Welcome to Port Moody Secondary

District Programme of Choice: equal
access for all qualified SD 43 grade
9~12 students
• 120 seats available in the IB
Foundations courses for incoming
grade 9 students
• 120 seats available in the IB
Foundations courses for continuing
and new grade 10 students
Internationally renowned and widely respected
continuum of programmes with standards set and
maintained by the IBO.
“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
“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 IB Diploma Programme is designed as an
academically challenging and balanced
programme of education with final
examinations that prepares students,
normally aged 16 to 19, for success at
university and life beyond. The programme is
normally taught over two years and has
gained recognition and respect from the
world's leading universities.
For motivated and talented students who want
to learn in a challenging environment of likeminded peers
Has a high degree of personalization
and flexibility
Increasing challenge appropriate to the
learning needs of motivated students.
Diploma Programme is considered to be
equivalent to first year university
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2012
Core subjects of English, Second Language
(French, Spanish, Mandarin, or Japanese),
S.S., Math and Science.
Wide variety of electives available in visual
arts, tech ed, foods, textiles, music and the
performing arts.
• All IB Foundations courses include the
material required for the BC curriculum in
Grades 9 and 10 including preparation for
the grade 10 and 11 Provincial exams.
• These are preparatory courses for success
in the IB Diploma, incorporating philosophy
and attitudes of IB
IB Foundations English 9
IB Foundations Second Language 9
IB Foundations Social Studies 10
(9 & 10 SS Dogwood curriculum)
IB Foundations Science 9
IB Foundations Math 9
Two Grade 9 Electives
P.E. 9
Music as a 9th option
Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Group 5
(Group 6)
IB Foundations English 10
IB Foundations Second Language 10
Group 2
IB Foundations Social Studies 11
IB Foundations Science 10
IB Foundations Math 10
Two Electives
Physical Education 10
Planning 10 (on-line cohort)
Music as a 9th option
Group 1
Group 3
Group 4
Group 5
(Group 6)
IB English 11
IB Language 11 and
IB Language 12
One of: IB Geog 11/ IB Hist 11/ IB Econ 11
One of: IB Bio 11/ IB Chem 11/ IB Phys 11
IB Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11
IB Art 11/IB Film 11
TOK 11
Group 1
Group 2
Note* Students may take an additional course from
2-4 in lieu of group 6 (Languages, Geography, History,
Economics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics).
Programme of Choice yearly costs are:
Grades 9 and 10: $275.
Grades 11 and 12 Diploma Programme Courses:
1 course- $50
2 courses- $100
3 or more courses- $275.
Exam fees: (Grades 11 and 12)
Exam fees are calculated according to the number of
exams minus the programme fee paid in September.
For example:
5 Grade 12 exams= $650-$275 Diploma fees equal
approximately $375
Grade 9 and 10 Foundations students are expected
to undertake the entire programme. Grade 10
numbers are brought up to 120 students by
• At the end of Grade 10, IB students are expected to
continue as full Diploma students or may choose to
pursue individual Diploma Programme Courses
(individual IB subjects). Access to the IB Diploma
programme courses in grades 11 and 12 is open to
any PMSS student who qualifies through teacher
recommendation but is limited by availability.
• Step 1: Determine the best choice to meet
your educational needs.
• Step 2: Obtain a copy of the application
package from PMSS.
• Step 3: Complete all parts of the application
package and, if possible, be sure to include
teacher report in the sealed envelope signed
by the teacher.
• Step 4: Submit completed application
packages to PMSS by the deadline – 4 pm
on Thursday, January 24th. Late or
incomplete applications will not be
• Step 5: Proceed with your regular
programming at your assigned
secondary school.
DO NOT register for Cross Boundary
transfer. If accepted to the IB, we will
take care of this for you.
• Step 6: Attend the testing session Saturday,
January 26th, 2013 from 8:30am to 1:00pm
at PMSS.
• Step 7: All applicants will be notified by
email indicating whether their applications
were successful or not, beginning February
14th, 2013.
• Students who are offered a seat will have until
February 20th to accept and return the Statement of
Commitment to PMSS by email, fax or in person.
• A waiting list will be kept until September in the
event that openings become available over the
course of the year.
• Step 8: Attend Course Selection and
Registration session at PMSS on February 21st
at 7 pm.
• Letter about January 26 Assessment
Mathematics/Problem Solving Assessment
Reading Assessment
Writing Assessment
Interactive Problem Solving Assessment
Saturday, January 26th, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
• Personal Information and Student/Parent
• Student Form: Self Reflection– see IB
Learner profile
• Student Form: Extracurricular
• Confidential Teacher Report: teachers will
need ample time to complete and will need
Student: Self Reflection to comment upon
Confidential Teacher Report
This form is to be filled out completely by one (or two teachers working together) who are responsible for making sure the report
remains confidential.
Please put the completed report in the provided envelope, seal, sign, and return it to the applicant. The applicant will then
include it in their application package to be returned to Sean Lenihan, IB Coordinator at Port Moody Secondary. Applicants
must provide ample time for the teacher to complete the form.
The teacher sponsor may obtain feedback from other teachers but the student must not be included in the process.
Please consider the Student Form: Self Reflection when completing this report. The student should have the Self Reflection
completed before giving you the teacher report to complete.
Student’s Name: ______________________________ Grade _____
School _______________________
Teacher’s Name: _____________________________
Courses: ______________________________
Teacher’s Name: _____________________________
Courses: ______________________________
Is this student an honour roll recipient?  yes
 no
(top 10%)
Best I have
encountered in
my career.
above average)
Very Good (well
(above average)
No evidence to
Personal Traits
Below Average
Compared to other students, how would you rate this student in terms of his or her personal and academic traits?
Please consider these criteria carefully.
Motivation to Succeed
Creative, Original Thought
Welcomes Challenges
Handles Constructive Criticism
Handles Stress
Time Management
Academic Traits
General Knowledge
Acquires Concepts Easily
Generates Ideas
Independence, Initiative
Written Communication Skills
Oral Communication Skills
Disciplined Work Habits – homework / task completion
Organizational Skills
Reading Speed / Comprehension
Please see other side.
If your teacher
is unable to get
this completed
and back to
you in time,
they may email
it to me
directly by
January 30th or
drop it off at
the school
Questions and Answers!!!!
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