IB Options Information Evening – Nov 2013
ACS Egham International School

Grade 10 – Pathways and Option Choices
• To start the process of choosing what pathway to follow
in your final High School years

• To begin the discussion betwe...
…DON‘T PANIC
REMEMBER THIS IS
THE START OF A
LONG PROCESS,
AND SHOULD BE…
IB Diploma Around the World – Over 2064 schools
• Full IB Diploma 46%,
32% Courses, 2%
retakes, 20% Anticipated
(one year)...
Profile of University Applicants in UK
Does the IB Diploma Make it More Difficult to Get
into University?
Is the IB More Difficult to Get into University?
Ask the right QUESTIONS?
Top 25 most popular Universities for IB?
What Degree Did they Get?
ACS Commission - University Admissions
Independent Research...
• Research now in its 8th year –
and the evidence is stacki...
The Correct Stepping Stone in the US…
• ―88% of IB Diploma Programme
graduates achieve a bachelor’s
degree within six year...
Known Advantages of being an IB Diploma
Student
• Have depth at HL, and Breadth of SL
• All speak a Language and have Math...
• IB Students are independent learners and better
prepared for University
• Have research and analytical skills from
EE/TO...
But Who is it Aimed At…The Academic Elite?

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•
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Differentiates…
Organisation is key…
Commitment…
Study Skills…
Appe...
Admission to the Programmes…at ACS Egham

• Full IB Diploma
The course aimed at motivated and capable students – full
requ...
Basic Structure of the Programme…
• 6 subjects – 3 Higher Level
and 3 Standard Level
• Study Time - 240 hours HL,150
SL
• ...
Group 1 – Studies in Language and Literature
Literature A
- Higher Level
- Standard Level

• Literature (A – best language...
Group 1 – Studies in Language and Literature
Language and Literature A • New program introduced recently
- Higher Level
- ...
Group 2 – Second Language Acquisition B
Language Acquisition B

• Second Language (B) – Studied at
two levels – English, F...
Group 2 – Choice of Second Language
Language Acquisition B – Restrictions
The Languages department will be able to discuss...
Group 3 – Individuals and Societies
Choice of Humanities -

• Psychology

All subjects offered:-

• Information Technology...
Group 4 – Experimental Sciences
Choice of Science Most subjects offered at:
- Higher Level
- Standard Level

• Environment...
Group 5 – Choice of Mathematics
Mathematics
- Higher Level
- Standard Level
- Studies (also Standard
Level)

• Myth of Mat...
Group 6 – Choice of Arts/ Elective
Expressive Arts
All subjects offered at:
- Higher Level
- Standard Level

• Visual Arts...
Think when…
…Planning your Course of Study
Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject

It is not possible to offer al...
Continuing Parent and Student Choice…
As a school each year we ask for students to come
forward with ideas for new course ...
Pamoja and IB Course Online Option…
Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject

Subjects now offered…

Wi...
The Core: Creativity – Action - Service

150 Hours is only a
guide it is the quality
that counts!

• C – Jazz Group, Young...
What is Important…
Eight Main Learning Outcomes –
1) Awareness of strengths and
weaknesses
2) New challenges
3) Planned/ a...
Extended Essay…
• Independent focused research topic
• Skills needed – Creative Critical
Thinking, Research and
Communicat...
Theory of Knowledge…
TOK is not a philosophy course/ it
is simply about the question “How
do we know what we know?”
Holist...
Theory of Knowledge Continued…
Ways of knowing are studied –
Emotion, Reason, Perception
and Language…
An example essay qu...
How is it Examined…

• Coursework from 36% – 10%
(Apart from Visual Arts and
Theatre)
• Synoptic Exams
• 2 Year Programme
...
Assessment and Grading…

• Combination of
assessments for learning
styles
• Internal Assessment - orals,
projects, student...
Pg 17
Let Us Not Forget…
IB Learner Profile – Diploma Takeover…

Resilience - Organisation
Other Requirements
• Attendance – pg. 29
• Study Halls / Private
Study – pg. 28
• Academic Honesty – pg.
30
• Independence...
Remember :Resilience
Organisation
REMEMBER the IB Diploma is not the only way!
Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject
• Each student is...
Any Questions so far?
IB Career Related Certificate…
Please see Appendix of Curriculum of Diploma Programme
―The IBCC consists for the study Ove...
IB Career Related Certificate - Diagram
Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject
IBCC Authorisation

Authorisation from the IB

Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject
IBCC Components—Part 1--BTEC
Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject
• Career Focused Certificated Pro...
IBCC Components—Part 1--BTEC
Please see Appendix
What is BTEC?for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject

• The examination b...
IBCC Components—Part 1--BTEC
Please see Appendix for Curriculum
BTEC and Assessment Overview of Each Subject

• All course...
IBCC Components—Part 1--BTEC
Please
Level 3see AppendixNationalsOverview of Each Subject
BTEC for Curriculum

– are design...
IBCC Components—Part 1--BTEC
Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject
IBCC Components--Part 2—Diploma Courses
Two or three IB Diploma courses (Must takeSubject
Please see Appendix for Curricul...
IBCC Components – Part 3 -- The Core…

 IBCC Required Core

Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject

...
IBCC Components – Example IBCC Student
Schedule

This is an example schedule is of a
An IBCC student could choose to only ...
IBCC Components – Example IBCC Student
Schedule (Cont)
Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject
IBCC – Career Elements

Work-Experience

Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject

• Work Placement Ex...
IBCC – Leading to Higher Education

The IBCC is recognised by Ofqual as a level 3
qualification in the UK; it is also reco...
IBCC – Leading to Higher Education – UCAS Tariff

An IBCC Student
can earn up to 540
Tariff Points taking
a BTEC Diploma
a...
IBCC – Leading to Higher Education -- UK
Destination

Course

Destination

Course

Bedfordshire
Please see Business Manage...
IBCC – Leading to Higher Education -- Europe
• Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne,
Switzerland
• ITEPS (International
Teacher Educat...
IBCC – Leading to Higher Education -- USA
• All universities accepting American High
School Diploma
• Selection will vary ...
So Why the IBCC...
Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject

• Focused
• Less Breadth
• Career Experien...
What does set Egham apart?
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•
•
•

Collegiality – International cohort
Teachers – are highly experienced and care
Campus and Facilities – includ...
• Consistent
• 35 average last year

• Value Added / Target
Setting – Interventions
(Study Support)
• Between 98% and 100%...
Next Steps…
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Read guide carefully and discuss options
Listen to teachers advice
Enquire about the progra...
Statistically the single most
important thing to ensure a
student‘s success in the IB is
choosing the correct pathway,
alo...
Please Ma and
Pa let me make
the decisions it
is my future you
know!
Time for Action and Decisions…

Any Questions?
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IB Parents Options and Pathways November2013

  1. 1. IB Options Information Evening – Nov 2013 ACS Egham International School Grade 10 – Pathways and Option Choices
  2. 2. • To start the process of choosing what pathway to follow in your final High School years • To begin the discussion between parents and students of life after school • To attempt to demystify the IB Diploma, the Courses/Certificates option, the IBCC and the American HS Diploma • Opening up discussion about your thoughts re our work to continue to improve variety of choice Apologies – There is a lot of information and…
  3. 3. …DON‘T PANIC REMEMBER THIS IS THE START OF A LONG PROCESS, AND SHOULD BE…
  4. 4. IB Diploma Around the World – Over 2064 schools • Full IB Diploma 46%, 32% Courses, 2% retakes, 20% Anticipated (one year) • 78.54% world pass rate for Diploma • Top Grade 45/45 which only 0.25% (144) of students achieved in May 2012, from 121,195 candidates
  5. 5. Profile of University Applicants in UK
  6. 6. Does the IB Diploma Make it More Difficult to Get into University?
  7. 7. Is the IB More Difficult to Get into University?
  8. 8. Ask the right QUESTIONS?
  9. 9. Top 25 most popular Universities for IB?
  10. 10. What Degree Did they Get?
  11. 11. ACS Commission - University Admissions Independent Research... • Research now in its 8th year – and the evidence is stacking up. • In UK, the IB Diploma is rated more highly against 9/10 attributes compared with A levels • The IB Diploma is rated in 9/10 skills more highly compared to Advanced Placement in the states See Diploma website on Forum for links…(and some copies outside)
  12. 12. The Correct Stepping Stone in the US… • ―88% of IB Diploma Programme graduates achieve a bachelor’s degree within six years of entering University, compared with 58% of all students.‖ US Census, National Centre for Educational Statistics (NCES) • ―With a Grade point average of 3.11 IB Graduates score 5% higher than their non IB peers after their first year at University.‖ – University of California
  13. 13. Known Advantages of being an IB Diploma Student • Have depth at HL, and Breadth of SL • All speak a Language and have Maths and English to a high level – which job/career does not need this? • Consistency – No Grade Inflation… • Global Outlook – appreciation of other cultures • Ability to advance argument and discuss, debate ideas • Extended programme of experiential learning
  14. 14. • IB Students are independent learners and better prepared for University • Have research and analytical skills from EE/TOK • Early Results • GCSE Problems / A Level Problems – Post 16! • Number Controls – was AAB now ABB – from 35 to 34 points uncapped • The Wooly but NOT UNIMPORTANT Stuff…
  15. 15. But Who is it Aimed At…The Academic Elite? • • • • • Differentiates… Organisation is key… Commitment… Study Skills… Appetite for learning…
  16. 16. Admission to the Programmes…at ACS Egham • Full IB Diploma The course aimed at motivated and capable students – full requirements. • Courses More flexible still demanding – but student does not need to follow core. Gives time for those students to focus and achieve. • Egham HS Diploma / Courses All students who graduate earn an American High School Diploma. See requirements in guide • IB Career Related Certificate More to follow – from Mrs. Sedlacek… Pg 6 +
  17. 17. Basic Structure of the Programme… • 6 subjects – 3 Higher Level and 3 Standard Level • Study Time - 240 hours HL,150 SL • Can do 4 HL but not recommended • The Core – Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity Action Service Pg 7
  18. 18. Group 1 – Studies in Language and Literature Literature A - Higher Level - Standard Level • Literature (A – best language) – English or other Mother Tongue Language focusing on Literature Study • Native Languages supported depends on availability of tutors – this year Polish, Danish, Dutch, Portugese, Spanish and French (Please see restrictions and payment policy – pg 10) • Possibility of Self Taught at SL Pg 10
  19. 19. Group 1 – Studies in Language and Literature Language and Literature A • New program introduced recently - Higher Level - Standard Level …combines Literature with study of Language often suited to students who would not be going on to study Law/Politics/History/English as a Major (however…) • Same level and difficulty as Literature (or in fact…) • Native Languages supported depends on availability of tutors – this year Polish, Danish, Dutch, Portugese, Spanish and French (Please see restrictions and payment policy – pg 10) Pg 10
  20. 20. Group 2 – Second Language Acquisition B Language Acquisition B • Second Language (B) – Studied at two levels – English, French, Spanish are our main B subjects. - Higher Level - Standard Level - Ab Initio (also SL) • Ab Initio - Provided in French, Spanish and German. • We will support other Language B classes chosen with tutors ( as Group 1 – please see pg 10) Pg 12
  21. 21. Group 2 – Choice of Second Language Language Acquisition B – Restrictions The Languages department will be able to discuss with you the appropriate level for your son/daughter…related to the Phase they are studying in at MYP… Must provide challenge, central to philosophy Pg 12
  22. 22. Group 3 – Individuals and Societies Choice of Humanities - • Psychology All subjects offered:- • Information Technology in a Global Society - Standard Level - Higher Level • History • Economics
  23. 23. Group 4 – Experimental Sciences Choice of Science Most subjects offered at: - Higher Level - Standard Level • Environmental Systems (A good choice for those less Science orientated) – Only SL • Biology • Physics (Higher Level should be taken in combination with at least SL Math) • Chemistry (note most often taken as a second science in Group 6) • Design Technology (more practical base –although demanding on workload) • Sports and Health Science SL
  24. 24. Group 5 – Choice of Mathematics Mathematics - Higher Level - Standard Level - Studies (also Standard Level) • Myth of Math Studies • Higher Level is difficult and according to many discussions pitched above ‗A‘ Level • Math department will be able to discuss with you the appropriate level for your son/daughter • Continued improvements in Grade 10 - have led to courses being set as preparation for Diploma
  25. 25. Group 6 – Choice of Arts/ Elective Expressive Arts All subjects offered at: - Higher Level - Standard Level • Visual Arts • Theatre Studies (All Internal Assessment) • Music (Offered if enough students) • Choose Elective from Group 3 or 4 usually (Note Chemistry in this block as most often chosen by students with another science. Often Economics/Psychology from Group 3 chosen with History in Group 6 for example.)
  26. 26. Think when…
  27. 27. …Planning your Course of Study Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject It is not possible to offer all subject combinations due to student numbers and schedule limitations. The options available to students in the last academic year are shown above. It is likely that this year‘s option sheet will be similar.
  28. 28. Continuing Parent and Student Choice… As a school each year we ask for students to come forward with ideas for new course offerings. We cannot promise we can deliver these options and any course with 4 or less students needs to be considered based on many variables :- 1) New IB Diploma Courses – Geography? 2) Online Course Options – Business? 3) International Baccalaureate Career related Certificate - (Now authorised with the IB and implementing next year)
  29. 29. Pamoja and IB Course Online Option… Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject Subjects now offered… Will discuss these if students are interested during Option Interviews.
  30. 30. The Core: Creativity – Action - Service 150 Hours is only a guide it is the quality that counts! • C – Jazz Group, Young Enterprise, Debating Club, Photography, Art, Music performance, Drama or Theatre projects, Entertainment at children’s home and Yearbook • A – Hiking expeditions, Inter-School Sporting Activities, Environmental Projects, Extra-curricular sporting activities and Peer coaching in sport. • S – Peer mentoring or tutoring, Clothes collection, Environmental projects, Kenya Bingwa Iniative, Student Council, GOSH, Dementia Support and Volunteering at an orphanage, Operation Wallace. Pg 20
  31. 31. What is Important… Eight Main Learning Outcomes – 1) Awareness of strengths and weaknesses 2) New challenges 3) Planned/ and Self Initiated Activities 4) Collaborative and Team 5) Perseverance 6) Global Importance / Changes things – student makes a difference 7) Ethical Implications 8) New skills Pg 20
  32. 32. Extended Essay… • Independent focused research topic • Skills needed – Creative Critical Thinking, Research and Communication, Systematic Process of Research, Appropriate knowledge from specific subject • Max of 4000 words • Most popular are Group 3 subjects – however often the best Extended Essays come from Science or Maths Example Questions in Guide :―To what extent are the security methodologies and technologies being used by HSBC and Bank Nagara Malaysia effective in guaranteeing the safety and security between banks and clients when banking online.‖ - ITGS Pg 18
  33. 33. Theory of Knowledge… TOK is not a philosophy course/ it is simply about the question “How do we know what we know?” Holistically brings together program • Assessed – one 1200 to 1600 word essay which is externally assessed • Internally assessed presentation • If students get an E it is a failing condition Pg 20
  34. 34. Theory of Knowledge Continued… Ways of knowing are studied – Emotion, Reason, Perception and Language… An example essay question – • ―To what extent is truth different in mathematics, in the arts and ethics?‖
  35. 35. How is it Examined… • Coursework from 36% – 10% (Apart from Visual Arts and Theatre) • Synoptic Exams • 2 Year Programme • Each subject out of 7 • 3 for EE +TOK • TOTAL = 45 (0.25% get this)
  36. 36. Assessment and Grading… • Combination of assessments for learning styles • Internal Assessment - orals, projects, student portfolios, class presentations, practical laboratory work etc • External Assessment – exams, essays etc Passing Conditions: • 24+ is a Pass • 33+ is Good • 40+ is Excellent • No 2‘s at HL – need minimum of 12 points from HL • 28 or below – 1 E = fail • Many more complicated conditions – see pg 27 for conditions
  37. 37. Pg 17
  38. 38. Let Us Not Forget…
  39. 39. IB Learner Profile – Diploma Takeover… Resilience - Organisation
  40. 40. Other Requirements • Attendance – pg. 29 • Study Halls / Private Study – pg. 28 • Academic Honesty – pg. 30 • Independence and Personal Organisation – pg. 31
  41. 41. Remember :Resilience Organisation
  42. 42. REMEMBER the IB Diploma is not the only way! Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject • Each student is different • The most important element is that each student has a successful experience in High School • Not all students need or want to do the Full IB Diploma for a number of reasons • The IBCC or the Courses programmes combined with the American HS Diploma can be as good a stepping stone to life after ACS Egham During the Pathways / Options process we will strongly recommend the pathway that we believe best suits the student
  43. 43. Any Questions so far?
  44. 44. IB Career Related Certificate… Please see Appendix of Curriculum of Diploma Programme ―The IBCC consists for the study Overview of Each Subject courses along with a unique IBCC core. ‖ – IBCC, IB Brochure 2011 Why IBCC ACS Egham? – Broadening ‗access‘ to an IB education • Third pathway option for grade 11/12 students at ACS Egham – Bridging the academic/practical ‗divide‘ – Enabling students to reach their full potential
  45. 45. IB Career Related Certificate - Diagram Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject
  46. 46. IBCC Authorisation Authorisation from the IB Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject
  47. 47. IBCC Components—Part 1--BTEC Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject • Career Focused Certificated Program of Study – BTEC Level 3 National Diploma Award in Business (120 Credits) • • under consideration for future. . . – BTEC Level 3 National Award in IT – BTEC Level 3 National Award in Sport & Exercise Science – BTEC Level 3 National Award in Travel & Tourism These vocational course options are under consideration and the courses offered will depend on the amount of student interest making the course viable to run as well as available staffing for scheduling
  48. 48. IBCC Components—Part 1--BTEC Please see Appendix What is BTEC?for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject • The examination board is Edexcel (www.edexcel.com/international) is an innovator in effective education for employment. • As the UK‘s largest awarding body and a part of Pearson, the world‘s largest education services company
  49. 49. IBCC Components—Part 1--BTEC Please see Appendix for Curriculum BTEC and Assessment Overview of Each Subject • All course work is internally assessed with internal moderation • Also externally moderated by Edexcel • Units are created by teachers
  50. 50. IBCC Components—Part 1--BTEC Please Level 3see AppendixNationalsOverview of Each Subject BTEC for Curriculum – are designed as specialist qualifications for those who have a clear view of their future career or want to progress to higher education. – They are equivalent to A levels and are highly valued by universities, further education colleges and employers alike.
  51. 51. IBCC Components—Part 1--BTEC Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject
  52. 52. IBCC Components--Part 2—Diploma Courses Two or three IB Diploma courses (Must takeSubject Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each two IB courses) • First course from Group 1—English (SL or HL) • Second course from Group 2 – Math (SL or HL) OR Math can be taken just for High School credit for one year or two years to meet the Egham American HS Diploma requirements and to go on to an American University • Third course from Group 3 or 6 (courses available will depend on scheduling availability—See page 13 of the options booklet of classes offered in these time blocks) OR this course could be the 2nd IB Diploma course if the student chooses to only take Math for HS credit • All IB courses for IBCC can be taken at standard level
  53. 53. IBCC Components – Part 3 -- The Core…  IBCC Required Core Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject – Approaches to Learning Course • Course that focuses on develops lifelong learning skills with an emphasis on thinking critically and ethically and communicating effectively in a variety of contexts – Reflective Project • Research paper in relation to a field of work – Community & Service • Similar to the Diploma CAS requirements – Language Development • Language development of a second language through a recognised course of study
  54. 54. IBCC Components – Example IBCC Student Schedule This is an example schedule is of a An IBCC student could choose to only take 2 PleaseIB Diploma courses, 2 Curriculum Overview of Each Subject create see Appendix for at student taking 3 IB diploma courses and both at SL to HL and 1 at SL and a 120 Credit BTEC more study periods. qualification.
  55. 55. IBCC Components – Example IBCC Student Schedule (Cont) Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject
  56. 56. IBCC – Career Elements Work-Experience Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject • Work Placement Experiences at different lengths in the second year of study.
  57. 57. IBCC – Leading to Higher Education The IBCC is recognised by Ofqual as a level 3 qualification in the UK; it is also recognised by UCAS and is a qualification in both the UK Qualifications Guide and the International Qualifications Guide that are used by all UK universities. It is also a qualification on the UCAS Apply site available for selection by students.
  58. 58. IBCC – Leading to Higher Education – UCAS Tariff An IBCC Student can earn up to 540 Tariff Points taking a BTEC Diploma and 2 HL IB Courses. http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/explore-your-options/entry-requirements/tariff-tables http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/explore-your-options/entry-requirements/tarifftables/btecqcf
  59. 59. IBCC – Leading to Higher Education -- UK Destination Course Destination Course Bedfordshire Please see Business Management Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Psychology Subject Brunel Birmingham City Real Estate Greenwich Accounting Anglia Ruskin University Marketing Greenwich Business with Law Middlesex Environmental Health University of Worcester Public Relations Sunderland French and Spanish Liverpool John Moores Computer Science Bath Spa Commercial Music Birmingham City University Psychology Kingston Psychology and Sociology University of Worcester Music Journalism Camberwell Art Foundation Bournemouth placed in clearing UWE Bristol Business (Team Entrepreneur) University of Wolverhampton Health Studies University of Kent Film Studies Birmingham City University Sound Production UCA Fine Arts Degree University of Wolverhampton Business Management University of Kent Psychology University of Wolverhampton Business Management Canterbury Christ Church Events Management Children and Integrated International Fashion Birmingham City University Care UAL Production and Management University of Wolverhampton Adult Nursing East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust Business Administration Apprenticeship University of Kent Film Studies UCA Foundation Year Aberystwyth University - Coventry University Brighton Business School - University of Brighton University Abertay Dundee - Hult International Business School - Richmond University, London Webster University - University of Dundee
  60. 60. IBCC – Leading to Higher Education -- Europe • Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne, Switzerland • ITEPS (International Teacher Education for Primary Schools), University College Sjælland, Denmark • Laureate Hospitality Group, Switzerland, Spain, USA, China, Australia • GBS – Geneva Business School • European University, Munich • Webster University, Geneva, Vienna, Leiden • ROC Mondriaan – International Stream(International Hotel & Management, International Business) • John Cabot, Rome • Swiss Education Group (SEG) • American University of Rome • American University of Paris
  61. 61. IBCC – Leading to Higher Education -- USA • All universities accepting American High School Diploma • Selection will vary depending on the different university entry requirements • Accumulated GPA • Course entry requirements
  62. 62. So Why the IBCC... Please see Appendix for Curriculum Overview of Each Subject • Focused • Less Breadth • Career Experience • Practical Course Elements • Flexibility
  63. 63. What does set Egham apart?
  64. 64. • • • • • • Collegiality – International cohort Teachers – are highly experienced and care Campus and Facilities – including the Diploma Centre  College Counseling experience both in the US and UK Guidance Counselor support for students We believe in the HOLISTIC nature of the IB – and the core is the CORE • Special Services specialised support – with experience of IB students and their needs – including Study Skills • Proven track record of getting students from a wide level of abilities to achieve and attain excellent University placements AND OF COURSE…
  65. 65. • Consistent • 35 average last year • Value Added / Target Setting – Interventions (Study Support) • Between 98% and 100% pass rate • Better than Cobham and Hillingdon in last three years… 
  66. 66. Next Steps… • • • • • • • • • Read guide carefully and discuss options Listen to teachers advice Enquire about the programme / pathways Start thinking about careers Fill in wishlist Meet with College Counselor Take Tests (PSATS etc) Speak to your IB Coordinator –and hand in your Initial Wish List of courses by December 9th 1-to-1 interviews will take place in on 27th to 29th January Remember to use the Diploma Forum site – www.ibegham.wikispaces.com
  67. 67. Statistically the single most important thing to ensure a student‘s success in the IB is choosing the correct pathway, alongside options and subjects that suit their abilities and enthusiasms so…
  68. 68. Please Ma and Pa let me make the decisions it is my future you know!
  69. 69. Time for Action and Decisions… Any Questions?

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