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IB Diploma at Canadian Academy

The International Baccalaureate Organization's Diploma Programme is a demanding pre-university course that leads to external examinations and is designed for highly motivated high school students aged 16 to 19. The program has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving IB Diploma holders access to the world's leading universities.

Students who participate in the Diploma Programme are well prepared for university work and are accepted by universities in many countries. The program incorporates the best elements of national systems, without being based on any one. Its genesis was the result of a wish to establish a common curriculum and university entry credential for students moving from one country to another. International educators were motivated by practical considerations but also by an idealistic vision. They believed that students should share an academic experience that would emphasize critical thinking, intercultural understanding and exposure to a variety of points of view. The program encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Students study six subjects selected from the subject groups. Normally three subjects are studied at higher level (HL) and the remaining three subjects are studied at standard level (SL). All three parts of the core, extended essay, theory of knowledge and creativity/action/service (CAS), are compulsory and are central to the philosophy of the Diploma Programme.

Students who pursue the Diploma take six subjects; one each from Groups 1 to 5 (below) with an additional subject from 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6.

  • Group 1: Language A1
    Generally the student's strongest language, usually English at CA.
  • Group 2: Second Language
    An additional language, taken either at A1 (HL or SL), A2 (HL or SL), B (SL or HL) or ab initio (SL only).
  • Group 3: Individuals and Societies
    Humanities and social sciences: such as economics, Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS), geography and history.
  • Group 4: Experimental Sciences
    Subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology.
  • Group 5: Mathematics
    The subjects are, in order of increasing difficulty, Mathematical Studies SL, Mathematics SL, and Mathematics HL.
  • Group 6: Arts and Electives
    Subjects such as visual arts, music, theater arts. A subject from this group can be replaced with another subject from Group 2, 3, or 4.
2015 IB Diploma Statistics at a glance
  • 88% of our 43 graduates passed the IB Diploma
  • The worldwide pass rate is 79%.
  • The average CA score was 34 points from a maximum possible 45
  • The world average was 29.9
  • Top CA score was 45.
  • 43% of CA students achieved a score of 35 points or higher
  • 43% of CA students achieved grades of 6 or 7
 

 

 

Stephen Maine
IB DP Coordinator

 

IB Diploma Calendar

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  • Monday - October 1, 2018
    • Gr. 11: CAS Interview #1
    Tuesday - October 2, 2018
    • Gr. 11: CAS Interview #1
    Wednesday - October 3, 2018
    • Gr. 11: CAS Interview #1
    Thursday - October 4, 2018
    • Gr. 11: CAS Interview #1
    Friday - October 5, 2018
    • Gr. 11: CAS Interview #1
    Saturday - October 6, 2018
    • Gr. 11: CAS Interview #1
    Sunday - October 7, 2018
    • Gr. 11: CAS Interview #1
    Monday - October 8, 2018
    • Gr. 11: CAS Interview #1
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 Week of Oct. 8th, HL Creating #4 Due (First three done year 1)
    Tuesday - October 9, 2018
    • Gr. 11: CAS Interview #1
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 Week of Oct. 8th, HL Creating #4 Due (First three done year 1)
    Wednesday - October 10, 2018
    • Gr. 11: CAS Interview #1
    • Gr. 11: Theatre RP performance 10th - 12 October (IA)
    • Gr. 12: Biology Individual Investigation (in class Oct 10 - Nov 4)
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 Week of Oct. 8th, HL Creating #4 Due (First three done year 1)
    • Gr. 12: TOK . October 10-18 Second Opportunity for Summative TOK Oral Presentation.
    • Gr. 12:Theatre RP performance 10th October to 12 October (IA)
    Thursday - October 11, 2018
    • Gr. 11: CAS Interview #1
    • Gr. 11: Theatre RP performance 10th - 12 October (IA)
    • Gr. 12: Biology Individual Investigation (in class Oct 10 - Nov 4)
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 Week of Oct. 8th, HL Creating #4 Due (First three done year 1)
    • Gr. 12: TOK . October 10-18 Second Opportunity for Summative TOK Oral Presentation.
    • Gr. 12:Theatre RP performance 10th October to 12 October (IA)
    Friday - October 12, 2018
    • Gr. 11: CAS Interview #1
    • Gr. 11: Theatre RP performance 10th - 12 October (IA)
    • Gr. 12: Biology Individual Investigation (in class Oct 10 - Nov 4)
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 Week of Oct. 8th, HL Creating #4 Due (First three done year 1)
    • Gr. 12: TOK . October 10-18 Second Opportunity for Summative TOK Oral Presentation.
    • Gr. 12:Theatre RP performance 10th October to 12 October (IA)
    Saturday - October 13, 2018
    • Gr. 11: CAS Interview #1
    • Gr. 12: Biology Individual Investigation (in class Oct 10 - Nov 4)
    • Gr. 12: TOK . October 10-18 Second Opportunity for Summative TOK Oral Presentation.
    Sunday - October 14, 2018
    • Gr. 11: CAS Interview #1
    • Gr. 12: Biology Individual Investigation (in class Oct 10 - Nov 4)
    • Gr. 12: TOK . October 10-18 Second Opportunity for Summative TOK Oral Presentation.
    Monday - October 15, 2018
    • Gr. 11: CAS Interview #1
    • Gr. 11: HL/SL Music 2018-19 Week of Oct. 15: SL/HL Performance Formative 1, S1
    • Gr. 12: Biology Individual Investigation (in class Oct 10 - Nov 4)
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 Week of Oct. 15th: Solo Works Formative
    • Gr. 12: TOK . October 10-18 Second Opportunity for Summative TOK Oral Presentation.
    Tuesday - October 16, 2018
    • Gr. 11: CAS Interview #1
    • Gr. 11: HL/SL Music 2018-19 Week of Oct. 15: SL/HL Performance Formative 1, S1
    • Gr. 12: Biology Individual Investigation (in class Oct 10 - Nov 4)
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 Week of Oct. 15th: Solo Works Formative
    • Gr. 12: TOK . October 10-18 Second Opportunity for Summative TOK Oral Presentation.
    Wednesday - October 17, 2018
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    • Gr. 11: HL/SL Music 2018-19 Week of Oct. 15: SL/HL Performance Formative 1, S1Signup for an alert reminder.
    • Gr. 12: Biology Individual Investigation (in class Oct 10 - Nov 4)Signup for an alert reminder.
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 Week of Oct. 15th: Solo Works FormativeSignup for an alert reminder.
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    Thursday - October 18, 2018
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    Friday - October 19, 2018
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    • Gr. 12: Biology Individual Investigation (in class Oct 10 - Nov 4)Signup for an alert reminder.
    • Gr. 12: Extended Essay FinalSignup for an alert reminder.
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 Week of Oct. 15th: Solo Works FormativeSignup for an alert reminder.
    Saturday - October 20, 2018
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    • Gr. 12: Biology Individual Investigation (in class Oct 10 - Nov 4)Signup for an alert reminder.
    Sunday - October 21, 2018
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    Monday - October 22, 2018
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    Tuesday - October 23, 2018
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    Wednesday - October 24, 2018
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    Thursday - October 25, 2018
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    Friday - October 26, 2018
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    Saturday - October 27, 2018
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    Sunday - October 28, 2018
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    Monday - October 29, 2018
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    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 Week of Oct. 29th : Listening Exam 2 (This will not go in Best Fits), Listening Analysis #2 Due (This will not go in Best Fits)Signup for an alert reminder.
    Tuesday - October 30, 2018
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    Wednesday - October 31, 2018
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    • Gr. 12: Theatre Draft CTP Portfolio IASignup for an alert reminder.
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