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International Baccalaureate

Update on IB Fees:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, IB fees for the 2022-23 school year will be suspended. The fee structure for the 2023-24 school year will be released around December 2022, subject to the status of the pandemic and budget considerations.

 

IB Diploma Registration Fees:

Starting in the 2020-21 school year, there will be a registration fee of $3000 for the IB Diploma Program ($1500 for Grade 11 and $1500 for Grade 12). For more information, please read the IB Fees Frequently Asked Questions or contact your school directly. There is no fee for pre-IB (Grades 9 and 10).

Learn more about the IB financial assistance program and how to apply.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program 

IB Logo inlcuding the six subject groups, the core elements, and the program vision

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a demanding two-year pre-university course of study designed for highly motivated secondary school students. The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with externally set, standardized final examinations supplied and assessed by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The program provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognised by many universities worldwide.

The International Baccalaureate program is developed independently of government and national systems, and incorporates quality practice from research and the global community of schools. The program:

  • encourages students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions;
  • encourages students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts; and 
  • develops multilingual students.

Students in the IB Diploma Program complete rigorous academic courses that, in many cases, go well beyond the regular secondary school curriculum. Additionally, students are expected to engage in extracurricular activities and to be active members of their local and greater communities. 

 

IB Diploma Course Offerings

In the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, students study 3 subjects at the Higher Level (HL) and 3 subjects at the Standard Level (SL). Students are expected to take one course from each of the 6 subject groups: 

  • Group 1 - Studies in language and literature
  • Group 2 - Language acquisition* (there are no language exemptions)
  • Group 3 - Individuals and societies
  • Group 4 - Sciences
  • Group 5 - Mathematics
  • Group 6 - The Arts (Students may take an additional Group 2, 3 or 4 course, instead of a course in the arts.)

IB Course Offerings at each of the TDSB Schools

School

Standard Level Courses

Higher Level Courses

Monarch Park CI

Since 2007

French (Group 2)

Psychology (Group 3)

Global Politics (Group 3)

Biology (Group 4)

Chemistry (Group 4)

Mathematics A&A (Group 5)

English (Group 1)

Psychology (Group 3)

Global Politics (Group 3)

Biology (Group 4)

Parkdale CI

Since 2007

French (Group 2)

Spanish ab Initio (Group 2)

Biology (Group 4)

Mathematics A&A (Group 5)

English (Group 1)

Psychology (Group 3)

History of Europe (Group 3)

Chemistry (Group 4)

Film (Group 6)

Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI

Since 2007

French (Group 2)

Psychology (Group 3)

Chemistry (Group 4)

Physics (Group 4)

Mathematics A&A (Group 5)

English (Group 1)

Economics (Group 3)

Psychology (Group 3)

Biology (Group 4)

Chemistry (Group 4)

Victoria Park CI

Since 1987

French (Group 2)

Economics (Group 3)

Chemistry (Group 4)

Biology (Group 4)

Physics (Group 4)

Computer Science (Group 4)

English (Group 1)

Economics (Group 3)

Chemistry (Group 4)

Computer Science (Group 4)

Mathematics A&A (Group 5)

Weston CI

Since 1994

French (Group 2) Anthropology (Group 3), Information Technology in a Global Society (Group 3)
History (Group 3 -not every year)
Biology (Group 4) 

Chemistry (Group 4)

Physics (Group 4)

Math A&A (Group 5)

Math A&I (Group 5)

Theatre (Group 6 -not every year)

English (Group 1) 

French (Group 2 -not every year) Anthropology (Group 3), Information Technology in a Global Society (Group 3)

History (Group 3 -not every year) 

Biology (Group 4)

Chemistry (Group 4) 

Theatre (Group 6 -not every year)

The Diploma Programme also includes Core Elements: 

  • Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS); extra-curricular learning and reflection in and around the school community; 
  • Extended Essay - research and write a university style research paper and; 
  • Theory of Knowledge course.

 

Grade 9 & 10 - Pre-IB Programming

To prepare students for the rigours of the IB Programme, students take their compulsory courses in Grades 9 and 10 at ‘Pre-IB’ level. The Pre-IB courses in Grades 9 and 10 follow the same semester schedule as other Grade 9 and 10 classes. To accommodate the additional material in the IB curriculum, Grade 9 and 10 Pre-IB courses move through the Ontario Curriculum at an accelerated pace and incorporate extra units and activities specific to IB: for example, adding units to the Grade 9 and 10 courses, completing Grade 11 Ontario courses in the Grade 10 year, etc.

Sample Grade 9 & 10 Timetables

Grade 9 and 10 timetable, showing the courses that a student might take in each semester of each grade. One grade 10 course is taken in grade 9. Grade 11 math is taken in grade 10.

* enriched courses that contain units from the next level of course

i.e., Math 9 covers some content from the Ontario Grade 10 math curriculum

 

Standardized Final Examinations and Accommodations

All TDSB courses will ensure students requiring accommodations as outlined in Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are provided. Within the IB programme, evaluations are set and regulated by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). During such evaluations, IEP accommodations may or may not be permitted by the IBO. 

While requests can be made to the IBO by the school, ultimately, the IBO determines the accommodations allowed for evaluation purposes. The IBO will look at the IEP, Psychoeducational Assessment and/or medical documentation and will determine which accommodations may be permitted. 

This may include 25% additional time, private space, computer options, etc.

 

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