Monday, July 16, 2007

A Small Poem

A friend of mine wrote this and asked me post it.... comments are welcomed:

I adore her smile.
I haven't been able to look at her pictures until now.
The only one I had was the one from the last day of school,
with her covering her face.
That one made me feel weird enough.
But I was looking at a picture of her with her cousin.
Then at the others.
I miss her.
And I doubt I will actually see her this summer after what she said.
She is to busy for me now.
I miss talking to her and seeing her.
I hate how someone can be so important to someone.
Yet they could not give a damn about the person who cares so much.
I'm not necessarily talking about her but still.
I think I need to work on getting over her...
Because if there is no chance I don't want to wait just to get hurt like EVERY other time.
Keeping her in the back of my head I have discovered doesn't work.
The things in the back of my head happen to be the things I think about the most of nothing big is on my mind.
But today I am going to go to Ozzefest
Get the crap beat out of me in a mosh pit.
Hang out at Denny.
Blow some money.
Drink a Redline or two.
And forget about everything that is going on outside this day.
and I'm sick of dreaming.
I can't control them.
They are starting to bother me again.

They mostly don't make sense.
But they definantly have some specific people in them.
I think my hatred for sleep is coming back. I was only asleep for a little over 4 hours last night.
You know...
I hate missing people.

I'm back home by the way.
My appetite is back.
And I am more myself.
Mom noticed even.

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The Parents Guide to the IBO


Many parents have specific questions and concerns about the IB Diploma.
If you are such a parent, now there is a resource specifically written for you.

The concise 30 page document posted below addresses such questions as: what is the IB diploma Programme?; what makes it different from other educational programmes?; is it a suitable programme for my child?; is it a good idea for my school to offer this programme?; what questions should I ask the school?; how can I help my child making the best of the IB?

We have endeavored to address all questions we have heard parents (and school administrations) ask during our combined careers with the IB. However, should you feel there is anything we have missed out, please email the editor and we'll update this document accordingly.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

University Recognition of the IB

This online guide is an introduction to the Diploma Programme for lead administrators, deans and faculty members. It will assist them in developing and/or revising Diploma Programme recognition policies. The guide contains information about course content, student assessment, requirements for the IB diploma, and interpreting the IB transcript. In addition, there is information on how to become an IB World School and on curriculum review.

The IB has seen tremendous growth in recent years. The Diploma Programme is currently offered by 1,593 IB World Schools worldwide. Increasing numbers of Diploma Programme students are continuing their studies at colleges and universities that recognize their achievements in the Diploma Programme. This guide will help universities and colleges respond to the needs of these students.

The IB encourages colleges and universities to develop their own recognition policies that are specific to their individual institutions. The IB regional offices will provide additional information to help determine the best approach for each college or university when considering a recognition policy.

You may also download this guide as a printable PDF document [1,557 kb, PDF]

University Recognition of the IB in India

At a meeting in New Delhi in April 1994, attended by the secretary general of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), a recognition and acceptance agreement for the IB diploma was approved as an entry qualification to all universities in India.

The following agreement was revised in January 1999 and revisited in March 2005. From the May 2005 examination session, where requested, the IBO will produce and issue for universities a document detailing percentage equivalency and a transcript of results will be enclosed with the equivalency document. To request this service, students must notify their Diploma Programme (DP) coordinator of their intention to gain entrance into an Indian university. The coordinator will then submit the request using the form B2 on IBNET. The production of the equivalency document requires additional administrative processing, which may incur a fee. A fee of US$150 per school is currently being considered. If charged, this fee will be separate from the fee for sending transcripts.

Students, particularly those applying for entrance to professional courses, can either apply to the AIU upon release of their results, specifying what professional courses they are applying for, or apply directly to the eligibility department of the university they wish to attend.

Students should also apply to the IBO sub-regional office in Mumbai for a migration certificate. For a number of courses in India, an equivalence certificate will not preclude the requirement for students to sit the entrance examinations, for example, Common Entrance Tests (CET). Prior to commencing the DP, students and DP coordinators must be familiar with the required subject combinations and levels for the student's future career path; this should ensure students' eligibility for particular professional courses.

Requirements for professional courses admission

Medical courses: Higher Level passes in physics, chemistry and biology with Standard Level passes in English A1, A2 or B. The medical degree courses include MBBS, BDS, B. Pharm., nursing and BPT.

Engineering courses: Higher Level passes in physics, chemistry and mathematics with Standard Level passes in English A1, A2 or B. Engineering courses include B. Eng. in all streams - civil, mechanical, electrical, electronics, instrumentation, computer, aeronautical engineering and so on.

The sub-regional office in Mumbai outlines separately the admission requirements for professional courses for students who are citizens of a country other than India who may wish to study in India. Students of Indian nationality with the IB diploma may compete with other students for the State Level/All India Entrance Examination.

Payment seats in professional courses (engineering and medicine) are also offered on a restricted basis to any student on payment of an economic fee (commonly called the capitation fee in India).

Additional information and further assistance can be obtained by writing to the joint secretary of the AIU or to the IB Asia-Pacific South Asia regional representative.


Association of Indian Universities
16 Kotla Marg
New Delhi 110002

Mrs F B Dohadwalla
IB South Asia Regional Representative
Taheri Manzil, Ground Floor
Nesbit Road, Mazagaon
Mumbai 400010
Phone: +91 22 23717470
Fax: +91 22 23746007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Past Papers

Anyone wanting IB Past papers, post them in the comments section along your e-mail address. I have all of them.

Request Grade Boundaries

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