Welcome to K.C.V.I.InternationalBaccalaureateGrade 8 Information Night
LJBP –Limestone Junior Baccalaureate Programme Grades 9 and 10 Some enriched or specialty programs to prepare students for the IB Diploma programme Integrated into regular classes and KCVI student body, with all the same activities, clubs, and teams IB - International Baccalaureate IBDP -International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme IBO - International Baccalaureate Organization Grades 11 and 12 LJBP and IBDP
The IBO Mission Statement The International Baccalaureate Organization 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 IBO 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.
IB is International • Started in Europe in 1968 by international schools • It has grown to 2100 schools in 125 countries • 500,000 +IB students worldwide • 83 Canadian schools • 39 Ontario schools
IB is Baccalaureate • A rigorous pre-university diploma designed to give admission to the most prestigious universities • IB Diploma courses taken in the last two years of high school • A liberal arts curriculum incorporating humanities, mathematics, and sciences • Designed for the highly motivated student seeking educational challenges
The IB Hexagon Group 1 - Language A1 Group 2 - Language B Group 3 - Individuals and Societies Group 4 - Experimental Sciences Group 5 - Mathematics Group 6 - Arts & Electives Core – Required Activities
Diploma Requirements • One course from each of 6 subject groups • IB exam in all 6 courses • 3 Higher Level(240 hours) 3 Standard Level(150 hours) • Complete Extended Essay, TOK, and CAS • Accumulate 24 points total on 6 exams - Exams are scored on a scale of 1 - 7 International Baccalaureate Diploma
EE, TOK, and CAS Extended Essay (EE)Independent and original research of approx. 4,000 words (+2 points) Theory of Knowledge (TOK)Interdisciplinary course designed to stimulate critical thinking (+1 points) Creativity, Action & Service (CAS) 150 hours of documented extra-curricular activities C= drama, music, A= sports and S=volunteering
Why do IB? • Rigorous preparation for university based on international standards • IB curriculum takes students beyond the Ontario curriculum • Curriculum taught from a global perspective • Exams evaluated by international educators
… More Advantages • Advanced standing and course credit at prestigious colleges and universities throughout the world • A sense of accomplishment in meeting the challenges of an international standard of excellence
Diploma Candidate Profile • University Bound • Self-Motivated • All-Round Student • Goal Oriented and Organized • Competent English student (IB is not for ESL students) • Intellectually Curious
What are grads have to say… • The IB program has allowed me to be less stressed at university • I have developed work habits that help me to better balance my time in university • The transfer credits really help you out and open up possibilities when you get to university • The Extended Essay is good practice for essays you write in university • Gained more insight into the realities of university • Made me happier and more sure of my program choice • Taught me to deal with workload pressure • Gave me valuable lab skills, allowing me to volunteer in graduate studies labs as a Research Assistant
Group 1 - Language A1 English HL Group 2 - Language B French SL or HL Spanish SL Group 3 - Individuals and Societies History SL or HL Geography SL or HL Business SL or HL Group 4 - Experimental Sciences Biology SL or HL Chemistry SL or HL Physics SL Group 5 - Mathematics Mathematics SL or HL Group 6 - Arts & Electives Film Studies SL IB Courses offered at KC1. Pick only one from each group or2. Pick one from groups 1-5 and one extra from group 4
Possible Diploma Programs Program #1 Arts Program English HL French HL Geography HL Biology SL MathematicsSL Film SL Program #2 Science Emphasis English HL Spanish SL Business SL Physics SL Mathematics HL Chemistry HL Program #3 Science Emphasis English HL French SL History SL Biology HL Mathematics SL Chemistry HL
Schedule (Math early) • Grade 9 English French Geography Latin Math Phys Ed Science Art Option • Grade 10English French History 5 Math SL Part 1 Math Option Science Option or History11 • Grade 11 1 English HL Part 1 2 French SL Part 1 3 History HL Part 1 TOK 6 Biology SL Part 1 GLS (+Math, EE, CAS, C&C) 5 Math SL Part 2 4 Chemistry HL Part 1 IB Exam Math (May) • Grade 12English Part 2 French Part 2 History Part 2 Literature (+English) Biology Part 2 SNC (+Bio & +Chem) Chemistry Part 2 IB Exams 5 (May)
English IB French/Spanish Can. History (I-E) Math (I-E) Science Option Option IB early (Grade 11 Math or Science) Duke of Edinburgh Award English IB French (I-E-Core) Can. Geography (I-E) Math (I-E) Science Latin (grade 10) Physical Education (I-E) Option Duke of Edinburgh Award What will Grade 9 and 10 look like?
Why LATIN ?? • Latin improves your English spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills • Latin improves your understanding of French or Spanish • Latin improves your understanding of History or Geography • Latin provides insights into cultural beliefs and traditions • Latin enhances creative and logical thinking • Learn terms used in Law, Science, and Medicine • Latin is a fun course taught by a fun teacher • You’ll get great grades if you are organized and have good study habits, which will also make you successful in IB
Duke of Edinburgh Award • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Young Canadians Challenge is an exciting self-development Programme available to all young people, equipping them with life skills to make a difference to themselves, their communities and their country. • It is really just documenting what your already doing, and you might get to meet a Prince at the end of it.
SERVICE The emphasis of this Section is the regular giving of a service. ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY An enjoyable experience designed to cultivate a spirit of adventure and discovery; an understanding of the environment, and the importance of working together in a team with a common purpose. SKILLS To encourage the development of personal interests and learn practical skills PHYSICAL RECREATION To encourage improved performance and physical fitness Duke of Edinburgh Award
Are you in ? • Space is limited (≈60 two classes) • Bus transportation is not guaranteed • Fees $1600 ($400 per year) • Space at KCVI is not guaranteed if you drop out of LJBP or IB
LJBP Application • KCVI Registration • LJBP Option Sheet • Copy of Grade 8 Report Card • Grade 8 teacher form, returned by fax • KCVI Literacy Quiz (Feb.18 @7pm) • $400 Year 1 Fee
Any Questions? • For More Information • internet: kcvi.limestone.on.ca/ib • e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • phone: 544-4811 x155