The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

A comprehensive two-year university preparation programme for highly motivated students (grade 11-12), the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) curricula emphasizes international mindedness, rigorous academic standards, critical thinking, and leadership. The NorKam IB team encourages students to 'think globally, act locally'.

Monday, 27 November 2017

IB Informational Night


Close to 200 people showed up for the informational night last Wednesday (Nov. 22).  A big thank you to our parents (Sheri Donegan and Parissa Bhuler) who gave a parents perspective of IB.  If you missed the meeting and would like more information or to have your student shadow for the day,  you can contact Mr. Williams at mfwilliams@sd73.bc.ca or at 250-376-1272.

Lavraj Lidder: IBDP Graduate 2014




Former NorKam IBDP Graduate Awarded Research Grant








We at NorKam are very proud that one of our former IB Diploma graduates, Lavraj Lidher,, was one of ten students awarded undergraduate research grants at Thompson Rivers University.  His research grant is to help him further explore the following project:  “Uncovering the effects of exercise-derived microvesicles on the HUVEC metabolic fingerprint using NMR spectroscopy.”  Congratulations Lavraj!!!


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Thinking About IB?


This is a MUST WATCH video clip.  The University of British Columbia visited Upper Canada College in Toronto and discussed the merits of the IB Diploma Programme.  The presentation is informative and gives a university perspective on admission and the IB Diploma.  Here is the link to the presentation and summary.

http://www.ucc.on.ca/2015/12/11/ib-students-better-prepared-for-university-ubc-admissions-director-suggests/

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

IB English



IB English 12 students have been exploring many aspects of language this year. Two of the most popular activities have been Magnetic Poetry and Translating Tweets. Students also produced presentations on graffiti as mass media, and created re-designed corporate logos to reflect truth in advertising. During our study of the works of Emily Dickinson, students experimented with the forms of poetry by creating their own poems in the style of Dickinson. Using random phrases with magnetic backing, students composed free verse poems and displayed them around the class. After the American presidential election, students analyzed the tweets of Donald Trump (pre and post-election), thinking about how foreign translators would be challenged by Trump's use of colloquial language. 
Grade 11 students have studied Hamlet and 1984, and are exploring the topics of language and identity, and language and community. They have analyzed national anthems, music lyrics, and are presenting orally on the topic of jargon and argot.