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1 Information Seminar for Grade10 Students and Parents IB Diploma ProgrammeInformation Seminar for Grade10 Students and ParentsDiploma Program
2 AGENDA1. Subject and Core component display and discussion in the West Wing foyer 2. Coffee/Juice and snacks 3. Welcome and Introductions – Mr. Gallant 4. IB: The Key Components of the Programme - Mr. Baker/Mr. Smith 5. Next Steps towards IB in September Overall QuestionsPage 2
3 Students study concurrently: Contents: What does the Diploma Programme curriculum contain? The curriculum contains six subject groups and a core of three parts.Students study concurrently:three subjects at higher level (240 hours each).three subjects at standard level (150 hours each).all three parts of the core.Nathan and Sachin to talk here.The IB Learner Profile and the core are central to the philosophy of the Diploma Programme.
4 Organization: What is the IB mission? The IB is a not-for-profit foundation, motivated by its educational mission, focused on the student.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.“The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you: they are unique manifestations of the human spirit.”~Wade Davis4
5 Programmes : What is the Learner Profile Programmes : What is the Learner Profile? It’s the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century.IB learners strive to be:InquirersKnowledgeableThinkersCommunicatorsPrincipledOpen-mindedCaringRisk-takersBalancedReflectivePage 555
6 external assessments = trusted, reliable grades worldwide How is IB Different?external assessments = trusted, reliable grades worldwidecritical thinking skills needed for the 21st centurycreates adaptable learners for an ever changing post-secondary education and workforceappreciation of the perspectives of others, more empathy in dealing with others is very important in many professions such as business, medicine and law.IB is the WHY(causes and consequences), and the HOW(analyze and synthesis) of the WHAT(knowledge of facts).Turner Fenton Secondary School StatisticsIBDP has been in existence since 1998 in Brampton, ON.2011 graduates72 of the 135 diploma graduates had a 90% averageAverage IB score was 32, world average last year was 29100% university acceptanceHarvard has requested last year to come and visit Turner Fenton specifically to attract their IB students.
7 Who is it for and what are the benefits to my child? Because the IB Diploma Program in Grades 11 and 12 is externally assessed, it provides an unequalled level of quality control over skills assessment and curriculum depth. Welcomed into the best universities world-wide Diploma Programme graduates are sought after because they are "committed, self-confident, highly organized and risk-taking individuals with multi-tasking capabilities.” (www.ibo.org)University Preparation ProgramStudies continue to provide evidence that IB graduates have higher than average success rates in university. More specifically, time management skills, critical thinking and writing skills, and being that strong independent adult learner. Students will gain a sense of self and move forward with confidence.Transfer CreditStudents can apply for University credit based on their results in IB examinations. Most Ontario universities allow students to gain up to 3 university credits from scores of 5 or higher in IB. Some universities offer 2nd year status upon entering university as they consider your IB scores/diploma.Two Diplomas = 2 different academic scores to apply for your university program of choice (SEE NEXT SLIDE FOR EXAMPLE)Vincent and Leena speak herePage 7
8 Higher (HL) vs. Standard Level (SL) Each student MUST select a minimum of 3 HL and 3 SL coursesTheir selection should match their intended University pathwayHigher Level240 Hours studying the curriculum in more depth (not necessarily harder….just digging deeperUsually 3 semesters of the four in Grades 11 and 12Internal Assessments often the same as the SL courseFinal Examination has an extra paper which will focus on the extra optional unitsStudents can take four if it fits their scheduleStudents can NOT write a HL exam in their Grade 11 yearStandard Level150 Hours studying the curriculum, usually 2 semestersFinal Examination can be taken in Grade 11 or 12 (Anticipated vs. Diploma)
9 IB Assessment in Ontario - students receive both their OSSD and IB Diploma IB Course HL=3 Sem. SL=2 Sem.OSSD equivalentGroup 1: English HLENG3U, ENG4U, ETS 4UGroup 2: French B SLFSF3U, FSF4UGroup 2: Spanish ab initio SLLWS BO1, LWS CU1Group 3: History SL/HLCHA 3U,CHY 4U, CHI 4UGroup 3: ITGS SLBTA 3O, HSB 4UGroup 4: Chemistry SL/HLSCH 3U, SCH 4U, PSE 4UGroup 4: Biology SL/HLSBI 3U, SBI 4U, SNC 4MGroup 4: Physics SLSPH 3U1, SPH 4U1Group 5: Math SL/HLGroup 5: Math Studies SLMHF 4U, MCV 4U, MDM 4UMCF 3M, MDM 4UGroup 6: Visual Arts SLAVI 3M, AVI 4MCore: TOKHZT 4URED = extra credit given to HL student /
10 Sample Time Table for 2014 to 2016 Note: Timetable would change if Spanish was your choice over 2 years. Spanish ab initio must be taughtover 2 school years and your exam would be in May 2016Note: This timetable can change after student selections have been submitted.
11 How do students work towards 2 diplomas? Use English as an examplediplomaSem 1(gr 11)Sem 2Sem 3(gr 12)Sem 4OSSDENG3U1Credit earned as of January 31No English takenENG4U1ETS4U1Credit earned as of June 30IBFirst semester of English HLSecond semester of English HLThird semester of English HLPredicted Grade given in AprilFinal grades received from IB on July 6th
12 Services: What is special about IB assessment Services: What is special about IB assessment? IB assessment is rigorous, criterion related, consistent and differentiating of student ability.Diploma Programme assessment includes both final examinations and internal assessment undertaken by the teacher to IB criteria and then externally moderated by the IB.Marks awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest).The diploma is graded over 45 points giving ample scope to differentiate student abilityDiploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points.Grade Level Descriptors developed for each subjectIn General:7 Excellent performance6 Very good performance5 Good performance4 Satisfactory performance3 Mediocre performance2 Poor performance1 Very poor performanceDiploma Programme assessment – principles and practice – available on
13 Ontario University Marks Conversion Scale This conversion chart is used by all IB Schools of Ontario and is approved by Ontario Universities to ensure consistency around reporting of grades on the OSSDIB GradeOSSD % Range796-100%690-95%580-89%470-79%360-69%250-59%
14 Mark Band Explanation19This student is a low level 5 (IB) which is converted to 83% (OSSD).583
16 The IB Diploma and the OSSD awarded after 2 years of studyBased on internal and external evaluations including final evaluations for each course area (6 in total)Students must score a minimum of 24 diploma points to earn the diplomaStudents must complete evaluations for Extended Essay and Theory of KnowledgeStudents must complete the requirements for Creativity, Action and Service
17 The IB Diploma and the OSSD – cont. Awarded when students earn 30 credits in total from grade 9 – 12, including 18 required coursesPass the OSSLT – Grade 10 Literacy TestSubmit 40 hours of Volunteer Community InvolvementEach semester IB students will earn OSSD credits for related OSSD curriculum in each period.
18 Reporting Grades for IB/OSSD Students Grade Information is sent to Ontario universities 3 times from the high schoolsInformation for the OSSD is sent electronically to the Ontario Universities’ Application CentreIB information will be sent as a separate submissionFeb, April and July of their grade 12 year is when marks go inIB students will have a predicted 1 to 7 score for each subject area in Feb and April.Those same predicted scores will determine their OSSD average in those course by the conversion tableFinal IB grades are released on July 5/6 after graduation. The IBO will send your final grades directly to your selected university.
19 How will universities view these documents Ontario university admissions offices will use whatever works in the best interest of the studentScholarships will be determined by whatever works in the best interest of the student for Ontario universitiesUniversity credit transfer will be determined based on final IB marks submitted to the university from IBEach university may have its own policy on credit transferStudents may need to meet with university officials to determine exact credit transfer details
20 Admissions Criteria Western University Queen’s University University of TorontoAdmissionsMinimum of 28 points including Diploma Points(Min. score of 4 in each subject)-low to mid 30s for competitive programsMinimum of 28 points excluding Diploma Points30 to 35 for competitive programs28 points minimum including Diploma Points-30 to 35 for competitive programsTransfer creditsUp to 3 for HL courses 5+(6+for engineering)
21 Admission Scholarship Eligibility University Scholarships for IBUniversities are recognizing the value of IB Diplomas with scholarship levels and special scholarships for IB graduates. (this is in addition to monies saved from transfer credits)Western University – IB/OSSD ScholarshipIB Diploma ScoreOSSDaveragesAdmission Scholarship Eligibility32-3680 – 89.9%$1,500 Western Scholarship of Distinction37-4090 – 94.9%$2,000 Western Scholarship of Excellence41-4595% or higher$10,000 ($2,500 annually) Continuing Scholarship
23 Preparing for University Admissions Ontario UniversitiesMany programs use “marks only” as the basis for admissionSome Ontario universities require additional forms, such as the Personal Statement of Experience and Supplementary Essay (Queen’s University)Many highly competitive programs at Ontario universities require “supplementary information” for admission (Rotman Commerce – U of T)CAS and EE will help students with such these additional requirements
24 Preparing for University Admissions US UniversitiesMost will require SAT or ACT tests for admission and scholarship purposesAncaster High School is a PSAT test centre (PSAT tests are written in October)SAT tests – reading, writing, mathACT tests – English, math, science, readingMany US universities now use the Common Application for admissions
25 International University Admission The IB Diploma will be a more recognizable level of achievement than the OSSDStudents will have a clear goal for admissions criteriaEach university will have its own admission criteria (may include letters of support, school profile…)
26 IB University Preparation We are taking grade 10,11,12 students to the IB – University Information FairThe expectation is to see which universities are actively seeking out IB students, what benefits at the university IB students will receive and to become familiar with the way IB diplomas are reviewed by university admissions officesDate: TBAFarida to talk here
27 Next Steps Towards IB in September 2014 December individual meetings with students and Mr. SmithDecember applications with IB choices given out to discuss as a family over the winter break.January IB specific option sheet session and options due on Tuesday, January 7, 2014First installment cheque post-dated for March 1st due with application.Date TBA - Grade 10 IB Retreat - for committed IB students a lunch and afternoon of organized team building activities with our IB Year 1 and 2 students.April/May/June Extended Essay sessions for skill building
28 How well do you know IB now? IB Test PrincipalRandy Gallant –ext 305IB CoordinatorJason Smith –