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The admissions procedure to the IB Diploma Programme class, grade One


VIII PALO starts the admissions procedure to the IB Diploma Programme Class, grade One, to follow the first-year of the two-year IB Diploma Programme. All students interested in the programme are welcome to become acquainted with the rules and conditions of the admissions procedure. Admissions to the IB Diploma Programme Class are currently being carried out on the basis of a written assignment and an interview. The details are available from the IB Programme Coordinator, Mrs Ewa Dudek. (ib.viiipalo@gmail.com).

The information on the Programme is available on the following websites:
http://www.ibo.org/diploma/
http://www.ibo.org/diploma/curriculum/

 

The admissions process to the preparatory, pre-IB, class (I P) is also underway. The class follows the curriculum of the standard Polish secondary school and prepares its students to participate in the IB Diploma Programme (among others: introduces the basics of the programme and the specific IB approach to studying, bilingual teaching).

We look forward to welcoming you at our school!

 

ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE

The admissions procedures to the IB DP Class

The basic information

1. The head of school appoints the admissions board. Each application is assessed by a committee of at least two members of the board. The IB DP Coordinator is a member of the committee.

2. Having assessed an application, the committee recommends or gives reasons for not recommending the candidate to the head of school. The final decision is made by the head of school.

3. While assessing an application, the following are taken into consideration:

• as regards the graduates of Polish junior high schools:
- the result/score of each part of the middle high school final exam,
- the first semester and end-of-year (if available) grade one marks in the Polish language, the English language, Maths, and the subjects that the candidate plans to choose in the IB Diploma Programme,
- certificates of advanced level of competence in English,
- other achievements (e.g. school olympiads, subject contests, etc. on at least regional level);

• as regards the candidates who are not the graduates of Polish junior high schools:
- the results of external exams conducted within other systems of education,
- term/end-of-year (depending on the documents available) present grade marks in the English language, Maths, and the subjects that the candidate plans to choose in the IB Diploma Programme,
- in justified cases, the candidate may be requested to deliver marks from the previous grade in the English language, Maths, and the subjects that the candidate plans to choose in the IB Diploma Programme,
- certificates of advanced level of competence in English,
- other achievements

• as regards all candidates:
- a written assignment, prepared by the candidate single-handedly, on one of the topics from the list below
- an interview concerning the candidate's interests, the IB Diploma Programme and the assignment which has to be delivered a week before the interview at the latest.

 

 

WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT


The information on the written assignment

 

The assignment is to be written in English, on one of the topics from the list below. The word limit is 250-300 words. It is to be sent to the following address : ib.viiipalo@gmail.com or delivered to the school secretary office a week before the assigned date of the interview.


The list of topics:

1. Being a good scientist requires creativity. Discuss.
2. In the modern world everybody talks and nobody listens.
3. Design an investigation (it may be imaginary) connecting two fields of knowledge, one of science and one of humanities. How would you formulate the aims of such a project?
5. Choose a problem you are not familiar with and design an investigation leading to obtaining basic knowledge on it.
6. Mathematics is just a tool for describing the reality - do you agree?
7. Do leaders have moral obligations?
8. Mathematical knowledge - where does it come from? Discuss your experiences.
9. Reading a piece of literature in different languages changes the way one perceives it. Do you agree?
10. The difference between the unknown, uncertain, probable and certain. Discuss, choosing a field of science or the humanities.
11. Given unlimited resources, what scientific or medical problems would you investigate?
12. How much information is "too much information"?
13. Knowledge and happiness are incompatible - the more you know, the more you worry. Discuss.
14. Schools should not only give you factual knowledge but teach life and social skills as well. Discuss

 

The assessment criteria:

- the correspondence to the topic
- the perspective of presenting the topic
- the clarity and consistency of the presentation
- the level of independence (both the assignment and the discussion on it will be taken into consideration)
- the linguistic values (correct grammar and a wide range of vocabulary)
- the content-related correctness
- the composition

 

INTERVIEW


The information on the interview

The candidate and his parent/parents are to contact the school by telephone or email [ib.viiipalo@gmail.com] to set the date of the interview. The purpose of the interview is to inform the candidate and his/her parents about the IB Diploma Programme taught in VIII PALO and its requirements as well as to get to know the candidate and, in particular, to establish his/her initial expectations and the list and level of subjects that the candidate plans to take.

The candidate is requested to send by email or deliver to the school secretary office the written assignment, the application form and a set of necessary documents (e.g. scans of the documents) listed in the Rules of the Admissions Process.

The interview is not an exam but it aims at getting to know the candidate ans assessing his/her chances of succeeding in the IB Diploma Programme. Thus, it is advisable that the candidate and his/her parents read the statutory documents of the International Baccalaureate Organization: Academic honesty [download PDF] oraz Learner profile [http://www.ibo.org/programmes/profile/]. The programme requirements, described in the documents and the candidate's attitude to them will also be discussed during the interview.

The part of the interview that will concentrate on the written assignment is to develop the topic chosen by the candidate as well as to assess to what extent its content is the result/outcome of the candidate's own work. It is also a good opportunity for the candidate to introduce himself/herself more widely to the committee.

 

 

SUBJECTS OFFERED

Group 1: Literature, Polish HL / SL, English (self taught), Ukrainian;
Group 2: English B; other languages available after consultations
Group 3: History (SL, HL), Geography (SL, HL, Economics (SL, HL), Psychology (SL, HL)
Group 4: Biology (SL, HL), Chemistry (SL, HL), Physics (SL, HL)
Group 5: Mathematics (SL, HL), Mathematical Studies (SL)
Group 6: Visual Arts (SL, HL)

Theory of Knowlegde is also an obligatory subject for each student. In all classess (apart from languages) English is the language of instruction. More infromation on the IB Diploma Programme is available on the IBO website:
http://www.ibo.org/diploma/
http://www.ibo.org/diploma/curriculum/

 

 


VIII PALO starts the admissions procedure to the IB Diploma Programme Class, grade One, to follow the first-year of the two-year IB Diploma Programme. All students interested in the programme are welcome to become acquainted with the rules and conditions of the admissions procedure. Admissions to the IB Diploma Programme Class are currently being carried out on the basis of a written assignment and an interview. The details are available from the IB Programme Coordinator, Mrs Ewa Dudek. (ib.viiipalo@gmail.com).

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