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    • An introduction and overview Stephen Taylor, 2009 1
    • High School & IB Information Evening Part 1: Introduction High School and the IB Diploma - Pathways to higher education - University placement update - Introduction to the IB Diploma Short break: 10 minutes Part 2: Breakout Sessions The IB Diploma Handbook and Choices High School Transition Stephen Taylor – Auditorium Jonas Rejda – Physics Lab 1. Introduction to the handbook 1. High School electives 2. Discussion of choices 2. Calculating GPA 3. Q&A 3. Q&A 2
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    • The IBO’s Mission Statement “The International Baccalaureate 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 challenging 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.” © International Baccalaureate Organization, 2005-2009. 4
    • Pathways to Higher Education Begin thinking about careers and future university choices Grade 9 Learning the language of higher education Work experience Begin university, course and country search Step One could be completed in this year Students might work on PSAT tests Semester 1: University entry requirements search continues and students prepare high School CV. Careers interviews begin with Mrs Russell Step One is recommended in Grade 10 Students might take PSAT or SAT tests Semester 2: Grade 10 Continue course and entry requirements search Shortlist favourite courses and be clear on entry requirements Interviews continue Grade 11 subject choices made based on: -Achievement in Grade 10* -interest -Entry requirements *For entry into a Higher Level course, students must achieve ‘6’ or above in Grade 10. 5
    • Pathways to Higher Education Semester 1: Students begin IB Diploma and BIS High School Diploma Courses Students must continue to make contact with universities and begin application preparation Interviews with Mrs Russell continue, based on students’ prior research into university courses Step One could be completed for those who still need guidance in career choices Students might take SAT or ACT tests Grade 11 IB Diploma Pathway BIS High School Diploma Pathway 6 academic subjects at IB level (min 3HL) 5 or 6 academic subjects Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge Creativity, Action and Service Creativity, Action and Service Achievement must remain high to complete this programme Some or all taken at IB certificate level, or BIS High School Diploma satisfactorily. internal examinations IB Diploma is demanding yet allows entry to and possible Flexibility to supplement courses with preparation for specific entry course credit in many top universities requirements, such as Korean universities, IELTS etc. Semester 2: Subject and pathway choices are set, along with ‘level’ designations (higher level, standard) No more movement into subjects is allowed after semester 1. Movement into BIS HS Diploma pathway is possible from IB Diploma, but not the other way. 6
    • Pathways to Higher Education IB Diploma Pathway BIS High School Diploma Pathway 6 academic subjects at IB level (min 3HL) 5 or 6 academic subjects Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge Creativity, Action and Service Creativity, Action and Service Achievement must remain high to complete Some or all taken at IB certificate level, or BIS High this programme satisfactorily. School Diploma internal examinations IB Diploma is demanding yet allows entry to Flexibility to supplement courses with preparation and possible course credit in many top for specific entry requirements, such as Korean universities universities, IELTS etc. 7
    • Pathways to Higher Education Semester 1: Students continue on their academic pathway. Some opportunity exists for students to move from IB Diploma into BIS HS Diploma. Students have further consultations with Mrs Russell regarding university placement and applications. Scholarships may be considered at this stage. Students make applications to university courses beginning the following autumn. Grade 12 Step One is possible at this stage, for those in real need of further guidance. Students may take SAT or ACT tests Semester 2: Students continue on their academic pathway. Final preparation for IB/BIS exams and graduation. Students have final consultations with Mrs Russell regarding university placement and applications. Scholarships may be considered at this stage. Some students may need to wait for exam results before making applications. Students may take SAT or ACT tests Graduation! IB results released in early July 8
    • Diploma Programme: Quick Facts 10,000 students in the Diploma Programme 125 nationalities represented By John Switzer, IBO 9
    • Diploma Programme: Quick Facts By John Switzer, IBO 10
    • Diploma Programme: Quick Facts By John Switzer, IBO 11
    • Why choose the Diploma Programme? •Course credit for good grades can be negotiated with universities – this can save time and money in a degree •Well-respected pre-university programme which continues to grow in its recognition status •Universities appreciate the excellent preparation for academic careers offered by IBDP and the high quality of our graduates •Challenging and rewarding high-school experience which nurtures the whole person 12
    • University Placement Update 13
    • The Diploma Programme Core © International Baccalaureate Organization 2002, 2007 14
    • The Diploma Programme Core •The real ‘value’ of the IBDP •Challenging, Relevant, Engaging •Ties in with the BIS philosophy •Encourages balance in the individual •Shows that ‘added extra’ universities and employers seek in candidates 15
    • Self- Responsible* directed* Image source: The IB Learner Profile http://lestercavestany.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/ib_learner_profile.jpg *Added by BIS 16
    • The Extended Essay •4,000 word academic assignment •Students’ own areas of interest related to and beyond the curriculum •Emphasis on university-level research and academic honesty skills •Impressive component of a student’s academic portfolio 17
    • Theory of Knowledge •How do we know what we ‘know’? •Students explore knowledge issues, ways of knowing and ethics. •Assessed with 1,000-word essay and a group or solo presentation 18
    • Creativity, Action & Service •Students set themselves personal challenges in the physical, creative and community-service realms. •Balance, sustained involvement and personal reflection are essential •Complements the BIS HATA programme 19
    • Conditions of the IB Diploma •6 academic subjects (min 3 HL) •Core: CAS, ToK, Extended Essay Each subject is worth maximum 7 points EE and ToK worth up to 3 bonus points Passing score: 24 overall Maximum score: 45 (6x7 + 3) 20
    • Available Options (2009-10): Group 1: Language A1 English A1 Indonesian A1 Korean A1ST (SL) Group 2: Second Language* English B Indonesian B French B Chinese B* Group 3: Individuals & ITGS# History Economics Societies Group 4: Experimental Biology Chemistry Sciences Group 5: Mathematics Mathematics HL Mathematics SL Mathematical Studies SL Group 6: The Arts Visual Arts Or one more group 3 or 4 subject *scheduling of Chinese depends on class composition # depending on student numbers, this may be taught in-school or online 21
    • Quick guide to choices •Choose subjects wisely, based on: 1. Future career interests and university prerequisites 2. Interests and aptitudes 3. Your potential to maintain a high level of dedication to the subject 22
    • Quick guide to choices •Choose minimum 3 HL subjects for IBDP Higher Level courses: 240 taught hours Standard Level: 150 taught hours Assessments and content can be significantly different. •Students must be achieving level 6 or better in G10 semester reports to qualify for HL courses 23
    • Group 1: First Language •Language A1 is the ‘mother tongue’ of the student. Literature-based course. •We offer: Taught English and Indonesian A1 Self-taught Korean A1 24
    • What is a self-taught A1? •Students self-study texts in their mother-tongue but follow the A1 taught-course schedule and assignments. All assignments are assessed externally. Students are advised to find someone who speaks their own language to support them in their study. 25
    • Who can take self-taught A1? •Students with an excellent standard of their mother-tongue language • Students who are exceptionally self- directed in their studies • Students who can find someone to support them in their studies. 26
    • The Bilingual IB Diploma The IB Diploma. The Bilingual Diploma states ‘Bilingual Diploma Awarded’ in black type. http://www.flickr.com/photos/clq/2803526642/sizes/l/ 27
    • The Bilingual IB Diploma • No extra points awarded for Bilingual Diploma •Awarded to all successful candidates - whose A1 is not English; or - who have two A1 languages; or - who have A1 and an A2. The IB Diploma. The Bilingual Diploma states ‘Bilingual Diploma Awarded’ in black type. http://www.flickr.com/photos/clq/2803526642/sizes/l/ 28
    • Group 2: Second Language • Language B for students who have some foundation in a second language. (English, Indonesian, French, Chinese*) • Another A1 for students who are excellent in two mother tongues. *scheduling of Chinese will need to be discussed with those in question – this is dependent on student numbers 29
    • Group 3: Individuals & Society • History • Economics • Information Technology in a Global Society* *online ITGS will be offered if student numbers are low. 30
    • Group 4: Experimental Sciences • Biology • Chemistry •Due to low student interest, Physics will no longer be offered. 31
    • Group 5: Mathematics • Mathematics Higher or Standard Level • Mathematical Studies Standard Level Mathematical Studies SL Mathematics SL Mathematics HL For students not intending For students intending to take courses for which to study subjects requiring mathematics are a prerequisite. maths at university. Entry to all students. Recommended level 5 Minimum Level 6 for for entry entry – very demanding pre-university course Movement between levels/classes is not permitted after semester 1 32
    • Group 6: The Arts • Visual Arts or • Another Group 3 or 4 subject We encourage students to choose Visual Arts as it is an enriching and balancing experience. 33
    • Communication in the IBDP Email addresses: Jonas Rejda: secondaryprincipal@bisdragons.com Stephen Taylor: ibdp@bisdragons.com Jan Russell: counselor@bisdragons.com Or please make appointments with Ibu Noni 34
    • Communication in the IBDP IBDP wikispace (website): http://bisdragons-ibdp.wikispaces.com Due dates Assignments Course information Exam information Study skills Careers & University 35
    • Thanks for listening! ibdp@bisdragons.com http://bisdragons-ibdp.wikispaces.com 36