Secondary College Counselor

Dear Parents,

In this month's issue I have included a few pertinent items, including links that you may want to peruse and bookmark. If you have any questions, please let me know.

John Potter

College Counsellor

Q: Why do students study in the IBDP?

A: Students studying the IB Diploma Programme can attest to the fact that it is indeed a challenging and rigorous curriculum – and, at times, quite stressful. Then why do so many young people around the world pride themselves on being current (or previous) IBDP students? Simply put, because it makes a difference! In “Benefits to enrolling IB students” the IBO states that DP students “undertake one of the most challenging education programmes available to them. They are ambitious, and well-prepared for success – in further study, and in life beyond. By studying in the IB, students develop core skills for success at university.”

Q: What are predicted grades?

A: Schools collate predicted grades from teachers of students in their final year of school, as part of the university application process. Predicted grades are either provided to universities by the school counsellor, secondary administration or uploaded by the student via a university portal, dependent on the requirements of the post-secondary/tertiary institution. According to the IBO, “The predicted grade is the teacher's prediction of the grade the candidate is expected to achieve in the subject, based on all the evidence of the candidate's work and the teacher's knowledge of IB standards. Predicted grades are also required for theory of knowledge and the extended essay.”

IB EDUCATION & UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS

www.ibo.org/university-admission/benefits-to-universities-and-colleges-of-accepting-ib-..

http://www.ibo.org/benefits/benefits-for-universities/

http://www.ibo.org/university-admission/recognition-of-the-ib-diploma-by-countries-and-universities/

STUDYING IN THE UK

http://www.ibo.org/contentassets/5895a05412144fe890312bad52b17044/recognition---international-student-guide-uk--march2016---eng.pdf.pdf

https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/international/studying-in-the-uk/

https://www.ucas.com

STUDYING IN THE USA

http://www.ibo.org/contentassets/5895a05412144fe890312bad52b17044/recognition---international-student-guide-us--march2016---eng.pdf.pdf

https://www.internationalstudent.com/study_usa/

http://www.commonapp.org

STUDYING IN CANADA

http://www.ibo.org/contentassets/5895a05412144fe890312bad52b17044/recognition---international-student-guide-ca--march2016---eng.pdf

https://www.studyincanada.com

https://www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-105/

STUDYING IN THE NETHERLANDS

http://www.ibo.org/contentassets/5895a05412144fe890312bad52b17044/recognition-international-student-guide-nl-nov-16-en.pdf

https://www.studyinholland.co.uk/studielink.html

http://info.studielink.nl/en/studenten/Pages/default.aspx