Xavier School International Baccalaureate Program

Diploma Program Orientation . August 6, 2013

Overview of the IB Diploma Program
MR. BRIAN MARANA

IBO started in Europe
The IBO is a non-profit educational foundation with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, with offices in Cardiff, Bethesda, and Singapore.

What is the IBO?
Started in 1968, Geneva, Switzerland, to provide a rigorous, consistent high school curriculum for the children of members of the international diplomatic and business communities The IB is now 45 years old. Over the years, it was able to design three programmes namely, Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme(DP)

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IB World Schools (Philippines) 13 IB world schools

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• 3 IB world schools are local private schools • XAVIER SCHOOL remains a JESUIT school
with a distinctive Filipino-Chinese character.

Vision: XS & IB
XS

IBDP
Internationally-minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

Men fully alive endowed with a passion for justice and the skills for development.

Who is the IB Learner?
IBDP LP
Inquirer Thinker
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XS 6 Cs
Competence Character Conscience Community Culture Compassion

Expanded 6 Cs
Critical Reflectors Creative Action + Eloquent Communicator Discipline + Magis

Balanced Risk-taker Reflective Principled Communicator Knowledgeable Open-minded Caring

Contemplation-in-Action

Collaborative Leadership

Compassionate Service

Global Citizenship

What is the IB Diploma Programme?
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A two-year, pre-university curriculum, that features holistic learning, depth of learning, and student choice and initiative Students choose one course from 2-3 choices in each of six subject areas. They remain in those subjects for two years. The subjects are externally assessed, meaning students take an exam administered by the IBO at the end of the two years. The results of these exams can be sent to universities for college credit.

Research shows that:
• IB students outperform their peers on states assessments. • IB Diploma students have higher acceptance rates to colleges. • IB Diploma students perform better in post-secondary education than their peers. • IB standards are aligned with best practices in education and support effective teaching practices. • IB has a positive impact on the culture of a school.

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COURSE OFFERINGS
MR. KENNETH GAN

XS IB Subjects
Concurrency of learning over 2 years • Depth (3 Higher Level subjects; 240 hours of learning each) • Breadth (3 Standard Level subjects, 150 hours of learning each) • Allows students to focus on their strengths Rigorous continuous criterion referenced over 2 years: Internal Assessment & External Assessment

Academic Strength of IB curriculum
Competency will have been achieved in: 1. a first language 2. a second language 3. social sciences/humanities 4. natural sciences/physical sciences 5. mathematics 6. the arts (theatre, visual arts, music)

Course Offerings
Mandarin B or Filipino Literature Literature or Language and Literature

Chemistry, Biology or Physics

Business & Management or History

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Visual Arts or Elective

Mathematics or Math Studies

Sample 1 “Architect”

Three SL

Three HL
Group

English Language and Literature Business & Management Mandarin B

1
Group

Visual Arts

Group

6
Group

3
Group

Physics

4
Group

2

Mathematics

5

Sample 1 “Lawyer”

Three SL

Three HL
Group

History

3
Group

English Literature Filipino Literature Business & Management

Group

1
Group

Math Studies

5
Group

2
Group

Biology

4

6

Sample 1 “Engineer”

Three SL

Three HL
Group

English Language and Literature Mandarin B Business & Management

1
Group

Mathematics

Group

5
Group

2
Group

Physics

4
Group

3

Chemistry

6

Notes on Course Selection
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Courses should be catered to student interests, abilities, and future plans -in that order Courses generally will not limit / determine what students can take in college Cannot give 1st preferences to everyone

XS IB CORE REQUIREMENTS
MR. EJ LEGASPI

XS IB CORE
Theory of Knowledge is an interdisciplinary requirement intended to stimulate critical reflection on the knowledge and experience gained inside and outside the classroom. Creative, Action & Service - aims to instill in students an ethical mind by connecting intellectual learning to experiential learning.

The Extended Essay is a 4,000 word research paper that acquaints students with the kind of independent research and writing skills expected by universities.

TOK CAS EE

IBDP CORE: Creative, Action, Service (CAS)
Creating “a better and more peaceful world”...

...the development of ethical beings...
...if you believe in something, you must not just think or talk or write, but must act. - Peterson (2003)

CREATIVITY
Arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.

ACTION
Physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the Diploma Programme.

3 Strands of CAS
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.

Filipino / Chinese & CLE
❖ These subjects emphasize our identity as a ChineseFilipino, Catholic school ❖ Students enrolled in IB Chinese take one semester of XS Filipino every year; students enrolled in IB Filipino take one semester of XS Chinese every year ❖ All IB students take one semester of CLE each year ❖ Courses are specially designed for IB students

XS Required Subjects

Requirements for Diploma and Honors
MR. EJ LEGASPI

IB Grading
Score 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 N

A candidate’s examination performance for individual subjects is graded according to the following scale:
Rating Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Mediocre Poor Very Poor No grade

Other Information Minimum Passing Score Maximum Score Why: 6 subjects x 7 points
Maximum Bonus Points (Combined TOK & EE)

24 45 42 + 3 3

IB grades are released by IBO two (2) months after the external exams.

A. At least 12 points in HL subjects and 9 points in SL Subjects B. A grade of at least a “D” in TOK or EE. However, if a student receives an “E” in either EE or TOK, his overall points must be at least 28. C. Not proven guilty of any academic dishonesty/malpractice. D. An approved CAS program has been completed. E. All standard XS requirements for graduation (immersion, clearance) apply to IB students for XS diploma

DIPLOMA conditions

Diploma Results

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Annual Awards
Performance
(based on the 2nd semester)

Conduct & Effort
(Including Homeroom)

Others
No disciplinary status Complete TOK / EE / CAS No disciplinary status Complete TOK / EE / CAS No disciplinary status Complete TOK / EE / CAS

TOK/EE
At least a

Academic At least sum of 38 At least a No grade lower than V Excellence 5 (including Fil / CLE) First Honors Second Honors
At least sum of 33 At least a No grade lower than V 5 (including Fil / CLE) At least sum of 30 At least a No grade lower than V 4 (including Fil / CLE)

B
At least a

C
At least a

C

Support and Special Features
MR. PALAN REYES

What are CLASSES like in IB?

Student centered strategies:

Socratic Circles Group work/discussions

One2One program (Technology-based)

Reports and Presentations

Research & Experiments

Oral Commentaries & Reflections

How does

LEARNING happen?

Student centered strategies:

Outreach Activities

Field Trips

Extracurriculars

Special Lectures

IB XCE

Support
❖ IB Office is in place to provide Special services: logisticalweb needs for students ❖ IB Managebac : Counselor for scheduling Guidance is appointed assessments and on to take care of IB tracking studentsprogress and EE, CAS, study and other assignments facilitate abroad process for interested ❖ those Turnitin : to help students check for ❖ Students plagiarism maintain advisers and for : two years ❖ mentors GoChinese Online learning portal ❖ Smaller for students learning Mandarin class size on average (roughly 23 students per class)

Support
Special web services: ❖ Managebac: for scheduling assessments and tracking progress on EE, CAS, and other assignments ❖ Turnitin: to help students check for plagiarism ❖ GoChinese: Online learning portal for students learning Mandarin

APPLYING TO THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
MR. BRIAN MARANA

You should apply to IB if you...

❖ are self-motivated and enjoy learning, whether or not you intend to study abroad for university ❖ want to give yourself added academic and intellectual challenges ❖ can practice self-discipline, balance, and sacrifice in order to achieve goals ❖ intend to accomplish the entire diploma, not because of parental demand but of your own choice

3. Habits associated with independent The admissions committee will look and -initiated intellectual growth into theself following indicators: 4. Involvement in extracurricular 1. Proficiency in academic subjects in activities (in and out of school) H1 and H2 5. Students’ habits of mind — 2. Effective oral and written specifically, evidence of their potential communication skills and/or readiness for the IB program.

Application Requirements:
1 3
IB Application Form O.R. of Application Fee of P10,000 (non-refundable)

2 4

Parent Questionnaire Two sealed teacher recommendation forms

IBDP Application time line
AUGUST

Deadline for Submission of Application Requirements; Verification by Faculty and Staff Interview with students Release of Application results, Collection of Commitment Bond (non-refundable), Preenrollment for subjects Release of course selection Regular Enrollment

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

2014 MAY, 2014

XS-IBDP Fees and Admissions
MR. BRIAN MARANA

Additional Fees
Year 1
(IB Student Fees)

Year 2 P67,500

Total

Tuition

P67,500

Books and Supplies
(Purchase/Rental of books & GDC, Subscription, Handouts)

P30,000 P10,000 P107,500

P20,000 P10,000 P97,500 P205,000

Local Books, etc. Total addition

Dates & Venues
Beginning This evening

Secure Application Packets online

August 23

Submit accomplished forms

http://xsibdp.wordpress.com XS IBDP Office, 4th Floor HS BLDG

Frequently Asked Questions
MR. BRIAN MARANA

More XS IBDP FAQs
Concern Grades Response 1- 7 instead of A+ to F Report cards released every semester Semester Awards Annual Awards Xavier Diploma & IB Diploma Together with batchmates

Awards Diploma Graduation

More XS IBDP FAQs
Concern PE, ECA X-ELECT Days With The Lord Response
Together with batchmates

Not required

Together with classmates

Local College Processed together with Applications batchmates

XS IBDP FAQs
❖ Do I need to have the IB Diploma if I want to study abroad? ❖ What’s the advantage of joining IB if I don’t want to study abroad? ❖ What about my social life? What will I have to give up to be successful in IB? ❖ What happens if I fail at the end of H3? What happens if I don’t get the IB Diploma?

For more information:
Visit

www.ibo.org
General Regulations: Diploma Programme (for students and their legal guardians)

Read

Contact

XS IBDP office (Loc. 245)

STUDENT SHARING
PATRICK WEE ’13

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Diploma Program Orientation . August 6, 2013

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