择校季, 让爸妈们头疼的问题,这样解决·····

又到了一年一度家长们最迷茫的择校季,“择校”这也是不少家长最头疼的问题,今天嘉祥国际高中部将要为大家推荐一篇的专业择校分析,看看作者如何在“琳琅满目”的国际课程中甄别“最好”的课程,助广大家长一臂之力! 

The annual enrollment season for international school classes has arrived, which also means it is the most difficult season for parents to choose the right classes. This difficult time obviously causes a headache for many parents. Today's IHSD is sharing an article to recommend the right classes for everyone from the public wechat   (Babazhenbang)'s professional analysis to see how the author screened the "best" curriculum in the "All About the Eyes" of the international curriculum and helped the parents make the right decisions!

 

 

择校三问

Three questions for school choice

 

1、我家适不适合走国际化路线?

Is my child suitable for internationalization?

2、哪个国际化学校好?

Which international school classes are best?

3、怎么才能进去?

How can I get in?

 

从事国际化教育分析四年多,我们发现看似千头万绪、错综复杂的择校,其实三步就能解决:

After more than four years of international education, we discovered that a seemingly varied and complex choice of classes can be solved in three steps:

 

 

择校三部曲

School Choice Trilogy

 

1、了解自己——看家庭和孩子适不适合国际化教育

 Understand Yourself - Seeing if Family and Children Are Suitable for International Education

2、了解学校——这就是嘉祥国高一直在帮你做的事儿,定期举办开放周,让同学和家长都能从各方面深入了解学校。

Get to know the school - this is what JXIHSD has been doing for you.We offer OpenDay for every family,let them know what is the real school life。

3、做好匹配——选择最合适自己的,然后想办法进去

Make a match - choose the most suitable for yourself, and then think of ways to get in.

 

 

择校经典两大问题

2 major problems in selecting a school

 

1、理清择校基本问题:对相关文章进行系统性梳理,形成“择校系列”。

Sort out the basic problems of selecting schools: systematically combing related articles, forming a "school selection series"

2、探访学校:除了可以关注其官方公众平台与官网外,不少学校都有开放日,走进学校了解课堂是最好的探访途径,更能感受到学校的管理已经校园氛围,选择最适合自己孩子的学校。

Visiting schools: In addition to paying attention to their official public platforms and official websites, many schools have open days. Walking into the school to understand the classroom is the best way to visit, and you can feel the school's management has the atmosphere of the campus and choose the most suitable for your child's school.

 

 

 

在今天的“三大课程比较·专业版”里,我们将从“选课情况”和“评价系统”两个方面对这三门课程进行横向比较。在文末,我们还附上了:“一图读懂三大国际课程”。

In today's "Comparative and Professional Editions of the Three Major Courses", we will conduct a horizontal comparison of the three courses from the "Course Selection" and "Evaluation System." At the end of the article, we also attached: "A picture to understand the three major international courses."

 

“套餐”还是“单点”?三大国际课程如何选课
"Package" or "single point"? How to choose three major  international courses

在选课方面,这三大课程有的是“套餐式”,就是固定搭配好的;有的是“单点式”,就是自己可以选的。

In the course of class selection, these three major courses are "packaged", that is, a fixed collocation; some are "single point", that is, they can choose.

 

 

IBDP:“套餐式”选课
IBDP: "Package" Course Selection

首先,IBDP其实是一个套餐式的选择,为什么呢?我们先来看看它整个课程的构建是怎么样的。

First of all, IBDP is actually a package-style choice. Why? Let's take a look at how it is structured throughout the course.

 

 

IBDP包含了六组课程:
The IBDP includes six courses:

1、第一语言与世界文学,就是我们常说的language A 1。

First language and world literature are the language A 1 we often say.

2、外语,就是language B。

Foreign language, is the language B.

3、人文社会,它里面会包括了商科和管理、经济学、地理、历史、计算机、心理学。

Humanities and society, which will include business and management, economics, geography, history, computer, and psychology.

4、实验科学,包括生物、化学、物理。

Experimental science, including biology, chemistry, physics.

5、数学和计算机科学,它里面也会涉及编程等。

Mathematics and computer science, it will also involve programming and so on.

6、艺术和选修,像艺术里面,就会有visual arts之类的这些东西。

Arts and elective, like art, there will be such things as visual arts.

 

选课时,你会发现孩子在高中阶段,通过这六大组课程的选择,可以接触到知识的方方面面,所以为什么说它是一个非常全面的教育,就在这里。

除去上面六组课程,IBDP还要再加上三门必修课:TOK、CAS、EE。

 

During class selection, you will find that your child can be exposed to all aspects of knowledge through the selection of these six groups in high school. So why is it a very comprehensive education? It is here.

In addition to the above six courses, the IBDP will add three required courses: TOK, CAS, and EE.

 

TOK
知识论

1

TOK是一个没有任何学科边界的课程。这门课程它是让学生去做深度思考的,是让他去理解“到底什么是知识”,“我为什么要学知识”,以及“我要怎么学知识”的。Tok这门课不属于 IB的六大组,但它又是必须融入在这六大类课程学习里面的。Tok这门课对老师的要求之高在于他不仅要能够对学生进行引导,更重要的是他要有跨学科教学的能力。

 

TOK is a curriculum without any subject boundaries. This course is for students to think deeply. It is to let them understand "What is knowledge in the end", "Why should I learn knowledge", and "How do I learn knowledge?" The TOK course is not part of the IB's six major groups, but it must be integrated into these six major courses. TOK's high requirement for teachers is that they not only need to be able to guide the students, but more importantly, they must have the ability to teach across disciplines.

 

CAS
创造、行动和服务

2

它包括120到150小时的课外活动,但是这种课外活动是必须有巨大含金量的课外活动,比方说从最初的组织活动到去拉赞助商,到筹划,完成了一个商赞,又是符合国际的某项指标的商赞,像这样高质量的活动,才算是CAS活动。

 

It includes 120 to 150 hours of extra-curricular activities, but such extra-curricular activities are extra-curricular activities that must have huge amounts of money. For example, from the initial organizing activities to pulling sponsors, to planning, completing a commercial promotion, and complying with international standards. The commercial praising of a certain index, such as high-quality activities, is considered as CAS activity.

 

EE
拓展论文

3

学生需要在一年左右完成一篇跟某一门IB学科组课程相关的4000字论文。学生在论文中要体现自己对这门学科某一方面的研究,在具有学术价值的同时符合学术界论文的写作格式。加上TOK的3000字,就是IBDP你除去要考六门课以外,还要写7000字的英文论文,对于大部分中国学生而言,这个是非常有难度的。

 

Students need to complete a 4000-word paper related to a particular IB subject group course in about a year. In the thesis, students should reflect their own research on a certain aspect of the discipline. They have academic value while conforming to the writing format of academic papers. Together with TOK's 3000 words, it is IBDP. You will need to write 7000 words of English papers in addition to six subjects. For most Chinese students, this difficulty is enough for students.

 

A-Level:“单点+多套餐融合式”选课
A-Level: "Single Point + Multi-Package Fusion" Course Selection

A-Level的选课是“单点加多套餐”的融合式选课,为什么这么说呢?因为A-Level是要求学生至少要学三门,那有些孩子说我只想学一门,还有两门不学,对不起,不可以。所以从某种程度上说,它已经有了一些套餐式的概念在里面了。但是这个三门我学哪三门?是完全由我自己来选择的。所以我们说它有单点的概念。或者学有余力的孩子,我想学四门,五门是不是可以?都可以的。

 

A-Level's course selection is a blended course of “single point plus multiple packages”. Why is this? Because the A-Level is to require students to study at least three, then some children say I only want to learn one, and two do not learn, I'm sorry, no. So, to some extent, it already has some concept of concept in it. But which three of the three doors do I study? It is entirely up to me to choose. So we say it has a single point of view. Or do you have more than enough children to learn? I want to study four. Can five be? It is all acceptable.

 

 

A-Level本身其实有70多门的课程可以让学生选择,但是在国内,一方面因为我们没有这么多高质量的老师能够去开设这么多的科目,另一方面因为学生在理工科方面的需求比较大,所以开的基本上都是理工科。这也就是“读A-Level可以偏科”的真相。其实偏科这个事,并不是A-Level的本意,而是当它进入到中国以后被本土化的结果。

 

A-Level itself actually has more than 70 courses for students to choose from, but on the one hand, because we don't have so many high-quality teachers, we can create so many subjects. On the other hand, because of the needs of students in science and engineering have more requirements, so basically science and technology are open. This is the truth of "Reading A-Level can be partial". In fact, this is not the original intention of A-Level, but the result of localization after it entered China.

 

AP:“单点式”选课
AP: "Single Point" Course Selection

AP是单点式,这是由它的性质所决定的。它和A-Level,还有IB本质的区别在于它不是一个课程体系,它只是一个美国大学的先修的科目,那么换句话说,它只是一个独立的课程,你可以只修1门,你也可以修10门。而且绝大多数的学生,一般是会在读美高课程的同时,到11年级开始辅修AP的。

 

AP consists of a test that determines student outcome. It differs from the A-Level and IB in that it is not a curriculum system, in other words, it is only an independent course. The vast majority of students will continue to take minor APs in the 11th grade while attending the American High School.

 

 

我自己其实也很喜欢美高的课程,美高的课程给到学生的选择余地也是非常非常大的,但是,我必须要说一下AP不适合所有学生。为什么不适合所有学生?AP的难度也是不小的,因为AP是美国大学的先修课,所以孩子修的是大学的内容。比如说到数学,AP数学学的是啥?AP数学学的是statistics和Calculus,就是统计学和微积分。别说让高中的孩子去学统计学和微积分,就是我自己学,还是有一定难度的吧。所以这就是为什么我说AP不是一个适合所有学生的课程。

 

In fact, I also like American high-school courses. The options offered by these American high-school courses are abundant. However, I must say that the AP is not suitable for all students. Why is it not suitable for all students? The AP's difficulty is not small. Because AP is a preparatory course for American universities, the child will be studying content at the university level. For example, mathematics. What is AP Mathematics? AP mathematics consists of statistics and calculus. If I were to study math by myself, I'd still have difficulty. So that's why I said AP is not a suitable course for all students.

 

AP也是特别给力的,它现在有38门学科,你选读什么科目,一定要和你的大学申请的专业是要相关的。因为它本来就是你用来你抵扣大学的学分,你之所以要能抵扣这个学分,肯定要给你所申请的专业相关,你比方说我是要学Media的,结果我学了一个物理C,这种意义就不大了,所以一定是结合你自己本身,和我们要选的大学和专业是相关的。

 

AP is also a special force, it now has 38 subjects. What subjects you choose to read must be related to your university application.  You must give it to the professional you are applying for. For example, if you want to learn Media, then you say " I want to study media". Physics C is of little significance, so it must be combined with your own and related to the universities and majors we want to choose.

 

AP也是有几大类,比如说有艺术类,有历史和社科类,有语言类,有科学类。国内的孩子确实还是选科学类的比较多,大部分的学生微积分肯定要学,统计学也是肯定要学的,计算机不多,物理1、2C肯定要学的,电磁学,力学,宏观经济和微观经济等,现在还有一些孩子开始学心理学,会有一些人开始学AP history。心理学很有意思,但特别不好学,因为它对英语的要求是比较高的。

 

There are several major categories of APs, such as arts, history and social sciences, languages, and sciences. Mainland China students do indeed have more choices in science. Most students will definitely have to learn calculus, statistics, physics 1 and 2C, electromagnetics, mechanics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and there are still some children who are beginning to learn psychology and some will start learning AP history. Psychology is very interesting, but it is particularly difficult to learn because it has a relatively high demand for English.

 

考多少分才能上Dream School?
How many points can I take to Dream School?

三大国际课程评价系统

Three International Course Evaluation Systems

 

接着我们来看一下三大课程的评价系统,以及要想申请比较好的大学,各需要多少分。

Now let's look at the evaluation system of the three major courses, and how many points each will need to apply for a better university.

 

 

AP:五分制

我们从AP开始说吧。AP是五分制的,满分是5分。不管是助力申请也好,或者做分数抵扣也好,你至少要在4分。4分叫Well qualified,就是比较合格的,比合格要好一些,我们说良好吧。所以AP你要做到抵扣学分,你最低要4分,其实现在4分都已经很伤不起了,怎么都得4.5到5分,我前面也说过,AP那么多学科,它真的不好学,所以最好你就学个3~4门。而且最主要这3-4门不是合格就够的,你是要追求高分的。这个是AP很重要的一点,只要你学AP,就是奔着高分去。

 

AP: Five point system

Let's start with the AP. AP is a five-point system, with a perfect score of 5 points. Whether it helps the application or a point deduction, the student must score at least 4 points on the exam. For AP you have to do credit credits, and you have to have a minimum of 4 points. AP has so many disciplines and is really not easy to learn, so it's best to take 3~4 classes at a time. The most important thing is that these 3-4 classes are not qualified because you must pursue high scores. This is a very important point for AP. As long as you learn AP, you must go for a high score.

 

A-Level:六个等级

那么接下来我们来看一下IGCSE和A-Level的情况。IGCSE和A-Level有ABCDEU六个等级。U是什么呢?U有的时候是不及格,有的时候U可能是你的成绩出现了什么问题,反正U肯定是伤不起的,你如果想要用来申请的话,成绩至少要到C左右,你要去申请好一点的学校,最差的组合是BBC,如果是什么CCC啊,CCB啊,CCD啊,那就没什么戏了。如果你要申请的是特别好的学校,比方说牛津,剑桥,他的一些专业,就需要A*A*A,或者说A*AA。那像UCL(伦敦大学学院)这种学校的话,那你至少也要是A*AB,或者A*AA之类的,根据不同的专业,每年的情况是浮动的。

所以A-Level的话,A就是80到100,B就是70到80,C就是60到70,D就是50到60,E是40到50,U是40以下。

 

A-Level: Six levels

So next we look at the IGCSE and A-Level. The IGCSE and A-Level have six levels of ABCDEU. What is U? U sometimes fails, and sometimes U may be a problem with your grades. U will certainly be unable to hurt. If you want to apply, your grades must reach at least a C.  The worst combination of applications is for the BBC. If it is CCC, CCB, CCD, then there is no such thing. If you are applying for a particularly good school, say Oxford, Cambridge, and some of his majors, you need A*A*A or A*AA. For schools like UCL (University College London), then you must at least be A*AB, or A*AA, and the like. According to different professions, the situation is floating every year.

So for A-Level, A is 80 to 100, B is 70 to 80, C is 60 to 70, D is 50 to 60, E is 40 to 50, and U is 40 or less.

 

IBDP:满分45分

最后就是IB这一块,IB的话,我们的六大类课程,它的满分是7分,其中4分为及格分。TOK和EE加CAS这三门加起来是3分了,只不过CAS是以活动小时数计算。所以IB的总分是45分。如果你想申请美国比较好的学校的话,应该要在37、38分,如果要申请前20,前30的话,就要39分及以上。

 

IBDP: Out of 45 points

Finally, IB. IB and our six major courses have a full score of 7 points of which 4 points need to be passed. The total of TOK and EE plus CAS adds up to 3 points, but CAS is based on the number of hours of activity. So IB's total score is 45 points. If you want to apply for a better school in the United States, you should all be 37 and 38 points. If we want to apply for the top 20, top 30, we must score 39 points or more.

 

 

IB还有一个特点是六大类课程的每门课程都分为HIGH LEVEL和STANDARD LEVEL。你至少要选三门HIGH LEVEL,也就意味着你剩下的三门是可以选STANDARD LEVEL的。我们有一个非常有用的建议就是:不要一味地追求课程难度、全都选HIGH LEVEL。因为IB已经是所有国际课程最难的了,所以能够考到IB这样的学校里面的,孩子已经是很优秀的了。而且从留学的角度去看,大学要看的是你最后的总分。如果你都选HIGH-LEVEL,虽然能证明你学习能力是非常强的,但是实际上你最后可能就拿到5分、6分,这样的话你的总分就会下降。而哪一些科目学HIGH LEVEL,哪一些科目学STANDARD LEVEL的,都要根据你申请的具体的情况来定。

 

Another feature of IB is that each of the six major courses are divided into HIGH LEVEL and STANDARD LEVEL. You have to select at least three HIGH LEVELs, which means that the remaining three classes are for STANDARD LEVEL. We have a very useful suggestion: Do not pursue course difficulty, choose HIGH LEVEL. Because IB is already the hardest of all international courses, I'll be able to pass it to a school like IB where the kids are already very good. And from the point of view of studying abroad, the university must look at your final score. If you choose HIGH-LEVEL, although you can prove that your ability to learn is very strong, but, you may get 5 points and 6 points in the end, so your total score will drop. Whatever subjects you decide to study for HIGH LEVEL or STANDARD LEVEL should be based on the specific circumstances of your application.

 

 

 

附:一图读懂三大国际课程

 

 

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