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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
 

 

 

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IB DP Coordinator

 

IB Diploma Calendar

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  • Friday - February 1, 2019
    • Gr. 11: HL/SL Music 2018-19: Due by Feb. 1: Listening Exam (5); Concepts and Content Notes (6)
    Saturday - February 2, 2019
    • Gr. 12: DP Literature: English: Final Revision of Written Assignment Uploaded by 15:30 on February 2nd
    Sunday - February 3, 2019
    • Gr. 11: English Literature Written Assignment completed by 3rd February
    Monday - February 4, 2019
    • Gr. 11: HL/SL Music 2018-19: Week of Feb. 4: SL/HL Performance Formative 1, S2
    Tuesday - February 5, 2019
    • Gr. 11: HL/SL Music 2018-19: Week of Feb. 4: SL/HL Performance Formative 1, S2
    • Gr. 12: Japanese Language and Literature : Final Draft of Written Task February 5th
    Wednesday - February 6, 2019
    • Gr. 11: HL/SL Music 2018-19: February 6: HL/SLC Creating Composition #1 Due (2)
    • Gr. 11: HL/SL Music 2018-19: Week of Feb. 4: SL/HL Performance Formative 1, S2
    Thursday - February 7, 2019
    • Gr. 11: HL/SL Music 2018-19: Week of Feb. 4: SL/HL Performance Formative 1, S2
    Friday - February 8, 2019
    • Gr. 11: HL/SL Music 2018-19: Week of Feb. 4: SL/HL Performance Formative 1, S2
    Monday - February 11, 2019
    • Gr. 12: Environmental Systems and Societies IA DRAFT Feb 11
    Friday - February 15, 2019
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 due by Friday Feb . 15th Solo Formative 3
    • Gr. 12: Japanese Language B HL Final draft of Written Assignment February 15 (2018-19)
    Saturday - February 16, 2019
    • Gr. 12: Japanese ab initio Written Assignment Final Draft: February 16th (F)
    Monday - February 18, 2019
    • Gr. 12: Chemistry IA Final February 18
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 Week of Feb. 18th, Listening Exam 4 (Wed/Friday), Listening Analysis #4 Due
    Tuesday - February 19, 2019
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 Week of Feb. 18th, Listening Exam 4 (Wed/Friday), Listening Analysis #4 Due
    Wednesday - February 20, 2019
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 Week of Feb. 18th, Listening Exam 4 (Wed/Friday), Listening Analysis #4 DueSignup for an alert reminder.
    Thursday - February 21, 2019
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 Week of Feb. 18th, Listening Exam 4 (Wed/Friday), Listening Analysis #4 DueSignup for an alert reminder.
    Friday - February 22, 2019
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 Week of Feb. 18th, Listening Exam 4 (Wed/Friday), Listening Analysis #4 DueSignup for an alert reminder.
    Monday - February 25, 2019
    • Gr. 12: Japanese Lang. Lit. SL/HL IOC Monday, February 25thSignup for an alert reminder.
    • Gr. 12: Spanish B SL and Ab initio Individual Oral Exam 25 FebruarySignup for an alert reminder.
    Thursday - February 28, 2019
    • Gr. 12: Environmental Systems and Societies IA FINAL Feb 28Signup for an alert reminder.
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19 March 7: Senior Recital (After school, Thursday)Signup for an alert reminder.
    • Gr. 12: Physics IA Draft February 28Signup for an alert reminder.
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