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Curriculum Core Plus
IB Curriculum

IB Diploma Model

Students undertake the International Baccalaureate Programme Diploma in the last two years of High School. IB Diploma Candidates study six subjects, 3 at Standard Level (SL) and 3 at Higher Level (HL) over the two Diploma Years. The subjects offered at The Dr. G. W. Williams Secondary School can be found here​.

In addition they complete the 3 Core Components:
  • The Extended Essay (EE)

    The extended essay asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying.

    Students complete the process of writing the Extended Essay with the support of a teacher-mentor. This task is completed in the second semester of Grade 11 and the first semester of Grade 12. Students are able to track their progress and communicate with their mentor and Extended Essay supervisor through their ManageBac accounts.

    On ManagaeBac students can find due dates, support materials (the IB Extended Essay Guide) and copies of A and B papers in previous subjects registered by Bayview Secondary students. Students who have concerns are encouraged to speak to Ms. Gordner.​​​​​​​

  • Theory of Knowledge develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.

  • Creativity, Activity, Service Experience (CAS) involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme.

    • Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts and creative thinking.
    • Activity seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical experiences.
    • Service with the community offers a vehicle for a new learning with academic value.

    The three strands of CAS enhance students’ personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning and enable journeys of self-discovery.

    Students are responsible for establishing their own CAS activities and are supported by the CAS committee. They keep a portfolio of their experiences through their personal ManageBac accounts, in grade 11 and 12.​

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