The Grade 8 IB Information Night took place Thursday, January 19, 2017 in the KCVI auditorium at 7:00 p.m.. Thank you to all the enthusiastic grade 8s who attended with their parents/guardians. If you were unable to attend this meeting, or require more information, please contact Ms. Helen Davis, IB Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 613-544-4811, ext. 155.
Registration packages are now available from Student Services at KCVI.
APPLICATION PROCESS TIMELINES:
IB APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, February 2, 2017
IB Communicates Acceptances: After February 27, 2017
Students must confirm their acceptances by: Monday, March 6, 2017
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.
The Diploma Programme prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society as they:
develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically
acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, studying courses from 6 subject groups
develop the skills and a positive attitude toward learning that will prepare them for higher education
study at least two languages and increase understanding of cultures, including their own
make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course
undertake in-depth research into an area of interest through the lens of one or more academic disciplines in the extended essay
enhance their personal and interpersonal development through creativity, action and service
The Diploma Programme Core
The extended essay asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the Diploma Programme subjects they are studying. The world studies extended essay option allows students tofocus on a topic of global significance which they examine through the lens of at least two Diploma Programme subjects.
Theory of knowledge develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.
Creativity, action, service (CAS) involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme. Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts and creative thinking. Action seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Service with the community offers a vehicle for a new learning with academic value. The three strands of CAS enhance students’ personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning and enable journeys of self-discovery.
IB Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from each of five groups (1 to 5), ensuring breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), the social sciences, the sciences and mathematics. Students may choose either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1 to 5.
Students take written examinations at the end of the programme, which are marked by external IB examiners. Students also complete internal assessment tasks which are marked by teachers and then moderated by external moderators or sent directly to external examiners. The marks awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest). Students can also be awarded up to three additional points for their combined results on theory of knowledge and the extended essay. The diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points, subject to certain minimum levels of performance across the whole programme and to satisfactory participation in the creativity, action, service requirement. The highest total that a Diploma Programme student can be awarded is 45 points.