Churchill IB Grads Continue the Tradition of Excellence

IB LogoThe 15th graduating class of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme at Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute continued the tradition of excellence established by the initial graduating class.

An official graduation ceremony for Churchill International Baccalaureate students, full diploma, and diploma subject, was held on Saturday, October 8 at 11:00 a.m. in the in the Galileo Room at the Italian Cultural Centre at 132 S. Algoma Street.

Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme students continue to excel in the required International Exams. Eighteen students undertook a total of 99 International Exams in May 2016, subsequent to their studies and submitting assessments both oral and written over two years. Five of the 18 students completed and received an IB Diploma and the remaining students were incredibly successful in attaining diploma subject certificates.

“In addition to the outstanding results earned writing the International exams, our students continue to exceed the world average since the inception of the program at Churchill,” says Clarke Loney, International Baccalaureate Coordinator.

The average combined grade obtained by IB students at Churchill was 5.4 on a 7 point scale with the world average at 4.5.

“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.