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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 - December 3, 2018
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19: Week of Dec. 3th: S1 Summative Listening Exam (3) [Wednesday and Friday], Listening Analysis #3 Due, Portfolio recordings due x2
    Tuesday - December 4, 2018
    • Gr. 12: DP Language and Literature: English: Final Formative Written Task December 4
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19: Week of Dec. 3th: S1 Summative Listening Exam (3) [Wednesday and Friday], Listening Analysis #3 Due, Portfolio recordings due x2
    Wednesday - December 5, 2018
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19: Week of Dec. 3th: S1 Summative Listening Exam (3) [Wednesday and Friday], Listening Analysis #3 Due, Portfolio recordings due x2
    Thursday - December 6, 2018
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19: Week of Dec. 3th: S1 Summative Listening Exam (3) [Wednesday and Friday], Listening Analysis #3 Due, Portfolio recordings due x2
    Friday - December 7, 2018
    • Gr. 12: HL/SL Music II 2018-19: Week of Dec. 3th: S1 Summative Listening Exam (3) [Wednesday and Friday], Listening Analysis #3 Due, Portfolio recordings due x2
    Sunday - December 9, 2018
    • Gr. 11: Visual Arts Comparative Study - 9th December
    Monday - December 10, 2018
    • Gr. 11: HL/SL Music 2018-19: Due by Dec 10: Two group/solo recording in music portfolio in MP3 format (1)
    Tuesday - December 11, 2018
    • Gr. 12: DP Literature: English: Oral Commentary December 11 and 12
    Wednesday - December 12, 2018
    • Gr. 12: DP Literature: English: Oral Commentary December 11 and 12
    Thursday - December 13, 2018
    • Gr. 11: HL/SL Music 2018-19: Due by Dec. 13: Listening Exam (4); Concepts and Content Notes (5)
    • Gr. 12: Spanish B SL and Ab initio Written Assignment December 13
    Friday - December 21, 2018
    • Gr. 12: Theatre Directors Notebook ( only mark) IA December 21Signup for an alert reminder.
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