IB Information Night 2014 - York Region District School Board

Report
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Bayview Secondary School Administration
 Mr. Alex Corry – IB Head of School / Principal
 Mrs. Arlene Higgins Wright – IB Vice-Principal
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IB Coordinator
 Ms. Lara Joffe
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Data
 Over 4,900 schools
 Schools offering the Diploma Programme - 2,567
 Total DP candidates – 121, 195 in 2013
 In 146 countries around the world
Source: http://www.ibo.org/facts/schoolstats
Founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 as a
non-profit educational foundation
 Consisted of a common pre-university
curriculum and common set of external
examinations
 Original IB schools were predominantly private;
today, more than 50% are public
 IB curriculum combines academic rigor and
internationalism
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Source: http://www.ibo.org/history/
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A pre-university enriched course of study
Has international standards and rigorous
assessment recognized by the world’s leading
universities
Emphasizes critical, compassionate thinking,
community involvement, and intercultural
understanding
Has a ‘global’ vision
Is for highly motivated students
Some courses are eligible for transfer credits
with certain universities
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Increased adaptability and mobility for
students
IB curriculum and pedagogy
Professional development and expertise
Enhanced post-secondary opportunities
Participation in active, creative, serviceoriented activities and reflection
IB MISSION STATEMENT
The IB aims to develop
inquiring, knowledgeable and caring
young people who help to create a
better and more peaceful world
through intercultural understanding
and respect.
To this end the organization
works with schools, governments and
international organizations to develop
programmes of international
education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage
students across the world to become
active, compassionate and lifelong
learners who understand that other
people, with their differences, can also
be right.
IB LEARNER PROFILE
Inquirers
Knowledgeable
 Thinkers
 Communicators
 Risk-Takers
 Principled
 Caring
 Open-minded
 Well-balanced
 Reflective
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Reflections on program
from our students…
DIPLOMA MODEL
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Over the course of a two
year programme:
 Six academic subjects
from six subject groups
 Complete an Extended
Essay
 Follow a Theory of
Knowledge course
 Participate in Creativity,
Action and Service
CURRICULUM BREAKDOWN
IB TERMINOLOGY
3 courses at HL
+
 3 courses at SL
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 3 core requirements
 Extended Essay
 Theory of Knowledge
 Creativity, Action,
Service
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HL (Higher Level) courses
represent classes with a
minimum 240 teaching
hours
 SL (Standard Level)
courses represent classes
with a minimum 150
teaching hours
Group 1: English
Group 2: French
 Group 3: History or Economics or Geography
 Group 4: Chemistry or Biology or Physics
 Group 5: Mathematics
 Group 6*: Theatre Arts or Visual Arts
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*Group 6 can be substituted with: Chemistry or
Biology or Physics or Geography
*Student course selection will determine what
courses will be offered
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Extended Essay
 4,000 word investigation of a topic of special interest
outside of the regular curriculum
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Theory of Knowledge
 Challenges students to question the basis of
knowledge, to develop the ability to analyze evidence
and to appreciate other cultural perspectives
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Creativity, Action, Service
 Approximately 150 hours of sharing energy and
special talents with others in the community and
being able to reflect on these experiences
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English
French
Science
Mathematics
Physical Education
Geography
2 Optional Courses:
▪ Visual Arts
▪ Drama
▪ Music
▪ Business
▪ Integrated Technology
▪ Transportation Technology
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English
French
Science
History
Mathematics (2 credits)
Civics and Careers
1 Optional Course
Semester One
Semester Two
ENGLISH – HL
ART/SCIENCE/
INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY – SL
Grade 11 University
Grade 11 Theatre or Visual Arts, or
Chemistry, or Biology, or Physics, or
Geography
FRENCH SL
FRENCH SL
Grade 11 University
Grade 11 University
SCIENCE – HL
INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY – HL
Grade 11 Biology or Chemistry
Grade 11 History or Economics
MATHEMATICS SL
MATHEMATICS SL
Grade 12 Advanced Functions
Grade 12 Advanced Functions
FINAL EXAMINATIONS IN MATHEMATICS SL and FRENCH SL
Semester One
Semester Two
ENGLISH – HL
ENGLISH – HL
Grade 12 University
Grade 12 University
INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY – HL
INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY – HL
Grade 12 History or Economics
Grade 12 History or Economics
SCIENCE – HL
SCIENCE – HL
Grade 12 Biology or Chemistry
Grade 12 Biology or Chemistry
THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
Grade 12 Philosophy
ART/SCIENCE/
INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY – SL
Grade 12 Theatre or Visual Arts, or
Chemistry, or Biology, or Physics, or
Geography
REMAINING FINAL EXAMINATIONS IN MAY OF GRADUATING YEAR
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Be a student currently in Grade 8
Live in York Region at time of application
Complete the online registration process
ONE teacher reference (current teacher)
Grade 7 final report card
Admissions test – November 29, 2014
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Opens: Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Closes: Friday, November 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Choose to write the admissions test in the morning
or the afternoon
 MORNING
 AFTERNOON
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9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Complete the online application for the test time
of your choosing
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Complete the on-line application
 $30 non-refundable fee (VISA or Mastercard)
 PRINT receipt showing test time; bring receipt to test
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Teacher Reference
 Open the link for the teacher reference - the link is in the
“Description” section of the online application instructions
 PRINT this form and take it to ONE of your CURRENT
teachers to be completed.
 Only ONE reference letter will be accepted.
 YRDSB teachers will submit the letter via Board mail.
Students at private schools should bring the letter to be
submitted on the test day.
 Your reference letter MUST be in a signed, sealed
envelope
 YRDSB teachers will send the letter through
board inter-office mail. Private school students
will bring it on the test day.
TEACHER REFERENCE:
The teacher who writes the reference letter MUST:
•place and seal the form in an envelope
•write their signature across the seal of the
envelope
Your registration process
begins at:
www.yrdsb.ca
Opens:
November 3, 2014 10:00 a.m.
Closes:
November 21, 2014 10:00 a.m.
The registrant
is the student
The user name is
the parent’s email
address
You may choose to add the student’s email
in the alternate email field.
Use your
Family Name
to complete
the “Company
Name” field.
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BRING:
 Grade 7 report card – collected while writing
 Receipt showing test-writing time
 If necessary the teacher reference letter – collected
while writing
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On November 29, 2014 ARRIVE EARLY.
 Proceed to the gym to find out what room you will
write your admissions test in.
 Bayview prefects and staff will help direct you
If you cannot write the test on
Saturday, November 29 due to
religious observance, please contact
Lara Joffe
(905) 884-4453 ext.500
[email protected]
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Results will be sent out by January 2015
Results will be sent twice to each candidate:
first via email followed by post
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Saturday, November 29, 2014
 Session 1 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
OR
 Session 2 – 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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English, Math and French skills at the Grade 8 level
Multiple-choice questions
Sample questions are available online
Bring pencils, erasers and a ruler
No dictionary
Scientific non-graphing calculator allowed
No recording or listening devices
A number is multiplied by 5 and then 9 is
subtracted from the result, giving 51. What is
the original number?
(A) 210
(B) 8.4
(C) 65
(D) 12
(E) 15
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$3,000 total
 $1,500 per year (Anticipation and Diploma Years)
 These fees cannot be used as tax deductions
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Fees are used to cover:
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Affiliation Fees
Registration Fees
Resources and extra course materials
External Examination Fees
Incidentals as needed for program
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Transportation is not provided for YRDSB
regional programmes
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Students who leave and do not complete
Bayview’s IB programme will return to their
home school
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Online application
 Opens: Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
 Closes: Friday, November 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
 Access the online application through
www.yrdsb.ca
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Admissions test at Bayview Secondary School
 Saturday, November 29, 2014
 Bring: confirmation e-mail, reference letter and
final Grade 7 report card
Bayview Secondary School 905-884-4453
Lara Joffe
[email protected]
Ext. 500

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