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St. Francis Xavier Secondary School
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  • St. Francis Xavier Secondary School
  • 50 Bristol Road West
  • Mississauga ON , L5R 3K3
  • Principal: Dan Compagnon
  • Vice Principal(s): Cathy Greco
    Annibale Iarossi
    Maria Pallotta
    Christopher Vincent
  • Superintendents: Wayne Brunton
  • Trustee: Anna Maria Abbruscato (Ward 4)
    Thomas Thomas (Ward 5)
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IB Diploma Programme at STFXSS-Curriculum

​IB Diploma Programme at STFXSS: Syllabus Outline and Assessment

 

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Assessment in the I.B. Diploma Programme-Brief

GROUP 1: STUDIES IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Language A - Literature (Standard Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2011)
Language A - Literature (Higher Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2011)

Group 2: LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Language B -French B (Standard Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2013)

Group 3: INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES

Economics (Standard Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2011)
Economics (Higher Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2011)

History (Standard Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2011)
History (Higher Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2011)

Philosophy (Standard Level - new curriculum with first examinations in 2016)

Group 4: EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES

Biology (Standard Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2016)
Biology (Higher Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2016)

Chemistry (Standard Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2016)
Chemistry (Higher Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2016)

Computer Science (Standard Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2014)
Computer Science (Higher Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2014)
 
Physics (Standard Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2016)
Physics (Higher Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2016)

GROUP 5: MATHEMATCICS

Mathematics (Standard Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2014)
Mathematics (Higher Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2014)

GROUP 6: THE ARTS

Music (Standard Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2011)
Music (Higher Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2011)

Visual Arts (Standard Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2016)
Visual Arts (Higher Level, new curriculum with first examinations in 2016)

CORE REQUIREMENTS

Core Requirements, 2011
Core: THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
Core: EXTENDED ESSAY
Core: CREATIVITY-ACTIVITY-SERVICE

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GROUP 4 TEXTBOOKS:

Biology:  

  1. Author: William Ward. Pearson Baccalaureate Higher Level Biology (Pearson International Baccalaureate Diploma: International Editions), Publication Date: December 1, 2008 | ISBN-10: 043599445X | ISBN-13: 978-0435994457

Chemistry: 

  1. Author: Catrin Brown. Chemistry-Higher Level-Pearson Baccaularete for IB Diploma Programs [Paperback]. Publication Date: Sep 24 2009 | ISBN-10: 0435994409 | ISBN-13: 978-0435994402

Physics:

  1. Author: K.A. Tsokos. Physics for the IB Diploma Full Colour [Paperback]. Publication Date: Feb 15 2010 | ISBN-10: 0521138213 | ISBN-13: 978-0521138215 | Edition: 5 
  2. Authors: David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker. Fundamentals of Physics Extended [Hardcover]. Publication Date: Aug 5 2013 | ISBN-10: 1118230728 | ISBN-13: 978-1118230725 | Edition: 10

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GROUP 5 TEXTBOOKS:

Mathematics SL:
Computer Science  (Standard and Higher Levels - first examinations 2014):
1. Authors: Robert Haese, Marjut Mäenpää, Mark Humphries, Michael Haese, Sandra Haese. Mathematics SL, 3rd Edition (Textbook and CD). Year published: 2012, ISBN-13: 978-1-921972-08-9. Price: Overseas: AU$60.00 (ex. GST)
http://www.haesemathematics.com.au/book.asp?book=ibsl-3

Recommended: 

  1. Authors: Robert Haese, Michael Haese. Mathematics SL EXAM PREPARATION & PRACTICE GUIDE (3rd edition). Year Published: 2012, ISBN-13: 978-1-921972-10-2, Price: Overseas: AU$26.00 (ex. GST)
    http://www.haesemathematics.com.au/book.asp?book=ibsl-3_epg

Mathematics HL:  

  1. Authors: David Martin, Mark Humphries, Michael Haese, Sandra Haese, Robert Haese. Mathematics HL CORE (3rd edition). Year Published: 2012, ISBN-13: 978-1-921972-11-9. Price: Overseas: AU$62.00 (ex. GST)
    http://www.haesemathematics.com.au/book.asp?book=ibhlcore-3  
  2. Authors: Michael Haese, Robert Haese, Catherine Quinn. IB HL Option: Discrete Mathematics. Year Published: late 2013, ISBN-13: 978-1-921972-34-8. Price: Overseas: AU$41.00 (ex. GST)
    http://www.haesemathematics.com.au/book.asp?book=ibhlopt_discr

Recommended: 

  1. Mathematics HL Core EXAM PREPARATION & PRACTICE GUIDE (3rd edition). Year Published: 2013, ISBN-13: 978-1-921972-13-3. Price: Overseas: AU$26.00 (ex. GST)
    http://www.haesemathematics.com.au/book.asp?book=ibhl-3_epg
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