SHS and IB*

SHS and IB*

SHS and IB* *INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE IS COPYRIGHTED BY THE IB ORGANIZATION IB Learner Profile* Inquirers Open-minded Knowledgeable Caring Thinkers Risk-takers Communicators Balanced Principled Reflective IB* Acronyms IB DP SL HL

EE CAS International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Standard Level (150 hours) Higher Level (240 hours) Extended Essay Creativity Activity Service The Six Groups of Classes* and SHS Group 1 Group 2 Studies in Language and Literature Language Individuals and Acquisition

Societies English Language and Literature HL French SL/HL Group 3 Spanish SL/HL Italian SL History HL Psychology SL Business SL The Six Groups of Classes* and SHS

Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 The Sciences Mathematics The Arts Environmental Systems and Societies SL Mathematics SL Physics HL Math Studies SL

Sports, Exercise and Health Science SL Mathematics HL Visual Arts SL Music HL/SL Film SL/HL The Three Additional Core Components of the DP* Theory of Knowledge

The TOK course identifies eight specific ways of knowing (WOKs): Language, sense perception, emotion, reason, imagination, faith, intuition, and memory Assessments: oral presentation and a 1600 word essay. Extended Essay Students investigate a topic of special interest, related to one of the 6 DP subjects, culminating in a 4,000 word paper Formulate an appropriate research question Engage in a personal

exploration of the topic Communicate ideas Develop an argument Creativity, Activity, Service Creativity arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking. Activity physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the DP. Service an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the

student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected. How will SHS support the EE? Writing Center to help ALL students, including those enrolled in the IB DP Summer workshop held with EE Coordinator Mrs. Drysdale to support students in the process Certificate Students* and Diploma Students* Diploma Candidate Students Certificate Students Take one or more HL or SL class

Experience inquiry-based learning Take one class from each of the six groups, 3 at the HL and 3 at the SL Are encouraged to think independently Successfully complete the 3 DP Core components: EE, ToK, CAS Make connections among all classes and in all disciplines Participate in a global community Have the opportunity to earn an IB Diploma in addition to a NYS Diploma

Drive their own learning Have the opportunity to earn college credit in HL courses IB Examinations* Internal Assessments External Assessments Designed Designed by IB Given during class time Scored by teacher/ Moderated by IB by IB Given in May, during exam time Sent away to be scored by trained

IB examiners IB Examinations* Internal Assessments External Assessments Oral work in languages Essays Fieldwork in geography Structured Laboratory work in the sciences Investigations in mathematics

Artistic performances** **Taken directly from the IB website problems Short-response questions Data-response questions Text-response questions Case-study questions Multiple-choice questions rarely** IB Subjects* Scoring Scale 7 Excellent 6 Very good 5 Good 4 Satisfactory 3 Mediocre 2 Poor

1 Very poor N No grade How many points are needed to earn an IB Diploma*? Students must score a minimum total of 12 on the HL exams and 9 on the SL exams 24 points is the minimum needed to earn the IB Diploma 42 points is the highest possible exam score Up to 3 additional points can be added for good scores on EE/ToK Students who fail EE/ToK/CAS are not eligible for the Diploma IB and College Credits GENERALLY FOR HL CLASSES

SIMILAR TO ADVANCED PLACEMENT CREDIT IN MANY CASES Examples of college credit for IB Columbia University: Grants 6 points of credit for HL scores of 6 or higher, provided the score is in a discipline Columbia offers as an undergraduate program Manhattanville: Diploma students may earn up to 30 semester hour / Certificate students, up to 3 credits, in most cases, for HL scores of 5,6,7 Marist College: HL scores of 5 or better may be granted college credit NYU: HL scores of 6 or 7 may be considered for credit or placement; typically, 8 semester hours of credit will be awarded for each HL examination that meets NYUs requirements Examples of college credit for IB

PACE: Credit awarded on a case-by-case basis for HL scores of 5,6,7 Sacred Heart: Students awarded the IB Diploma will be granted the option of Sophomore Standing and will have their IB examinations recorded as transfer credit University at Albany, SUNY: Students who earn the Diploma with a cumulative score of at least 30 will be awarded 30 credits and enter as a sophomore. In addition, non-Diploma students may earn credit and/or placement for HL courses with a score of 4 or higher. What kind of student will enjoy learning in an IB classroom? ACCORDING TO THE IB* WEBSITE, THESE STUDENTS DESIRE TO: THINK INDEPENDENTLY AND DRIVE


Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Open-minded Caring Risk-takers

Balanced Reflective The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Creating inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect . . .

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