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Welcome to K.C.V.I.InternationalBaccalaureateGrade 8 Information Night

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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


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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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




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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

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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

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… 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

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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

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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

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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

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Possible Diploma Programs

Program #1

Arts Program

English HL

French HL

Geography HL

Biology SL


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

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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)

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English IB


Can. History (I-E)

Math (I-E)




IB early (Grade 11 Math or Science)

Duke of Edinburgh Award

English IB

French (I-E-Core)

Can. Geography (I-E)

Math (I-E)


Latin (grade 10)

Physical Education (I-E)


Duke of Edinburgh Award

What will Grade 9 and 10 look like?

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Any Questions?

  • For More Information

  • internet: kcvi.limestone.on.ca/ib

  • e-mail: stocksd@limestone.on.ca

  • phone: 544-4811 x155