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DP (Grades 11-12)

Grade 10 and the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)
All grade 10 courses at Victoria School of the Arts are part of the IB Middle Years Programme.  MYP is a framework for teaching that benefits all students.  The MYP framework addresses a wide range of learning styles and involves all students in their own unique learning processes.  At Victoria School of the Arts students participate in a process of learning to discover and understand the connection between studies at school and life experiences. 

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP):
The objectives of the IB Diploma courses are: to provide an opportunity for more depth, breadth and practical experiences in the areas of study, to develop citizens of the world by promoting international mindedness and understanding through shared academic experiences, and to prepare students for the challenges of university or other future pursuits by emphasizing independent inquiry, critical thinking, academic rigor, compassion, creativity, service and action. Please note that Alberta Education courses are studied and credited in conjunction with the IB programme. All IB courses enrich and expand ideas and concepts while challenging students to think and act on critical issues.

Students at Victoria School who intend to graduate with a full IB Diploma must meet with an administrator. The following courses, as listed in the sequence belowmust be completed to meet the requirements of a full IB Diploma. Some courses may be held outside the regular timetable. 

Grade 11                                                    Grade 12

English 20IB and Works in Translation             English 30IB

Social 20IB                                                    Social 30IB and Intl Politics
Biology 20IB                                                  Biology 30IB
Math 20IB, 30IB                                             Math 31IB
Art 20IB or Dance 20IB                                   Art 30IB or Dance 30IB
French 20IB and 30IB                                     Extended Essay
Theory of Knowledge                                      Theory of Knowledge
Creativity, Action and Service                         Creativity, Action and Service

International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate Programme (IBCP):
Victoria School is excited to begin offering IB’s newest programme, the Career-related Certificate (IBCP) for our grade eleven and twelve students. This two year comprehensive IB programme is designed to provide a flexible learning framework for Victoria School’s passionate and artistic students. After completing the IBCP Programme requirements, students will be recognized with an IBCP certificate. The IBCP combines recognized IB Diploma Programme courses with an arts career-related study and a unique IBCP course. IBCP students engage in a challenging programme of study that focuses on their artistic interests while gaining transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement.

The following criteria must be completed to meet the requirements of an IBCP:

  • At least 2, but not more than 4, IB Diploma Certificate Courses
  • Global Perspectives Through the Arts – this course is taken in Grade 11 and includes the following core elements of IBCP: Approaches to Learning, Community and Service, Language Development and a Reflective Project 
  • Core and Arts courses to complete the student’s timetable.

Please note that students in grades 11 and 12 who are not in the full IB Diploma Programme may register in individual IB Diploma courses to complete course certificates.