Scheduling Challenges for Students Science – 1 full year in biology PLUS 1 full year in either chemistry OR physics P.E. – 1.5 credits in Portage Where /How to fit it all in?
(1)Language A1: English HL I & II (2)Language B: French HL/SL German HL/SL Spanish HL/SL Latin SL (NHS) (3)Individuals & Societies: 20 th Cent. Wld. Hist. SL History of the Americas HL Psychology HL/SL (2 yrs) Bus. & Management SL (5)Mathematics: Mathematics SL Math Studies SL (4)Experimental Sciences: Biology HL Chemistry HL Physics HL Environmental Systems & Societies SL (CHS) Biology SL (NHS) (6)The Fine Arts Electives: Visual Arts HL/SL Music HL/SL Theatre Arts SL OR: a second group 2, 3, or 4 subject IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM IN PORTAGE Extended Essay (EE) Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
IB Requirements Grades 11 and 12 only 6 IB courses:3 HL (higher level) 3 SL (standard level) OR:4 HL 2 SL TOK course (Theory of Knowledge) Extended Essay CAS (Creativity, Action, Service)
Key Terminology HL = higher level; a 2-year course SL = standard level; a 1-year course TOK = theory of knowledge; a critical thinking course in epistemology, relates the 6 IB courses together CAS = creativity, action, service; experiential learning outside the classroom, done over grades 11 & 12
Creating an IB Diploma Schedule IB Group:11 th Grade:12 th Grade: I: Literature:IB English IIB English II (HL) 2: World Lang.:IB French IVIB French V HL/SL 3: Individuals & Societies: IB/AP psych IIB psych II HL 4: Exp. Science:IB chemistry IIB chemistry II HL 5: Mathematics:Pre-calculusIB mathematics SL/calculus 6: IB Elective:IB theatre (SL)______________ (7) _________________________TOK
For an Artist IB Group:11 th Grade:12 th Grade: I: Literature:IB English IIB English II (HL) 2: World Lang.:IB Spanish IVIB Spanish V HL/SL 3: Individuals & Societies: IB 20 th -century world history IB history of the Americas (HL) 4: Exp. Science:IB biology SL_______________ 5: Mathematics:mathIB math studies SL 6: IB Elective:IB visual arts IIB visual arts II HL (7) _________________________TOK
For a Science-oriented Student IB Group:11 th Grade:12 th Grade: I: LiteratureIB English IIB English II HL 2: World Lang.IB German IVIB German V SL 3: Individuals & Societies IB business & management SL _______________ 4: Exp. ScienceIB chemistry IIB chemistry II HL 5: MathematicsPre-calculusIB math SL/calculus SL 6: IB ElectiveIB physics IIB physics II HL (7) _________________________TOK
For a Musician IB Group:11 th Grade:12 th Grade: I: LiteratureIB English IIB English II HL 2: World Lang.IB Latin IIIIB Latin IV SL 3: Individuals & Societies IB 20 th -century world history IB history of the Americas HL 4: Exp. ScienceIB biology SL_______________ 5: MathematicsmathIB math studies SL 6: IB ElectiveIB music IIB music II HL (7) _________________________TOK
For a Drama Student IB Group:11 th Grade:12 th Grade: I: LiteratureIB English IIB English II HL 2: World Lang.IB French IVIB French V HL 3: Individuals & Societies IB 20 th -century world history SL _______________ 4: Exp. ScienceIB biology IIB biology II HL 5: MathematicsPre-calculusIB mathematics SL/AP calculus 6: IB ElectiveIB theatre SL_______________ (7) _________________________TOK
Recommendations Fit health, government, economics, and P.E. into 9 th & 10 th grades. Decide where/how you’re going to do the extra 0.5 of science (biology, chemistry, or physics).
How to fit in the science Take 2 IB sciences if you enjoy science. Check out course possibilities at KVCC or online (both at a cost to you) via your counselor.
Four-year IB Educational Development Plan Work out your own DP plan for grades 11 & 12 using the form provided. Turn in completed plan to the counseling office by: Friday, March 13!