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					                                                                       High School Profile
                                                                       2009- 2010
La Grande Boissière                                                             Tel:        +41 22 787 25 46
62 route de Chêne                                                               Fax:        +41 22 787 24 10
1208 Geneva                                                                     Website:     www.ecolint.ch
Switzerland                                                                     CEEB code :          796240


SENIOR ADMINISTRATORS:                            COUNSELORS:
Director General:                                 USA & Canada: Ellyn Taylor Levin
Dr. Nicholas Tate                                                               (ellyn.levin@ecolint.ch)
LGB Campus Principal:                             UK: Valery Markhasin
Jean-Guy Carpentier                                                      (valery.markhasin@ecolint.ch)
Principal Secondary Section:                      Head of Guidance and Counselor for Switzerland,
Michael Featherstone                              Europe & Others: Luc Hamzavi
                                                                              (luc.hamzavi@ecolint.ch)


The International School of Geneva is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary
Schools and the Council of International Schools.

The School was founded in 1924 shortly after the establishment of the League of Nations in Geneva. Its
mission is to prepare an international student body to enter universities in many countries around the world.
The International School of Geneva was the main agent in creating the International Baccalaureate program
that has been the basis of the program of study in the English Language Program since 1972.


                                      LA GRANDE BOISSIERE CAMPUS


ENROLLMENT (YEARS 9-13): Approximately 764 students with 66 first nationalities.

ACADEMIC ORGANISATION: Students are prepared for university entrance by means of the International
Baccalaureate (IB). The majority of our graduating students take the full IB diploma examinations; others may
sit individual IB exams in order to earn one or more subject certificates or graduate after completion of year 12
with a High School Diploma.

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA: Total 24 credits: 4 in a first language, 4 in mathematics; 4 in the humanities;
4 in science; 3 in a second language; 2 in music, art and/or theater; 1 in physical education; 2 will be elective.

HONOR DIPLOMA: (Non IB diploma candidates). Total 28 credits: 2 credits in a third language; an IB
profile with 3 Higher Level courses in year 12 and an overall average grade of 5.5 over 4 years.
                                                   GRADING

CLASS RANK: The School has a highly transient student population. Some students remain for only one or
two years, which does not allow for the compilation of a meaningful class rank based on GPA. Therefore we
do not rank.
GRADING SYSTEM:      Students in the I.B. Diploma Program are graded on a 7.0 scale. All grades are
unweighted. GPA calculations are based solely on those grades earned at the International School of Geneva.
The GPA calculation does not include non-academic courses, such as Physical Education and non-IB Art,
Music and Drama. Although students are given a grade for each semester, the transcript reflects an averaged
year grade.

                                  SECONDARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM

THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM: Forms the basis of all courses in years 12 and 13
for the majority of students.
ENGLISH: A range of English mother tongue and second language courses are available in Classes 9-11. In
Years 12 and 13, students choose either A1 or A2 (mother-tongue course) or B (second language) at IB Higher
or Standard level.
MATHEMATICS: Years 9-11: Advanced, Intermediate and Core levels in all classes. Years 12-13: IB Higher
or Standard (Math Standard or Math Studies) level. Further math is also available as an additional IB subject
for those students who excel in this discipline but only on the recommendation of the Math department.
SCIENCE: Years 9–10: Biology, Chemistry and Physics (students will receive 1.5 credit for the combined
sciences). Year 11: students must choose at least 1 of the science subjects. Years 12-13: At least 1 subject
must be taken at IB Higher or Standard level in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY: Year 11.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY: Years 12-13 at Standard Level (at IB level this
subject is classified as a Social Science).
FRENCH: Years 9-11: Levels 1-4 available in each year. Years 12-13: Language A1, A2 or B at IB Higher or
Standard level, and Ab initio at Standard level.
GERMAN: Year 9: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Years 10-11: Intermediate and Advanced.
IB Levels: A1 and B at Higher or Standard level.
SPANISH: Years 9-10: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Year 11: Intermediate and Advanced.
IB Levels: A1, A2, B at Higher or Standard and Ab initio at Standard level.
ITALIAN: Year 10: Beginner. Year 11: Advanced. IB Levels: A1 and B at Higher and Standard level.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Available at A1, A2 (mother tongue) and B (second language) levels by request of the
student. Usually include, but are not limited to, Arabic, Dutch, Farsi, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin,
Portuguese, Russian and Swedish.
SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES OFFERED: Years 9-10: World History, Geography and Global Awareness
(students will receive 1.5 credits for the combined Humanities). Year 11: At least 1 subject must be chosen
from Economics, Geography and History. Years 12-13: At least 1 subject must be chosen each year from
Economics, Geography, History or ITGS at IB Higher or Standard level.
ART, MUSIC AND DRAMA: Years 9 and 10: A full credit will be awarded for the Combined Arts. Year 11: A
full credit will be awarded if the course is taken as a pre-IB subject.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Years 9, 11 and 12: Two periods per week will be awarded 0.5 credit. Year 10:
Three periods per week will be awarded 1 credit.
SPECIFIC IB REQUIREMENTS: All IB diploma students must follow the Theory of Knowledge program
(TOK) and engage in CAS (Creativity, Activity and Community Service) in years 12-13. In addition, students
must complete a 4000-word research paper known as the Extended Essay.
Distribution of Grades by Subjects
                         Year 11 - 2008/09                         Year 12 - 2008/09                          I.B. Results - 2009
                Levels       7 6 5 4 3 2 1                Levels       7   6   5   4   3   2   1   Levels        7      6   5   4   3   2   1 N
Biology                      15 26 23 14 14       4   0 (H)            1   9   6 10    1   0   0 (H)                7 11    6   1   0   0   0   0
                                                          (S)          5   6 15 20 15      2   0 (S)                7   9 15 17     9   1   0   0
Chemistry                    12 25 22 14      7   1   0 (H)            6   9   8   3   0   0   0 (H)                4   7   8   6   2   1   0   0
                                                          (S)          3   8   7   4   6   1   0 (S)                1   3   9   5   6   1   0   0
Economics                    18 22 23     8   8   2   0 (H)            5 10 10     8   3   0   1 (H)                7   9   7   9   2   1   0   0
                                                          (S)          7   3   5   3   0   0   0 (S)                2   3   3   1   1   0   0   0
English         Mother T.     9 30 33 10      1   0   0 A1 (H)         2 16 11     6   4   0   0 A1 (H)             1   4 24 10     0   0   0   0
                Adv Dev       1   2   6   3   1   0   0 A1 (S)         2   5 14 16     1   0   0 A1 (S)             3 15 24     5   0   0   0   0
                Modern        0 12    8 13    4   0   0 A2 (H)         1 16    9   6   2   0   0 A2 (H)             1 10 10     0   0   0   0   0
                Inter Dev     0   5   6   2   0   0   0 A2 (S)         0   6   6   5   2   0   0 A2 (S)             4   5   5   0   0   0   0   0
                                                          B (H)        0   4 13    7   2   0   0 B (H)              1   5   4   1   0   0   0   0
                                                          B (S)        0   0   1   4   0   0   0 B (S)              0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0
French          A             4 22 33 11      6   0   0 A1 (H)         3   5 13 12     1   0   0 A1 (H)             1 10 10     8   0   0   0   0
                B adv         4 11    4   1   0   0   0 A1 (S)         3 10    9 11    3   1   0 A1 (S)             4   6   6   4   0   0   0   0
                                                          A2 (H)       0   5   6   4   0   0   0 A2 (H)             0   7 10    2   0   0   0   0
                                                          A2 (S)       0 11    9   0   0   0   0 A2 (S)             2 10    8   2   0   0   0   0
                B beg         0   1   1   2   0   0   0 B (H)          0   8   4   0   0   0   0 B (H)              5   6   5   3   0   0   0   0
                B interm      9 13 19     5   0   0   0 B (S)          4 10    4   2   0   0   0 B (S)              1 10    6   2   0   0   0   0
                                                          Ab.In. (S)   1   3   3   0   0   0   0 AB (S)             3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0
Geography                    10 24 32     6   0   0   0 (H)            2 14 20 13      3   0   0 (H)                4   8 14    8   5   0   0   0
                                                          (S)          1   4   6   3   0   0   0 (S)                1   4   1   2   1   0   0   0
German          Mother T.                                 A1 (H)       0   2   5   0   0   0   0 A1 (H)             0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0
                Advanced      0   9   7   2   0   0   0 A1 (S)         0   0   1   1   0   0   0
                Intermed.     0   0   6   3   1   0   0 B (H)          0   3   2   2   0   0   0 B (H)              1   5   4   0   0   0   0   0
                                                          B (S)        1   2   2   0   0   0   0 B (S)              1   2   3   1   0   0   0   0
History                       4 29 42 19      3   0   0 (H)            3 15 22     7   0   0   0 (H)                4 13 17     9   0   0   0   0
                                                          (S)          5   4   9   5   0   0   0 (S)                1   5   9   6   0   0   0   0
ITS                           9 23    1   0   0   0   0 ITGS (S)                                   ITGS (S)         0   1   3   1   1   0   0   0
Italian         Intermed.     5   4   1   4   0   0   0 A1 (H)                                     A1 (H)        0      3   5   2   1   0   0   0
                                                          B (H)        2   3   0   0   0   0   0 B (H)              0   3   5   2   1   0   0   0
                                                          B (S)        0   2   2   1   0   0   0 B (S)              1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0
Mathematics     Adv          10   8   9   6   8   0   0 (H)            2   8 12    9   4   0   0 (H)                8   4   5   2   1   0   0   0
                Intermed.     0 11 20     4   7   0   0 (S)            1   7 11 14 22      3   1 (S)                7 16 13 22 10       1   0   0
                Adv/Inter     0   7   3   7   2   1   0 Studies        0   8 15 21 18      5   0 Studies            2   4 13 16 11      3   0   0
                Core          0   1   5   9 17 10     0
Music                         3   4   6   0   0   0   0 (H)            2   2   1   0   0   0   0 (H)                0   1   2   1   0   0   0   0
                                                          (S)          0   1   0   0   0   0   0 (S)                0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0
Physics                       8 26 26     8   4   0   0 (H)            4   7   5   3   1   0   0 (H)                5   3   8   5   2   0   0   0
                                                          (S)          0   2   4 10    7   1   1 (S)                3   0   3   2   7   0   0   0
Spanish         Mother T.     2   4   8   2   0   0   0 A1 (H & S)     0   3   4   1   0   0   0 A1 (H)             0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0
                Advanced      0 15 15     2   0   0   0 A2 (H)         0   2   3   1   0   0   0 A2 (H)             0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0
                Intermed.     0   2   2   4   0   0   0 A2 (S)         0   4   0   0   0   0   0 A2 (S)
                                                          Ab.In. (S)   1   1   2   2   1   0   0 Ab.In. (S)
                                                          B (H)        0 10    3   5   0   0   0 B (H)              5   3   5   1   0   0   0   0
                                                          B (S)        0   3   3   3   0   0   0 B (S)              2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0
Theatre arts                  0 16 17     0   0   0   0 (H & S)        0   2   9   0   0   0   0 (H & S)            3   0   2   2   0   0   0   0
Visual arts                   4 28 12     0   0   0   0 (H)            1   9   8   5   2   0   0 (H) A & B          3   5   3   2   1   0   0   0
                                                          (S)          1   1   4   0   0   0   0 (S)                0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0
World Languages                                                        0   3   0   0   0   0   0 (H & S)            2   3   1   2   0   0   0   0
                                                                                                                                A B C D E
A=Mother Tongue A2=Near Native Speaker B=Second language                                                      TOK               3 34 59 40      3
H = Higher level S = Standard level                                                                      EXT. ESSAY             27 47 43 20     2
Diploma Candidates = 137 Diplomas Awarded 130 = 95%
SAT REASONING TEST SCORES                           Middle 50%                     Mean              Students Tested
Critical Reading                                     520 - 670                      606
Math                                                 580 - 700                      640
Writing                                              550 - 670                      617
TOTAL                                               1680 - 2030                    1,863                    37

SAT SUBJECT TEST SCORES                            Middle 50%                  Mean                  Students Tested
Biology – Ecology                                   590 – 590                   590                         1
Biology – Molecular                                 460 – 740                   630                         5
Chemistry                                           710 – 710                   730                        2
English Literature                                  550 – 700                   664                         5
French                                              730 – 800                   768                        13
German                                              630 – 800                   715                         2
German with Listening                               630 – 630                   630                         1
Math Level I                                        500 – 660                   622                         5
Math Level II                                       610 – 790                   719                         8
Physics                                             730 – 800                   765                        2
Spanish                                             630 – 800                   717                         3


CLASS OF 2009 STATISTICS
The Class of 2009 consisted of 155 graduates. Of the 137 candidates who sat the International Baccalaureate Diploma examination
in class 13: 77 were awarded IB Bilingual Diplomas and 53 IB Diplomas. 7 diploma candidates received IB Certificates. 6 students
sat for IB Certificates only. 6 students graduated from class 12 with High School Diplomas.

Students entered:                 Total      Bilingual      IB Diploma     IB              High School      Will complete
                                  Students   IB Diploma                    Certificates    Diploma Only     IB in 2010
North American
Colleges/Universities                36             16         11              7              2                  -

UK Colleges/Universities             49             24         22              3              -                  -

European Universities/
Institutes/Further education         34             24          7              2              1                  -

Universities around the world         4                 1       3              -              -                  -

Further studies to be finalized      31             12          10             4              3                  2

Full-time employment                  1             -          -               -              1                  -


CLASS OF 2009 North American and American Colleges Overseas University Acceptances:

Allegheny College, American U (Cairo), American University of Paris, Amherst College, U of Arizona, Bard College,
Boston U, U of British Columbia (Canada), Brock U (Canada), Brown U, U of California at (Davis, Los Angeles, Santa
Barbara and Santa Cruz), Carleton College, Case Western Reserve U, Claremont McKenna College, Colby College,
Colgate U, U of Colorado at (Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver), Concordia U (Canada), Cornell U, Davis &
Elkins College, Dickinson College, Drexel University, Duke U, East Carolina U, Elon U, Fordham U, Franklin and
Marshall College, Georgetown U, Gustavus Adolphus College, Harvey Mudd College, Haverford College, HEC
Montréal (Canada), Ithaca College, Johns Hopkins U, Kenyon College, Lewis & Clark College, Loyola U (New
Orleans), Lynn U, Macalester College, U of Maryland (College Park), McGill U, (Canada) McMaster U (Canada),
Menlo College, U of Miami, Michigan State U, U of Michigan, Middlebury College, U of Missouri, (Columbia),
Mount Holyoke College, U of New Hampshire, New York U, U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State
U, Northeastern U, Northwestern U, Occidental College, Oregon State U, U of Ottawa, Pennsylvania State U
(University Park), U of Pennsylvania, U of Richmond, U of Rochester, Roger Williams U, Rutgers The State U of New
Jersey (New Brunswick), U of San Francisco, Sarah Lawrence College, Skidmore College, U of Southern California, St.
John’s U (Staten Island), Stanford U, Suffolk U, Syracuse U, U of Tampa, Texas Tech U, U of Toronto (Canada),
Vassar College, Virginia Polytechnic Inst & State U, U of Virginia, Washington & Jefferson College, Webster U
(Geneva), Wellesley College, Wesleyan U, Wheaton College, Whitman College.