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  1. Welcome and Introductions • Bayview Secondary School Administration • Mr. Alex Corry – IB Head of School / Principal • Mrs. Lynn Borlack – IB Vice-Principal • IB Coordinators • Mr. Gerry Trefler • Ms. Lara Joffe

  2. The IB Global Community • Data • Over 3,661 schools • Schools offering the Diploma Programme - 2,064 • Total DP candidates – 121, 195 • In 145 countries around the world Source: http://www.ibo.org/facts/schoolstats

  3. IBO History • Founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation • Consisted of a common pre-university curriculum and common set of external examinations • Original IB schools were predominantly private; today, more than 50% are public • IB curriculum combines academic rigor and internationalism Source: http://www.ibo.org/history/

  4. What is the IB Diploma Programme? • A pre-university enriched course of study • Has international standards and rigorous assessment recognized by the world’s leading universities • Emphasizes critical, compassionate thinking, community involvement, and intercultural understanding • Has a ‘global’ vision • Is for highly motivated students • Some courses are eligible for transfer credits with certain universities

  5. What is so Different About the IB Programme? • Increased adaptability and mobility for students • IB curriculum and pedagogy • Professional development and expertise • Enhanced post-secondary opportunities • Participation in active, creative, service-oriented activities and reflection

  6. IB Mission Statement and Learner Profile IB Mission Statement IB Learner Profile Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Risk-Takers Principled Caring Open-minded Well-balanced Reflective The IB 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 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.

  7. IB at Bayview Reflections on program from our students…

  8. IB Diploma Programme Course of Study Diploma Model Over the course of a two year programme: Six academic subjects from six subject groups Complete an Extended Essay Follow a Theory of Knowledge course Participate in Creativity, Action and Service

  9. IB Curriculum Curriculum Breakdown IB Terminology HL (Higher Level) courses represent classes with a minimum 240 teaching hours SL (Standard Level) courses represent classes with a minimum 150 teaching hours • 3 courses at HL + • 3 courses at SL + • 3 core requirements • Extended Essay • Theory of Knowledge • Creativity, Action, Service

  10. Bayview’s Course of Study • Group 1: English • Group 2: French • Group 3: History or Economics or Geography • Group 4: Chemistry or Biology or Physics • Group 5: Mathematics • Group 6*: Theatre Arts or Visual Arts *Group 6 can be substituted with: Chemistry or Biology or Physics or Geography *Student course selection will determine what courses will be offered

  11. IB Core • Extended Essay • 4,000 word investigation of a topic of special interest outside of the regular curriculum • Theory of Knowledge • Challenges students to question the basis of knowledge, to develop the ability to analyze evidence and to appreciate other cultural perspectives • Creativity, Action, Service • Approximately 150 hours of sharing energy and special talents with others in the community and being able to reflect on these experiences

  12. Grade 9: Preparing for Diploma Years • English • French • Science • Mathematics • Physical Education • Geography • 2 Optional Courses:

  13. Grade 10: Preparing for Diploma Years • English • French • Science • History • Mathematics (2 credits) • Civics and Careers • 1 Optional Course

  14. Grade 11: Anticipation Year

  15. Grade 12: Diploma Year

  16. Requirements for Bayview’s Application Process • Be a student currently in Grade 8 • Live in York Region at time of application • Complete the online registration process • ONE teacher reference (current teacher) • Grade 7 final report card • Admissions test – November 30, 2013

  17. Application Process: Online • Opens: Monday, November 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. • Closes: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. • Choose to write the admissions test in the morning or the afternoon • MORNING 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. • AFTERNOON 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Complete the online application for the test time of your choosing

  18. Application Process: Online • Complete the on-line application • $30 non-refundable fee (VISA or Mastercard) • PRINTreceipt showing test time; bring receipt to test • Teacher Reference • Open the link for the teacher reference - the link is in the “Description” section of the online application instructions • PRINT this form and take it to ONE of your CURRENT teachers to be completed. • Only ONE reference letter will be accepted. • BRING your completed reference letter to your test-writing session on November 30, 2013

  19. Reference Letter • Your reference letter MUST be in a signed, sealed envelope • Your reference letter will be collected during the test. • TEACHER REFERENCE: • The teacher who writes the reference letter MUST: • place and seal the form in an envelope • write their signature across the seal of the • envelope

  20. Registration: Your registration process begins at: www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca Opens: November 4, 2013 10:00 am Closes: November 22, 2013 10:00 am

  21. IB Information Evening/Registration

  22. Too Early: Reminder to Return

  23. Welcome to Connect 2 Learn

  24. Test Day: November 30, 2013 • BRING: • Teacher reference letter – collected while writing • Grade 7 report card – collected while writing • Receipt showing test-writing time • On November 30, 2013 ARRIVE EARLY. • Proceed to the gym to find out what room you will write your admissions test in. • Bayview prefects and staff will help direct you

  25. Test Accommodations If you cannot write the test on Saturday, November 30th due to religious observance, please contact Lara Joffe (905) 884-4453 ext.416 lara.joffe@yrdsb.edu.on.ca

  26. Results From Bayview’s Admissions Process • Results will be sent out in December 2013 • Results will be sent twice to each candidate: first via email followed by post

  27. About Bayview’s Admissions Test • Saturday, November 30, 2013 • Session 1 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. OR • Session 2 – 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • English, Math and French skills at the Grade 8 level • Multiple-choice questions • Sample questions are available online • Bring pencils, erasers and a ruler • No dictionary • Scientific non-graphing calculator allowed • No recording or listening devices

  28. Sample Question A number is multiplied by 5 and then 9 is subtracted from the result, giving 51. What is the original number? (A) 210 (B) 8.4 (C) 65 (D) 12 (E) 15

  29. Bayview’s IB Programme Fees • $1,500 per year - Anticipation and Diploma Years • $3,000 total • These fees cannot be used as tax deductions • Affiliation Fees • Registration Fees • Resources and extra course materials • External Examination Fees • Incidentals as needed for program

  30. Please keep in mind… • Transportation is not provided for YRDSB regional programmes • Students who leave and do not complete Bayview’s IB programme will return to their home school

  31. To Recap: • Online application • Opens: Monday, November 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. • Closes: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. • Access the online application through yrdsb.edu.on.ca • Admissions test at Bayview Secondary School • Saturday, November 30, 2013 • Bring: confirmation e-mail, reference letter, and final Grade 7 report card

  32. For Questions About the Process Bayview Secondary School 905-884-4453 Lara Joffe lara.joffe@yrdsb.edu.on.ca Ext. 416 OR Gerry Trefler gerry.trefler@yrdsb.edu.on.ca Ext. 500

  33. Questions and Answers