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Inspiring Students to become responsible Global Citizens Year 12 Parents Information Evening West Island School, Hong Kong 2012-14 Post 16 Team Kim Isaac Director of Learning Post 16 Dave Mcleod EE / CAS Coordinator Darryl Hood Head of Year 12 Brigette van Dorsellar TOK Coordinator Clare Haworth Head of Year 13 Catherine Schofield Head of Careers Ellie Tang Awing Lui Higher Education Counselor Trainee Higher Education Counselor Jenny Lau Post 16 Administrator Cora Tang Curriculum Administrator Natalie Berry CAS Administrator Pathways 4 Internatio nal Diploma IB Diploma WIS UPPER SCHOOL CURRICUL UM International Diploma @ West Island School BTEC BTEC Major Major (Business, Art & Design, Engineering, Sport & Exercise Science, Performance) BTEC Minor (Business, Art

(Business, Art & Design, Engineering, Sport & & Exercise Exercise Science, Science, Performance ) Work Skills Work Placement Route 1 ID ? Extended Project CAS & PE Route 2 ID with Languages 1 or 2 IB SL Certificates that complement your BTEC Major (e.g. English, Languages, Design Technology, Film Studies, Physics or Maths) 1 or 2 IB SL Certificates including a language (French, Chinese or Spanish) Group 1 Language A Group 2 Language B Ab initio Creative Creativity, Extended Theory of Arts Action, Group 3 Knowledge Essay Group ServiceIndividuals & Societies 5 Group 4 Maths Experimental Sciences IB Group 6 AR+R Upper School 2012-13 7

AR+R Upper School 2012-13 Year 12 CABT Rapid Response Report Parents Evening Achievement Report Strength & Target Report 4th March 15th March Parents Evening Achievement Report U.A. Report 27th August 24th September 5th October 27th November 14th January 18th January 23rd May 10th June 14th June 17th June 9th October AR+R Upper School 201213 8 Year 13 Parents Evening U.A. Report 25th September finish 8th October To parents 12th October

Mock 29th January 8th February Mock exam levels 4th February 22nd February Parents Evening 27th February Graduation IB Exams begin 19th April 2nd May Tracking in Upper School Economics 9(HL) 6.56 6.07 Mathematics (HL) 5.67 4.94 Biology (HL) 6.13 5.76 Physics (HL) 5.76 6.04 Biology (HL) 6.23 5.69 Mathematics (HL) 5.15 6.04 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 Mathematics 7 (HL) 5.67 5.2 7

7 7 History (HL) 6.52 6.19 6 6 English A1 6 (SL) Physics (SL) 5.91 5.4 7 7 Chinese A2 7 (SL) Theory of Knowledge A 30.7 28.6 41 2.2 -10.3 -12.4 20 21 6.07 5.5 6 6 6 Physics (SL) Theory of Knowledge A 36.7 33.1 40 3.5 -3.3 -6.9 21 19 7 7 History (HL) 6.52 5.96 7

7 Economics 7 (HL) 6.56 5.88 7 7 French Language B English A1 7 (HL) (SL) 7 Business and Management 7 (HL) 6.26 5.46 7 7 English A1 7 (HL) 6.06 5.69 6 6 Chinese Ab 6 Initio (SL) Visual Arts (SL) 6.04 5.69 6 6 Mathematics 6 (SL) Theory of Knowledge B 36.1 33.5 40 2.5 -3.9 -6.5 20 20 7 Chinese Language B English A1

7 (SL) (SL) 5.71 5.97 6 6 Chemistry 6 (SL) Theory of Knowledge B 34.6 36.3 40 -1.7 -5.4 -3.7 21 19 37.4 33.8 40 3.6 -2.6 -6.2 20 20 7 7 7 Economics 7 (HL) 6.17 6.35 7 Physics (HL) 6.25 5.28 7 Physics (HL) 5.73 6.58 7 7 7 7 7 7

Mathematics 7 (HL) 5.18 5.6 Economics 7 (HL) Chemistry 7 (HL) 6.53 5.9 5.57 6.66 7 6 6 6 6 6.04 5.53 6 6 Chinese Language B 6 (SL) Theory of Knowledge B English A1 6 (SL) Chinese Language B (SL) 6.3 6.52 7 7 Economics 7 (SL) Theory of Knowledge B 34.7 39.1 39 -4.4 -4.3 0.1 20 19 Chinese Language B (SL) 6.53 5.94

7 7 Mathematics 7 (SL) Theory of Knowledge B 36.9 31.4 39 5.5 -2.1 -7.6 19 20 Mathematics English A1 6 (SL) (SL) Business and Management (HL) 6.35 5.14 7 7 English A1 7 (HL) 6.14 5.34 6 6 6 Biology (HL) 6.23 5.28 6 6 Chemistry 6 (SL) Economics (HL) 5 5 Mathematics 5 (HL) 5.15 5.69 7 7 7 History (HL) 7

7 English A1 7 Physics (SL) (SL) 5.69 6.04 6 6 Chinese A2 6 (SL) Theory of Knowledge B 28.6 30.7 39 -2.2 -10.4 -8.3 19 20 7 Chinese Mathematics Language B 7 (SL) (SL) 6.38 6.03 7 7 7 Physics (SL) Theory of Knowledge B 35.7 33.0 39 2.6 -3.3 -6.0 19 20 33.4 32.9 39 0.5 -5.6

-6.1 20 19 Visual Arts (HL) 6.15 6.42 6.15 5.68 Mathematics (HL) 5.09 4.99 6 6 6 6 English A1 6 (HL) 5.91 5.52 6 Physics (HL) 5.66 5.3 6 7 6 7 Philosophy 6 (HL) Chemistry 7 (HL) 6.13 6.62 6.13 5.67 5.49 5.41 7 7 7 English A1 7 (SL) Economics (SL) 6.23 6.17 7 7 French

Language B 7 (SL) Theory of Knowledge B Psychology (HL) 6.34 6.48 6 6 Chemistry 6 (HL) 6.11 6.27 7 7 7 Biology (HL) 6.23 6.5 7 7 English A1 7 (SL) Chinese Language B (SL) 6.53 6.39 6 6 Mathematics 6 (SL) Theory of Knowledge B 37.0 37.7 38 -0.6 -1.0 -0.3 20 18 Chinese Language B (HL) 6.48 6.16 7 7 Geography 7 (HL)

6.39 5.68 7 7 Visual Arts 7 (HL) 6.13 5.6 7 7 English A1 7 (SL) Mathematics (SL) 5.47 4.94 5 5 5 Biology (SL) Theory of Knowledge C 36.2 32.9 38 3.3 -1.8 -5.1 21 17 Chinese Language B (HL) 6.47 6.11 6 6 6 Biology (HL) 5.83 5.18 6 6 Economics 6 (HL) 6.2 5.55 7 7 English A1 7 (SL)

Visual Arts (SL) 6 6 Mathematics 6 (SL) Theory of Knowledge A 35.5 32.2 38 3.2 -2.5 -5.8 19 19 5 Chinese Language B 5 (SL) Theory of Knowledge B 31.1 31.8 38 -0.8 -6.9 -6.2 19 19 37.3 33.0 38 4.2 -0.7 -5.0 18 20 Physics (HL) 5.01 5.01 6 6 Mathematics

6 (HL) 4.48 4.75 7 7 Economics 7 (HL) 5.62 5.74 6 English A1 (SL) 5.83 5.36 6 Chemistry 6 (SL) 5.84 5.35 6 6 Chinese Language B 6 (SL) Theory of Knowledge B 5.19 5.37 5 Biology (HL) 6.32 5.48 6 6 Psychology 6 (HL) 6.44 5.63 6 6 English A1 6 (HL) 6.21 5.48 6 6 French Mathematics Language B 6 (SL) (SL) Chemistry (HL) 6

6 6 Biology (HL) 6.03 5.56 6 6 Psychology 6 (HL) 6.15 5.7 6 6 Mathematics Chinese Ab 6 (SL) Initio (SL) 5.83 5.5 6 6 English A1 6 (SL) Theory of Knowledge A 35.4 32.6 37 2.8 -1.6 -4.4 18 19 6 Chinese Language B 6 (HL) 6 6 Geography 6 (HL) 6.02 5.62 7 7 Mathematica Visual Arts 7 l Studies (SL) (SL) 5.56 5.39 6

6 6 Biology (SL) Theory of Knowledge C 34.5 32.9 37 1.6 -2.5 -4.1 19 18 7 Chinese Language B Economics 7 (SL) (SL) 6.07 6.24 6 6 English A1 6 (SL) 33.4 34.0 37 -0.6 -3.6 -3.0 19 18 English A1 (HL) Chemistry (HL) 5.87 5.25 5.54 5.3 5.28 5.51 6 6 6 6.35 6.13 6 Physics (HL) 5.46

5.4 6 6 Mathematics 6 (HL) 4.9 5.08 7 Theory of Knowledge A WIS Careers and Higher Education Department Focus points: Guide and advise students on university and career pathways Provide opportunities for them to meet with university representatives and whenever possible professionals from industry Collect public exam data to develop student profiles in order to assist them in choosing/accessing good-fit university choices Inform parents of the application process in different HE/FE jurisdictions Develop partnerships with the university in assisting them to understanding the qualities of our IB and ID students Assist students with application forms and checking them before they are sent Class of 2011-2012 final destinations (by country) UK HK US Canada Switzerland Australia - in progress Czech Republic Finland South Korea Netherlands Pakistan Notable Results International Diploma DDD Art & Business Fashion Institute USA Fashion Design DDD - Business & Engineering Maths Studies- 6 Newcastle UK Engineering DDD Art & Business Brunel UK Business DDD Business & Sport Exeter UK

Business DDD Art & Sport Plymouth UK 3D Design DDD Business & Engineering Exeter UK Business DDD Engineering & Business Sheffield Hallam UK Hotel Managment Notable Results International Diploma DDD Art & Engineering Bournemouth UK Art DDD Art & Business London College of Communication UK Art DDD Engineering & Sport Leeds University UK Engineering DDD Art & Business Bournemouth UK Art Notable Results IB Diploma 45 HKU Architecture 44

HKUST Global Business 43 UCL History 43 HKU Medicine 43 CUHK Medicine 43 Cambridge Natural Sciences 43 Waterloo - Canada Engineering 43 HKU Dentistry 43 LSE IR 42 Seoul National Medicine Notable Results IB Diploma 42 Chicago Economics 42 HKU Dentistry 42 UC Irvine Biology 42

Warwick Accounting 42 Warwick Economics 41 Manchester Medicine 41 York Biology 41 Chicago Undeclared 41 HKU Law 41 Edinburgh Philosophy 41 LSE IR 40 Warwick Biology 40 Warwick Psychology Leadership Opportunities 16 Head Student Team Dynasty Captains Peer Mentoring Events Council

Service Committee CAS leadership Key Policies 17 Dress Code Punctuality and attendance Academic Honesty The Extended Essay Definition In-depth study of a focused topic Topic of own choice Within a single Diploma Programme subject Guidance of supervisor Maximum 4000 words t Externally assessed Grade from A (excellent) to E (elementary) Grade boundary scale 0-36 Generic assessment criteria (A-K) Combined with TOK: max. 3 bonus points Viva Voce-interview with supervisor (10-15 min) Enter the Matrix F* = ok if 28 min Bonus Points Matrix Extended Essay EE C GRADE Theory of Knowledge A B C D E A +3

+3 +2 +2 +1/F* B +3 +2 +1 +1 F* C +2 +1 +1 0 F* D +2 +1 0 0 F* E +1/F* F* F* F* F FAILING CONDITION How can I help? Subject Choice Discuss university choices with your son or daughter? Make sure that your child selects a topic they plan to study in University.

If possible, be available to help the student gain the necessary access for EE Timeline All research and rough framework is due before the summer 1st draft due immediately after summer holiday Final deadline is the first week of November each year. Creativity, Action, Service Subject that the student passes by completing a sustained and committed level of Creativity, Action, and Service activities How do I help? Think strategically in terms of university application Make sure the subject is completed by the beginning of Year 13 Depth of activity is better than breadth Discuss if reflections are done at the end of each term

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