Having a well organized and managed vision goes a long way to ensuring success for almost any project. For Cindy Cooper, IB Coordinator and Teacher and MSS, vision has contributed to student success in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme at Moira Secondary School  (MSS).
Results from final IB exams written by MSS IB students in May 2015 were above the world average. In fact, this is a consistent outcome in recent years.
In May 2013 MSS IB results were 13% above the world standard. In 2015, the school average in all subjects topped the IB World Schools average by 10%.
In individual subjects, MSS IB students led the world average by as much as 26%.
Overall, MSS IB students have exceeded the IB World Schools results by an average of 9% over the last three years.
Each year, MSS IB students are accepted into their universities and programs of choice. In the last three years, MSS IB graduates have accumulated an annual average of $380,000 in scholarships and financial aid. These awards demonstrate the high regard universities have for the IB Diploma Programme, and the high regard universities have for MSS IB graduates.
May 2016 and 32 students will complete IB exams in May 2017.
The IB Programme is a rigorous course of study which provides students in their final two years of secondary school with an enriched learning environment and the opportunity to gain several university credits.
After studying six subjects intensively over two years, potential graduates complete assessments and write final exams which are marked externally. Each subject can be taken at Higher Level (three semesters of study) or Standard Level (two semesters of study). Subjects studied at Higher Level are equal to a first year university course.
A family of IB-related programmes is offered at Moira Secondary School:
- the IB Diploma Programme for Grade 11 and 12 students
- the MSS-specific IB Foundations Programme for Grade 9 and 10 students
- the Destinations Programme for Grade 7 and 8 students (through Harry J. Clarke Public School)
Eighteen MSS students will write IB exams in 2016.
For information about the IB Diploma Programme at Moira please contact:
Cindy Cooper, IB Coordinator and Teacher, 613-962-8668, ext. 1119, or [email protected]
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]