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  1. ENGLISH A1 • This is a literature course • 12 works are studied over a two year period

  2. Oral Internal Assessements • There are two oral assessments in English • In grade 11 students work towards an Individual oral presentation • In grade 12 students complete an oral commentary • Both oral assignments are recorded, and marked by both the teacher and IB officials

  3. Written Internal Assessments • There are two written internal assessments which are marked by both the teacher and IB offficials • The two written internal assessments are World Literature papers as set out by IB and the teacher/IB selected works

  4. Language B FRENCH • French is offered as a SL and HL course • SL French is a one year grade 12 course which is completed in grade 11 • HL French is a two year grade 12 course which is completed in grades 11 and 12

  5. Internal Assessment • Students complete at least 3 orals on a topic of their choice • These orals are recorded, and marked by both the teacher and IB officials • Students complete more orals than required but the top 2 orals are marked

  6. External Assessment • Students write two exam papers • Paper one and Paper two • These exams are sent to IB officials to be marked • Students practise writing previous exams throughout the year

  7. IB Math Route • Grade 10 Math 10 + Adv Math 11 • Grade 11 IB Math • Grade 12 IB Math • **Some students will opt for Cal 12 as they have free time in their grade 12 year, but it is not necessary as Calculus is covered in IB Math

  8. Math SL • Math SL is a two year course which is referred to as the “Calculus” Math • It qualifies a student for any science or engineering program • Students have a free period in their grade 12 year and many choose to take Calculus 12 course as an extra • Many rumors exist that IB Math does not qualify for the sciences in University – these rumors likely surface because parents can be confused as to which IB Math a school chooses – some schools in NS have the choice of a lower math course called IB Math Studies, which does not qualifty for the sciences

  9. IB Math Assessment • INTERNAL ASSESSMENT • 2 math porfolio assignments set out by IB and marked by the teacher and IB offficials • EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT • consists of paper 1 and 2(exams)

  10. IB History • IB History is a two year course which is offered as SL and HL course • Teachers can choose which areas to study • Currently IB History covers European History

  11. ASSESSMENT Internal Assessment One Historical Investigation Paper External Assessment Paper 1 & 2 for all students Paper 3 for HL students

  12. SCIENCES IB Chemistry, Biology and Physics are offered at both HL and SL All 3 science programs are practical programs which require many laboratory hours. Some labs are actually designed by the student themselves As well students complete a project based lab which integrates all 2 or 3 sciences

  13. ASSESSMENT • Internal Assessment • Students complete a number of lab components per topic area which are marked by the teacher and IB officials • External Assessment • All students write Paper 1, 2 and 3

  14. VISUAL ARTS • Visual Arts is a two year course which can be taken at the SL or HL level • This is an academic course which requires a final art show and completion of an investigative sketch/workbook

  15. ASSESSMENT • Internal Assessment • Students complete an extensive art work/sketchbook which must contain required elements as set out by IB. This workbook is marked by the teacher and by IB officials • External Assesssment • The external assessment is the student art show which is marked by an Art Examiner which is supplied by IB

  16. Theory of Knowledge • This is the “glue” of the IB program. It is a course based in knowledge and aims to have students make connections between all subjects. • Real world examples are studied, but “How do we know???” is the context in which the issue is discussed

  17. ASSESSMENT • Internal Assessment • Students prepare and present a classroom presentation based on a topic they are interested in. The presentation is recorded and marked by the teacher • External Assessment • Students complete a 1500 word essay on a topic chosen from a list of 10-15 topics outlined by IB (topics change annually) The teacher marks the paper and it is also marked by IB officials • There is NO EXAM in TOK

  18. CAS (Creativity, Action & Service • This segment of the IB program is meant to give students the opportunity to experience new activities and engage in learning outside the classroom. • Students must participate in 50 hours in each area over the two year Diploma Programme

  19. CREATIVITY • How can I be creative??? Do I have to be artistic??? • The answer is NO!!! There are a wide range of creative activities that can be included in this section and the CAS coordinator can tailor it to your interests

  20. ACTION • Do I have to be an athlete??? The answer is NO!!!! • Although many students are varsity athletes and have a surplus of active hours, they must try to improve as the emphasis is to be active and to improve and try new things • Any activity can qualify and it does not need to be a team sport! • The CAS coordinator will tailor this to suit you individually

  21. SERVICE • In this section 50 hours must be accumulated over the two year period volunteering in any capacity. • At least one component must be a class project and should have an international focus

  22. CAS BENEFITS • Many or all scholarships require documentation of all activities in the high school year. CAS requires you to do the same, so many students have the scholarship criteria completed, and documented within the CAS program . • By the end of the grade 11 year many students have all the hours and more, and continue to improve and document, making for strong scholarship applications in grade 12

  23. BIOLOGY • Biology can be completed in one year (SL) or over a two year period (HL) • Core topics include:

  24. Chemistry • Chemistry is offered as either an SL or HL course and both options require two years to complete.