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IB Core Values: The Extended Essay

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM

In the second of this three-part series on the IB, we have been taking a candid look at what the IB Diploma core components are; this week we examine the extended essay. Is it worth the effort? Why is writing a paper a “core” item? And lastly, why do both we and universities love it?

The IB says “the extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, on a topic of the student’s choice, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.” What the IB does not say is how daunting this can be for some of our students, and conversely, how ultimately rewarding the product and process can be. I might be getting ahead of myself, but every university that I speak with is totally sold on the EE and what it can do for a student; the deeper educational goals of research, communication, synthesis and ultimately thinking are specifically developed during this process and continue to pay rich dividends throughout one’s educational and professional lives. The real question becomes, why should I not do the extended essay? Mr. Alan Dick is our Extended Essay Coordinator, and he has aptly described the EE below:

What is the significance of the extended essay?

The extended essay provides:

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, IB Programme

Grade 11 IB Art - Oil Paintings

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 13, 2019 6:51:00 AM

The International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Programme is an intense course that is designed to allow students who are interested in Fine Arts, a chance to explore and develop his or her individual style.

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Topics: Arts At KES, IB Programme, ARTS

The IB Exams: One Year in One Hour

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 5, 2019 7:44:48 PM

One year in one hour – the International Baccalaureate programme can certainly be challenging at times, and during the fleeting moments of writing the final exams, one has to be prepared, focus hard and write fast! I am very happy to report that our current class of Grade 12 students, while finding some exams challenging, did report that they were prepared and able to do their best. The suspense will continue until July 5th, which is when the results are officially released by the IB organization.

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Topics: IB Programme

What Amazing Talent!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 15, 2019 7:44:50 AM

Congratulations to the IB Art Class for their amazing Exhibition last week! They should be very proud of their accomplishments, hard work and dedication. This exhibition marked a lot of “firsts” – it was the largest IB show at our School to date, and we had a record-breaking attendance on Opening Night!
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Topics: Arts At KES, IB Programme, ARTS

Annual Grade 11 & 12 IB Art Exhibition

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 19, 2019 7:58:22 AM

Once again I am very proud to announce our Annual Grade 11 & 12 IB Art Exhibition with the  Opening Reception on Thursday, March 28th at 7:00 pm in our Stanfield Dining Hall/McLellan Annex . 

This final exhibition is the culmination of our students' IB experiences. They chose a selection of their work which articulates the purpose and intent of their show. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the quality and diversity of their work. 

One of the first projects that the students completed in the   Grade 11 IB Visual Arts class  was a self- portrait. They were taught the proportions of the face and offered different materials to work with. Most students decided to use soft pastel chalk. They used both a photograph of themselves and a mirror. This is a very difficult project and they all should be very proud of their results. These self-portraits will be in our IB Art Show on Thursday, March 28. 
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Topics: IB Programme, ARTS

Our Outstanding Debaters

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 24, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Our debating students attended a very exciting 6-round debate tournament at Halifax West last Friday and Saturday. Several of our students, both novice and experienced, were in fine form. 

Our Junior Division:
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life, IB Programme

Provincial Win in University of Waterloo Math Contests!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 20, 2018 1:45:32 PM

The Pascal (Grade 9), Cayley (Grade 10) and Fermat (Grade 11) Waterloo Math Contests were held on February 27th, and presentations to our KES Mathletes were made at the April 25th School assembly. Certificates of Distinction are awarded to those scoring in the upper 25% of all contestants worldwide, and a medal is awarded to the highest scoring student in the School.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, IB Programme

KES Senior School IB Art Show 2018

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 10, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Once again, I am very proud to announce our Annual Grade 11 and 12 IB Art Exhibition, with the  Opening Reception on Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 pm  in the Stanfield Dining Hall/McLellan Annex.
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Topics: IB Programme

ToK Class goes to King’s College

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 27, 2018 7:04:23 AM

On Tuesday, February 20th, the Grade 11 King’s-Edgehill School ToK class made a pilgrimage to the University of King’s College, our sister institution, formerly located here in Windsor but since the 1920s located in Halifax and is now associated with Dalhousie University. Joining us at UKC were ToK students from Horton High School as well as a guest student, Bronwyn Appleby.

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Topics: Academics at KES, IB Programme

Math is a Wonderful Thing!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 6, 2017 7:38:00 AM

That is the slogan that   Michael Jachimowicz (’14) and  Sara Jones (’14)  came up with when they made a sign for my classroom a few years ago.  What a great way to start every work day, to see this simple, yet amazing slogan!
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Topics: Academics at KES, IB Programme

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