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IB DP May 2016 Exam Information

Testing Schedule Timings

May Conduct of Examinations

 Exam Instructions for Candidates





Mission Statements


The Mission of Westchester Academy for International Studies is to provide a challenging and varied
       curriculum in which all students can succeed. The curriculum will develop an international
       awareness (consciousness) including a focus on international relations and international
       problem solving, to create a love of learning
 and emphasize good citizenship.


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
       respect.  To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international
       organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous
       assessment.  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.


Earning the IB Diploma


IB courses are offered at Standard Level (SL) or Higher Level (HL).  Higher Level classes involve more hours of class instruction, taught over two years, and include an extra study option not found in Standard Level courses.

For the IB Diploma, students take 3, no more than 4, courses at Higher Level.  The other 2 or 3 courses are taken at Standard Level.  Students take one class from each Group.  For the Bilingual Diploma, students take 2 different languages in Group 1 and no language in Group 2.  Instead of taking a course in Group 6, students may take a second course from Groups 2, 3, or 4.

In addition to the six courses, Diploma students complete the following coursework: Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay of 4,000 words, and CAS (Creativity, Action, Service).


IBO video about the IB Diploma Programme