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Valmistava vuosi (Pre DP Year)

Ennen varsinaisen IB-ohjelman alkua opiskelijat osallistuvat yhden lukuvuoden ajan ns. valmistavan vuoden opintoihin. Valmistava vuosi on käytössä kaikissa Suomen IB-kouluissa. Syitä on kaksi: ensinnäkin, IB-ohjelma on kaksivuotinen, kun taas suomalainen lukio suoritetaan useimmiten kolmessa vuodessa. IB:ltä valmistuneet ovat siten valmistuessaan samanikäisiä kuin muutkin lukiolaiset. Toisaalta valmistava vuosi jo nimensäkin puolesta valmistaa opiskelijoita IB-ohjelmaan.

Minimivaatimus Joensuun lyseon lukion Pre-DP –luokalla (1ib) on 30 lukiokurssia lukuvuoden aikana. Näistä 30 kurssista 25 on pakollista.

Loput eli noin viisi kurssia opiskelija valitsee koulun muusta kurssitarjonnasta. Suosittelemme, että opiskelija valitsee nimenomaan sellaisia kursseja, jotka tukevat hänen tulevaa opinto-ohjelmaansa IB:ssä. Siis esimerkiksi siten, että aikoessaan ottaa kemian yhdeksi oppiaineeksi IB:ssä hän valitsee ylimääräisiä kemian kursseja valmistavan vuoden aikana.

Pakolliset kurssit opetetaan äidinkieltä ja ruotsia lukuun ottamatta englannin kielellä. Näin vahvistetaan opiskelijan valmiuksia opiskella eri oppiaineita englanniksi. Pakollisten kurssien suhteellisen suurella määrällä varmistetaan, että opiskelija on tietoinen kaikista niistä vaihtoehtoisista oppiaineista joita IB-ohjelma tarjoaa. Siksi pakollisissa on mukana esimerkiksi taloustiedon perusteet (Introduction to Economics).

Valmistava vuosi ei ole vielä IB-ohjelmaa. Opiskelijan suoritettua valmistavan vuoden kurssit hyväksyttävästi hänellä on oikeus siirtyä suorittamaan IB-tutkintoa. Mikäli edellytykset eivät täyty eli hänellä ei ole tarpeellista määrää kursseja tai osa kurssisuorituksista on hylätty, katsotaan tapauskohtaisesti, onko hänellä edellytyksiä siirtyä IB-ohjelmaan.

Periaatteessa valmistava vuosi Joensuun lyseon lukiossa vaaditaan kaikilta. Poikkeuksia voidaan kuitenkin tehdä. Mikäli opiskelija on suorittanut valmistavan vuoden jossakin toisessa koulussa ja muuttaa perheen mukana Joensuuhun, voidaan harkita hyväksymistä. Samoin, jos opiskelija on suorittanut lukion 1. vuoden opinnot ja ollut sen jälkeen vaihto-oppilaana englanninkielisessä maassa tai kansainvälisessä koulussa, voidaan tietyin edellytyksin katsoa valmistavan vuoden opinnot suoritetuksi.

Oppiainevalinnat IB:tä varten tehdään valmistavan vuoden kevätpuolella. On mahdollista, että valintoja joudutaan jonkin verran rajoittamaan lukujärjestysteknisistä syistä.

Hakeminen

IB-linjalle haetaan kevään yhteishaussa. Yhteishakulomakkeen lisäksi hakija täyttää IB-linjan hakulomakkeen, joka toimitetaan suoraan Lyseon lukioon yhteishaun päättymispäivään mennessä. Hakulomakkeita on saatavilla peruskoulujen oppilaanohjaajilta tai sen voi tulostaa koulumme kotisivuilta.

Opiskelijavalinta tapahtuu peruskoulun päättötodistuksen (50 %) ja koulun järjestämän pääsykokeen (50 %) yhteispistemäärän perusteella. Pääsykoe pidetään aina huhtikuussa. Kaikki IB-linjalle hakeneet kutsutaan pääsykokeeseen. Pääsykokeessa on kirjallisia tehtäviä äidinkielestä, matematiikasta ja englannin kielestä. Kokeen tehtävät perustuvat peruskoulun tietoihin ja taitoihin. Valmistavalle luokalle otetaan 25 opiskelijaa ja valinnan tulos ilmoitetaan yhteishaun tulosten yhteydessä kesäkuussa.

The IB Studies at Joensuun Lyseon Lukio 

School brochure

Lyseo and IBO mission statements

The International Baccalaureate Organization

At Joensuun Lyseon Lukio, the IB Diploma Programme consists of three academic years: the preparatory or Pre DP  year (1ib), the first IB year (2ib) and the second IB year (3ib). 1ib mainly comprises studies which are in accordance with the Finnish national programme, with the distinction that most compulsory courses are taught in English. After successfully completing the preparatory year (1ib) the students is then accepted to the IB Programme. If the 1ib requirements have not been successfully completed, the student may still continue his/her studies in the national programme. This option, however, must be agreed upon with the head of school. 

At the end of 1ib the students choose the subjects they want to study in the IB Programme from the selection of courses in the IB curriculum of the school. The number of subjects is normally six, in addition to which the students participate in the CAS programme (Creativity, Action and Service, administered by the CAS coordinator), take a course in the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and compile an Extended Essay of some 4000 words in one of the subjects taught in the IB Diploma Programme at the school.  

The 1ib students plan their own individual study programmes by choosing the courses from the selection of courses the school offers. There is a certain number of courses which are compulsory for all students, with the exception of non-Finnish students, who are not required to study Finnish or Swedish. In addition to the compulsory studies, the students take courses from the school curriculum so that they have a minimum of 30 course units during the academic year. It is, however, possible in some cases to take courses from outside the school curriculum. These exceptions must be agreed upon with the Diploma Programme Coordinator. The number of 30 course units is the minimum, but the students are strongly encouraged to take more courses if they wish, according to their own interests. It is advisable to take courses that support the student´s choices in the IB Diploma Programme. Should there occur any problems with the course selection, the IB Faculty is more than willing to help. The books used during Class 1ib are listed elsewhere on the school webpage.  

The compulsory courses for all 1ib students are as follows:  

Finnish, Courses 1, 2 and 3
English, Courses 2, 3, 4 and 5
Swedish, Courses 1, 2 and 3
Advanced Mathematics, Courses 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
History and Social Sciences, Courses 1 and 2
Introduction to Economics, Course 1
Psychology, Course 1
Physics, Courses 1
Chemistry, Course 1
Biology, Course 1
Philosophy, Course 1  

In order to be promoted to the actual IB Programme, the 1ib students are required

1. to have a minimum of 30 courses successfully completed
2. to have successfully completed all the compulsory 1ib courses as described above (with the exception of non-Finnish students who do not need to study Finnish or Swedish)  

Should any of the preconditions mentioned above not be fulfilled, the students may still be accepted to the IB Programme after first consulting the Diploma Programme Coordinator and then fulfilling the tasks given to him/her by the IB Faculty. The deadline for this extra work is determined by the IB Faculty.  


School reports

During Class 1ib the students receive term reports after each study term, ie five times during the academic year. During Class 2ib the students receive term reports at Christmas and in spring when the school year is over. The 3ib students receive a term report at Christmas. In the ceremonies for all graduates in spring they will be awarded a final report, also called the school leaving certificate, and the white student cap, provided that their final report fulfils the requirements. The IB Diploma will be awarded in the IB Diploma Award Ceremony arranged at the school on the first Friday of the following September

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (2ib and 3ib) 

The two-year IB Diploma Programme (2ib and 3ib) consists of studies in six (or seven) subjects, which are offered on two levels, Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL). The student must have at least three and not more than four subjects on HL. On HL there are 240 hours of instruction (equivalent to nine course units in the national programme), on SL 150 hours (5,5 course units).

Subjects offered at Joensuun Lyseon Lukio IB Section:

Group 1: Finnish A Literature HL/SL
Group 2: English A Language and Literature HL /SL, Swedish B HL/SL, German B HL/SL
Group 3: Business Management HL/SL, History HL/SL, Psychology HL/SL
Group 4: Biology HL/SL, Chemistry HL/SL, Physics HL/SL
Group 5: Mathematics HL/SL, Mathematical Studies SL  

In order to be awarded the IB Diploma the candidates must

1. offer at least one subject from each of the subject groups above
2. offer at least three and not more than four subjects on Higher Level
3. submit an Extended Essay on of the subjects taught in the Diploma Programme
4. participate in the course on Theory of Knowledge and submit the required work
5. successfully participate in the CAS Programme (Creativity, Action, Service)  

In order to be promoted to Class 3ib, the 2ib students are required

1. to have successfully completed their studies in the IB subjects on the following terms:
        -the total grade not less than 24 in six subjects (self-taught Language A1
           candidates: 20 points in five subjects)
        -no SL subject grade lower than 3 
        -no HL subject lower than 4
2. to have successfully completed all the required written assignments and other tasks set by the IB Faculty, following the given deadlines
3. not to have missed more than 15 per cent of their classes in each subject course  

If the student receives a failing grade (SL: lower than 3, HL: lower than 4), s/he becomes an "academic probationer´: s/he must pass a test set by the corresponding teacher in order to be promoted to the final year of the IB Diploma Programme. This probation test is arranged about one week prior to the next academic year. It is important that the student informs the IB Coordinator whether s/he will sit this examination or not. If this test is not passed or not attended, the student is to start the IB Diploma Programme from the beginning the following autumn.


How to apply to the programme

An applicant who has successfully completed the Finnish nine-year comprehensive school or the equivalent studies in a foreign school is qualified to apply. All applicants from Finnish schools must follow the procedures:

1. Apply using the internet based application system. Consult your present Guidance Counsellor
2. Submit the application form for Joensuun Lyseon Lukio IB Section

Those applying from outside Finland should also enclose their previous school report as well as the Appraisal form filled in and signed by the Head of school.

An entrance examination will be arranged for all the applicants wishing to participate in the IB studies. An invitation letter will be sent to the applicants. The test will consist of written assignments in English, Finnish and Mathematics and perhaps in one Science subject, ie Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

In the application process the applicant can obtain a maximum number of 20 points, the maximum 10 points for the leaving certificate (for instance, an average grade of 8,57 gives you 8,57 points) and the maximum of 10 points from the entrance examination.

Applicants studying abroad should contact the IB Coordinator (Jukka Hurskainen, jukka.hurskainen@jns.fi, +358 50 338 1875) for further details.

Päivitetty 02.03.2016