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What you need to know…. It is a stressful time but a following few simple guidelines will help… 1. Follow your passions 2. Think about yourself – awareness.

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1 What you need to know…

2 It is a stressful time but a following few simple guidelines will help… 1. Follow your passions 2. Think about yourself – awareness of strengths 3. Think about your future – what do you need? 4. What options do I have?

3 Dont forget… you have already created a 4-year plan… this is meant to guide the decision! Refer to the plan on Family Connection Talk & Discuss Parents!!!!... Teachers Guidance Students

4 Full IB Diploma 6 Subjects 3HL + 3SL ToK / EE Study hall Partial IB Diploma Up to 4HL or SL No constraints by group Freedom to add ISM Courses Study Hall ISM High School Diploma Freedom to add ISM courses No External Examination pressures High School Diploma

5 Six Subjects 3 Higher level - HL 3 Standard level – SL Compulsory: One from each group 1-5 + One from group 6 or an extra subject from another group Exception: Environmental Systems & Societies (can be group 3, or 4 or both!) Plus: Theory of Knowledge & Extended Essay IB Video

6 Self Taught… Other native language speakers Literature based Scheduled study slots Led by Ms Arndt Tutor Discipline! Develop proficiency… stick with it! Ab initio is not an easy option! Group1 – 1 st language (A) English, Korean (HL only), Japanese (HL only) Group 2 – Language Acquisition (B) English, Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, French… or Second First language inc. Filipino or Self Taught native language

7 Language & Literature Vs Literature Consider personal strengths Interests No. of texts University / college targets Talk to your English Teacher!

8 Consider personal strengths & Enjoyment Grade 9 & 10 courses 4-Year Plan Interests Needs University / college targets – research! Talk to Your Teachers ! Sports, Exercise & Health Science Not recommended to replace the big 3 Not IB Phys Ed ! Computer Science Group 4 but not recommended to replace the big 3

9 English

10 Math

11 Languages

12 Sciences

13 ExampleGroup 1Group 2Group 3Group 4Group 5Group 6 Standard – one subject from each group English A Literature HL Spanish Ab Initio SL Geography HL Biology SLMath SLFilm HL Language heavy – Korean first language Korean A Literature SL English B HL Economics HL Env. Systems & Societies SL Math HLFrench B SL Two Arts option English A Lang & Lit HL Mandarin B SL Env. Systems & Societies SL Visual Arts HL Math Studies SL Theatre HL Business Option English A Literature SL French B SL Economics HL Physics HLMath HLBusiness & Manageme nt SL

14 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 Results 104,998 diploma global candidates – 96 scored 45 – 193 scored 44 (0.002%) Average 29.5 pts…ISM 34.5!


16 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

17 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

18 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 appreciation of life outside the academic arena 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

19 It is better to take 4HL subjects I have to do AP subjects as well Math HL has low grades I dont need the diploma for US Colleges Ab Initio is an easy language option ToK & EE dont matter … but everyone does the IB

20 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 TechnologyMassachusetts 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

21 Cost Time Organization Stress Academic pressure Not the easy option! Realistic Expectations Overload – caution Extra Curricular Management Organization

22 You Take Some IB courses… Freedom of choice Not governed by group restrictions No ToK / EE Schedule slots for more elective options Still possible college credits Approx 25% ISM students each year Still awarded ISM Diploma

23 Complete freedom of choice within graduation requirements No external examinations Reduced workload Reduced academic challenge Opportunity to follow co-curricular passions Respected diploma but not externally validated

24 Course Offerings 2012-13 Online access At ISM High School HS Course Offerings SY12-13

25 All selection via the online tool on the portal 20-24 th February Click here

26 These people for example made a decision to get up and chase a cheese… Cheese And sometimes even good decisions dont work out even for the best people… Fail

27 Q & A Post-It Board

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