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Information for current IB Students

Current NBP students, please find helpful information on the IB diploma requirements and resources available to you. 
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For Current Diploma Candidates:

Registration and Fees:

There are two candidate assessment fees: the one-time candidate registration fee ($175) and the candidate subject fee $120). In return, schools receive the following services:

  • this comprehensive handbook for coordinators and teachers
  • access to IB Answers by email or telephone
  • access to the IB information system (IBIS) for tasks necessary to administer candidate assessment
  • a range of teacher feedback, including selected subject reports for each examination session.

Candidates receive the following services:

  • comprehensive assessment using a wide range of assessment methods, including moderated internal assessment and externally marked examinations
  • assessment by an international team of examiners and moderators, overseen by independent chief examiners
  • detailed clerical checking of every examination script to ensure administrative accuracy
  • accommodation for special educational needs and detailed consideration of individual special circumstances, where appropriate
  • access to results on the day of publication via a dedicated and secure website
  • printed DiplomaDiploma results or Course results (depending on results)
  • up to six free requests to transmit results to universities and admissions centres worldwide.

The IB and University

Taking IB courses, and doing well in them, demonstrates to universities a serious and inquiry-driven student, one who embodies the qualities of the Learner Profile. Universities recognize that success in the IB translates into success at their institutions and in life. The rigor and, especially, the type of coursework prepare students to succeed well beyond their freshman year.

The following document details the advantages an IB education can confer: The IB and Colleges. This is a presentation that is worth your time and attention. As well, please look over the acceptance rates of IB Candidates at 20 popular institutions. 

Beyond university, it is our belief that the IB engenders not only skills for the future but an open-minded, inquiry-based perspective well suited for success in life.

For Soon-To-Be or Recent Graduates

Whether you took one IB course or were a diploma candidate, you want the IB to send an official transcript to the university you will attend.


After July 1, 2017, you will have to order transcripts yourself. To do that visit this IBO webpage.

 

CAS at NBP

“The educational aims of the IB programme: to develop to their fullest potential the powers of each individual to understand, to modify and to enjoy his or her environment, both inner and outer, in its physical, social, moral, aesthetic and spiritual aspects. ~Alec Peterson, 2003

C - Creativity - ‘Exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance’

A - Activity - ‘Physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle’

S - Service - ‘Collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need’

Learning Outcomes

Identify your own strengths and develop areas for personal growth.

STRENGTH & GROWTH

What it REALLY means: When you get out of your comfort zone, you learn stuff about yourself. For example, when you organised that event, were you patient with other people? If not, maybe you could try to improve. When you saw those homeless people, were you shocked? If yes, why? Could this help you improve your perception of the world?

Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process.

CHALLENGE & SKILLS

What it REALLY means: What have you done to push yourself? What was unfamiliar about it? What skills do you think you developed?

Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience.

INITIATIVE & PLANNING

What it REALLY means: This one’s easy! When you are organizing your CAS events or activities, just make sure you note down how you organized, who you contacted and what the organizational process involved.

Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences.

COMMITMENT & PERSEVERANCE

What it REALLY means: You are not alone. All IB DP students area thinking the same thing – WHY do we have to do this when we have so much to do already? I know this sounds unbelievable now but you will benefit from it SO much in the future. Whatever happens, keep going! Do a little and often.

Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively.

COLLABORATIVE SKILLS

What it REALLY means: Do team activities. Simple. One of the best and most fun parts of CAS is the team stuff. This can range from playing a new team sport to being involved in a play or volunteer group. When you work in a team you a stronger. Think of Lionel Messi – he is a footballing genius but without his team-mates he would be nothing.

Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance.

GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

What it REALLY means: There are so many global issues right now it’s hard to know which one to support most. Global warming, the refugee crisis, homelessness, cancer research? CAS Trips advice – pick one per year and think what you can do to help from where you are. Plan it, initiate it. do it. That’s CAS, folks!

Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions.

ETHICS OF CHOICES & ACTIONS

What it REALLY means: Your mum has been telling this since as long as you can remember and your teachers joined in a little later: The things you do and the choices you make have consequences. Think about the CAS activities you are doing and how they affect others. Is what you are doing right or wrong? How?

Five Stages of CAS Planning

  Please click here for the CAS Experiences Planning Worksheet.

CAS Project:

‘collaborative, well-considered series of sequential CAS experiences, engaging students in one or more of the CAS strands of creativity, activity and service’.

Please click here for the CAS Project Planning Worksheet

  • Collaborative: work with others in planning, delivery and evaluation
  • Well-considered: full 5 stages action plan
  • Series of sequential CAS experiences: one month minimum duration, regular participation, sustained commitment

Learner profile & CAS

Intellectual ~ knowledgeable ~ thinkers ~ reflective ~

Emotional ~ caring ~ risk-takers ~ balanced~

Social/cultural ~ communicators ~ open-minded~

Ethical and spiritual  ~ inquirers ~ principled~


Links between CAS aims and learner profile attributes:

Balanced - enjoy and find significance in a range of CAS experiences

Reflective - purposefully reflect upon their experiences

Inquirers - identify goals, develop strategies, action for personal growth

Risk-takers - Explore new possibilities, embrace new challenges

Caring - actively participate in sustained & collaborative CAS projects

Knowledgeable - understand member of local & global communities with responsibilities towards each other & the environment

CAS for the IB Diploma: An essential guide for students. Figure 10.2, p. 228

Interviews

Preparing for first CAS interview: Interview Planning Worksheet

Service Learning

Direct service - directly engage with people, environment, animals from target group (teach literacy skills to minority, plant trees to reforest)

Indirect service - participate with but not in direct contact with (develop learning resources to be used by others, create an awareness campaign for an NGO)

Advocacy - become an advocate to attempt to change people’s ideas or understanding about global issues

  • Stems from class learning

  • Research the issues.

  • Brainstorm service experiences.

  • In response to community need

  • Must have an adult supervisor

  • Promote harmony and reciprocity while safeguarding dignity and initiative of the people involved

  • Follow all CAS stages during planning

CAS Opportunities for NBPS Students

Our community, both local and extended, offers abundant opportunities to engage in activities that will offer you growth as an individual, engender exposure to the wider community, and provide experiences for you to integrate the CAS strands in activities or projects that can be either short or long-term in nature. Our NBPS website includes links for school clubs and for institutions that are readily available for involvement. Please click on this NBPS link to access details: NBPS Community Service Outreach.

You can click here for our current listing of clubs and student-run organizations.

If you are interested in NBPS Club participation, please contact Mrs. Amelchenko at stacey.amelchenko@nbps.org