High School Program (Grade 9 -12)

Program of studies

The high school mathematics curriculum challenges students to not only master basic computational skills, but to attain a sophisticated understanding of mathematical knowledge. The information explosion and the rapid advances in technology suggest that all students need to bring their performance to world-class standards.

GEOMETRY

Grades: 9/10

Length: 1 year

Old

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Algebra I

Four dimensions of understanding are emphasized throughout geometry: skills, properties, uses, and representations. Students will develop skills in drawing, visualizing, and following algorithms and understand mathematical properties, relationships. They will use geometric concepts in realistic situations and represent geometric concepts with coordinates, networks, and other diagrams.

Required Material: Graphing Display Calculator (GDC) Preferably TI-84 Plus

Textbook(s): Geometry, McGraw-Hill

ALGEBRA II

Grades: 10

Length: 1 year

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry

Advanced Algebra completes the development of mathematical core knowledge. This course emphasizes algebraic expressions and forms, especially linear and quadratic forms, powers, and roots, and functions based on these concepts. Students will study logarithmic, trigonometric, polynomial, and other special functions as tools for modeling real-world situations. The course finishes with advanced trigonometry and intermediate statistics.

Required Material: Graphing Display Calculator (GDC) Preferably TI-84 Plus.

Textbook(s): Advanced Algebra, McGraw-Hill

IB MATHEMATICS: ANALYSIS AND APPROACHES

Grades: 11/12

Length: 2 years

Credit: 2

Prerequisite: Algebra II, Pre-Calculus and/or approval of the instructor

IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches recognizes the need for analytical expertise in a world where innovation is increasingly dependent on a deep understanding of mathematics. The course focuses on developing important mathematical concepts in a comprehensible, coherent and rigorous way. Students embarking on this course should expect to develop insight into mathematical form and structure and should be intellectually equipped to appreciate the links between concepts in different topic areas. The portfolio work offers students a framework for developing independence in mathematical learning by engaging in mathematical investigations and mathematical modeling. The portfolio work allows students to develop skills in communicating mathematical ideas.

The course caters for students with a good background in mathematics who are competent in a range of analytical and technical skills. The majority of these students will be expecting to include mathematics as a major component of their university studies while studying mathematics, physics, engineering or technology. When taken at higher level, this course is a very demanding one, requiring students to study more content than at standard level and to a greater depth. Students are expected to have a graphic display calculator (GDC) at all times throughout the course (TI-84 plus is the recommended model).

Required Material: Graphing Display Calculator (GDC)  Preferably TI-84 Plus.

Textbook(s): IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches, Oxford University Press

IB MATHEMATICS: APPLICATIONS AND INTERPRETATION

Grades: 11/12

Length: 2 years

Credit: 2

Prerequisite: Algebra II, or approval of the instructor

IB Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation is for students who enjoy developing their mathematics to become fluent in the construction of mathematical arguments and develop strong skills in mathematical thinking. They will also be fascinated by exploring real and abstract applications of these ideas, with and without technology. This course emphasizes modelling and statistics to develop strong skills in applying mathematics to the real world.  It teaches students real mathematical problem solving including the use of technology. 

Mathematics: applications and interpretation is for students who are interested in developing their mathematics for describing our world and solving practical problems. They will also be interested in harnessing the power of technology alongside exploring mathematical models. Students who take Mathematics: applications and interpretation will be those who enjoy mathematics best when seen in a practical context. This course is available at Standard Level (SL) and High Level (HL).  When taken at HL, the student will study a broader range of content and at a greater depth than expected at SL.

It is the best fit for students interested in natural sciences (such as biology), medicine, social sciences, statistics, business, some engineering, most of economics, psychology, and design.

Required Material: Graphing Display Calculator (GDC) Preferably TI-84 Plus or TI Inspire, and a laptop computer.

Textbook(s): IB Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation, Oxford University Press.

Students develop an understanding of the physical and biological world and solve real world problems in the ISE science program. Students design and conduct experiments, critically analyze data for patterns, and use data to draw conclusions. International Baccalaureate science classes are offered in grade eleven and twelve to prepare students for university.

BIOLOGY 10

Biology 10 is a one-year course of study suitable as either a college preparatory course for students pursuing Chemistry or Physics for grades 11/12 or as an introductory course for students planning to take IB Biology for grades 11/12.  Introductory topics include cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution and biodiversity, and human physiology. Pre-IB topics include all introductory topics and nucleic acids, metabolism, plant biology, and animal physiology.

IB BIOLOGY HL/SL

Grades: 11/12

Length: 2 years

Credit: 2

IB Biology is a two-year course of study which emphasizes basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, genetic patterns of inheritance, plant form and function, evolution, ecology, animal physiology and the international nature of science. IB also requires a thorough laboratory program, with 40 hours at the standard level and 60 hours at the higher level.

Textbook: Biology: Course Companion. 2014 ed. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2014.

IB CHEMISTRY HL/SL

Grade: 11/12

Length: 2 years

Credit: 2

This is a comprehensive course in chemistry. The IB syllabus is followed with focus on the following topics: quantitative chemistry, atomic structure, periodic properties, chemical bonding, energetic, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction reactions, organic chemistry, human biochemistry, and environmental chemistry. IB also requires a thorough laboratory program, with 40 hours at the standard level and 60 hours at the higher level.

Textbook(s): Chemistry Course Companion, Oxford IB Diploma Programme    Oxford University Press

IB PHYSICS HL/SL

Grade: 11/12

Length: 2 years

Credit: 2

Co-requisites: Math at HL or SL level or equivalent (no Math Studies)

This is a two-year physics program covering all basic areas of physics. Students pursuing an ISE high school diploma may pursue the first year of the program at the standard level. Beyond content, there is a strong emphasis on building the skills essential to professional scientists. Topics covered include physical measurements, mechanics, thermal physics, waves and oscillations, electric currents, forces and fields, atomic and nuclear physics, and energy, power and climate change. In addition, all students select one additional topic for study. Students taking the course at the higher level have additional requirements.

Textbook(s): Physics Course Companion, Oxford IB Diploma Programme Oxford University Press

English classes are based on a study of English literature and language. Through an analysis of literature, students develop critical reading and thinking skills and an appreciation for the power of words. Students must take an English course each semester they are enrolled at ISE, regardless of the number of English credits they may already have. These classes serve to increase students’ abilities to express themselves more precisely, both in their oral and written work.

GRADE 9 ENGLISH LITERATURE & LANGUAGE

Length: 1 year

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: 9th Grade Standing

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyze challenging texts, both contemporary and historical; conduct research about the context of texts, and write persuasive and literary essays.

GRADE 9 ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Length: 1 year

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: 9th Grade Standing

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works; write explanations, letters, and reports; and investigate the connections among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on using language clearly, accurately, and effectively in a variety of contexts.

GRADE 10 ENGLISH LITERATURE & LANGUAGE

Length: 1 year

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: 10th Grade Standing

This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyze a range of challenging texts from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write analytical and argumentative essays; and a complete major paper for an independent literary research project.

GRADE 10 ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Length: 1 year

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: 10th Grade Standing

This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyze informational texts and literary works from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write research reports, summaries, and short analytical essays; complete an independent study project; and analyze the interactions among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate style and using business and technical language effectively.

IB ENGLISH A LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE A HL/SL

Grades: 11/12

Length: 2 years

Credit: 2

Prerequisite: English 10

The focus of this course is on the appreciation of literature written in both English and in translation. Works cover a variety of authors, genres, time periods and geo-cultural regions. At the higher level, students study a minimum of 6 literary texts in the two years. For the standard level, students will study a minimum of 4 literary texts.

Textbook(s): Language and Literature Course Companion, Oxford University Press

 

IB ENGLISH LANGUAGE B HL/SL

Grades: 11/12

Length: 2 years

Credit: 2

Prerequisite: English 10

The focus of this course is on language acquisition and the development of skills. It gives students the opportunity to reach a high degree of competence in English, and to explore other cultures using the language. The four primary language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be developed using an integrated method to achieve competence in handling the language system, cultural interaction, and understanding texts.

Textbook(s): English B Course Companion, Oxford University Press

The social studies program provides students with diverse offerings. A wide variety of methodologies are implemented throughout the social studies curriculum. Group work, discussions, presentations, lectures, research, and writing are utilized to develop and refine higher level thinking skills such as analysis, evaluation, application, and creation. Students are encouraged to develop and express their own ideas in relation to others through regular writing activities. Students develop their 21st century skills by recognizing patterns and understanding how to approach and solve modern global issue.

MODERN WORLD HISTORY

Grade: 9

Length: 1 year

Credit: 1

This introductory level history course focuses on the twentieth century. Students will understand the interrelationships of events in Europe, Asia, North America, and the rest of the world through this turbulent century. Events to be studied in-depth will be World War One, Interwar years – 1919-1939, The Rise and Fall of Communism, World War Two, and the Cold War.

Textbook(s): A History of the Twentieth Century, Longman Publishers

Essential Modern World History, Hodder Murray

WORLD ISSUES

Grade: 10

Length: 1 year

Credit: 1

World Issues provides opportunities for enquiry into, and reflection on, key global issues from different perspectives: personal, local/national and global. The course encourages awareness of global problems and offers a range of opportunities to explore solutions through cooperation and collaboration. The course is not about getting everybody to think identically; rather it is a matter of opening minds to the complexity of the world and of human thought, and encouraging empathy for the diversity of human experience and feeling.

The course topics offer a context within which students can begin to develop and demonstrate an understanding of these global issues from personal, local and/or national and global perspectives. Students use research, reasoning and questioning to gain this understanding and form their own judgements.

World Issues students will have opportunities to acquire and apply a range of skills to support them in these challenges, including:

researching, analysing and evaluating information

developing and justifying a line of reasoning

reflecting on processes and outcomes

communicating information and reasoning

collaborating to achieve a common outcome.

Students are expected to explore stimulating topics that have global significance. They learn to collaborate with others from another culture, community or country. They assess information critically and explore lines of reasoning. They learn to direct their own learning and develop an independence of thought.

Textbook(s):

Economics-Concepts and Choices, McDougal Littell

Confessions of an Economic Hitman, John Perkins

Introduction to Global Politics, Lamy, Masker, Baylis, Smith, and Owens

The World is Flat Thomas Friedman

IB INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY (ITGS)

Grades: 11/12

Length: 2 years

Credit: 2

Prerequisite: One year IT applications course

A notebook computer is required

The ITGS course is the study and evaluation of the impact of information technology on individuals and society. It explores the advantages and disadvantages of the use of digitized information at both local and global levels. ITGS provides a framework for the student to make informed judgments and decisions about the use of IT within social contexts.

Textbook(s): Information Technology in a Global Society for the IB Diploma

IB Business Management HL/SL

Grade: 11/12

Length: 2 years

Credit: 2

Prerequisites: Grade “C” or above in grade 10 World Issues

IBDP Business and Management studies business functions, management processes and decision-making in contemporary contexts of strategic uncertainty. It examines how business decisions are influenced by factors internal and external to an organization, and how these decisions impact upon its stakeholders, both internally and externally. Business management also explores how individuals and groups interact within an organization, how they may be successfully managed and how they can ethically optimize the use of resources in a world with increasing scarcity and concern for sustainability. Business and Management is especially inclusive of the ideas of international-mindedness as students explore the topics at a global level. Case studies will allow students to consider how businesses operate in a variety of national markets, how they respond to the specific needs of different cultural factors and the global nature of business reflected in the use of internet and web-based products and markets.

Textbook(s):

PLomine L., Muchena M., Perce R. A, Business Management Course Companion, Oxford University Press, 2014

Llloyd Gutteridge, Business Management for the IB Diploma, Oxford University Press, 2014

IB THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE

Grades: 11/12

Length: 1 semester

Credit: 1/2 (per semester)

Prerequisite: 11th Grade Standing

Theory of Knowledge is an interdisciplinary course intended to stimulate critical reflection inside and outside the classroom. This course is part of the central interdisciplinary core around which the various subject areas of the IB Diploma Program revolve. The knowledge systems of mathematics, natural sciences, human sciences, history, the arts, and ethics are explored through the lenses of ways of knowing, such as emotion, reason, language, and perception. TOK offers students the opportunity to consider the role and nature of knowledge in their own culture, in the cultures of others and in the wider world.

Textbook(s): Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma, Pearson Education Limited

The technology curriculum aims to prepare students for success in a technological society. The high school program is directed towards productivity tools and support for classroom work, in every discipline. Technology is a vital resource for supporting student learning and enhancing student productivity. In order to develop confident and creative users of technology ISE believes that students must have the opportunities to use technology to attain essential knowledge and skills in all discipline areas. Students must have classroom access to technology to enhance knowledge application and problem solving strategies. Students must have an understanding of technological tools and applications to ensure success in their future academic environment.

ISE has a variety of technology programs available to allow students to fully understand how best to communicate, analyze, problem solve, integrate and create technology using current information technology practices.

HIGH SCHOOL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Grades: 9-11

Length: Yearlong

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: 9th Grade Standing

Students will develop skills in creating interactive media projects and publications for print and electronic distribution, communication and Google app productivity skills. Students will work with a variety of hardware and software applying skills to real-world projects. Training is provided in digital design and design, video/audio editing applications, interactive media theory and professional practice.

PUBLICATIONS

Grades: 9-12

Length: Yearlong

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Computer class in grade nine

Publications presents the fundamentals of yearbook production including the skills necessary such as design, lay-out, copywriting, photography, advertising, and marketing. It is a hands-on course teaching all facets of yearbook production. The students “learn-as-they-do” producing the yearbook and other school publications.

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

Grades: 9-12

Length: Yearlong

Credit: 1/2 (per semester)

Prerequisite: None

Design Technology provides students with a hands-on approach to learning the principles of design and production through completing real-world projects. This course prepares students for engineering, manufacturing, and creative industries. Through the development of technological literacy and teamwork, and by utilizing traditional practices combined with emerging technologies, students will be able to conceptualize, design and produce quality products. These skills will enable students to participate in an evolving technological society.

Through a variety of class offerings, students are introduced to a wide range of media exploration while being encouraged to develop their own visual style. All classes have components of both Western and Eastern art history to foster an appreciation and understanding of world cultures.

HS ART 1

Grades: 9-12

Length: 1 year

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: 9th Grade standing

HS Art 1 provides the foundation for the high school art program. Students engage with studio problems that are designed to build creative, critical thinking and studio skills. Students will be exposed to a variety of media including drawing, painting and sculpture.

Students in HS Art 1 will:

  • Become fluent in using art vocabulary.
  • Solve meaningful and complex art problems.
  • Find an appropriate outlet for self-expression.
  • Improve visual perception and art appreciation skills.

 

HS ART 2

Grades: 10-12

Length: 1 year

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: 10th Grade standing

This course challenges students who are continuing in art to refine their skills in media and creative problem solving. Studio problems become increasingly complex and require students to draw upon knowledge of both traditional and contemporary art from diverse cultures. Works of art that reflect a personal aesthetic and exhibit breadth and quality become the basis for a cumulative portfolio.

Students in Art 2 will:

  • Learn advanced techniques in a variety of media.
  • Solve complex art problems that challenge them both technically and conceptually.
  • Become more fluent in talking and writing about art forms and aesthetic issues.
  • Develop a portfolio of work that demonstrates an assortment of methods and techniques, which examine personal ideas.

 

ADVANCED ART

Grades: 11-12

Length: 1 year

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: HS Art 2

This course challenges students to take risks, experiment with new art media, and explore new ideas through researching traditional and contemporary art from diverse cultures. Each student is expected to handle visual arts media in a self-directed manner with a sense of quality, breadth, and concentration on particular interests. Each student will produce a cumulative portfolio including resolved studio works suitable for exhibition.

Students in Advanced Art will:

  • Be able to think critically and creatively.
  • Work in diverse media.
  • Develop a series of thematically related works.
  • Analyze and interpret the work of contemporary artists.

 

IB VISUAL ARTS SL/HL

Grades: 11 and 12

Length: 2 years

Credits: 2

Prerequisite: HS Art 1/HS Art 2

The IB Diploma Program visual arts course encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries. It is a thought-provoking course in which students develop analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking, while working towards technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers. In addition to exploring and comparing visual arts from different perspectives and in different contexts, students are expected to engage in, experiment with and critically reflect upon a wide range of contemporary practices and media. The course is designed for students who want to go on to study visual arts in higher education as well as for those who are seeking lifelong enrichment through visual arts.

Students in IB Art will:

Create a highly personal body of resolved studio works, suitable for a final exhibition.

Produce a comprehensive portfolio documenting process and research.

Discuss, analyze and compare artworks from a variety of cultures.

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMATIC ARTS

Grades: 9-12

Length: Yearlong

Credit: 1

The high school dramatic arts program provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms, conventions, and techniques. The course will be comprised of three components – history/innovation, technical theater and studio exploration. Students will explore a variety of dramatic traditions and use dramatic sources from various cultures and representing a range of genres. Students will learn about the role of players on stage and behind the curtain and how they work together to create a ‘real’ world on stage. Students will assume responsibility for decisions made in the creative and collaborative processes and will work to create dramatic pieces that will be showcased, all while reflecting on their experiences.

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Course offerings in English as an Additional Language (EAL) are intended for students who do not speak English as a first or native language and who do not meet the minimum level of English language proficiency required for their grade level. The EAL classes are designed to enhance English skills and provide subject-specific support to prepare students for the challenges of an English based curriculum.

HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC ENGLISH DEVELOPMENT (AED)

Grades: 9/10

Length: 1 Year

Credit: 1

AED focuses on learning in a wide variety of genres. Students will be expected to participate in class discussions and to evaluate and review oral presentations of others. A range of writing projects will be completed that include various text types and literary analysis. The content and process will provide students with opportunities to demonstrate effective communication skills, creative thinking and self-directed learning. This course also provides the opportunity for the students to receive academic support for their content courses. They will learn subject-specific language skills and vocabulary, as well as study and research skills.

The goals of the AED program are:

  • to achieve grade level proficiency in English
  • to build self-confidence and enhance success in core classes
  • to prepare for the English level of high school courses and IB English

Please find our EAL guide Here.

The modern language program offers students the opportunity to develop their language skills and awareness of culture while focusing on an additional language.

The four primary language skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking are developed through oral and written language. All texts are authentic which emphasize the everyday life and culture of each language. Thai, Japanese and Korean classes are offered leading to IB Language A as part of the IB Diploma Program. Spanish and Japanese foreign language classes are offered and will lead to IB Language B or Ab. Initio for non-native speakers as part of the IB Diploma Program.

HIGH SCHOOL KOREAN FOR KOREANS

HIGH SCHOOL KOREAN FOR KOREANS G9/10

고등학교 국어

대상 : 9학년, 10학년

기간 : 각 1년

교재 : <중학교 국어 5, 6> 창비. <고등학교 국어 1, 2>, 좋은책 신사고. <문학 (한철우)> 비상교육.

수업자료 : 교재 외 문학/비문학 텍스트, 인터넷 기사, 동영상 뉴스, 다큐멘터리, 교사 자료 등

 고등학교 국어 과정은 대한민국 교육부에서 정한 중등 교육 과정을 기준으로 한국어를 모국어로 하는 High School Grade 9과 Grade 10 학생을 대상으로 합니다. 학습자들은 언어의 네가지 영역인 읽기, 쓰기, 말하기, 듣기 교육을 통하여 보다 높은 수준의 의사소통 능력을 개발할 수 있습니다. 동시에 고등학교 국어 과정은 IBDP 준비 과정으로서 국어의 언어적 또는 사회적 측면과 문학적 측면에 더욱 집중하는 단계입니다.

 문학과 비문학 텍스트를 통해 문학적 지식, 문체적 특징과 효과, 작가와 시대적 배경, 문학 감상의 여러 방법들을 학습할 수 있고 한국 사회에서 다루어질 수 있는 여러가지 사회적 이슈와 현상에 대해 이해하고 자신의 생각을 논리적으로 나타낼 수 있습니다.

 수업의 형식은 교과서를 중심으로 한 이론 학습과 여러 가지 주제에 대한 개인 발표, 토론 등과 같은 협력 과제, 형식적 에세이 등의 작문 수업 등으로 이루어집니다. 또한 한국의 역사와 문화에 대해 배울 수 있는 다양한 문화 활동들도 수업에서 다루어집니다.

IB KOREAN A : Language and Literature HL/SL

IB 학위 과정

대상 : 11학년, 12학년

기간 : 2년

교재 및 수업자료 :  Language <언어와 사회, 그리고 문화> 박이정, <소셜미디어 연구> 커뮤니케이션북스

Literature  각 문학 장르 도서, 문학/비문학 텍스트, 인터넷 기사, 동영상 뉴스, 다큐멘터리, 교사 자료 등

IB 학위 과정 한국어 A : 언어와 문학 심화/일반 과정은 모국어를 한국어로 하는 학생들을 위한 고급 한국어 과정입니다. 

 Part 1은 언어가 다양한 사회, 그리고 문화 속에서  어떻게 형성되고 변화되는지에 대해 이해하고 연구하는 과정으로 언어 자체와 언어와 사회와의 관계를 통해 문화와 사회를 이해하는 것을 목적으로 합니다. Part 2는 언어와 여러 언어 전달 방식, 즉 매스미디어에 대해 학습하는 과정입니다. 목적과 독자에 따라 달라지는 미디어의 특성과 기능에 대해 학습합니다. Part 3에서는 문학과 문학이 쓰여지고 읽혀지는 맥락에 대해 학습합니다. Part 4에서는 문학의 비평적 읽기를 통해 학습자가 주체적으로 텍스트를 이해하고 분석하는 과정입니다.

 수업의 형식은 교과서를 중심으로 한 언어와 문학 이론 학습을 기본으로 하며 여러 가지 주제와 토픽으로 개인 발표, 토론이나 역할극의 협력 과제, 형식적 에세이와 칼럼 작성 등의 작문 수업, 논평 등의 구술 수업으로 이루어집니다.

JAPANESE I

Grades: 9/10

Length: 1 year

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: 9th Grade Standing

This course is designed to introduce basic Japanese language and Japanese culture. Students will learn to converse about topics of everyday situations in Japan.

Students will learn to write and read the Japanese script, Hiragana. They will also learn some Chinese script, Kanji, which are introduced in the textbook.

Textbook(s): Kisetsu 1 Haruichiban, Kisetsu Education Group

JAPANESE II

Grades: 9/10

Length: 1 year

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Japanese I

This course is designed to help students master more advanced language skills and learn to converse in basic Japanese. The course will consolidate previously learned structures and work to extend student’s discussion, listening and questioning skills.

By reviewing Hiragana from the previous course, students will master this type of Japanese characters. Students will also learn Katakana and some of the Chinese script, Kanji, which will be introduced in the textbook.

Textbook(s): Kisetsu 2 Ginga, Kisetsu Education Group

JAPANESE III

Grades: 9/11

Length: 1 year

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Japanese II

This course is designed to help students master more advanced Japanese language. The course will consolidate previously learned structures. Students will also learn Japanese culture along with learning language skills. Students will also learn the Chinese script, Kanji, to be ready for the higher skills in reading and writing.

Textbook(s): Kisetsu 2 Ginga, Kisetsu Education Group

        Genki 1 text and workbooks, The Japan Times

IB JAPANESE LANGUAGE B- AB INITIO

Grades: 11/12

Length: 2 years

Credit: 2

Prerequisite: 11th Grade Standing

The Japanese language Ab initio course is designed for students who have little or no experience or just one-year of a Japanese course. This course focuses on communication through the use of the Japanese language. It aims to develop the four primary language skills; listening, speaking, reading, and writing, through oral and written language.

Textbook(s): Genki 1 and 2 text and workbooks, The Japan Times

IB JAPANESE LANGUAGE B HL/SL

Grades: 11/12

Length: 2 years

Credit: 2

Prerequisite: Japanese III or approval of the instructor

The Japanese language B course is designed for students to further their linguistic skills in Japanese. This course focuses on communication through the use of the Japanese language. It aims to develop the four primary language skills; listening, speaking, reading, and writing, through oral and written language.

Textbook(s): Genki 1 and 2, The Japan Times

JAPANESE A 9

Grades: 9

Length: 1 year

Prerequisite: Approval of the Instructor

光村図書出版の「国語3」を用いて、古文・漢文・和歌を除いた単元を学習します。使用する教科書は日本と変わりませんが、授業内容は漢字・語句、「文章を書く」に重点をおいたものになり、各単元の終わりには教科書内の文章に関しての論文や意見文を書くことになります。日本の定期テストにあたるものは年8回(1セメスターにつき4回)、漢字テストは毎月月末にあります。

Textbook: 国語3(光村図書)

JAPANESE A 10

Grades: 10

Length: 1 year

Prerequisite: Approval of the Instructor

クラスの主な目的はIB日本語Aに向けてのウォーミングアップですが、中学レベルの漢字テストも行います。提出物は授業で扱う作品の登場人物まとめや要約、論文などがメインになり、この一年間で「文学作品を最初から最後まで通読すること」「文学的手法」「IBで求められる論文の書き方」について学びます。漢字テストは毎週初めの授業(月・火曜日)に行います。日本の定期テストに相当するものは年4回(1セメスターにつき2回)行います。

Textbooks: キッチン(吉本ばなな)、羅生門・鼻・芋粥(芥川龍之介)、老人と海(ヘミングウェイ)、ハツカネズミと人間(スタインベック)、カラーパープル(アリス・ウォーカー、伊豆の踊子(川端康成)から4作品以上

IB JAPANESE LANGUAGE A LITERATURE HL/SL

Grades: 11-12

Length: 2 years

Credit: 2

Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor

 IB Japanese A Literatureのコースは、高いレベルの言語能力とコミュニケーションスキルに加え、社会的、美的、文化的リテラシーを高めることを通じて、生徒の将来の学問的な営みをサポートするようにデザインされています。このコースは、文学批評に関わる文学的な技法についての理解を深め、文学作品を独自に批評する力を育成することを重視しています。

 IB Japanese A Literatureでは、日本語の文学的伝統に対して敬意をもつことを奨励し、生徒が母語とは異なる言語での学習指導の中、日本語での話し言葉(口述)と書き言葉(記述)の能力を継続的に伸ばしていく機会を提供することを規定したものです。また、このコースでは、文学の探究を通じて、自立的に考え、独自性に富んだ、批判的かつ明晰な思考の発達を促します。また、文学作品の理解と解釈では、想像力への敬意を育み、知覚的アプローチに取り組みます。

 IB Japanese A Literatureでは、幅広い文学の学習を通じて、生徒が文学の芸術性を味わい、各自の見解について批判的に振り返りをする能力を身につけることを学習します。また、個々の文章や段落についての綿密な学習や、さまざまな批評のアプローチの検討を通じて、文学作品を文学的文脈と文化的文脈に位置づけて文学作品を学びます。また、このコースでは、日本語で書かれた文学作品だけではなく、翻訳作品についても学びます。これは文学作品を通じて異なる文化の視点を導入する上で特に重要です。文学の学習は、口述および記述でのコミュニケーションを通じて行うため、生徒は、言語運用能力を高め、洗練させることができます。

Textbook(s):

予告された殺人の記録(ガルシア=マルケス)、永すぎた春(三島由紀夫)、こころ(夏目漱石)、春琴抄(谷崎潤一郎)、ジェーン・エア(シャルロット・ブロンテ)、恍惚の人(有吉佐和子)、砂の女(安倍公房)、個人的な体験(大江健三郎)、智恵子抄(高村光太郎)、夕鶴・彦市ばなし(木下順二)、羅生門・鼻・芋粥(芥川龍之介)、キッチン(吉本ばなな)、オイディプス王(ソポクレス)

THAI LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND HISTORY FOR THAI STUDENTS

Thai Language,Culture and history  G. 9- 12   ( Thai  for Thai )

Grades: 9-12

Length: 1 years

Credit: 2

Prerequisite: Grade Standing

หลักสูตรวิชาภาษาไทย วัฒนธรรมไทยและประวัติศาสตร์ไทย ในโรงเรียนนานาชาติเพื่อพัฒนานักเรียนทุกคนให้เกิดทักษะการสื่อสารภาษาไทยได้อย่างเต็มตามศักยภาพสำหรับนักเรียนสัญชาติไทยซึ่งเป็นกำลังสำคัญในอนาคตของชาติให้เป็นคนไทยที่ดี เก่ง และมีความสุข และยังดำรงความเป็นไทยตามแบบขนบธรรมเนียม ประเพณี และวัฒนธรรมอันดีงามยึดมั่นในการปกครองตามระบอบประชาธิปไตยอันมีพระมหากษัตริย์ทรงเป็นประมุข มีความรู้และทักษะการใช้ภาษาไทยได้อย่างถูกต้องตามหลักวิชาการและสถาณการณ์สามารถบูรณาการความรู้และประสบการณ์ที่ได้จากการเรียนวิชาตามหลักสูตรนี้ในการศึกษาต่อและใช้ชีวิตประจำวันทั้งในสังคมไทยและสังคมโลก

วิชาภาษาไทย วัมนธรรมไทย และประวัติศาสตร์ไทยประกอบไปด้วยสาระมาตรฐานการเรียนรู้ ๒ กลุ่มสาระการเรียนรู้ คือ

๑. กลุ่มสาระการเรียนรู้ ภาษาไทยประกอบไปด้วย การอ่าน   การเขียน การฟัง การดู และการอ่าน หลักการใช้ภาษาไทย วรรณคดีและวรรณกรรม

๒.  กลุ่มสาระการเรียนรู้ วัฒนธรรมไทยและประวัติศาสตร์ไทยประกอบไปด้วย  ศาสนา ศีลธรรมและจริยธรรม ภูมิศาสตร์ไทย ประวัติศาสตร์ไทยและหน้าที่พลเมือง  ศิลปะไทย วัฒนธรรมและการดำเนินชีวิตในสังคมไทย

โดยแต่ละกลุ่มสาระการเรียนรู้ได้คัดเลือกมาตรฐานที่เกี่ยวข้องจากหลักสูตรแกนกลางการศึกษาขั้นพื้นฐาน พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๑ โดยใช้มาตรฐานการเรียนรู้จาก ๓ กลุ่มสาระการเรียนรู้ จำนวน ๑๖ มาตรฐานโดยในบางมาตรฐานการเรียนรู้ได้มีการดัดแปลงให้เฉพาะเจาะจงสำหรับวิชาภาษาไทย วัฒนธรรมไทยและประวัติศาสตร์ไทยสำหรับโรงเรียนนานาชาติ

Thai Language,Culture and history G. 9- 12   ( Non Thai )

Grades: 9-12

Length: 1 years

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Grade Standing

หลักสูตรวิชาภาษาไทย วัฒนธรรมไทยและประวัติศาสตร์ไทยสำหรับนักเรียนชาวต่างประเทศนั้น มุ่งพัฒนานักเรียนให้มีความรู้ ความเข้าใจและเคารพในวัฒนธรรมไทยซึ่งเป็นวัฒนธรรมเจ้าบ้าน  สามารถใช้ภาษาไทยในการติดต่อสื่อสารในสังคมไทยได้อย่างเหมาะสมและใช้ชีวิตในประเทศไทยได้อย่างมีคุณภาพและมีความสุข

วิชาภาษาไทยวัฒนธรรมไทยและประวัติศาสตร์ไทยสำหรับชาวต่างประเทศประกอบไปด้วยสาระและมาตรฐานระดับความสามารถของนักเรียนคือ

๑. กลุ่มสาระการเรียนรู้ภาษาไทยเพื่อการสื่อสารในชีวิตประจำวัน

๒. กลุ่มสาระวัฒนธรรมไทยกับวัฒนธรรมของนักเรียน

๓. กลุ่มสาระสังคมศึกษาและประวัติศาสตร์ไทย ซึ่งเกี่ยวกับสังคมไทย ภูมิศาสตร์ไทย และประวัติศาสตร์ไทย

IB Thai   Language A : Literature  ( SL / HL )

Grades: 11-12

Length: 2 years

Credit: 2

Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor

หลักสูตร IB เป็นระบบการศึกษาที่ใช้แพร่หลายทั่วโลกมากกว่า 125 ประเทศ วัตถุประสงค์ของการก่อตั้งหลักสูตรนี้ก็เพื่อให้มีระบบการศึกษาในรูปแบบใหม่ที่เป็นที่ยอมรับจากมหาวิทยาลัยทั่วโลกโดยหลักสูตรการศึกษานี้ ได้รวบรวมและประยุกต์จากระบบการศึกษาหลากหลายระบบทั่วโลก และได้เป็นที่ยอมรับจากมหาวิทยาลัยและรัฐบาลทั่วโลก

IB  Thai  มีอุดมคติที่มุ่งหวังให้ผู้เรียนได้เรียนรู้ศึกษาและเข้าใจความเป็นคนไทย  โดยเรียนรู้จากการอ่านวรรณกรรมต่างๆ ของไทยและวรรณกรรมแปล  ทั้งที่เป็นร้อยแก้วและร้อยกรอง  เช่น  นวนิยายแปล,นวนิยายไทย, บทกวีนิพนธ์, และเรื่องสั้น  ของนักเขียนที่ได้รับรางวัลซีไรส์  ซึ่งเป็นงานเขียนที่สะท้อนภาพความคิด  สังคมไทย  ที่มีความสัมพันธ์กับความเป็นคน  ทั้งความทุกข์  ความสุข  ความกลัว  ฯลฯ  ผู้เรียนจะต้องเข้าใจและสามารถตีความและวิจารณ์เรื่องนั้นๆ ได้โดยตั้งอยู่บนเกณฑ์มาตรฐานการศึกษาอันเป็นที่ยอมรับ

ในการเรียนเมื่อผู้เรียนอ่านและศึกษาวรรณกรรมจบแล้วผู้เรียนต้องมีความเข้าใจในเนื้อเรื่อง แก่นหรือแนวคิดของเรื่อง ศึกษารูปแบบและกลวิธีการแต่งของวรรณกรรมนั้นๆ และเห็นความงามของวรรณกรรมในด้านต่างๆ เช่นความงามด้านวรรณศิลป์  ประเมินค่าสามารถวิเคราะห์วิจารณ์ วรรณกรรมที่อ่านได้ตามหลักการวิจารณ์วรรณกรรม และสามารถแสดงความคิดเห็นพูดวิเคราะห์วิจารณ์ ในเรื่องที่อ่านได้อย่างมีเหตุและผลและเป็นไปตามหลักเกณฑ์ของการพูดวิจารณ์ตามมาตรฐานที่กำหนดในหลักสูตร

หลักสูตร Thai A literature ใช้ระยะเวลาในการเรียน 2 ปี มี 2 ระดับคือ Standard level (SL) และ Higher level (HL)  HL ใช้เวลาเรียนประมาณ 240 ชั่วโมง ส่วน SL ประมาณ 150 ชั่วโมง การจัดสอบ IB จะมีขึ้นทั่วโลกปีละ 2 ครั้ง ครั้งแรกในเดือนพฤษภาคม ส่วนครั้งที่สองในเดือนพฤศจิกายน

SPANISH I

Grade: 9

Length: 1 year

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: None (MS Spanish is recommended)

This beginner Spanish course will be taught using a wide range of media and styles. We will also be doing cultural activities involving paired conversations, acting out scenarios, and discovering the culture of the Latin world! At the end of this class, students will be able to read, write, think, speak, and comprehend Spanish at a beginning level, and have a general cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world.

Textbook(s): Dime Uno, McDougal Littell

SPANISH II

Grade: 10

Length: 1 year

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: None (Spanish 1 is recommended)

Spanish II continues an active approach to grammar, vocabulary and provides the opportunity to practice thus enhancing confidence. A strong emphasis is given to strengthening reading skills by using authentic materials such as short stories, magazines, and comic books from The Americas and Europe. Students are expected to make contributions to the discussions in Spanish and are encouraged to be actively involved in the discussions of the reading material. This course will also increase students’ opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures.

Textbook(s):  Dime Dos/Pasaporte Al Mundo, McDougal Littel

IB SPANISH AB INITIO SL

Grades: 11/12

Length: 2 years

Credit: 2

Prerequisite: Experience in Spanish is strongly recommended

The IB Spanish Ab initio course is a language-learning course for beginners or students with little Spanish experience. The main focus of the course is the acquisition of language required for purposes and situations usual in everyday interaction. Language Ab initio courses are only available at standard  level. Language Ab initio course develops a variety of linguistic skills, and a basic awareness of the Spanish culture through the study of a core syllabus and Spanish syllabuses.

Textbook(s): Dime Dos/ Ponte al Dia, McDougal Littell

IB SPANISH B HL/SL

Grades: 11/12

Length: 2 years

Credit: 2

Prerequisite: Strong Spanish Skills

This course focuses on communication through the use of the Spanish language. It aims to develop the four primary language skills; listening, speaking, reading, and writing through oral and written language. During the course, students will interact and become familiar with the aspects of the everyday life and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. This course is designed around three main areas; language, texts, and cultural awareness. Within language, special attention is given to the four primary language skills; accuracy and fluency, and the areas of vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and intonation. A variety of texts, spoken and written, are adapted to suit the needs of students. Furthermore, cultural awareness is presented through the aspects of the everyday lives of the Spanish speaking people, such as their customs, eating habits, attitudes, traditions, fashion, and folklore.

Textbook(s): Ponte Al Dia, Hodder & Stoughton, IB Diploma Program: Spanish B

Course, Oxford Press, Spanish B for the IB Diploma, companion skills & practice

Approach to assessment:

Secondary school teachers have the flexibility to approach summative assessment in a manner that best suits the subjects. Summative assessment will provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate what they have learned. Each subject teacher can determine when and how to do this in a way that provides optimal learning experiences and assessments for students. There could be a final exam, an end of the unit project, or whatever is suitable to the subject.

 Implementation:

End of semester exams are no longer a requirement at ISE. End of semester exams may be administered by individual teachers if they choose to do so.

For grade 12 students there will be a mock exam session for IB subjects that have paper exams. The teacher can determine the extent to which the mock exams are summative assessments and whether students who are not taking IB course exams should take a mock exam. These exams will be scheduled separately from the normal block schedule in order to meet the varied time requirements of the different subjects and papers.

In semester 2 of grade 11, IB final exams will be administered for relevant IB subjects to gauge student progress and provide experience with IB exams.

Approach to assessment:

Secondary school teachers have the flexibility to approach summative assessment in a manner that best suits the subjects. Summative assessment will provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate what they have learned. Each subject teacher can determine when and how to do this in a way that provides optimal learning experiences and assessments for students. There could be a final exam, an end of the unit project, or whatever is suitable to the subject.

 Implementation:

End of semester exams are no longer a requirement at ISE. End of semester exams may be administered by individual teachers if they choose to do so.

For grade 12 students there will be a mock exam session for IB subjects that have paper exams. The teacher can determine the extent to which the mock exams are summative assessments and whether students who are not taking IB course exams should take a mock exam. These exams will be scheduled separately from the normal block schedule in order to meet the varied time requirements of the different subjects and papers.

In semester 2 of grade 11, IB final exams will be administered for relevant IB subjects to gauge student progress and provide experience with IB exams.

ISE provides a comprehensive program for college preparation including an American curriculum with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) in grades 11 and 12. The majority our students are preparing for higher education after ISE graduation and we are dedicated to their success. Recent ISE graduates have been accepted to schools in: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Netherlands, and the United States.

What are universities looking for in applicants?

Academic Record

Tests

Skills

Grades/ GPA

SAT / ACT

Critical Thinking

Clubs-Activities / Leadership

TOEFL / IELTS

Problem Solving

Community Service

IB Exams

Communication

Internships

 

Teamwork

 How is ISE helping your child prepare for college/university?

Academics:

  • Broad curriculum program
  • Courses suited to each child’s individual needs
  • Regular coursework with continuous assessment
  • Opportunities to participate in sport, cultural and leadership activities
  • Music, art and drama programs
  • Strong dedication to service learning
  • Challenging IB Diploma program emphasizing lifelong learning, higher level thinking, effective communication skills, and global responsibilities based on worldwide standards

Non-Academic:Broad attention to personal support

  • College advisement and guidance
  • Making college decisions: myths & truths / research resources / narrowing options
  • Learning to market yourself: Resume / extracurricular activities / essay / interview
  • Importance of Relationships: teachers, coaches, counselors / volunteer & work experience supervisors / letters of recommendation
  • Scheduled college fairs & recruitment visitors
  • Coordination and scheduling of PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject testing

Graduation Requirements

Senior high school graduation takes place in May.  Senior high school students must attend ISE for a minimum of one full school year, as well as meet all the requirements to graduate. It is expected that students take 8 credits per year in grades 9 and 10 and six credits per year in grades 11 and 12.  Below is a list of credits that are required and recommended for students to graduate with an ISE Diploma.  For students transferring to ISE in high school, ISE will determine the number of credits that can be transferred for an ISE diploma.

Subject

Required   24 credits

Recommended  28 credits

English

4

4

Mathematics

3

4

Science

3 (2 in lab science)

4 ( 2 in lab science)

Social Studies

3

4

Physical Education

2

2

Modern Language

2

2

Fine Arts

2

2

Technology

1

1

Electives

4

5

Recognizing the importance of careers and college counseling for shaping and improving student outcomes measured by university admissions, ISE expanded its College Counseling Office to two highly experienced college counselors in August 2019. 
 
The CCO team has developed a comprehensive program for advising all high school students beginning in Grade 9 and intensifying through to the end of Grade 12. In addition to monthly in-person consultations with juniors and seniors, CCO is available to Grade 9 through 12 students and parents via virtual conferencing technology.
 
For inquiries and appointments, contact:      
 
Sutthichok Linprasert, College Counselor               

University Acceptance

Assumption UniversityMahidol UniversityTaipei Medical University
Austrilian National UniversityMarymount State UniversityTexas Tech University
Bangkok UniversityMichigan State UniversityThammasat University
Berklee UniversityMt. San CollegeTokyo University
Boston UniversityNotional Yokohama UniversityUBC Brighton
Brigham UniversityNHTV University of Applied SciencesUniversity of Auckland
Busan UniversityNortheastern UniversityUniversity of British Columbia
California State UniversityOkayama UniversityUniversity of Charleston
Chonnam National UniversityOld Dominion UniversityUniversity of Houston
Chulalongkorn UniversityPenn StateUniversity of Illinois
Drexel UniversityPurdue UniversityUniversity of Melbourne
Emory UniversityRangsit UniversityUniversity of New York
Endicott UniversityRhine-Waal University of Applied ScienceUniversity of Sydney
Hong Kong UniversityRitsumeikan UniversityUniversity of Toronto
Houston UniversityRochester Institution of Technology RITUniversity of Warsaw
Indiana UniversityRyerson UniversityUniversity of Washington
Kwangwoon UniversitySan Carlos UniversityUniversity of Slotshaven
Keio UniversitySejong UniversityUniversity of Manchester
Khon Kaen UniversitySungkyunkwan UniversityUniversity of Wollongong
Korea UniversitySeoul UniversityVirginia Tech
Korean Aerospace UniversitySookmyung UniversityWaseda University
Kookmin UniversitySophia UniversityWebster University
Kyonggi UniversitySouthern Virginia UniversityXian Jiaotong University
Kyung Hee UniversitySouthern New Hampshire UniversityYokohama National University
Lake Superior State UniversitySt. Louis UniversityYonsei University
Lancaster UniversityState University of New YorkZhejian University