Examinations and results

April is here and the final preparations for the exams are underway. Students are already reviewing past material and past exam papers in some classes and there is official information to distribute and collect in this month.

All senior exam takers have been given:

  • Request form for results to college service
  • IB exam schedule – all examinations in MPB
  • Large brown envelope to address for their official IB transcripts (and diplomas) which will arrive in September
  • Form to complete with the forwarding address or collection details for the official documents.
  • Official personal code, PINcode and URL for the results site – see below:

Where will you be July 6 at 12.00 GMT this summer?

IB examination results are available to students on July 6 at 12.00 GMT on a secure IBO website. All exam takers are provided with a personal PIN code to access their results online.

In April students may request results be sent directly to their college or university ahead of registration. There are some strict deadlines on the data entry for these requests. Such requests are sent by the school before May 1 or in summer by sending the request directly to the appropriate IBO office.

All senior IB exam takers have a request form and are encouraged to submit it – on time please! The colleges appreciate the opportunity of having results early and it saves a lot of time at the beginning of the first semester at college!

Good luck to all exam candidates, seniors and juniors and remember to get a good night’s sleep and have breakfast!

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IB Senior Parent meeting presentation

The IB Senior Parent meetings during Parent Teacher conference this semester had to be canceled this semester but here is the presentation that would have been used.  The intent of the meeting is to provide information on the upcoming demands on seniors and highlight some areas in which parents can provide support in the final semester ahead of the IB examinations in May 2012.

IB Senior Parent meeting 2011

 

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Middle School Parents meeting September 2011

Many thanks to the 72 parents who braved the rain to attend the first MS Parents’ IB information evening on Wednesday, September 7th.

The overall philosophy of the two year IB diploma program and ISB’s rationale for becoming an IB school 27 years ago provided the foundation of the presentation. This was followed by an short explanation of the diploma program itself and the courses available.

While final decisions about participating in the IB diploma program are not made until 10th grade, it is useful to have a basic understanding early on to inform course choices in 9th and 10th grade.

There is a meeting for 9th and 10th grade students and their parents in November and an additional meeting for 10th graders in February prior to course registrations for 11th grade.

The presentation and handout are available. Please click on the link.

 

 

 

 

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May 2011 results

IB results

Congratulations to our examination takers in May 2011!

ISB IB diploma students achieved a 100% pass rate with 62 diplomas awarded. The world average pass rate for the IB Diploma for May 2011 is 78%.  Total diploma scores range from 26 – 43 points and the average diploma score is 35. The world average diploma score this year is 29.

This achievement is testament to the hard work and dedication of all the diploma students to their studies and every diploma awarded is a celebration and acknowledgement of the individual endeavors over the past two years.

Taylor Boekles, Thien Phuc Nguyen Hoang, Namyi Kang, Simapa Ownsuwan, Victoria Prinz, Nicha Ruchirawat, Tamrong Teo and Howard Zhang achieved 40 or more for their diploma.

Overall, 204 ISB students took one or more IB subject examinations in May 2011. 53.4% of the results were scores of 6 or 7 (7 being the highest score) and 96.4% were scores of 4 or higher. These statistics include the Diploma,  Certificate (11th and 12th grade non-diploma) and Anticipated (11th grade diploma) students’ results.

The summary table of May 2011 results will be available on the high school IB webpage very soon.

Also in May, 22 students took one or more AP examinations in a variety of subjects. With a score range of 1 – 5, 5 being the highest, 90% of the results were scores 3 – 5 with 52% of the scores being 5s.

 

Once again, we congratulate all our IB and AP exam takers and their teachers on their successes in the May 2011 exam session.

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Welcome 10th, 9th and 8th grade parents

Dear Parents,

This site is as much for you as it is for the current IB students and parents in 11th and 12th grade.

Please investigate this site to learn more about the IB programme and why it is an important part of the ISB high school curriculum and what it has to offer your students.

ISB has a long and successful history with the programme and increasing numbers of students at ISB are involved at both Diploma and Certificate level (see the IB Dip and Cert page) but the basic explanation of the programme can be found here.

As you browse this site you will learn about the diploma components, exam results, and see the plans and calendars followed by the students in addition to viewing IBO videos of IB grads, students and college admissions officers.

The Information Evening March 2011 is also available for viewing.

Welcome to IB at ISB!!
Jayne Lund

Dean of Academics/IB Diploma Programme Coordinator

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Semester 2 for seniors and juniors

Semester 2 is well underway and the diploma and certificate seniors have a few things on their minds:

  • College acceptances/offers
  • IB assessments to be completed
  • IB classes to be completed
  • IB examinations
  • College acceptances/offers
  • Graduation
  • and college acceptances/offers

This is a challenging semester for all seniors in terms of maintaining focus to finish well. After four years in high school (including two years in IB classes for diploma and certificate students) the end is in sight and the reality of leaving school, friends and family is moving closer each day.

Meanwhile the diploma juniors have started their TOK classes and had the initial orientation for the Extended Essays. The first semester successfully completed the students navigate the IB program, organizing their time and managing homework while remembering to ask for advice or help whenever necessary. More than half the junior diploma students are taking an IB examination in May as ‘Anticipated’ candidates. Next year their registration status will change to ‘Diploma’ for the final examinations that will lead to their goal – an IB diploma.

There are 205 seniors and juniors at ISB taking one or more IB examinations in May this year.

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Group 4 project

Group 4 refers to the Experimental Sciences in the IB Diploma hexagon. Participation in,and completion of, the Group 4 project is a requirement for IB Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Summary of the group 4 project

The group 4 project is a collaborative activity where students from different group 4 subjects work together on a scientific or technological topic, allowing for concepts and perceptions from across the disciplines to be shared.

The group 4 project allow students to appreciate the environmental, social and ethical implications of science and technology. It may also allow them to understand the limitations of scientific study, for example, the shortage of appropriate data and/or the lack of resources. The emphasis is on interdisciplinary cooperation and the processes involves in scientific investigation, rather than the products of such investigation.” (Experimental Sciences guidelines, IBO, 2007)

Students are assigned G4 groups. The project has three stages: planning, action and evaluation. Planning takes place prior to the scheduled G4 day in which the action and evaluation are completed.

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IBO documentation

IBO requires that the following documentation is available and read by all IB students and their families.

  • The IB Regulations for student and their legal guardians
  • The Academic Honesty booklet outlines the definitions of malpractice and plagiarism in addition to the procedures used by IBO in cases of suspected academic infringements.
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IB @ ISB for Parents

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Welcome to the IB Coordinator Blog.

This site is aimed at ISB parents of IB students and those parents with students thinking about IB in the future.

The site included pages of information (see top of title banner) in addition to posts from the IB coordinator.

Pages include:

  • The IB programme in brief
  • The IB years (a brief calendar for Diploma and Certificate students)
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