IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM MANUAL FOR THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, VIENNA 2019-2020 - American International School Vienna

 
IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM MANUAL FOR THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, VIENNA 2019-2020 - American International School Vienna
IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM
     MANUAL FOR THE
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL
     SCHOOL, VIENNA
         2019-2020

   Please note that the information in this handbook is subject to change.
IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM MANUAL FOR THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, VIENNA 2019-2020 - American International School Vienna
TABLE OF CONTENTS
AIS · Vienna Mission Statement                                          3
IB Mission Statement                                                    3
IB Learner Profile                                                      4
Whom To Contact                                                         5
What is the IB Diploma Program?                                         6
Diploma Program Curriculum Framework                                    6
The IB Diploma Program at AIS                                           7
  Total Points Required for the Award of the Diploma                    8
  Teacher Recommendations                                               8
  University Requirements                                               8
  Guidelines for new students to AIS                                    8
  Choosing between Higher and Standard Level                            8
  Choosing between the full IB Diploma and IB Diploma Program Courses   8
  Languages ab initio SL                                                8
  TOK                                                                   9
  Extended Essay                                                        10
  The Diploma Points Matrix                                             10
  CAS                                                                   11
     Assessment of CAS                                                  11
     Examples of CAS experiences                                        11
Course Sequences / Options Table                                        12
  Appendix 1                                                            13
     Award of the Diploma                                               13
     Bilingual Diploma                                                  13
Appendix 2                                                              14
     Websites                                                           14
     Scholarships                                                       14
Appendix 3                                                              15
     Internet Resources                                                 15
Appendix 4                                                              17
     Course Offerings                                                   17

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IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM MANUAL FOR THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, VIENNA 2019-2020 - American International School Vienna
AIS · VIENNA MISSION STATEMENT

                                      Within the rich cultural context of Austria, AIS ·Vienna

                                           ● Nurtures an inclusive learning community
                                           ● Challenges students to strive for personal
                                             excellence and to explore their passions
                                           ● Fosters respect through compassion for others and
                                             our world

                                      (Approved by the AIS Executive Board April 28, 2014)

                                          IB 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 organization works with schools, governments and
                                      international organizations to develop challenging programs of
                                      international education and rigorous assessment.

                                      These programs encourage students across the world to become
                                      active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that
                                      other people, with their differences, can also be right.

                                       (November 2002)

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IB LEARNER PROFILE
                                                   (IBO, 2013)

The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally-minded people who, recognizing their common
humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

IB learners strive to be:

Inquirers
        They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and
        research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of
        learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
Knowledgeable
        They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing,
        they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced
        range of disciplines.
Thinkers
        They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and
        approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
Communicators
        They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than
        one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in
        collaboration with others.
Principled
        They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the
        dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions
        and the consequences that accompany them.
Open-minded
        They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the
        perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed
        to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the
        experience.
Caring
        They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They
        have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of
        other and to the environment.
Risk-takers
        They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have
        the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and
        articulate in defending their beliefs.
Balanced
        They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve
        personal well-being for themselves and others.
Reflective
        They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to
        assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and
        personal development.

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WHOM TO CONTACT
High School Principal - Mr. Jarret Lambie
    ● High School Diploma requirements and graduation
    ● Assessment and grading
    ● Attendance

IB Coordinator and Dean of Curriculum - Ms. Beth Dagitses
    ● The IB program offered at AIS · Vienna
    ● IB assessment

HS Counselor, Grades 9-12 (A-L) - Mr. Sinbald Cheng
HS Counselor, Grades 9-12 (M-Z) - Ms. Amy Carey
   ● University application process, including university selection and career choice
   ● High School course offerings, course registration
   ● Pre-requisite courses for the IB subjects
   ● IB course offerings and subject combinations
   ● Transcript information
   ● PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP, TOEFL, UKCAT, BMAT, LNAT, IELTS*
   ● Academic progress

Admissions Director – Mr. Kilian Kröll
   ● The Austrian Ministry of Education
   ● The Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft
   ● Transferable credits upon entering AIS · Vienna

CAS Coordinator - Dr. Elissavet Pontikakis
   ● Activities and projects for "Creativity", "Activity", and "Service"
   ● Long-term service projects
   ● Individual CAS program and activities

Athletics Director - Mr. Andrew Harrison
Student Activities Coordinator - Mr. Justin Carnahan
    ● Sports program
    ● Student activities and clubs

Director of Curriculum - Ms. Debra Lechner
    ● High School curriculum

* PSAT (Preliminary SAT); SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test); ACT (American College Testing);
AP (Advanced Placement); TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test);
BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test); LNAT (National Admissions Test for Law); IELTS (Int. English Language
Testing System

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WHAT IS THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM?

The IB Diploma Program (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final
examinations that prepares students aged 16 to 19 for success in university and life beyond. It has been
designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The program has
gained recognition and respect from the world's leading universities.
(www.ibo.org)

                            DIPLOMA PROGRAM CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK

                                                                                          (IBO)

Students choose courses from the following subject groups: studies in language and literature, language
acquisition, individuals and societies, the sciences, mathematics, and the arts.

Students may opt to study an additional science, individuals and societies, or language course instead of a
course from the arts.

Students will enroll in three higher level (HL) and three standard level (SL) subjects. Students at both levels are
assessed against the same grade descriptors, however, HL students are expected to demonstrate aspects
across a larger body of knowledge, understanding and skills.

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THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM AT AIS

   Group 1        English A: Literature                                                             HL      SL
 "Studies in      English A: Language and Literature                                                HL      SL
Language and      German A: Literature                                                              HL      SL
  Literature"     German A: Language and Literature                                                 HL      SL
                  Mother tongue A: Literature (tutorial)                                            HL      SL
                  Mother tongue A: Language and Literature (tutorial)                               HL      SL
  Group 2         German B                                                                          HL      SL
 "Language        French B                                                                          HL      SL
 Acquisition"     Spanish B                                                                                 SL

   Group 3        History                                                                                   SL
 "Individuals     History of Europe                                                                 HL
and Societies"    Economics                                                                         HL      SL
                  Psychology                                                                        HL      SL
   Group 4        Physics                                                                           HL      SL
  "Sciences"      Chemistry                                                                         HL      SL
                  Biology                                                                           HL      SL
  Group 5         Mathematics (only in grade 12)                                                    HL      SL
"Mathematics"     Mathematics Studies (only in grade 12)                                                    SL
                  Mathematics: Applications and interpretation                                      HL      SL
                  Mathematical: Analysis and approaches                                             HL      SL
   Group 6        Visual Arts                                                                       HL      SL
  "The Arts"      Theater Arts                                                                      HL      SL
                  A second choice from Groups 1-5                                                   HL      SL

The IB Diploma subjects must be taken during the last two years of the student's High School program,
culminating in the final examinations.

Additionally, a student must complete:
    ● TOK, a course examining the "Areas of Knowledge": mathematics, natural sciences, human sciences,
         history, the arts, and ethics, as well as "Ways of Knowing": same perception, language, reason,
         emotion, imagination, faith, intuition, and memory;
    ● An Extended Essay of approximately 4000 words in one of the student's IB subjects;
    ● CAS (creativity, activity, service), is one of the three essential elements that every student must
         complete as part of the Diploma Program, CAS involves students participating in a variety of activities,
         including a service project, alongside their academic studies.

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TOTAL POINTS REQUIRED FOR THE AWARD OF THE DIPLOMA
Grades earned in each of the six examinations are added together to obtain a composite score of 24 points to
determine whether a candidate is awarded the IB diploma. There are some scores and certain combinations
of scores, however, that may prevent a student from receiving the Diploma (see Appendix 1). In addition,
many universities require more than the minimum 24 points. A student must also successfully complete the
requirements for TOK, CAS, and the Extended Essay including any fractions of academic honesty.

TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS
Depending upon the course of study as well as the country of destination, it may be necessary for a student to
enroll in a course for which they may not be recommended. Students should engage in discussions with their
teachers and parents in consultation with the IBDP Coordinator and counselors in order to determine the
appropriate course and level.

UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS
Since the requirements for admission to university vary from country to country, as well as from one university to
another within one country, it is recommended that the student contact the university of interest before starting
the IB Program here at AIS. If study in the U.K. or other European universities is chosen, it is essential the
student contact the universities of choice prior to the commencement of their program of study n order to
determine which subjects are required at Higher Level as well as the minimum number of points required.

GUIDELINES FOR NEW STUDENTS TO AIS
Students will be placed according to the results of the placement tests given in English, German, Spanish and/or
French, and Math. A new student may also have an interview with the Science Department Chair in order to
determine the best course of study in preparation for the IB Diploma Program. New students should be aware
that subjects offered at their previous school may not necessarily be on offer at AIS.

CHOOSING BETWEEN HIGHER AND STANDARD LEVEL
Students obviously have their own strengths and interests and these often determine the student’s Higher and
Standard Level subjects. Another consideration, however, is the program of studies a student wishes to
matriculate at university. Someone wishing to pursue studies in medicine, for example should prepare for the
Higher Level exams in chemistry and biology while a student pursuing a career in engineering should include
both Higher Level Mathematics and Physics. In some cases, however, a department at a particular university,
e.g., in the UK, may have specific recommendations for the Higher Level subjects. Students should contact the
university of interest well in advance of starting the IB program

CHOOSING BETWEEN THE FULL IB DIPLOMA AND IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM COURSES
Some students who wish to enter university in the U.S. may wish to complete IB Diploma Program courses. In
this case, a student may wish to concentrate on preparation for the SAT I and SAT II exams, active participation
in extra-curricular activities as well as achieving the highest grades possible for each course. U.S. universities
and colleges encourage students to take a challenging academic program, i.e. the IB Diploma or IB Diploma
courses, as well as receive the best grades possible.

LANGUAGES AB INITIO SL
AIS does not offer ab initio languages, however, depending upon student need, language proficiency, and the
master schedule, it may be possible to place a student in a level of language that can be supplemented by
required private tutorial lessons. Please note that the additional fees are to be borne by the family. For more
information, please contact the Head of Modern Languages or the IBDP coordinator.

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TOK
(Theory of Knowledge Guide, IBO, Geneva/The Hague, May 2017)

TOK plays a special role in the Diploma Program by providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature
of knowledge. The task of TOK is to emphasize connections between areas of knowledge and link them to the
knower in such a way that the knower can become aware of his or her own perspectives and those of the various
groups whose knowledge he or she shares. TOK, therefore, explores both the personal and shared aspects of
knowledge and investigates the relationships between them.

The raw material of TOK is knowledge itself. Students think about how knowledge is arrived at in the various
disciplines, what the disciplines have in common, and the differences between them. The fundamental question
of TOK is "How do we know that?" The answer might depend on the discipline and the purpose to which the
knowledge is put. TOK explores methods of inquiry and tries to establish what it is about these methods that
make them effective as knowledge tools. In this sense, TOK is concerned with knowing about knowing.

The individual knower has to try to make sense of the world and understand his or her relationship to it. He or
she has at his or her disposal the resources of the areas of knowledge, for example, the academic disciplines
studied in the Diploma Program. He or she also has access to ways of knowing such as memory, intuition,
reason and sense perception, that help us navigate our way in a complex world.

The assessment model in theory of knowledge (TOK) has two components, both of which should be completed
within the 100 hours designated for the course. Both the essay and the presentation are assessed using global
impression marking. The essay contributes 67% of the final mark and the presentation contributes 33% of the
final mark.

Part 1: Essay on a prescribed title

One essay is chosen from a list of six title prescribed by the IB for each examination session. The maximum
length for the essay is 1,600 words. All essays are externally assessed by the IB.

Part 2: The presentation

One presentation is completed by an individual or a group. Approximately 10 minutes per student is allowed for
the presentation. One written presentation planning document (TK/PPD) for each student.

The Theory of Knowledge course at AIS is taught during the second semester of the anticipated year and the
first semester of the diploma year of the IB candidate. Please refer to Appendix 2 for a description of the course.
The mark for TOK in conjunction with the mark for the extended essay may contribute up to three additional
points towards the IB Diploma.

Grades are awarded according to the following scale.
        A       Excellent
        B       Very Good
        C       Satisfactory
        D       Mediocre
        E       Elementary

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EXTENDED ESSAY
(Extended Essay Guide, IBO, Geneva/The Hague 2016)

The extended essay, offers the opportunity for IB students to investigate a topic of special interest, in the form of
a 4,000-word piece of independent research. Students select an area of research from Diploma Program
subjects, and become acquainted with the independent research and writing skills expected at university. This
leads to a major piece of formally presented, structured writing, in which ideas and findings are communicated in
a reasoned and coherent manner, appropriate to the subject or subjects chosen. It is intended to promote high-
level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity. As an authentic learning experience, the
extended essay provides students with an opportunity to engage in personal research on a topic of choice, under
the guidance of a supervisor.

Grades are awarded according to the same scale used for TOK, A-E.

The mark for the essay in conjunction with the mark for TOK may contribute up to three additional points towards
the IB Diploma. A student in the first year normally begins the essay in February and completes it in November of
the second year.

THE DIPLOMA POINTS MATRIX
(IBO, Geneva/The Hague, 2014. Effective May 2015)

                                                        Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

                             Grade          Grade           Grade          Grade           Grade         No grade
                               A              B               C              D               E              N

             Grade                                                                        Failing         Failing
                                3              3              2               2
               A                                                                         condition       condition
             Grade                                                                        Failing         Failing
                                3              2              2               1
               B                                                                         condition       condition
 Ext         Grade                                                                        Failing         Failing
                                2              2              1               0
 end           C                                                                         condition       condition
  ed         Grade                                                                        Failing         Failing
                                2              1              0               0
 Ess           D                                                                         condition       condition
  ay         Grade           Failing        Failing        Failing         Failing        Failing         Failing
               E            condition      condition      condition       condition      condition       condition
            No grade
                             Failing        Failing        Failing         Failing        Failing         Failing
               N
                            condition      condition      condition       condition      condition       condition

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CAS
(CAS Guide, IBO, Geneva/The Hague, 2015)

CAS experiences can be associated with each of the subject groups of the Diploma Program. Teachers can
assist students in making links between their subjects and their CAS experiences where appropriate. This will
provide students with relevance in both their subject learning and their CAS learning through purposeful
discussion and real experiences. It will motivate and challenge the students, strengthen subject understanding
and knowledge, and allow students to enjoy different approaches to their subjects. However, CAS experiences
must be distinct from, and may not be included or used, in the student’s Diploma course requirements.

CAS is organized around the three strands of creativity, activity and service defined as follows
   ● Creativity: exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance
   ● Activity: physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle
   ● Service: collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need

As a shining beacon of our values, CAS enables students to demonstrate attributes of the IB learner profile in
real and practical ways, to grow as unique individuals and to recognize their role in relation to others. Students
develop skills, attitudes and dispositions through a variety of individual and group experiences that provide
students with opportunities to explore their interests and express their passions, personalities and perspectives.
CAS complements a challenging academic program in a holistic way, providing opportunities for self-
determination, collaboration, accomplishment and enjoyment.

CAS enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning. A
meaningful CAS program is a journey of discovery of self and others. For many, CAS is profound and life-
changing. Each individual student has a different starting point and different needs and goals. A CAS program is,
therefore, individualized according to student interests, skills, values and background.

Assessment of CAS
The various activities as well as the reflections for the activities are recorded in the CAS online record book
"Managebac", which is assessed by the CAS Coordinator. An effort mark is recorded on the semester report
card. The final self-evaluation completed by the student is a summative reflection upon the student's individual
CAS program. The CAS Coordinator determines the completion of the final assessment as to whether the
student has fulfilled the CAS requirement.

Examples of CAS experiences
Amnesty Youth Group                                       Knitting and creative knights
CAS bulletin board                                        Knowledge Bowl
CAS Fair                                                  Math Corner
CAS mentors                                               Monitoring AIS Bus transportation
Chess Club                                                Plays & Performances
Choir and Honor Choir                                     NHS
Cooking Class                                             Olive Harvest in Crete
Diversity Club                                            Photography
Economics Club                                            Romanian Children Relief
Environmental Club                                        Rossauer Lände refugee home
ES conversations/ buddy/ reading out                      School bags project with supplies for children in need
Fun Coordinator for ES recess                             Science Club
German tutoring & assistance for refugees                 Senior Math Club
Habitat for Humanity                                      Speech and Debate
Instrumental String lessons                               Student council
Junior Math Club                                          Student Led Model United Nations Club

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COURSE SEQUENCES / OPTIONS TABLE

                                       GRADE 9                  GRADE 10                      GRADE 11                           GRADE 12
 ENGLISH                       English 9                English 10                IB English A: Literature SL/HL I   IB English A: Literature SL/HL II

                               English 9                English 10                IB English A: Language and         IB English A: Language and
                                                                                  Literature SL/HL I                 Literature SL/HL II
                               EAL Literature 9         EAL Literature 10

 LANGUAGES                     German Native 9          German Native 10          IB German A: Literature SL/HL I    IB German A: Literature SL/HL II
 In order to skip a level of          or                       or                 or                                 or
 a Modern Language,            German Advanced A        German Advanced B         IB German A: Language and          IB German A: Language and
 students should consult                                                          Literature SL/HL I                 Literature SL/ HL II
 with the Head of the
 Modern Languages              German Advanced A        German Advanced B         IB German B HL I                   IB German B HL II
 Department in order to
 discuss a plan of action,     German Basic B           German Intermediate A     IB German B SL I                   IB German B SL II
 which could include extra
 work or a course to be        German Intermediate B    German Intermediate C     IB German B HL I                   IB German B HL II
 completed over the
 summer. Students are
 required to take a
 placement test upon           French Basic B           French Intermediate A     IB French B SL I                   IB French B SL II
 return in August.             French Intermediate B    French Intermediate C     IB French B HL I                   IB French B HL II

                               Spanish Basic B          Spanish Intermediate A    IB Spanish B SL I                  IB Spanish B SL II

 SOCIAL STUDIES                World History 9          Modern European History   IB History SL/HL I                 IB History SL/ HL II
                                                        or
                                                        US History                IB Economics SL/HL I               IB Economics SL/HL II
                                                                                  IB Psychology SL/HL I              IB Psychology SL/HL II

 SCIENCE                       Introduction to          Chemistry                 IB Biology SL/HL I                 IB Biology SL/HL II
                               Physical Science (IPS)

                               IPS                      Biology or Chemistry or   IB Chemistry SL/HL I               IB Chemistry SL/HL II
                                                        Physics

                               IPS                      Biology or Chemistry or   IB Physics SL/HL I                 IB Physics SL/HL II
                                                        Physics

 MATHEMATICS                   Algebra                  Integrated                Math: Applications and             Math Studies II (non-IB)
 (**Students enrolled in                                Geometry/Algebra          Interpretations (non-IB)
 the full diploma must take    Integrated
 the exam for IB Math HL       Geometry/Algebra         Geometry                  IB Math: Applications and          IB Math Studies SL II
                                                                                  Interpretations SL I
 II in grade 12.)
                                                        Algebra II
                               Geometry                                           IB Math: Applications and          IB Math SL II
                                                        Algebra II with           Interpretations HL I
                                                        Trigonometry
                               Algebra II with                                    IB Math: Analysis and Approaches   IB Math HL II
                               Trigonometry                                       SL I
                                                        AP Calculus
                                                                                  IB Math: Analysis and Approaches   IB Math HL Options
                                                                                  HL I

 VISUAL ARTS                   Art I: Foundations       Art II: Explorations      IB Visual Arts SL/HL I             IB Visual Arts SL/HL II

 THEATER ARTS                                           Drama                     IB Theater Arts SL/HL I            IB Theater Arts SL/HL II

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APPENDIX 1

                                           Award of the Diploma
                             (General Regulations: IB Diploma Program, September 2016)

All assessment components for each of the six subjects and the additional IB Diploma requirements must be
completed in order to qualify for the award of the IB Diploma.

The IB Diploma will be awarded to a candidate provided all the following requirements have been met.

    a.   CAS requirements have been met.
    b.   The candidate's total points are 24 or more.
    c.   There is no "N" awarded for Theory of Knowledge, the Extended Essay, or for a contributing subject.
    d.   There is no grade "E" awarded for Theory of Knowledge and/or the Extended Essay,
    e.   The is no grade "1" awarded in a subject/level.
    f.   There are no more than two grade "2"s awarded (HL or SL).
    g.   There are no more than three grade "3"s or below awarded (HL or SL).
    h.   The candidate has gained 12 points or more on HL subject (for candidates who register for four HL
         subjects, the three highest grades count).
     i. The candidate has gained 9 points or more on SL subjects (candidates who register for two SL subjects
         must gain at least 5 points at SL).
     j. The candidate has not received a penalty for academic misconduct from the Final Award Committee.
A maximum of three examination sessions is allowed in which to satisfy the requirements for the award of the IB
diploma. The examination sessions need not be consecutive.

                                             Bilingual Diploma
A bilingual IB Diploma will be awarded to a successful candidate who fulfills one or more of the following criteria.

    a. Completion of two languages selected from group 1, with the award of a grade 3 or higher in both.
    b. Completion of one of the subjects from group 3 or group 4 in a language that is not the same as the
       candidate’s group 1 language. The candidate must attain a grade 3 or higher in both the group 1
       language and the subject from group 3 or 4.

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APPENDIX 2

                                                  Websites
The public website provides information concerning IB schools, university recognition, and services:
Public IB Website: www.ibo.org

                                               Scholarships
Scholarship post for recipients of the IB diploma and information are now available on:
http://blogs.ibo.org/alumni/2014/05/06/scholarships/

                        Examples of University Scholarships for IB Diploma Holders

                                                    Australia
University of Western Australia                          University of Sydney
Griffith University                                      Deakin University
University of Melbourne

                                                    Canada
University of Alberta                                   University of Calgary, Alberta
Dalhousie University                                    Simon Frazer University, B.C.
University of Toronto, Ontario                          University of Saskatchewan
University of Victoria

                                                United Kingdom
University of Reading                                    City University London
University of Sussex                                     University of Sheffield
University of Nottingham                                 University of Roehampton
University of Liverpool                                  University of Essex
University of Kent                                       King's College London

                                                 United States
University of Bridgeport                                 Saint Michael’s College
Kansas State University                                  University of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Missouri State University                                Southern Methodist University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute                          Northern Arizona University
New York Film Academy                                    Texas Tech University
Savannah College of Art and Design                       University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Western Oregon University                                Monmouth College
Texas State University San Marcos                        Columbia College
The University of Tampa                                  Pacific University
Whitworth University                                     Mississippi State University
University of Dubuque                                    Oregon State University

                                                     Other
France                                                  The American University of Paris
Germany                                                 International University of Bremen
Hong Kong                                               The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Spain                                                   IE University
International Campuses                                  SP Jain; SCAD – The University for Creative Careers

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APPENDIX 3

                                            Internet Resources
    Austria www.enic-naric.net/austria.aspx#anc07_55                             Recognition of the IB Diploma in
                                                                                 Austria

              orawww.uibk.ac.at/public_prod/owa/portal.overview_en?otp_id_in=6   Links to universities

   Australia https://www.studiesinaustralia.com/                                 Studies in Australia

    Canada http://you.ubc.ca/applying-ubc/international-baccalaureate/           IB admissions requirements for
                                                                                 University of British Columbia

              www.queensu.ca/admission/apply/firstyear/requirements/ib.html      IB admissions requirements for
                                                                                 Queen’s University

              www.webometrics.info/en/North_america/Canada                       Rankings of Canadian
                                                                                 universities

              https://www.ouac.on.ca/                                            Ontario Universities' Application
                                                                                 Centre
   Denmark http://studyindenmark.dk/                                             Study in Denmark

  Germany www.anabin.kmk.org under "Anerkennungs- und Beratungsstellen in The German university
          Deutschland"                                                    authorities for recognition
                                                                          specific to each Bundesländer.

              www.studienkolegs.de                                               Students who receive the IB
                                                                                 Diploma but do not meet the
                                                                                 requirements for the specific
                                                                                 Bundesländer.
Hong Kong http://www.studyinhongkong.edu.hk/en/                                  Study in Hong Kong

     Ireland www.educationinireland.com/en/Where-can-I-study-/View-all-          Universities in Ireland
             Universities-Colleges/

              www.cao.ie                                                         Applications Office

       Italy www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/international/europe/italy/    Universities in Italy
             europe.graduateshotline.com/it.html

      Korea http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr/en/main.do;jsessionid=BAD6BFF2103      Study in Korea
            15D1518062CF49450DC30.node_20

Netherlands www.epnuffic.nl/en/#tab-foreign-education-systems                    The Netherlands organization for
                                                                                 international cooperation in
                                                                                 higher education

              https://www.studyfinder.nl/                                        Universities in the Netherlands

      Spain www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/international/europe/spain/     Universities in Spain

              www.ie.edu/university/home/                                        International University of Spain

              http://www.esade.edu/web/eng                                       ESADE Business & Law School

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Sweden www.studyinsweden.se/universities/                                         Study in Sweden

                 www.universityadmissions.se/intl/start                                 University Admissions in
                                                                                        Sweden
  Switzerland www.crus.ch/homenavigation/home.html?L=2                                  The Swiss organization of
                                                                                        rectors for recognition of
                                                                                        foreign upper secondary
                                                                                        leaving certificate/diplomas

                 www.swissuniversities.ch/en/higher-education-area/studying/studying-   Universities in Switzerland
                 in-switzerland/

           UK www.ucas.com                                                              Search for courses and
                                                                                        apply to UK universities

                 www.drama.ac.uk                                                        List of drama schools

                 www.opendays.com                                                       List of university Open Days

                 www.direct.gov.uk                                                      Student Finance and other
                                                                                        information

                 www.student-support-saas.gov.uk/                                       Student Finance plus other
                                                                                        information

         USA www.collegeboard.com                                                       Apply for SAT, search for
                                                                                        colleges/courses.

                 www.ncaa.org                                                           Sport at a U.S. college.
                                                                                        Essential information

                 www.petersons.com                                                      Peterson’s college database

                 www.princetonreview.com                                                Research and ratings

        Other www.eunicas.co.uk/                                                        English programs in Europe

                 https://www.americanuniabroad.com/                                     American Universities
                                                                                        abroad

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APPENDIX 4
                                                  Course Offerings
English

IB ENGLISH A: LITERATURE SL/HL I                                             Year-Long             Credits:             1.0

Prerequisite: English 10 and teacher recommendation

This combined higher and standard level IB English year one class may be taken by students in the eleventh or twelfth grade
as either a college preparatory class for high school graduation credit or by those who plan to take the IB English exams at
the end of their senior year after completion of either the HL or SL II class. The class continues the work of English 10 in its
approach to literature and composition skills. Students will explore literature ranging from classical to modern, in a variety of
genres including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama. The course requires frequent composition assignments with an
emphasis on clear, logical, and coherent structure and individual expression. A primary focus of the course is learning to
write clear, precise literary analyses and descriptive essays. There is also a focus on creative expression in the composition
of original poetry and/or original translations of existing works from other languages. Students decide whether the standard
or higher level of the course is most appropriate for the second year after consultation with the teacher.

IB ENGLISH A: LITERATURE SL II                                               Year-Long             Credits:             1.0

Prerequisite: IB English A: Literature SL/HL I

This second year standard level IB English course is a continuation of the IB English A: Literature first year course. Students
read works from English language literature, ranging from the classical to the contemporary, from Shakespeare to modern
poets and novelists. Students continue to sharpen their ability to write analytically about literature and its relation to
contemporary issues. In May, students sit the IBSL examination. The course is conducted with a mixture of background
lectures, oral presentation by students, and seminar discussions. Admittance is based on recommendation of the IB English
A first year teacher.

IB ENGLISH A: LITERATURE HL II                                               Year-Long             Credits:             1.0

Prerequisite: IB English A: Literature SL/HL I

This IB honors English course is a continuation of the IB English A: Literature first year course. Students read works from
English language literature, ranging from the classical to the contemporary, from Shakespeare to modern poets and
novelists. Students continue to sharpen their ability to write analytically about literature and its relation to contemporary
issues. In May, students will sit the IBHL examination. The course is conducted with a mixture of background lectures, oral
presentation by students, and seminar discussions, and is the most demanding course in the English program. Admittance is
based on recommendation of the IB English A first year teacher.

IB ENGLISH A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE SL/HL I                                Year-Long             Credits:             1.0

Prerequisite: English 10 and teacher recommendation

IB English A: Language and Literature aims to develop a variety of English skills through the study of a wide range of texts,
to promote an appreciation of the wealth and subtleties of the language, and to facilitate the clear expression of ideas. It will
introduce students to a wide range of texts in different genres, media, styles, and contexts, and develop students' ability to
engage in close, detailed and critical examination of text, and gain a greater appreciation of the English speaking cultures.
This course prepares students to sit the Standard Level Language A English examination at the end of the second year. The
course is open to juniors and seniors.

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IB ENGLISH A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE SL II                                 Year-Long             Credits:            1.0

Prerequisite: IB English A: Language and Literature SL I

IB English A: Language and Literature SL II is a continuation of IB English A: Language and Literature SLI. It is a
requirement for students who plan to take the second year course and sit the Standard Level Language A English
examination in their Senior year. IB English A: Language and Literature aims to develop a variety of English skills through
the study of a wide range of texts, to promote an appreciation of the wealth and subtleties of the language, and to facilitate
the clear expression of ideas. It will introduce students to a wide range of texts in different genres, media, styles, and
contexts, and develop students' ability to engage in close, detailed and critical examination of text, and gain a greater
appreciation of the English speaking cultures.

IB ENGLISH A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE HL II                                 Year-Long             Credits:            1.0

Prerequisite: IB English A: Language and Literature HL I

IB English A: Language and Literature HL II is a continuation of IB English A: Language and Literature HL I. It is a
requirement for students who plan to take the second year course and sit the Higher Level Language A English examination
in their Senior year. IB English A: Language and Literature aims to develop a variety of English skills through the study of a
wide range of texts, to promote an appreciation of the wealth and subtleties of the language, and to facilitate the clear
expression of ideas. It will introduce students to a wide range of texts in different genres, media, styles, and contexts, and
develop students' ability to engage in close, detailed and critical examination of text, and gain a greater appreciation of the
English speaking cultures.

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GERMAN

IB GERMAN A: LITERATURE SL/HL I                                        Year-Long             Credits:              1.0

Prerequisite: German Advanced B or German Native 10

This is the first year of the 2-year “A Literature” course. Students learn how literature develops, understand the techniques
involved in criticism, and develop their ability to form independent literary judgments. The course contains four different
parts:

     1.   Literary study of three works in translation.
     2.   Close study of two or three works, each of a different genre, one of which is poetry.
     3.   Literary study of three or four works of the same literary genre.
     4.   Three works are chosen by the school; the approach to the study of works is chosen from four options.

During the first year of the course, parts one and four are covered.

Written assignments are required for external assessment. Interactive orals and oral commentaries will take place during the
course. Selections from the IB German prescribed author’s list and from the IB literature in translation list.

Texts: Stichwort Literatur, Texte, Themen und Strukturen.

IB GERMAN A: LITERATURE SL II                                          Year-Long             Credits:              1.0
IB GERMAN A: LITERATURE HL II                                          Year-Long             Credits:              1.0

Prerequisite: IB German A: Literature SL/HL I

These courses are the continuation of the 2-year “A Literature” courses and will continue, complete, and deepen the analysis
and interpretation of literary texts. During the course, written assignments are required for external assessment. Oral
commentaries will take place during the course. This second year covers parts three and four of the program.

     1.   Literary study of three works in translation.
     2.   Close study of two or three works, each of a different genre, one of which is poetry.
     3.   Literary study of three or four works of the same literary genre.
     4.   Three works are chosen by the school; the approach to the study of works is chosen from four options.

Students enroll in the standard or higher level course based on their level and IB diploma plan. Selections from the IB
German prescribed author’s list and from the IB literature in translation list.

Texts: Stichwort Literatur, Texte, Themen und Strukturen.

IB GERMAN A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE SL/HL I                                  Year-Long           Credits:           1.0

Prerequisite: German Advanced B or German Native 10

The “Language and Literature” course is a two-year course and develops skills of textural analysis. A study of the formal
structure of a text is combined with an exploration of the way the use of formal elements and our understanding of their
meaning is affected by reading practices that are culturally defined. The combined Year 1 course consists of four different
parts:

     1.   Language in a cultural context (texts are chosen from a variety of genres and media).
     2.   Language and mass communication (texts are chosen from a variety of genres and media).
     3.   Literature – texts and contexts (2-3 literary works, each chosen from the prescribed book list, are studied).
     4.   Literature – critical study (2-3 literary works chosen from the IB prescribed list of authors for the language A are
          studied).

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During the course, written assignments are required for external assessment. Interactive orals and oral commentaries will
take place during the course. Selections from the IB German prescribed author’s list and from the IB literature in translation
list.

Texts: Aktion Sprache 3-4, Literaturkunde, Das Literaturbuch, Texte Themen und Strukturen, Das Sprachbuch, Das
Lesebuch, Siebzehn Kurzgeschichten.

IB GERMAN A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE SL II                                    Year-Long             Credits:            1.0
IB GERMAN A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE HL II                                    Year-Long             Credits:            1.0

Prerequisite: IB German A: Language and Literature SL/HL I

This course is for students in the second year of the IB German Language and Literature course and covers fiction and non-
fiction texts. Texts are chosen from those originally written in German, as well as literature in translation. The writing program
consists of compositions, interpretations of literature, essays and creative writing as well as analysis of non-fiction texts from
newspapers and magazines. Oral reports are chosen from the above mentioned literature and texts. Selections from the IB
German prescribed author’s list and from the IB literature in translation list.

Texts: Aktion Sprache 3-4, Literaturkunde, Das Literaturbuch, Texte Themen und Strukturen, Das Sprachbuch.

GERMAN INTERMEDIATE B (Grades 9 and 10)                                     Year-Long              Credits:             1.0
IB GERMAN B SL I                                                            Year-Long              Credits:             1.0

Prerequisite: German Intermediate A

This course develops more efficient language skills in German. Concurrently, this course is the first year of a two-year IB
program for students who wish to take the IB examination after the second year. The course covers three core topics: Social
Relationships, Communication and Media and Global Issues. In addition, two options will be chosen from five other topics
(Health, Customs and Traditions, Leisure, Cultural Diversity and Science and Technology). Students learn to understand,
give and exchange information from oral and written sources. Literary texts are read including: one piece of literature and
excerpts from various books and literary texts (e.g. Tessnow: Knallhart; Pelz: Someone, Brussig: Am kürzeren Ende der
Sonnenallee).

Aspects of grammar are reviewed in this course and more complex structures and topics are analyzed in more depth.
Students learn to write essays on various topics and in various formats and to answer questions on texts. They also learn
various techniques of communication. While learning this additional language, students also explore the cultures connected
to it. Receptive, productive and interactive skills will be trained in order to be successful at the IB exam.

Texts: em-neu Brückenkurs (Lehrbuch und Arbeitsbuch), Hueber Verlag, Aspekte (Lehrbuch und Arbeitsbuch 1),
Langenscheidt Verlag

GERMAN INTERMEDIATE C (Grades 9 and 10)                                     Year-Long              Credits:             1.0
IB GERMAN B SL II                                                           Year-Long              Credits:             1.0

Prerequisite: German Intermediate B or IB German B SL I

This course is the continuation of IB German B Standard Level I or German Intermediate B. It is the second year of the IB
program for students who wish to take the IB examination at the end of this year course. The course continues the study of
the topics, the writing of compositions on different topics and in various formats, reading of stories, improving oral
communication skills and oral reports, acquiring knowledge about German culture, reading of stories and major works of
literature. External and internal IB assessments will be completed during the year.

Texts: em-neu Brückenkurs (Lehrbuch und Arbeitsbuch), Hueber Verlag, Aspekte (Lehrbuch und Arbeitsbuch 1),
Langenscheidt Verlag.

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IB GERMAN B HL I                                    Year-Long                       Credits:                     1.0

Prerequisite: German Intermediate C

This course is the first of the two preparatory years for the IB Higher Level examination for eleventh grade students. The
course covers three core topics: Social Relationships, Communication and Media and Global Issues. In addition, two options
will be chosen from five other topics (Health, Customs and Traditions, Leisure, Cultural Diversity and Science and
Technology). Two major works of literature are studied. Students learn to understand, give and exchange information from
oral and written sources. Aspects of grammar are reviewed in this course and an extension of more advanced grammar is
included. Students learn to write essays on different topics and in various formats. They also learn rhetorical devices needed
for successful written and oral communication. While learning this additional language, students also explore the cultures
connected to it. Receptive, productive and interactive skills will be trained in order to be successful on the IB Higher Level
exam.

Texts: Sichtwechsel 1-3, Klett Verlag. em-Hauptkurs, Hueber Verlag. Grammatik zum Üben, Mittelstufe

IB GERMAN B HL II                                    Year-Long                      Credits:                     1.0

Prerequisite: IB German B HL I

This course is the continuation of German IB Higher Level I for twelfth grade students. It is the second year of the IB program
for students who wish to take the IB examination at the end of this year course. The course continues the study of literature
and topics, the writing of compositions on various topics as well as different aspects of grammar according to the needs of
students and in various formats, improving oral communication and reports, and acquiring knowledge about German
speaking cultures. External and internal assessments will be completed during the year. Two major works of literature are
studied.

Texts: Sichtwechsel 1, 2 & 3, Klett Verlag. Grammatik zum Üben, Mittelstufe. Leselandschaft. Unterrichtswerk für die,
Mittelstufe.

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FRENCH

FRENCH INTERMEDIATE B (Grade 9 and 10)                                   Year-Long             Credits:               1.0
IB FRENCH B SL I                                                         Year-Long             Credits:               1.0

Prerequisite: French Intermediate A

This course develops more efficient language skills in French. Concurrently, this course is the first year of a two-year IB
program for students who wish to take the IB examination after the second year. The course covers three core topics (Social
Relationships, Communication and Media and Global Issues) and two options chosen from five other topics (Health,
Customs and Traditions, Leisure, Cultural Diversity and Science and Technology). Students learn to understand, give and
exchange information from oral and written sources. Short novels are read. Aspects of grammar are reviewed and an
extension of more advanced grammar is included. Students learn to write essays on various topics and in various formats
and to answer questions on texts. They also learn various techniques of communication. While learning this additional
language, students also explore the cultures connected to it. Receptive, productive and interactive skills will be trained in
order to be successful at the IB exam.

FRENCH INTERMEDIATE C (Grade 9 and 10)                                   Year-Long             Credits:               1.0
IB FRENCH B SL II                                                        Year-Long             Credits:               1.0

Prerequisite: French Intermediate B or IB French B SL I

This course is the continuation of French IB Standard Level I or French Intermediate B. It is the second year of the IB
program for students who wish to take the IB examination at the end of this year-long course. Therefore, the course
continues the study of the three core topics (Social Relationships, Communication and Media and Global Issues) and two
options chosen from five other topics (Health, Customs and Traditions, Leisure, Cultural Diversity and Science and
Technology). Students further learn to understand, give and exchange information from oral and written sources. More short
novels are read. Aspects of grammar are reviewed and an extension of more advanced grammar is included. Students learn
to write essays on various topics and in various formats and to answer questions on texts. They also learn various
techniques of communication. While learning this additional language, students also explore the cultures connected to it.
Receptive, productive and interactive skills will be trained in order to be successful at the IB exam. External and internal
assessments will be completed during the year.

IB FRENCH B HL I                                   Year-Long                       Credits:                     1.0

Prerequisite: French Intermediate C

This course is the first of the two preparatory years for the IB Higher Level examination. The course covers three core topics
(Social Relationships, Communication and Media and Global Issues) and two options chosen from five other topics (Health,
Customs and Traditions, Leisure, Cultural Diversity and Science and Technology). Two works of literature are studied.
Students learn to understand, give and exchange information from oral and written sources. Aspects of grammar are
reviewed and an extension of more advanced grammar is included. Students learn to write essays on various topics and in
various formats and to answer questions on texts. They also learn various techniques of communication. While learning this
additional language, students also explore the cultures connected to it. Receptive, productive and interactive skills will be
trained in order to be successful at the IB exam.

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IB FRENCH B HL II                                  Year-Long                       Credits:                     1.0

Prerequisite: IB French B HL I

This course is the continuation of French IB Higher Level I. It is the second year of the IB program for students who wish to
take the IB examination at the end of this year course. Therefore, the course continues the study of three core topics (Social
Relationships, Communication and Media and Global Issues) and two options chosen from five other topics (Health,
Customs and Traditions, Leisure, Cultural Diversity and Science and Technology). Two works of literature are studied.
Students further learn to understand, give and exchange information from oral and written sources. Aspects of grammar are
reviewed and an extension of more advanced grammar is included. Students further learn to write essays on various topics
and in various formats and to answer questions on texts. They also further learn various techniques of communication. While
learning this additional language, students also explore the cultures connected to it. Receptive, productive and interactive
skills will be further trained in order to be successful at the IB exam. External and internal assessments will be completed
during the year.

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SPANISH

SPANISH INTERMEDIATE B (Grade 9 and 10)                                   Year-Long             Credits:             1.0
IB SPANISH B SL I                                                         Year-Long             Credits:             1.0

Prerequisite: Spanish Intermediate A

Throughout this course, the first of a two-year IB program, in addition to working towards increasing proficiency in the
Spanish language, the course will cover three core topics: Social Relationships, Communication and Media and Global
Issues. In addition, two options will be chosen from five other topics (Health, Customs and Traditions, Leisure, Cultural
Diversity, and Science and Technology). Students will learn to give, understand and exchange information from oral and
written sources. Short novels are read. Grammar aspects are reviewed in the course and an extension of a more advanced
grammar is included. Students will learn to write texts on several topics and in various formats, and to answer questions
about texts. They also learn various techniques of communication. While learning this additional language, students also
explore the cultures connected to it (Spanish, Latin American, Caribbean, etc.). Receptive, productive and interactive skills
will be trained in order to be successful in the IB exam.

This course is intended to help students continue developing skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing in
the Spanish language, applying a variety of reading strategies (scanning, guessing, predicting, identifying cognates, making
inferences, etc.) to increase understanding of written material. External and internal assessments will be completed during
the year.

Texts: Sueña 2/3, Gramática del uso del español A/B Editorial SM, Gramática Española por niveles, Edinumen.

SPANISH INTERMEDIATE C (Grade 9 and 10)                                   Year-Long             Credits:             1.0
IB SPANISH B SL II                                                        Year-Long             Credits:             1.0

Prerequisite: Spanish Intermediate B or IB Spanish B SL I

This course is the continuation of Spanish IB Standard Level I or Spanish Intermediate B. It is the second year of the IB
program for students who wish to take the IB examination at the end of this year course. Therefore, the course continues the
study of the topics, the writing of compositions on various topics and in various formats, reading of stories, improving oral
communication and oral reports and acquiring knowledge about Spanish speaking cultures. External and internal
assessments will be completed during the year.

Students will experience the language in a primarily monolingual environment that utilizes as many authentic materials as
possible so as to maximize exposure to the language.

Competence in each of the primary language skills will involve an understanding of three interrelated areas: Language,
cultural interaction and message. External and internal assessments will be completed during the year.

Text: Sueña 3, Gramática del uso del español A/B Editorial SM, Gramática Española por niveles, Edinumen.

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INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES

IB HISTORY SL/HL I                                  Year-Long                     Credits:                         1.0

Grades 11-12

This full-year course is the first half of a two-year program preparing students for the International Baccalaureate Standard or
Higher Level examinations in history. Chronologically, the course traces major events in world history from the creation of the
German Empire in 1871 to the collapse of the Third Reich in 1945. Two major topics in contemporary history are examined
in detail: The causes, nature and effects of war; and the rise and rule of single party dictatorships.

The wars studied include: The First World War, the Russian Revolution and Civil War, the Spanish Civil War and the Second
World War. The dictatorships include: Mussolini's Italy, Stalin's Soviet Union, Hitler's Germany and Franco's Spain.
Emphasis will be placed on essay writing, document utilization and analytical skills. Advanced students may choose this
course as a challenging elective, or in preparation for the Standard or Higher Level IB Contemporary History examinations
the following year. This class is usually limited to students in their junior or senior year of study.

IB HISTORY SL II                                    Year-Long                     Credits:               1.0

Prerequisite: IB History SL/HL I

This course is the second half of a two-year program preparing students for the International Baccalaureate Standard Level
examination in History. Chronologically, this course traces major events in world history from the end of the Second World
War to the present. This course continues the study of the two major topics of IB History SL/HL I. East-West Relations since
1945 will be the third major topic which serves as the central theme of this course. Emphasis will remain on essay writing,
document utilization and analytical skills. The program requires one research project producing a formal analytical paper,
called the Internal Assessment.

IB HISTORY OF EUROPE HL II                                         Year-Long                 Credits:              1.0

Prerequisite: IB History SL/HL I

This course is the second half of a two-year program preparing students for the three parts of the International
Baccalaureate Higher Level examination in History. The first part (Paper I) examines the student's ability to deal with
prescribed subjects through documents. The second part (Paper II) deals with major topics in contemporary world history.
The third part (Paper III) consists of an overview of modern European history. The program requires one research project,
producing a formal analytical paper, called the Internal Assessment.

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IB ECONOMICS SL/HL I                                      Year-Long                   Credits:                  1.0

Grades 11-12

This course introduces students to the principles of economics. The course may be taken as an elective. Students taking this
course are presumed to have a serious interest in business-oriented topics and to be at a maturity level that enables them to
read college level books and articles. Students are expected to finish the course having acquired the ability to understand
basic economic terminology, interpret economic information, explain basic economic phenomena by using relevant economic
concepts, and use these concepts to resolve economic problems. The microeconomic topics that are covered in the IB
syllabus are in line with IB recommendations and standard practices in other schools. There is a mandatory two-year
sequence for all students sitting either the IB Economics Standard or Higher Level examination. The internal assessment
component, a portfolio, is an integral part of the course.

The course requirements are:
    1. Multiple choice analysis
    2. Short response questions
    3. Projects
    4. Essays
    5. Preparation of document and data-based questions
    6. Internal assessment – portfolio
    7. Additional reading (e.g. The Economist, The Financial Times, The International New York Times, The Guardian
         Weekly and The Economic Review)

IB ECONOMICS SL II                                        Year-Long                   Credits:                  1.0
IB ECONOMICS HL II                                        Year-Long                   Credits:                  1.0

Prerequisite: IB Economics SL/HL I

These courses in advanced economics complete the two-year IB economics program. One of these courses may be taken
as an elective. The appropriate course must be taken by students taking the IB Economics examinations at Standard or
Higher Levels. Concepts first introduced in the introductory course are analyzed in depth at a more advanced level. The
macro-economic, international economic and development economic topics that are covered in the IB syllabus will be a key
part of the course content. The internal assessment component, a portfolio, is an integral part of the course.

The course requirements are:
    1. Multiple choice analysis.
    2. Short response questions.
    3. Projects.
    4. Essays.
    5. Preparation of document and data-based questions.
    6. Internal assessment – portfolio.
    7. Additional reading (e.g. The Economist, The Financial Times, The Herald Tribune, The Guardian Weekly, and The
         Economic Review).

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