Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate’s International Baccalaureate

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Welcome…

This page is dedicated to Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate’s International Baccalaureate (I.B.) program and all the courses that it is currently offering. This site is for prospective students and parents, current students and parents, former students and parents, or just for general interest. This site is connected to our schools main site, the school division’s parent portal for student attendance and grades, as well as our school division’s site. Please enjoy your stay on our site, leave a comment if you wish, and please report any questions, concerns, or suggestions to us.

ABOUT:

The I.B. Diploma Program is a comprehensive pre-university course that demands the best from academically motivated students. It is a sophisticated two-year curriculum that has stood the test of time for over half a million students in 119 countries since 1968. The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. The I.B. Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, in their last two years of high school studies, for success at university and life beyond. The I.B. Diploma Programme has the special honour of being recognized throughout Manitoban universities as well as over much of the world. It fosters higher learning, a holistic development of the student, and international mindedness. We offer this program for strong academic and highly motivated students in the last two years of high school, but we begin to prepare its students in Grades 9 and 10. For further general information log on to http://www.ibo.org or feel free to contact the I.B. Coordinator.

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By the end of the Diploma Programme, we hope that our students have this learner profile:

  • Inquirers Open-minded
  • Knowledgeable Caring
  • Thinkers Risk-takers
  • Communicators Balanced
  • Principled Reflective

I.B. DIVIDES ITS SUBJECTS INTO 6 DIFFERENT GROUPS:

Group Category Subjects our school offers
Group 1 Studies in Language and Literature English A1 (Higher Level)
Group 2 Language Acquisition French B – Basic French (Standard Level), French A2 (Standard Level)
Group 3 Individuals and Societies History of the Americas (Higher Level), Economics (Higher Level)
Group 4 Sciences Chemistry (Standard Level), Physics (Higher Level), Biology (Higher Level), Computer Sciences (Standard or Higher Level), or Sports, Exercise and Health Science (Higher Level)
Group 5 Mathematics Mathematics (Standard Level)
Group 6 The Arts Visual Arts (Standard or Higher Level)

THE CORE COMPONENTS:

As mentioned, the I.B. likes to see the holistic development of its students. Therefore, at the centre of the academic portion are three essential components for any students wishing to take full Diploma:

THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE:

  • Interdisciplinary – drawing connections between the various Groups
  • Explores the nature of knowledge across disciplines
  • Encouraging an appreciation of other cultural perspectives
  • Taken in grades 11 and 12 as the courses TOK32IB and TOK42IB

CREATIVITY, ACTION, AND SERVICE:

  • Encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service
  • Education outside the classroom
  • Development of the learner profile
  • Conducted over grades 11 and 12
  • 150 hours in total divided fairly evenly between the three components (C, A and S)

EXTENDED ESSAY:

  • 4,000 words in a subject and topic of the student’s choice
  • Offers the opportunity to investigate a research question of individual interest
  • Familiarizes students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university
  • An Extended Essay Advisor (Teacher of the student’s choice) offers some guidance through the process

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Note: Course codes ending in the letter “X” are the appropriate selection for immersion students.

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