IB

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

Bodwell High School is a Candidate School for the IB Middle Years Program and will offer IB 8 & IB 9

Bodwell High School is offering an English IB Middle Year Program (MYP) for Grades 8 and 9 in September 2021. Bodwell is pursuing authorization as an IB World School*. These schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education that Bodwell believes is important for its students. New admissions standards and supports are in place to welcome new students and those who need extra English instruction to fully participate in our IB program. Parents with students who are already accepted for September 2021 will be contacted by our counsellors to guide them through the process.

WHAT IS AN IB EDUCATION?

IB is a world-renowned educational program with specialized teacher training and adopts a progressive educational philosophy that is in line with Bodwell’s mission and vision. It uses an innovative instructional approach and methods in teaching and learning and continuously strives for student engagement and achievement.

FRAMEWORK

flexible enough to allow individual IB schools to incorporate IB with its school culture and learning environment.

CURRICULUM

for Grades 8 and 9 Middle Years Program (MYP) that meets the expectations set forth by the British Columbia Ministry of Education.

A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

that instills inter-cultural understanding and international experience and insights.

LEARNERS

are developed into thinkers and communicators that are reflective, open-minded, principled, caring, and balanced.

WHAT ARE THE FEATURES OF IB GRADE 8 & 9 AT BODWELL?

Adopting IB rigor in academic design

that strengthens our already rigorous academic program.

Increasing support for our specialized English immersion program

to give our ESL students more pathways towards success.

Affirming a student’s mother tongue language and identity

by offering co-curricular classes in their first language at grade 8 & 9.

Promoting service and community

with opportunities that link students to organizations such as animal shelters and gardens.

Tapping the diversity of our students

who come from multilingual, multi-ethnic, and multi-cultural backgrounds.

Meeting and exceeding parents’ high expectations

through continuous dialogue between the school and parents, both local and abroad.

Completion of IB 9

for students that have high achievement can choose to continue with our Honors Program from grade 10 to 12, with Advanced Placement (AP) courses for Grade 12.

Subject Groups for IB Grades 8 & 9

Language & Literature

Language Acquisition

(French & Other Languages)

Individuals & Societies

Sciences

Mathematics

Arts

Physical & Health Education

Design, Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN US?

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org