The 14th graduating class of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme at Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute is continuing the tradition of excellence established by the initial graduating class. An official graduation ceremony for Churchill International Baccalaureate students, full diploma, and diploma subject, will be held on Saturday, October 10 at 11:00 a.m. in the in the Marco Polo Room at the Davinci Centre.
On a seven point scale, the 2015 IB Programme graduates at Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute and IB World School scored an average of 5.55, compared to the world average of 4.58.
“Exceeding the world average is something that each class has strived for and each has succeeded in doing,” says Clarke Loney, International Baccalaureate Coordinator.
Full diploma candidates study six courses, plus a course in the Theory of Knowledge and they compose an extended essay on a subject of their choosing of 4000 words. In this, students can obtain a maximum of 45 points. The full diploma students at Churchill achieved an average of 35 points, the highest individual score being 38 points by a Churchill student this year.
“The IB diploma is recognized world-wide as a symbol of academic integrity and intellectual promise,” says David Isherwood, Principal of Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute. “Graduating students of the IB are often recognized with University credits and scholarships in universities both in Canada and abroad.”
The IB Programme at Churchill is free for students of all jurisdictions in Thunder Bay. Students must complete the grade 9 and 10 IB courses offered at Churchill and may continue on to the IB Programme with the recommendation of their intermediate teachers. Successful students in the IB Programme must also have the motivation and self-discipline required to succeed and complete this course of study.
For more information about the International Baccalaureate Programme at Churchill, please call Clarke Loney, International Baccalaureate Coordinator at 624-4523.