IBDP Group 4 - Experimental Sciences

  • IBDP Biology A/B/C/D 19100A/B/C/D-IB

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade.  This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme.

    Biology Higher Level is a four semester course that focuses on concepts crucial to the understanding of the biological sciences, as well as experimental laboratory work. Students are expected to learn about the diversity that exists in the field of biology as well as to actively engage in the process of scientific inquiry. Thihs course is divided into seven major units: Ecology, Biochemistry, Cells, Genetics, Botany, Evolution and Anatomy and Physiology.

    Biology Higher Level will focus on inquiry based reasoning methods that allow students to become aware of how the scientific community works and communicates. These methods will involve the formation, testing, and modification of hypotheses through observation, experimentation, collection, and analysis of data. At the end of the course, students will be expected to collaborate, utilize informational technology skills, appreciate scientific limitations and possibilities, and understand the significance of the scientific process. 

    COURSE NOTE: This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. Each semester builds upon the previous semester in content and skills. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.  An optional final exam is available for college credit in the spring of senior year.

    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: International Baccalaureate GRADE: 11-12
    PREREQUISITE: 10130A/B - Honors Biology or 10225A/B - Honors Chemistry 
    COREQUISITES: Grade 11 takes 19100A/B - IBDP Biology A/B.  Grade 12 takes 19100C/D - IBDP BiologyC/D

    IBDP Chemistry A/B/C/D 19110A/B/C/D-IB

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade.  This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme.

    IB Chemistry HL is a Diploma Programme Group 4 course that emphasizes the use of experimentation, inquiry learning, and analytical thinking to develop the concepts outlined in the IB Chemistry HL curriculum. The course involves a thorough experimental component that develops the students ability to design and conduct experiments. Students will also participate in an interdisciplinary 10 hour Group 4 Project in the fall of the 12th grade year. Pathways: Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology, Health Sciences, Human Services, Natural Resources and Agriscience.

    COURSE NOTE: This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. Each semester builds upon the previous semester in content and skills. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.  An optional final exam is available for college credit in the spring of senior year.

    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: International Baccalaureate GRADE: 11-12
    PREREQUISITE: 10220A/B - Chemistry  or 10225A/B - Honors Chemistry AND Alegebra 1
    COREQUISITES: Grade 11 takes 19110A/B 0 IB ChemistryA/B.  Grade 12 takes  19110C/D - IB Chemistry C/D.

    IBDP Physics A/B/C/D 19120A/B/C/D-IB

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade.  This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme.

    IB Physics HL is a Diploma Programme Group 4 course that emphasizes the use of laboratory experimentation, inquiry learning and thinking critically to uncover the objectives listed for the IB Physics HL curriculum found at: IB Physics Curriculum
    The course involves a thorough experimental component that includes formal lab reports used as an internal assessment. The external assessment exam will occur in the spring of the 12th grade year. A co-requisite would be Precalculus. Ideally the student will have completed Physics or Honors Physics, but it is not a requirement. Pathways include Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technology, Health Sciences, Human Services and Natural Resources & Agriscience.

    COURSE NOTE: 10420A/B - Honors Physics is recommended but not required.  This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. Each semester builds upon the previous semester in content and skills. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.  An optional final exam is available for college credit in the spring of senior year.

    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: International Baccalaureate GRADE: 11-12
    COREQUISITES: Grade 11 takes 19120A/B - IB Physics A/B.  Grade 12 takes 19120C/D - IB Physics B/C.

    IBDP Environmental Systems & Societies A/B/C/D 19131A/B/C/D-IB

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade.  This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme.

    The Environmental Systems & Societies (ESS) course is a transdisciplinary course (Experimental Science - Group 4, and Individuals and Societies - Group 3) it is unique in that it contains various sciences, coupled with a societal viewpoint, all intertwined to help students understand the environment and its sustainability. The purposes of this course it to expose students to the interrelationships of the environment and societies, and the nature of their interactions, so that they can make an informed personal response to a wide range of pressing global issues. The course requires field experiences which will further extend the interrelationships between the environment and societies. 

    COURSE NOTE:  This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. Each semester builds upon the previous semester in content and skills. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.  An optional final exam is available for college credit in the spring of senior year.

    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: International Baccalaureate GRADE: 11-12
    PREREQUISITES:  10120A/B - Biology or 10130A/B - Honors Biology 
    COREQUISITES: Grade 11 takes 19131A/B - IB Environmental Systems & SocietiesA/B.  Grade 12 takes 19131C/D - IB Environmental Systems & Societies C/D

    IBDP Design Technology A/B/C/D 19141A/B/C/D-IB

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade.  This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme.

    Diploma Programme design technology aims to develop internationally minded people whose enhanced understanding of design and the technological world can facilitate our shared guardianship of the planet and create a better world.

    It focuses on analysis, design development, synthesis and evaluation. The creative tension between theory and practice is what characterizes design technology within the Diploma Programme sciences group.

    Inquiry and problem-solving are at the heart of the subject. Diploma Programme design technology requires the use of the design cycle as a tool, which provides the methodology used to structure the inquiry and analysis of problems, the development of feasible solutions, and the testing and evaluation of the solution. In Diploma Programme design technology, a solution can be defined as a model, prototype, product or system that students have developed independently.

    Diploma Programme design technology achieves a high level of design literacy by enabling students to develop critical-thinking and design skills, which they can apply in a practical context. While designing may take various forms, it will involve the selective application of knowledge within an ethical framework.  

    Design technology students at standard level (SL) and higher level (HL) undertake a common core and have four common assessment criteria used for their internal assessment (IA). While the skills and activities of design technology are common to students at both SL and HL, students at HL are required to study additional topics and are required to meet two additional assessment criteria for internal assessment. The distinction between SL and HL is one of breadth and depth. 

    IB Design Technology Curriculum

    COURSE NOTE: This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. Each semester builds upon the previous semester in content and skills. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.  Students who successfully pass the IB assessments may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.

    CREDIT:  0.5 TYPE: International Baccalaureate GRADE: 11-12
    PREREQUISITE: SL and HL:  04110A/B - Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)   HL: 07105 - Principles of Engineering Math and 10490 - Principles of Engineering Science
    COREQUISITES: Grade 11 takes 19141A/B -IB - IBDP Design Technology. Grade 12 takes 19141C/D-IB - IBDP Design Technology.

    IBDP Sports, Exercise & Health Science A/B/C/D 19151A/B/C/D-IB

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme.

    The attainment of excellence in sport is the result of innate ability or skill and the dedicated pursuit of a programme of physical and mental training accompanied by appropriate nutrition. Training programme design should not be left to chance. Rather, it should be designed thoughtfully and analytically after careful consideration of the physiological, biomechanical and psychological demands of the activity. This is the role of the sport and exercise scientist who, regardless of the athletic event, should be equipped with the necessary knowledge to be able to perform this task competently. 

    This course incorporates the traditional disciplines of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition, which are studied in the context of sport, exercise and health. Students will cover a range of core and option topics and carry out practical (experimental) investigations in both laboratory and field settings. This will provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply scientific principles and critically analyze performance. Where relevant, the course will address issues of international dimension and ethics by considering sport, exercise and health relative to the individual and in a global context.

    COURSE NOTE: SEHS videowill introduce you to SEHS-created by an IBDP student. This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. Each semester builds upon the previous semester in content and skills. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.  An optional final exam is available for college credit in the spring of senior year.

    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: International Baccalaureate GRADE: 11-12

    COREQUISITES: Grade 11 takes 19151A/B - IBDP Sports, Exercise & Health Science A/B.  Grade 12 takes 19151C/D IBDP Sports, Exercise & Health Science C/D.