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1 The International Baccalaureate A Parents Guide at ISM

2 The IB Coordinator Mike Relf Contact: Tel: +632 840 8673 Office: 1066 (guidance) About me: ▫Teacher 18 years ▫Geography & ToK ▫UK, Jordan, Venezuela ▫Examiner ToK / Geography ▫2 nd Year at ISM ▫3 children…  not troubled by IB yet!

3 What is the IB?… Challenging Two year Pre- University High School program Create Well Rounded & Well Educated Individuals Balance of Breadth and depth What the IB Says… some detail… ▫ ▫Click for IB VideoClick for IB Video At ISM… Open Door… Non-selective Diploma Vs Certificate GPA - weighting

4 The IB Philosophy Life in the 21st century, in an interconnected, globalized world, requires critical-thinking skills and a sense of international-mindedness, something that International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Program students come to know and understand.

5 The IB Hexagon

6 Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Open-Minded Caring Risk-Takers Balanced Reflective

7 How is it Assessed? Each subject is scored on a scale 1-7 (7 is best!) Students study 6 subjects ▫Max subject score = 6x7 = 42 ▫ToK + EE = 0-3 points = 42+3 = 45! Perfect Score ▫2011  104,998 diploma global candidates – 96 scored 45 (0.001%) – 193 scored 44 (0.002%)  Average 29.5 pts

8 Theory of Knowledge (ToK) Philosophical Investigation based around 2 key questions…  What do I Know?  How do I know it?  Assessment  1 essay from a selection prescribed by IB  1 presentation – subject chosen by student

9 Extended Essay (EE) 4000 word investigation into a student chosen academic subject Must follow strict academic investigation in line with university expectations Guided by supervisor Externally assessed Chance to develop an interest / academic depth Timeline: ▫Info Lit / Beginning EE ▫Proposal January 18 th ▫Writing Day 1 April 28 th ▫Summer – Writing ▫Senior year – writing day September ▫Submission Semester 1

10 Creativity Action Service – Mr. Neil Woods IB Diploma Requirement… you must complete the CAS requirements in order to obtain a diploma – 150 hours As the IB States… “the CAS program fosters student awareness and and appreciation of life outside the academic arena" But more importantly… ▫ It encourages you to develop skills and experiences beyond your current context ▫ It enables you to develop skills beyond the academic ▫ It makes you a ‘better person’

11 The IB Workload… Realistic Expectations Overload – caution Extra Curricular Organization – Key Key Dates Calendar ▫Collect a copy ▫Online : IB Blog ▫

12 The Key Question… How will the IB help my child in the university entrance process? Click for IB Video “The IB is well known to us for excellent preparations. Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Program on the transcript.”— Marilyn McGrath Lewis, Director of Undergraduate Admission Harvard University “Send us prepared students a la IB...It is the “best” high school prep curriculum an American school can offer.” — Marilee Jones, Former Director of Undergraduate Admission, Massachusetts Institute of Technology “One of the advantages of an IB curriculum is its structure and quality. It is a coordinated program, well established, well known and well respected. We know the quality of IB courses, and we think the IB curriculum is terrific.” — Christoph Guttentag, Director of Undergraduate Admission, Duke University

13 University Quotes… more of the same McGill has enthusiastically recruited IB students for over two decades. Even today, when reviewing an application from an IB Diploma candidate our admissions officers can be assured of the candidate’s strong and broad based academic preparation. We have seen that IB students embrace the rigorous academic challenges of university life and perform well in their McGill programmes. As a member of the College and University Recognition Taskforce, I can attest to the respected position of the IB diploma at prestigious universities throughout North America. - Kim Bartlett - Director of Admissions McGill University Recent studies on IB Diploma Program graduates in university confirm that they perform well and have significantly higher grade point averages and higher graduation rates than students who did not complete the IB Diploma Program. Scores on IB assessments are also a significant predictor of performance in university. - IBO Higher Education Research Group

14 IB Diploma Programme: A Strong predictor of Success in University

15 ISM Results highlights 2011

16 Results trends

17 IB Candidate Numbers at ISM

18 Video… You Tube And finally… The student perspective..

19 Q&A

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