Tag Archives: IB

Three part one: when the professor talks, I listen

So here’s a funny thing that happened this week. A little background is required:  All students in the IB Diploma Program have to write an Extended Essay. It’s a pretty rigorous thing, a sort of senior paper on steroids. Every school … Continue reading

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Constant vigilance

AIS West offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program as an option for grades 11 and 12. The IB was developed as a standardized international educational program and so the IB organization is quite strict about how it is implemented. In May (or November for … Continue reading

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UCAS for Dummies (and Americans… not saying they are the same thing)

This is a very long post about how to apply to a UK college, a topic of immediate concern around our house. If this subject interests you, read on; if not, I won’t be insulted if you choose to skip … Continue reading

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Stand back, we’re doing science

A few weeks ago, while half the high school was away for Weeks Without Walls, our administration decided to do something special with the two grade levels left behind. Inspired by the revolution in Syria, Grade 9 completed a project-based … Continue reading

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Amharic Hamlet

Last year ICS staged a production of Hamlet in the local language of the Addis region, Amharic.  The journal of the International Baccalaureate program, IB World, published an article about this unique project in their most recent issue.  Wish I … Continue reading

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