French, Japanese or Spanish SL External Assessments – Written component (70%) Paper 1: Manipulation of texts (1½ hours) [40%] Reading Comprehension {30%} Written Response {10%} Paper 2: Written Production (1½ hours) [30%] Internal Assessments – Oral component (30%) Individual oral {15%} Interactive oral {15%}

15 Group 3 – Individuals & Societies IB History of Americas HL External Assessments (80%) Paper 1: document-based exam {20%} Paper 2: essay-based exam on six 20th Century topics {25%} Paper 3: essay-based exam regarding the Americas {35%} Internal Assessments (20%) Each student will choose a topic, preferably, but not limited to the time frame of 1880-1980

16 Group 4 – Experimental Science IB Biology, Chemistry, or Physics HL External Assessments (76%) Paper 1 [20%] Multiple choice questions that survey curriculum Paper 2 [36%] Two parts of analysis and solving problems on core material. Paper 3 [20%] Short answer questions in the two advanced options studied Internal Assessments (24%) Composed of experimental labs and the Group 4 Project

17 Group 5 – Mathematics IB Math SL or Math Studies SL External Assessments (80%) Paper 1: No Calculator [40%] Section A - Short-response questions [20%] Section B - Extended response questions [20%] Paper 2: Same breakdown, but students use graphing calculator (Math Studies papers are slightly different in format) Internal Assessments (20%) Math SL students complete a portfolio – Type 1 is a mathematical investigation Type 2 is a mathematical model. (Math Studies students complete project based on mathematical discovery)

18 Group 6 – The Arts & Electives Group 6 requirements may be met by taking a second IB course in science IB Visual Arts SL/HL and other IB electives are planned for the future

19 Extracurricular Activities Academic Decathlon Babysitting Baseball Basketball Bike Club BizWorld at Ridgeview Boy Scouts Church choir Church youth group Coaching at Olympus C.R.E.W. Cross-country Cycling Dance Diving Drawing Drill Team Drums Football Girl Scouts Golf Guitar Hula Impact-A-Village Leader Indian Dance Indian music Jiujitsu Journalism Judo Key Club

20 Extracurricular Activities Lacrosse Library Volunteer Lifeguarding NCL Photography Piano Pink Ladies Roller Derby Running Russian dance Russian language Scuba diving Skiing Singing Ski Patrol Soccer Softball Special Olympics volunteer Speech and Debate Speed-strength training Starbuck's employee Sutter Hospital Volunteer Swimming Tennis Track and Field Tutoring Violin Volleyball Water Polo

21 Extracurricular Activities Overall IB juniors and seniors do these: 71% do sports and/or fitness programs 42% do the arts (music, dance, choir, art, photography) 37% do volunteering 20% do Academic Decathlon, Speech & Debate, tutoring

22 IB PARENTS IB takes an entire family of parents, students, teachers and community to work Parents play the most vital role in the IB A dozen roles to support our program: President, Treasurer, Fundraising, Public Relations, Parent Website, IB Lunch Thursday Treats, Vertical Families, Newsletter, IB and Pre-IB Leaders One Family — IB students, parents, teachers

23 IB PARENTS Fundraisers provides funds for scholarships and helping pay exam fees for students needing financial assistance IB Thursday Lunch allows students in four grade levels to socialize and connect with each other Parent meetings provide information and allow for planning of future events Granite Bay Kiwanis help support the GBHS IB Families are asked to “adopt” a student in need One Family — IB students, parents, teachers

24 IB DIPLOMA ADVANTAGES Most respected preparation for college Diploma reflects a balanced curriculum Allows student to master weaker subjects Enhances critical-thinking skills IB Diploma program develops character and service Encourages teamwork and camaraderie Increases teacher-student contact time Students become one family

25 IB DIPLOMA RESOURCES International website: District website: Granite Bay High School IB Coordinator:

26 Thank you for coming tonight!

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