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Monarch Park Collegiate
IB Program
Jacqueline Allen
IB Diploma Program Coordinator
[email protected]
The Whole IB Program
The IB Prep
Program:
Grades
9 & 10
LEADS TO:
The IB
Diploma
Program:
Grades
11 & 12
IB Prep, Grade 9 Courses:
Math, English, Science, Geography,
French, Civics/Careers, Health and
Physical Education, Choice of Art
How are IB Prep courses different from
regular stream academic courses?
*Faster pace, more rigorous
*Geared to IB tasks/skills demanded in
the IB Diploma Program
Note:
In Phys. Ed and the Arts elective: all Grade
9 streams are taught together
Grade 9 Extracurricular Requirement:
*20 hours of community service- either in
school or out of school
*must join one school team or club
Grade 10, IB-Prep Courses:
Math, English, Science, History, French,
Grade 11 Psychology + 2 elective courses
(may be Grade 11 courses)
Same extra curricular requirement as Grade 9
Grade 11 and 12 IB Diploma Courses:
English Literature, Math (Calculus, Functions,
Vectors), Biology, French (finished in Grade 11,
including IB Exams), Psychology and…
Chemistry
- OR -
Theatre
In the IB Diploma Program, students
study 3 subjects at the Higher Level (HL)
and 3 subjects at the Standard Level (SL).
At Monarch Park, we offer:
English Literature (HL)
Mathematics (SL)
French (SL)
Biology (HL or SL)
Chemistry (HL or SL)
Psychology (HL or SL)
Theatre Arts HL or SL)
IB Exams
IB Examinations occur in May
(between the 1st and the 20th of
May). Externally marked.
CORE ELEMENTS of the IB DIPLOMA:
*Theory of Knowledge (Course in Grade11 +
Essay in Grade 12)
*Extended Essay (3000 – 4000 word essay)
First draft written over summer of Gr. 11,
Final draft submitted in November of Gr. 12
*CAS: a balanced portfolio of:
Creativity
Action
Service
(Includes experience and reflection.)
FAQ's
1. Who tends to be successful in the IB
Prep/IB Diploma Program at MPC?
See the IB Learner Profile on next slide
2. How does the IB Program prepare
students for university?
See the poster on the next slide, as well
as the PDF on our website:
10 Reasons Why the IB Program is Ideal
University Preparation
3. University entrance statistics?
See the statistics from last year’s
graduating IB class posted on our
website.
4. How many applications do you usually
receive? How many Grade 9’s are
accepted into the program?
Last year: 145 applications received.
We accept up to 60 Grade 9 IB Prep
students.
5. What is the retention policy?
Students must achieve at least 75% in
each subject to remain in the
IB-Prep or IB Programs.
STEP 1: Application Package
*Course selection form
*Optional attendance form
*Report Cards - Final of Grade 7, Interim of
Grade 8, including Learning Skills
*Character reference letter- should be tied to
the IB Learner Profile
*Due: Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
STEP 2: Entrance Assessment
*Essay: choice of two questions
*Questionnaire about learning and
thinking (review the learner profile)
STEP 3: Interview
* Personal Presentation that demonstrates at
least 3 Learner Traits from the IB Learner
Profile
*Interview Panel asks student questions
*Interview Panel asks parent(s) questions
•ALL INTERVIEWS TAKE PLACE ON
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2015

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