Additional Syllabus for French IBSL Years 1 & 2

IB Language B SL Years 1 & 2

 

Prerequisites: 

 

Students must successfully complete levels 1 and 2 of their language of choice by the end of the Sophomore year in order to take the IB courses.  Students should excel in the language in order to gain the strongest background possible in preparation for the rigorous IB curriculum.

 

 

Course Description:

 

The IB courses for the Standard Level will be conducted over a two year period. Students must enroll both years.  Students will take the first course in the junior year and complete the district curriculum for level 3 and 4 during the first semester, covering all grammar structures required for success in the IB SL courses. The second semester of the junior year will focus on the 5 IB topics that will be assessed during the senior year. The second course is taken in the senior year and focuses on preparation for the IB internal and external assessments. 

 

The IB assessments are written and oral. The written component will consist of 2 written tasks and 4 text handling tasks (External assessment).  The oral component will require 1 individual and 3 interactive speaking activities (Internal assessment).

 

The assessments will follow the attached timeline.

 

SL courses will involve all media types in the target language exclusively; therefore, students are expected to use the target language for communication. The course will focus on the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational. First year students will concentrate studies on rapid language acquisition and intense language usage, including in-depth study of verb tenses and grammar. Second year students will concentrate more on advanced usage of the language through internal and external test preparation exercises in IB formats. The course will emphasize connections between and comparisons of the cultures and communities of the target language.  Internationalism, global and cross-cultural connections, and target language culture-American relations will be included.  Through use of the target language and culture students will understand how Americans and target language speakers around the world view each other and world issues.

 

 

 

 

The main course objectives are for the student to be able to:

 

1.) understand native spoken target language

2.) read, understand, analyze, and discuss culturally authentic texts of all genres, such

     as literature, realia in all media and formats

3.) write using appropriate grammatical structures

4.) express themselves in writing and orally in various genres and with appropriate style, register, message, and purpose

5.) relate historical and current events/situations in our society with those of the nations of the target language-speaking world in relation to topics such as politics, social issues, and international relations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements:

 

  1. Students are to find relations, comparisons, and contrasts among cultures during the past and present and relay those insights into implications for the future of our world.
  2. Students are expected to think critically and communicate effectively in the target language to express their opinions about current issues. The course topics are to be used as springboards for expression of ideas.
  3. Students are to listen actively to opinions of others and to form and share their own opinions.
  1. Classmates are expected to work together in appropriate situations, but they are to understand that they must be responsible for their own work.
  2. ALL assignments are to be completed. It is essential that every assignment be completed in a timely manner in accordance with all set deadlines. IB Rigor Assignments Turned in Late- 1 day late 20 point penalty; 2 days late 40 point penalty; 3 or more days late grade of zero.
  3. All assignments given will be in preparation for the IBO assessments and, therefore, will be mostly in the IBO formats and will include authentic resources in all media.

 

Assessments:

Assessments will be based on a variety of written compositions, text-handling exercises, oral activities, (role plays, discussions, debates, problem-solving activities, formal presentations, interviews), and listening comprehension exercises. Tests will be given for mastery of vocabulary, grammatical structures, and other lexical content. Emphasis will be on performance task assessments; students must be able to show what they can understand and do in the target language.

 

 

Classroom grades per nine weeks quarter:

 

  1. Tests/Performance tasks/Unit assessments/Interactive Oral Activities (min. 3) --------------40%
  2. Daily grades/Homework/classwork (min. 12)------------------------------------------------------30%
  3. Quizzes/Interim assessments/Oral readings/IB preparation activities (min. 5)----------------25%
  4. Projects (min. 1) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5%

 

 

 

For IB Seniors, the teacher score of the “Written Assignment/Rationale” will count as the midterm exam grade.   The teacher score of the “Internal Assessment” total will count as the final exam grade.

 

 

Total course grade:              
 
First semester average (quarters 1 & 2 count 45% each + midterm exam counts 10%)--40%

Second semester (quarters 3 & 4 count 50% each) average------40%

 

Cumulative final exam------------20%

 

 

 

 

Classroom grades that are not of IB rigor or are not IB assessments will be graded on a regular 100 point scale.  Please see the IB conversion chart below which will be used for all assignments/assessments of IB rigor.

 

IB SL/HL Grade Conversion Scale

To be used for IB type assessments/assignments only.

 

Raw Score

IB Grade

Raw Score

IB Grade

Raw Score

IB Grade

99-100

100

59

69

28

38

97-98

99

58

68

27

37

95-96

98

57

67

26

36

94-95

97

56

66

25

35

92-93

96

55

65

24

34

90-91

95

54

64

23

33

88-89

94

53

63

22

32

86-87

93

52

62

21

31

84-85

92

51

61

20

30

82-83

91

50

60

19

29

80-81

90

49

59

18

28

79

89

48

58

17

27

78

88

47

57

16

26

77

87

46

56

15

25

76

86

45

55

14

24

75

85

44

54

13

23

74

84

43

53

12

22

73

83

42

52

11

21

72

82

41

51

10

20

71

81

40

50

9

19

70

80

39

49

8

18

69

79

38

48

7

17

68

78

37

47

6

16

67

77

36

46

5

15

66

76

35

45

4

14

65

75

34

44

3

13

64

74

33

43

2

12

63

73

32

42

1

11

62

72

31

41

0

10 attempted

61

71

30

40

0

0 no attempt

60

70

29

39

 

 

 

 






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Generic IB Marks Conversion Scale

7+ = 99-100%

6+ = 95%

5+ = 89%

4+ = 79%

3+ = 69%

2+ = 59%

1+ = 49%

7 = 98%

6 = 93%

5 = 85%

4 = 75%

3 = 65%

2 = 55%

1 = 45%

7- = 96%

6- = 90%

5- = 80%

4- = 70%

3- = 60%

2- = 50%

1-= 40%

Please note that IB does not recognize +/- as part of the grade.

The +/- is used only in classroom grading.

 

 

 

 

In addition to classroom work graded in the method above, students will be assessed using the IBO required assessments. Student MUST complete BOTH the classroom assessments and the IBO assessments described below. These scores are moderated by the International Baccalaureate Organization and can be altered by the IBO.  The IBO required assessments are as follows:

 

 

 

Assessment Outline – Standard Level

First Examination 2013

Assessment Component

Weighting

 

External assessment

 

Paper 1 (1 hour 30 minutes): Receptive skills

Text-handling exercises on four written texts, based on the core.

 

Paper 2 (1 hour 30 minutes): Written productive skills

One writing exercise of 250–400 words from a choice of five prompts, based on the optional topics.

 

Written assignment: Receptive and written productive skills: Intertextual reading followed by a written exercise of 300–400 words plus a 150-200 word rationale, based on the core topics. (references allowed)

 

70%

 

25%

 

 

 

25%

 

 

 

20%

 

 

Internal assessment

Internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IB.

 

Individual oral (8–10 minutes)

Based on the options: 15 minutes’ preparation time and a 10-minute (maximum) presentation and discussion with the teacher.

 

Interactive oral activity

Based on the core: Three classroom activities assessed by the teacher.

 

 

 

30%

 

 

20%

 

 

 

10%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IB SL Year 1 Course Schedule:  2017-2018 (Juniors)

 

Units

 

Unit 1

Review and Enrichment

of Levels I. and II.

“My Autobiography”

Unit 2

“That’s the Way It Was”

Unit 3

“Making Plans for the Future”

Unit 4

“Life Is Never Easy”

Midterm Exam

Unit 5

“Our Changing World”

Unit 6

“Life Is a Celebration”

Unit 7

IB Formats, Topics, and

Terminology
OR
Cultural Projects

Unit 8

IB Topic vocabulary
OR 
Cultural Projects

Unit 9

Exam review

Final Exams

 

 

 

IB SL Year 2 Course Schedule:  2017-2018 (Seniors)

 

Unit

 

IB Assessment

 

 

 

Unit 1

Review and Enrichment of IB SL Year 1

3 weeks

August 17-September 8

 

Unit 2

IB Core Topic #1

“Communications and Media”

3 weeks

September 11- 29

 

Interactive Oral

Activity #1**

September 28/29

Unit 3

IB Core Topic #2

“ Social Relationships”

3 weeks

October 2-19

 

Interactive Oral

Activity #2**

October 18/19

Unit 4

IB Core Topic #3

“Global Issues”

3 weeks

October 23-November 10

 

Interactive Oral

Activity #3**

November 9/10

Unit 5

IB Written Assignment/Rationale Preparation

&

Unit 6

Writing Time for

Graded Writing Assignment/Rationale

4 weeks

November 13-December 8

 

 

 

 

DUE

DECEMBER 8

 

Written Assignment/Rationale based on the 3 mandatory

IB Core Topics

 

Revisions if needed

Emergency /Postponement Dates

 

1 week

December 11-15

HHS Teacher score for IB WA (Written Assignment with Rationale) counts as midterm exam grade

 

Unit 7

IB Optional Topic #1*

3 weeks

January 2 - 23

Interactive Oral

Activity #4**

January 22/23

Unit 8

IB Optional Topic #2*

3 weeks

January 24-February 9

Interactive Oral

Activity #5**

February 8/9

Unit 9

Individual Oral Activity

Preparation/Practice

(IB Internal Assessment)

 

4 weeks

February 12-March 9

 

Final Individual Oral Activity Preparation

 

Recording on Interviews

1 week

March 12 – 15

 

INTERVIEWS ON MARCH 13, 14, 15

Individual Oral Activity (Internal Assessment)

based on the 2

teacher-selected

IB optional topics

 

Unit 10

Paper 1

Preparation/Practice

(IB External Assessment)

&

Unit 11

Paper 2

Preparation/Practice

(IB External Assessment)

5 weeks

March 19- April 30

 

Unit 12

IB Extra Review

Month of May

(on days when not encumbered by IB exams and scheduled review sessions )

 

 

IB Spanish Exam

(External Assessment –

Paper 1)

 

IB Spanish Exam

(External Assessment – Paper 2)

--------

IB French Exam

(External Assessment –

Paper 1 and Paper 2)

--------

Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the IB External Assessment are based on all 5 IB topics studied.

Spanish

 

Dates in May

TBD by IBO

 

 

 

 

French

 

Dates in May

TBD by IBO

Senior Final Exams

HHS Teacher score for IB Individual Oral Activity (Internal Assessment) counts as final exam grade

 

 

 

*IB optional topics:  Teacher selects 2 of the 5:     Cultural Diversity

                                                                        Customs and Traditions

                                                                        Health

                                                                        Leisure

                                                                        Science and Technology

 

** The 3 IOA scores of the 3 core topics will be considered for submission to IB as part of the total internal assessment score.  The one highest score of the 3 selected scores will be used in conjunction with the IB Individual Oral Activity (interview) to calculate the Internal Assessment score that will be sent to IB for moderation.  The 4th and 5th IOAs will serve as preparation for the Individual Oral interview only. 

 

Additional Notes:

  1. Backup Digital Assignments- Students are urged to create multiple backups for all assignments that are produced and saved digitally.
  2. Assignments Submitted by E-mail- If an assignment is submitted by e-mail follow these guidelines. In the Subject Line put your name and the assignment title and due date. If an assignment is submitted via e-mail, it is suggested that the assignment also be brought to school on a jump-drive to ensure proper credit is given. The teacher is in no way responsible for emails not received. Please do not wait until the last minute to submit assignments.
  3. Academic Honesty. All assignments are subject to the guidelines contained in the Hartsville High School International Baccalaureate Magnet Programme Academic, Honesty, and Discipline Policy. When students use sources for assignments or essays, they are required to properly cite each source. Information on the proper citation of sources may be obtained from your teacher.

    The HHS IB Magnet Programme Academic, Honesty, and Discipline policy reads, in part:

    “Students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Programme are expected to exhibit the highest degree of academic integrity and honesty. Incidences in which students do not show academic honesty may constitute “malpractice,” which is a violation of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme: General Regulations. Malpractice may take many forms; however, plagiarism, collusion, and cheating are the most common examples. Any practice that gives one student an unfair advantage over another student may be considered malpractice. Malpractice is a serious offense which may result in failure on an assignment or in the course, disciplinary action, and / or removal from the International Baccalaureate Magnet Programme.”

  4. Part of the above honesty policy includes the use of the internet and digital translation programs.  It is imperative that students not use these programs as part of their pre-IB and IB language B studies.  This is considered cheating and will be penalized as such according to the IB policy.  A teacher cannot and will not accept work that is suspect of being completed by use of internet translators as this would be considered collusion by the IBO.  

     

  5. International Baccalaureate Courses are taught on a level that requires maturity. In rare instances assignments may contain explicit language or scenes. Your signature gives the teacher permission to use his/her discretion to use such materials in class as part of whole class instruction or assignments.