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IB Program This Week

May 3, 2022

Announcements for Juniors and Seniors in IB Courses:

IB exams have begun and will run until Friday, May 20.  Morning exams will begin at 8:00 a.m. and afternoon exams will begin at 1:00 p.m. Students should arrive early and be properly prepared.

They must also strictly adhere to exam guidelines to avoid disqualification—e.g. no cell phones or smart watches are allowed inside examination rooms. Students have been reminded that for the 24-hour period prior and post-exam, they must not discuss the exam via any social media outlet, other platform, or in person.

IB subject scores are comprised of various components, including Internal Assessments (IAs) and the May Exams.

IB Diploma Program (IBDP) Announcements:

Students should continue completing work for the IB core requirements. (Failure to complete these IB core requirements according to the guidelines will jeopardize a student’s eligibility for the diploma.)

Class of 2023

Diploma Program Year 1 (DP1) candidates are working on IB Core requirements. They are now focused on the writing phase of the Extended Essay (EE) and are completing submissions for Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS). They were introduced to Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and will continue working toward this core requirement.

  • EE: The Extended Essay Revision is due on Monday, May 9. Prior to this deadline, students should meet with their EE supervisors to discuss any feedback. All content changes to the essay must be concluded by this date. After this submission, students will arrange a Viva Voce with their EE Supervisors by Friday, May 27 to reflect on their EE process and to conduct a final academic integrity check. Directly after this meeting, students should complete and submit Reflection #3. (Students who submitted late work for the prior deadline, or who have been contacted by Marion Wells (EE Coordinator), must be in communication with her to ensure that they are on track for completion of this core requirement.)
  • CAS: The final CAS check and confirmation of CAS Project was due on Friday, April 29 to ensure completion of work for the year. Students who are behind on their CAS work, or who have not identified a potential CAS Project, must immediately contact Kim McGlynn (IB Coordinator) to ensure that they are on track with this core component.
  • IB Meeting: Students must meet their EE Supervisors to conduct the Viva Voce and there may be one final full cohort meeting at the end of the year. All IBDP meetings are posted to students’ Canvas IB tiles and on the George School calendar.
Class of 2022
  • CAS: Students should be working toward the CAS Portfolio Review, which will be submitted via the third and final individual meeting with Kim by Wednesday May 25. (Students who did not meet the Final CAS Check due in early February, or have not submitted their CAS Project, must immediately contact Kim to ensure that they are on track with this core component, a requirement to earn the IB diploma and work that must be completed and validated over time.)
  • IB Meeting: There will be one final required senior IBDP meeting on Sunday, May 22 at 12:00 p.m. in celebration of the end of this two-year IB journey. All IBDP meetings are posted to students’ Canvas IB tiles and on the George School calendar.

International Baccalaureate at George School

Read more details about the IB Program at the official IB website.

Contact IB Coordinator Kim McGlynn at ibcoordinator@georgeschool.org with any questions.