Lee Roe-Etter – Coordinator of our Future Diploma Programme
Lee comes to St. Jude’s Academy with 21 years of experience as an active IB teacher, coordinator, workshop leader, consultant, site visitor for authorizations and evaluations for the Diploma Programme. She has been an educator for 51 years. She is looking forward to seeing the Diploma Programme (DP) authorized and thriving at St. Jude’s Academy.
The Diploma Programme is the culminating two years of the IB continuum. Students who complete the Middle Years Programme (MYP) move seamlessly into the Diploma Programme equipped with the skills necessary to take on the challenges of the DP curriculum. Teachers involved in the DP have had professional training in their subject and will have more Professional Development opportunities once involved with their classes. Courses will include further development of the Approaches to Teaching and Learning, the attributes of the Learner Profile and International-mindedness initiate during the PYP and MYP years.
Students will study subjects from 6 subject groups: Studies in Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics and the Arts. IB subjects are offered at two levels – Higher Level (240 hours) and Standard Level (150 hours).
In addition to their academic subjects, students have three Core elements: Theory of Knowledge (100 hours of class work over the two years), Extended Essay; a serious 4000-word research paper on student’s choice of subject, Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS), which consists of time commitment outside school involving the three elements in order to reach 7 objectives.
You are encouraged to attend the information sessions to be offered over the 2017/2018 school year. Our first IB grade 11 is projected for 2018.
For more information on the subject content visit: www.ibo.org under Diploma Programme, Resources for DP Schools, Curriculum, DP subject briefs.