Glenforest Secondary School International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Ontario Transcript Credits – Ontario University Requirements Facts: Glenforest Secondary School IB DP students: Are well prepared for any university program they choose to accept. Are studying university level material in some courses in the IB DP (HL courses.) Are generally accepted into Ontario University programs they apply to. Are offered advanced standing in select Ontario University Programs in certain courses. Have 11 or more grade 12 credits that can be used to apply to Ontario Universities, thus improving the student’s average. (Top 6 are used for admission generally.) Universities determine which 6 courses are used for the top 6. Determination of percentage for the Ontario Report Card is based on the Table of Equivalents (ToE) (see next page) Chart of Ontario Course Codes used in the IB DP: (note: Courses with * are grade 12 courses that can be used for university admission. All highlighted SL courses except SL French are completed with Exams in May of the grade 11 year) Courses Grade 11 (DP Year 1) Sem 1 Grade 11 (DP Year 1) Sem 2 Grade 12 (DP Year 2) Sem 1 Grade 11 (DP Year 2) Sem 2 English HL Literature ENG3U8 ETS4U8* ENG4U8* English HL Language & Literature ENG3U9 ETS4U9* ENG4U9* French SL FSF3U7 FSF4U7* Theory of Knowledge HZT4U7* Economics SL CIE3M7 CIA4U7* Economics HL CIE3M8 CIA4U8* BBB4M8* Psychology SL HSP3U7 HSB4U7* Psychology HL HSP3U8 HHG4M8* HSB4U8* Mathematics SL MHF4U7* MCV4U7* Mathematics HL MHF4U8* MDM4U8* MCV4U8* Biology SL SBI3U7 SBI4U7* Biology HL SBI3U8 PSE4U8* SBI4U8* Chemistry SL SCH3U7 SCH4U7* Chemistry HL SCH3U8 SNC4M8* SCH4U8* Physics SL SPH3U7 SPH4U8* Visual Arts SL AVI3M7 AVI4M7* Visual Arts HL AVI3M8 AVI4M8* AWT4M8* Music HL AMU3M8 AMU4M8* AMI4M8*
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Glenforest Secondary School International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Ontario Transcript Credits – Ontario University Requirements
Facts: Glenforest Secondary School IB DP students:
Are well prepared for any university program they choose to accept.
Are studying university level material in some courses in the IB DP (HL courses.)
Are generally accepted into Ontario University programs they apply to.
Are offered advanced standing in select Ontario University Programs in certain courses.
Have 11 or more grade 12 credits that can be used to apply to Ontario Universities, thus improving the student’s average. (Top 6 are used for admission generally.)
Universities determine which 6 courses are used for the top 6.
Determination of percentage for the Ontario Report Card is based on the Table of Equivalents (ToE) (see next page)
Chart of Ontario Course Codes used in the IB DP: (note: Courses with * are grade 12 courses that can be used for university admission. All highlighted SL courses except SL French are completed with Exams in May of the grade 11 year)
Assessment IB courses are marked in Levels 1—7 , with levels 5, 6 and 7 being the equivalent of Ontario level 4-, 4 and 4+. In order to report IB marks on an Ontario transcript, the IB Diploma Schools of Ontario Table of Equivalents (ToE) is applied. This scale was developed in conjunction with the IB Schools of Ontario and Ontario Universities. It is very similar to the scale used in B.C. and Alberta. It is important to remember that each IB course has different criteria for assessment. The final IB mark will be based on the final exam and the Internal Assessment (IA) which the students complete during the course. Teachers will apply IB criteria, IB grade descriptors and their understanding of the expectations on the exams in the determination of Predicted Grades (PG). Once Predicted Grades and Internal Assessment Grades have been submitted to IB they cannot be changed.
Internal Assessments All IB courses have Internal Assessment components (IAs) which are completed by the students during the course and marked by teachers. The marks for the IAs are submitted to IB and a selection of IA samples are sent to IB for moderation. The intent of the IA is to provide the students with an opportunity to demonstrate learning through an assignment which is completed within a specific timeline. IAs are designed to reflect the abilities of the students. It is important to remember that these projects are completed by grade 11 and 12 students and are expected to demonstrate work appropriate from a grade 11 or 12 student. The work in an IA is to be completed independently, without help or assistance from the teacher, a tutor or a parent. IAs, especially orals cannot be redone or marked by another teacher once they have been completed and/or handed in.
Predicted Grades In April teachers are required to submit a Predicted Grade (PG) to IB for each student who is writing an Exam in May. The PG is used by IB during the marking cycle in June. A Predicted Grade is a prediction of the mark that the student will achieve in the course. Teachers arrive at the PG by using the IA mark, the results of mock or practice exams and by referring to the Grade Descriptors for each subject. Predicted Grades are a good way for students to assess their strengths and weaknesses in a course and can be very helpful while preparing for the exams. The Predicted Grades and the translated Ontario percentages are recorded on the report cards. The mark for courses with final IB exams in May will be adjusted in July to reflect the final IB mark. Marks for Part 1 of the HL courses and Part 1 of the SL French course (from the grade 11 year) will not be adjusted.
Translated Marks on the Ontario Report Card The Ontario system requires percentage grades. In order to report the IB Levels accurately within the Ontario system, the IB Diploma Schools of Ontario Table of Equivalents is used (see below). In addition, to clarify the IB level, transcripts which reflect the IB Interim Predicted Grades (end of February - grade 12) and Predicted Grades (middle of April - grade 12) are sent to OUAC as part of the marks reporting process for universities. The IB level grades for Grade 12 course credits in grade 11 and for Sem 2 Grade 12 credits in grade 12 are translated in July to reflect the IB level earned and the work done throughout the course which is reflected in the Predicted Grade. IB Diploma Schools of Ontario Table of Equivalents: IB Levels Ontario % %
IB Level Ontario % IB Level Ontario %
7+ 99/100 4 78
7 98 4- 72
7- 97 3+ 71
6+ 96 3 66
6 95 3- 61
6- 93 2+ 60
5+ 92 2 55
5 88 2- 50
5- 84 1 49-
Requirements for Earning the IB Diploma: Min 24 Points 3 HL and 3 SL subjects All subjects graded 1 – 7 6 subjects x max 7 points + 3 DP Points = 45
Diploma Points Matrix for Extended Essay and ToK paper: From May 2015
Failing Conditions - effective May 2015:
1. CAS requirements have not been met
2. Candidate’s total points are fewer than 24
3. An N has been given for a course, Theory of Knowledge or the Extended Essay
4. A grade of E has been awarded for one or both Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay
5. There is a grade of 1 in any subject
6. Grade 2 has been awarded 3 or more times (HL or SL)
7. Grade 3 has been awarded 4 or more times (HL or SL)
8. Candidate has gained fewer than 12 points on HL subjects
9. Candidate has gained fewer than 9 points on SL Subjects
Addressing Plagiarism and the Research Process at Glenforest
All students at GFSS engage in development of research skills based on a continuum of teaching and
reinforcement through the course of their studies over four years.
From Grade 9 onwards, students practice research skills by using the various research tools (books;
databases; i-net; et.al.) available at our school. In classroom assignments and exercises, subject and
library teachers provide many opportunities for students to practice and to cultivate critical research
skills necessary for their future academic success.
A key focus of developing research skills is instructing students how to avoid plagiarism. By the time
students arrive at our school, they know what plagiarism is, but not necessarily how do avoid it. The
majority understand that it is a kind of cheating or copying and that intended plagiarism is unethical.
However, a more subtle understanding of how to use research material in specific contexts is our
ultimate aim. These are some of the questions that we address and that we hope will assist students in
developing this understanding:
How do various cultures view notions of opinion, respect and authority in academic study?
What habits must be practiced in order to incorporate the work of others in an individual
student’s work, such that appropriate credit is given and a clear understanding of an authority’s
work is understood?
What is “general knowledge”? How does this concept differ between academic disciplines and
How does a researcher assess the authority of a source? What research avenues can be
explored without always having to address this question?
How does a researcher collaborate without copying?
Developing strong research skills is an explicit focus throughout the Ontario and the IB curricula. For IB
students, these skills are practiced in the MYP years, and are demonstrated in the Extended Essay, the
Theory of Knowledge paper, the Written Tasks, the Investigation workbook, and the Mathematics
Internal Assessment (the IA). These all present students with specific challenges, but they are also
opportunities for students to strengthen their research competency and their critical thinking.
Glenforest’s Teacher Librarians are conscious of the research challenges and pressures that face IB
students. For this reason, we have worked to provide frequent support and the tools that will help them
successfully meet IB expectations. Some of these supports are:
The Extended Essay Student Guide
Multiple resources on the Glenforest website
Access to university libraries (UTM; UT Robarts)
Lastly, IB parents and students are always free to discuss concerns around research with Glenforest
teachers, IB coordinators and administration.
All subjects are graded 1 – 7 6 subjects x max 7 points /subject + 3 DP points =
Max Score 45 Minimum score for IB Diploma = 24
CAS Theory of Knowledge
Presentation ToK Essay +
Extended Essay = 3 Possible
Diploma Points (DP)
IB Diploma Programme Internal Assessments (IA)
External Assessments (EA) and Exams
Group 1 Studies in Language and Literature Lang and Lit HL IA: Further Oral Activities (2) 15% IA: IOC 15% EA: Written task 1 (creative) 10% EA: Written task 2 (essay ) 10% Paper 1: 25% Paper 2: 25% Literature HL IA: IOP 15% IA: IOC 15% EA: Written Assignment 20% Paper 1: 25% Paper 2: 25%
Group 2 Language Acquisition French SL IA1 Oral Interactif 10% IA2 Oral Individuel 20% EA Travail Ecrit 20% Epreuve 1 (Paper 1) 25% Epreuve 2 (Paper 2) 25%
Group 4 Sciences Biology SL IA Labs + Gr 4 24% Paper 1 20% Paper 2 32% Paper 3 24% Biology HL IA Labs + Gr 4 24% Paper 1 20% Paper 2 36% Paper 3 20% Chemistry SL IA Labs + Gr 4 24% Paper 1 20% Paper 2 32% Paper 3 24% Chemistry HL IA Labs + Gr 4 24% Paper 1 20% Paper 2 36% Paper 3 20% Physics SL IA Labs + Gr 4 24% Paper 1 20% Paper 2 32% Paper 3 24%
Group 5 Mathematics Mathematics SL IA Mathematical exploration 20% Paper 1 40% Paper 2 40% Mathematics HL IA Mathematical exploration 20% Paper 1 30% Paper 2 30% Paper 3 20%
Group 3 Individuals and Societies Economics SL IA 20% Paper 1 40%, Paper 2 40% Economics HL IA 20% Paper 1 30%, Paper 2 30%, Paper 3 20%, Psychology SL IA Experiment 25% Paper1 50% Paper2 25% Psychology HL IA Experiment 20% Paper1 35% Paper2 25% Paper 3 20%
Group 6 The Arts Visual Arts SL IA – IWB 40% Exam – Studio 60% Visual Arts HL IA – Exhibition 60% EA Comparative Study 20% Exam – Process Portfolio 40%