Choosing Your IB Pathway

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Choosing Your IB Pathway
PREBACC to the IB
Diploma
IB Diploma Reviewed
• Students select one course from six groups and must
also complete core components of CAS, Theory of
Knowledge and Extended Essay
IB Diploma Reviewed
• Students take a minimum of 3 courses at
the HIGHER LEVEL (HL) and 3 courses at
the STANDARD LEVEL (SL)
• HL = 3 semesters
• SL = 2 semesters
• Students should select courses at the HL
that match their University program
interests
IB Diploma Reviewed
French B
Spanish Ab Initio
Classical Language
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
English
A1
Visual Arts
Music
Drama
Economics
ITGS
Geography
History
Psychology
Math HL
Math SL
Math Studies
Group 6 Replacement
French B
Spanish Ab Initio
Classical Language
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
English
A1
Chemistry Or
Psychology Or
Spanish
Economics
ITGS
Geography
History
Psychology
Math HL
Math SL
Math Studies
Core Components
• CAS – Creativity, Action and Service
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– Guideline of 150 hours split between the three
components
– CAS supervisor completes workshop in June of grade
10
– ManageBAC software used to support students and
their activities
TOK – Blended e-learning model starts in grade 11
– Essay and presentation is due in grade 12 year
Extended Essay
– Workshops start with your EE supervisor in May of
your grade 11 year
IB Diploma Reviewed
• How can I get my IB Diploma in Grade
12?
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7 point marking scale
Pass each course (no marks of 1)
Receive a minimum of 24 Diploma Points
Complete the TOK and Extended Essay
Complete CAS (approx. 150 hours)
Group 1 – Language
6
Group 2 - Second Language B
5
Group 3 - Individuals and Societies
7
Group 4 - Experimental Sciences
6
Group 5 - Mathematics
6
Group 6 - The Arts
5
Bonus TOK and EE (maximum 3)
3
IB Diploma Score
38
How are Bonus Points
Calculated?
• A maximum of 3 Bonus Diploma points are
awarded based on the Extended Essay and TOK
What is the Certificate?
• Starting in September 2012, the IB Certificate Programme
includes a minimum of FOUR IB Courses and students
must participate in the Theory of Knowledge.
– Students will receive a Certificate for each IB Course completed
– HL courses still qualify for transfer credit
– Students however do not participate in CAS or the Extended
Essay
– Some Universities do not recognize the Certificate for transfer
credit (ie. McMaster)
– TOK has a five level grade from A to E
Group 1 – Language
Group 2 - Second Language B
6
N/A
Group 3 - Individuals and Societies
7
Group 4 - Experimental Sciences
6
Group 5 - Mathematics
6
Group 6 - The Arts
Theory of Knowledge
IB Diploma Score
N/A
B
N/A
How do IB Courses appear on
the OSSD?
IB Course HL=3 Sem. SL=2 Sem.
OSSD equivalent
English HL /SL
ENG3U, ENG4U, ETS 4U
Math HL/SL
MDM 4U, MHF 4U, MCV 4U
Chemistry HL/SL
SCH 3U, SCH 4U, SNC4M
Biology HL/SL
SBI 3U, SBI 4U, PSE4U
Art HL/SL
AVI 3M, AVI 4M, AWD4M
French B SL
FSF3U, FSF4U, ORFIF 3U, FIF 4U
Geography HL/SL
CGF 3M, CGW 4U, CGU4U
History HL/SL
CHW 3M, CHY 4U, CHI4U
TOK
HZT 4U
How are IB Grades Converted?
• IB Courses contain mark bands that indicate levels of
achievement from 7 to 1
How are IB Grades Converted?
• Teachers use these mark bands as a guide to convert IB
to Ontario grade reporting using a conversion scale
University Admissions with my
IB Diploma
• Students apply in January of their Grade
12 year (Ontario) and as early as
November to some International Schools
• Students benefit by having both sets of
credentials to be accepted into their
programs
Ontario Grades
IB Grades
OUAC (Ontario
University
Application
Centre) and Outof-Province
Universities
Criteria for University Admission
• OSSD- Students require 6 Grade 12
University or University/College courses
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– Programs will insist on certain prerequisite
courses as part of the 6 (ie. Biology 12 for
Life Science)
– Minimum average will vary each year
IB – Students require the prerequisite IB course
and a minimum overall score (ie. Health Science
@ Mac IB English, Math, Biology, Chemistry and
a minimum of 36 DP points)
Canadian University Admissions
University
Program
IB Grades and
Prerequisite
Ontario Grades
and
Prerequisite
Queen’s University
Commerce
Full IB Diploma with
a minimum of 32
points
English HL/SL
Math SL or HL
ENG4U, MCV4U and
1 other Grade 12 U
Math , any other 3
Grade 12 U
87%+ average
Toronto
Arts and Science
Full IB Diploma with
a minimum score of
28
English HL/SL
Math HL/SL
ENG4U, MCV4U and
any 4 Grade 12 U
Mid 80’s +
McGill
Life Science
Full IB Diploma with
score between 3638
ENG HL/SL
Math HL/SL
Bio, Chem or Phys
HL/SL
4U English
4U Calculus and
Vectors;
two of 4U Biology,
Chemistry or Physics
91%+average
Applying with your IB Diploma
Gets You...
• The potential for Advanced Standing and a
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global perspective in learning.
TWO DIPLOMAS! Use credentials and admission
criteria from each Diploma (whichever qualifies
for entry)
Advanced preparation for University and building
the University transcript for Graduate School
Use your CAS activities as the basis of your
scholarship and supplemental applications
Extended Essay development – writing a
University style paper before getting there!
Applying to US Universities
• Vast variety of College/University choices
in the US
– Types:
• Public/Private
• Women Only
• Religious affiliation
• Science/Engineering
• Professional
Michigan/Duke
Wellesley
BYU, Georgetown
Cal Tech
Julliard (performance)
Applying to US Universities
• Cost
– Up to $60000 US
– Universities can be
• Needs Blind –decisions made without knowledge of financial
need
• Needs Aware- decisions made with knowledge of financial
need
• Financial Aid
– International Students
Limited
– Athletes
Div 1/2 only
– Ivy League
Demonstrated Need
The term ‘scholarship’ at Ivy League Schools (Yale, Brown,
Harvard, Princeton.....) DOES NOT EXIST
Applying to US Universities
• Standardized Tests SAT/ACT
• SAT= SAT Reasoning plus SAT Subject Tests (usually your
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choice of 2)
SAT Reasoning Test (3 ¾ Hours)
– Critical Reading
– Math
– Writing
– Total
SAT Subject Tests (1 hour each)
– Ie. Math 1, Math 2, English,
800
800
800
2400
Applying to US Universities
• SAT Reasoning Score Guidelines
University
Score
Highly Selective
(ie. Ivy League)
+2150
Selective
+1850
Accessible
+1500
• Recommended to take the SAT up to 3 times
• Westdale offers PSAT (Pre SAT ) in October each
year for Grade 10 and 11
The Common Application
• Used at many of the Ivy League and High
Demand US Universities
• Application includes:
– Personal Details
– Personal Essay
– Resume
– Extra-curricular personal statement
– Teacher References
– SAT results
Applying to US Universities
• Early Decision Round 1 Due Nov. 1st Grade 12
• Early Action
• Regular Decision
Round 2 Jan 1st Grade 12
Binding
Binding
Nov 1st Grade 12
Jan 1st Grade 12
Non-Binding
Multiple
• Resources
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www.collegeboard.com
www.commonapp.org
www.prepskills.com
www.princetonreview.com
Applying to Schools in the UK
– Many schools use the UCAS system for
applying
– Deadlines may be as early as October 15th
(Cambridge and Oxford)
– Some high demand universities may require
specific testing such as the BMAT (Biomedical
Apptitude Test), or TSA (Thinking Skills
Assessment )
www.ucas.com
Grade 10 Course Selection
• Ontario Compulsory Courses
– English, Math, Science, History, Careers/Civics
– PREBACC an important prep for IB years in
Grade 11 and 12
– Summer School or Online
• Electives – 3
– Grade 11 Math (a must for students
considering programs that require advanced
functions and calculus)
– French Language/G2/3rd Science
Math Pathway in IB
Grade 11 PreBacc Math
Math HL or SL
(MHF4U/MCV4U)
Grade 10
Academic or PreBacc
Math Studies SL
(MCF3M/MDM4U)
Grade 11 Course Selections
• Mandatory Math and English are covered
within the Diploma Program (as well as
the G3 requirement of the 2nd language)
• Students are selecting courses that match
their University pathway interests/goals
and that also satisfy the IB Diploma
requirements
French Immersion and IB
• Students must select 8 FI courses before
entering IB in Grade 11.
• We currently recommend that all FI
students take HL French B
• If students choose SL, they will be
required to complete further French
Language study Independently to receive
their FI Certificate
How to Research University
Pathways
Ontario and Canada
www.electronicinfo.ca
Ontario University Fair www.ouf.ca
IB University Fair – April each year for Grade 11
IB students
International
International University Fair –
www.studyandgoabroad.com
CollegeBoard – www.collegeboard.org
Cambridge App Service – www.ucas.com
Sciences/Life Sciences/Health
Science
• Grade 11 Mathematics needed before entry into
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PreBacc Science in Grade 10 recommended
Students MAY be asked to complete a lab based
course in ALL THREE science areas at University
General Requirements – Math SL/HL, English
SL/HL, 2 of the 3 Sciences HL/SL
Grade 11 third science in Grade 10 to replace an
optional credit. (ie. Some students take grade
11 Physics as an elective in grade 10. I
recommend a strong Math and Science mark
>85% in grade 10 PreBacc)
Business/Commerce
• ICS201, BBI201 recommended
• Grade 11 University Math needed before
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entering IB
General IB requirements
– Math HL/SL
– English HL/SL
Note: Schulich School of Business York University
requires HL Math – enriched a must for HL Math
Engineering/Architecture
• Grade 11 University Math PreBacc highly recommended
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in Grade 10
Grade 11 Biology recommended in Grade 10
TDJ2O1, ICS2O1 recommended in Grade 10
General Requirements
– English HL/SL
– Math HL/SL
– Chemistry HL/SL
– Physics HL/SL
Note: Waterloo University has heavy emphasis on HL Mathematicsenriched Mathematics a must
Architecture programs may require a Portfolio and emphasis on
Visual Arts
Arts and Science
• Universities sometimes classify these differently and
there are a variety of Degrees offered
• Can be for students who have a strong academic
interest across disciplines and are unsure as to their
future Career aspirations
• Grade 11 PreBacc Math strongly recommended as
well as PreBacc Science and English
• General Requirements
– Ie. McMaster
• IB English, Math HL/SL
• Interdisciplinary course selection in University
Liberal Arts/Social
Sciences/Humanities
• Enriched English recommended in grade 10
• Grade 11 Mathematics not required for this pathway
• Visual Arts students/Music students MUST take grade 10
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courses in that discipline
Visual Arts students may reach ahead to Grade 11
Photography
General Requirements
– English HL/SL
– Art
– Portfolio or performance for entry
Course Selections for Next Year
Course Selections for Next Year
Course Selections for Next Year
IB Fact or Fiction
• Is it only for students applying to International
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Schools?
Will my marks go down because I am in IB?
IB students get preferential treatment in their
University application.
I will have no life if I do IB, all I will do is study,
study, study!
IB students have an advantage with Scholarship
applications.
IB is only for Math and Science students.
Hand-outs
• IB Course Offerings (green)
• Math Pathway in IB (blue)
• IB Course Descriptions (white)
• My IB Options Worksheet (pink)
• Powerpoint Slides (yellow)

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