Knowledge and development of intellectual skillsApproach to learning - feelings, values, appreciation, enthusiasms, motivations, and attitudes.
Service - teaching English to migrant children, ayis and guards, volunteering (leukemia hospital, animal rescue, habitat for humanity, interpretation services)Creativity – organizing a fund raiser, writing articles for magazines, curating an art exhibitionSports – Learning new sports like kick boxing, taking a leadership role on a team
AP/IB Information Night
Kent Merdes – AP CoordinatorCarol Jordan -- IB CoordinatorDavid Bene & Cynthia Nordmeyer - Counselors
• Provide general information about the AP and IB programs.• Start discussions about which program might be the best fit.• Specific course selection questions will be addressed later on an individual basis.• Course selection process begins February 2012.
IB = International BaccalaureateAP = Advanced PlacementBoth programs: • Valued in college and university admissions • Offer College/university credit and/or placement for successful results • Give students the opportunity to be better prepared and therefore more successful at university. • Provide a rigorous academic profile
• Students who are ready for university-level rigor• Students with a high level of interest, motivation and commitment• Students who want to challenge themselves
IB and AP: • Open to all students Departmental pre-requisites for some subjects like Chemistry, Physics, Math, and Languages Recommendations are required from teachers, counselors, and coordinators
In the US Currently one in five college students arrive at college with credits amounting to a semester or more of college-level work from their IB and AP classes. By entering college with credits, youll may have the time to move into upper level courses, pursue a double-major, win scholarships, study abroad or graduate early.
• Accept challenges • Critical thinking skills• Strong academic • Awareness of holistic preparation nature of learning• Externally validated • Good time management performance & study habit skills• Internationally- • Can work independently minded • Mature and responsible• Excellent research and writing skills • Oral presentation skills
All IB and AP classes have attheir core the SAS Eagles Empowered – to be lifelong learner Adaptable – independent thinking Globally minded – ability to make connections Literate – strong content area knowledge & writing skills Ethical - academic integrity and honesty Skilled Inquirers – problem solvers
• Students can take IB Diploma Program or One or more individual IB Courses• Two year courses, taken in grades 11 and 12• External exams in May of Senior year• Internal assessment over both years • Independent and group projects, research papers, oral presentations, experimental work, performances, exhibitions, field work, commentaries
Why the IB Diploma International focus & global perspectives International standards, applied equally to all students in all schools. Holistic education – academic, extra curricular, attitudes and values Aligns with SAS MISSON, and CORE VALUES. Opportunity for students with more than on mother tongue to gain a bilingual diploma.
Why do G10 students choosethe Diploma? Team work and support given for learning Make close friends Study subjects in depth over two years Become more independent and self confident Desire to learn balance and self discipline Desire for challenge and to achieve academic excellence Become well rounded CAS and TOK Preparedness for University – research and writing skills Program values creativity. Having own ideas is valued
Diploma students seethemselves as Willing to accept challenge and risk Motivated Willing to work hard Having a strong desire to be successful academically Leader and wanting to make a difference
In a nutshell IB promotes the education of the whole person - intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth. • development a strong sense of identity and culture • ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures Prepares students for university and encourages them to: Ask challenging questions • Learn how to learn • Writing skills
Combines breadth with depth1 course from: • Group 1: Literature & Language • Group 2: Second Language • Group 3: Societies • Group 4: Science • Group 5: Mathematics • Group 6: The Arts• 3 at Higher Level (HL)• 3 at Standard Level (SL)• Group 6 can be replaced by a course from Groups 1-4
IB Courses 13-14Group 1 Language A: Group 2 SecondEnglish and Chinese Language & Language: Literature and Literature, Self Taught literature Mandarin, Spanish & French Group 3 Societies: Group 4 Science:Psychology, History, Economics. Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Systems & Environmental Systems & Societies★ Societies★Group 5 Mathematics: Group 6 The Arts: Mathematics higher-level, standard-level & studies Visual Arts, Theatre, Music
• Learner Profile• Theory of Knowledge (TOK)• Extended Essay (EE)• Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
The learner profile is developed throughthe curriculum and empowers students tobe . . . • globally minded • risk takers • life long learners • reflective • open-minded • ethical • caring and principled • knowledgeable • ethical . . . and to make a difference in the world
TOK gives students an opportunity to stepback, reflect and focus not on what theyknow but they how it! How knowledge is produced How important is the opinion of experts?” To what extent can claims be trusted. “How important is evidence in supporting our claims” Interdisciplinary understanding. How do scientific and historical explanations compare?”
The Extended Essay is a . . .• 4000 word research investigation on a subject and topic of the student’s choice.• Student’s learn how to: • frame a question and explore it • select and use academic sources effectively • think innovatively • write a college-level research paper
“Aim not only for success but to be of value toyour fellowmen” Confucius• Philanthropy & learning by doing are fostered through CAS• Education beyond the classroom in areas of • Creativity • Action (Sport) • Service Under the guidance of a mentor
CAS is about making a difference, by learninghow to Give back to the community Take on leadership roles Work in a team Deal with conflict Create new initiatives Manage and sustain projects Make meaningful contributions
IB Certificates Individual 2-year courses mixed with one year AP and / or elective courses Flexibility in course selection, however harder to schedule. Students may not get the exact courses they want.
SAT globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. SAT Subject Tests Hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel AP Courses NOT required for college admissions you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process
Enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school and credit Flexibility and choice One year courses Open enrollment with guidance More diverse opportunities to reach all students External exams in May
@SAS:• Grade 10: AP US History & World History• AP Calculus available to qualified students in any grade.• AP Chinese exam is taken by students enrolled in the AP Chinese class ○ Other qualified students can apply to write the exam independently. Eligibility is subject to resource constraints• All AP courses are available to students in Grades 11 & 12. Some prerequisites apply.
@SAS:The AP Program @SAS: • Allows students to explore a variety of coursework • Students can choose from 16 different classes • Students have the ability to mix and match classes, especially in their 11th and 12th grade years • Provides students with the opportunity to “try-out” a subject before they get to college • Gives students the opportunity to find subjects they are passionate about prior to college
AP Classes 2013-2014 English: Social Studies: Language & Composition, Comparative Government, Economics, Psychology, US History, Literature & Composition World HistoryForeign Language: Math:Chinese Language & Culture Calculus AB & BC, Computer Science, Statistics Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science
Typically demand more than regular courses. Classes tend to be fast-paced and cover more material than typical high school classes. Demand more time, inside and outside of the classroom, is required to complete lessons, reading, assignments and homework. Discussions are intense, probing, and demanding
AP courses and exams are designed by teams of college professors and expert secondary school teachers this gives students a real taste for the rigor of college coursework College faculty participate in the scoring of the AP Exams, using their expectations of college students as a guidepost in the scoring of our students student performance can therefore serve as an indicator of how students will perform in college In general, the AP exam scores are set so that the lowest composite score for an AP score of 5 is equivalent to the average score for college students earning scores of A
How many AP Classes? The amount of AP courses taken needs to be based on the individual students’ abilities and study habits There is no magic number in terms of how many APs a student should take. Students should challenge themselves appropriate to their own academic interests and abilities. In America: 28% of high school seniors have taken at least 1 AP class in high school At SAS Pudong: 61% of high school seniors at SAS took at least 1 AP class while at SAS
“I’ve heard that IB is better for Europe, but AP is better for the US.”Actually …“We all know the value of both programs.” William Fitzsimmons, Director of Admissions, Harvard, quoted in “Diploma for the Top of the Top,” New York Times, 21 June 2003 In fact, admissions officers say they view both programs equally, since both offer rigorous course work. (From same article)
IB vs. AP What do College reps say? Northwestern: We look at both as choices of rigor. Duke: Personal choice. Don’t have a preference for one or the other. Georgetown: Comfortable with the rigor of both. Washington U: No preference. We want to see rigor regardless of the system or combination. Brown: IB Diploma is attractive, but you can create the same thing with the AP. With all things equal, we like a whole curriculum. Macalester: Neither is better. IB Diploma has advantages with EE, TOK. We look at each applicant’s program to make sure they have stepped out of their comfort zone.
• Strongly recommended for Europe, Australia/New Zealand, some Asian countries• Strong results reflect favorably in US and offer •Placement •Advance standing •Awarding of Scholarships
May 2011 SAS IB Diploma College / University DestinationsGlobal distributions: USA = 55.1%, Canada = 18.7%,UK = 8.6%, Australia = 3.4%, Other = <1%
Credit and/or advanced placement in 90% of the Colleges and Universities in the US Institutions in more than 60 other countries grant students credit placement or both for qualifying AP Exam grades.
Policies vary widely:• Discussions with counselors• Check individual school websitesFor universities outside of US that recognize AP and the credit policy for US Colleges and Universities http://bigfuture.collegeboard.com/college-searchFor universities that recognize the IBhttp://www.ibo.org/recognition/university
• Full IB Diploma Program = 6 IB courses + TOK + CAS + EE• AP courses and general HS courses• Mix of AP courses, IB courses, and general HS courses• General HS courses
• IB/AP info sessions in February: students should attend one of these lunchtime meetings to hear from current IB/AP students.• February: grade-level course selection meetings, updated course catelog• For more information about specific AP and IB classes talk to the program coordinator, your childs counselor and teachers.• Potential IB Diploma candidates will meet with Ms. Jordan starting NOW
IB AND AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TRIP TO DONGTAN WETLAND