A Perfect Match: IB and New College of Florida

New College of Florida for IB Students

As an IB student, you thrive on academic rigor and embrace intellectual challenges. You’re motivated, self-directed and driven to succeed, and so are New College of Florida students.

IB students find themselves exceptionally well-prepared for the original research built into each year of New College of Florida’s academic program. New College finds IB students ready and eager to think outside the box and across disciplines in pursuit of new ideas, perspectives and solutions.

 

Student Agency – Challenge, Flexibility, and Collaboration

New College provides a natural extension to the IB education, challenging students to synthesize ideas, think critically and work closely with faculty on original research. The January term is reserved for independent study projects, and students frequently customize their studies with semester tutorials to focus on research topics of particular interest. Ultimately, this leads to the senior capstone project. Similar to work on the Extended Essay, New College students work on their project with their faculty capstone adviser. Then they present the project and answer questions from their faculty committee in the baccalaureate exam.

New College IB Coordinator Fly-In and Reception

We cordially invite all IB coordinators, counselors, and teachers to visit New College February 10-12, 2022. Learn more about New College, take a tour of campus, and find out why NCF is a great fit for IB students. The event consists of three primary sections: 

Welcome Reception – Feb 10th from 6 – 7:30 PM
Counselor Reception and Luncheon – Feb 11th from 9 AM – 3 PM
Counselor Reception Dinner Cruise – Feb 11th from 6 – 8 PM
Depart – February 12th in the morning

Register for the event

Previous Event Recordings

New College of Florida and IB: A Virtual Introduction for IB Coordinators

  • IB grads studying at New College of Florida – Oct 19, 2021

  • Faculty and IB grads at New College of Florida  – Oct 20, 2021

If you have questions about these events, please email admissions@ncf.edu or call 941-487-5000 option 1.

 

Giulia Heyward

“I think New College really helped me foster this idea of constantly learning and engaging, and not being afraid to try new things (even if I won’t do as well as I think I will). Because of my experience at New College, I just really encourage students now to pursue interdisciplinary education in that way.”

Giulia Heyward, an alumna of the Coral Gables High School IB program and New College of Florida, is currently a fellow at The New York Times. An independent, motivated learner, Heyward thrived at New College as the editor of the student-run newspaper, The Catalyst, and she has since gone on to write stories for The Washington Monthly and Politico (among many other publications). Transitioning from a high school IB program to New College was a natural fit—and one Heyward continues to value in her career. To learn more about Heyward, visit giuliaheyward.com/work and follow her on Twitter

 

Daniel Duprez

“I chose New College because, honestly, I did not know what exactly I wanted to do with my life after college, and the unique narrative evaluation system that New College possesses allowed me more freedom in stepping out of my comfort zone by choosing to take classes in a variety of disciplines. Also, I greatly value travel, and New College’s study abroad program stood out among other colleges for its affordability as well as being the only college allowing students to travel for a maximum of three semesters abroad.”

Daniel Duprez is an alum of Jakarta International School and a current fourth-year student at New College, studying environmental studies and neuroscience. Moving from the IB program to New College provided Duprez with the freedom to pursue a variety of disciplines and step outside of his comfort zone.

 

How your IB Education Translates to New College

International Baccalaureate Programme

New College of Florida

Extended Essay – An independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.


Senior capstone project –
An independent, self-directed, original piece of work that fourth-year students present and defend in front of a group of faculty members.

CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service) – The CAS program requires IB students to participate in a range of real-world experiences that expand their body of knowledge. 


Independent Study Project (ISP)
– New College of Florida expects you to put your knowledge to work.  ISPs are designed to expand your personal and academic skill sets through internships, research, lab work, or creative work (either on or off campus).  

Theory of Knowledge – At the core of the IB education, Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a course dedicated to understanding the nature of knowledge.


At the core of NCF’s academic experience is the value of intellectual curiosity and individualized academic plans, which encourage critical thinking about the nature of knowledge (in your major, as well as in other fields).

International-Mindedness – Open-mindedness about the common humanity of all people, and accepting and respecting other cultures and beliefs through thoughtful discussion and action. 


As a member of the
National Student Exchange and the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning, NCF values the learning that takes place in the international setting. It is part of our commitment to intellectual curiosity and fearless learning in a global world.

Beyond the Disciplines – Engaging in activities that synthesize concepts related to ways of knowing while learning how to develop central understandings that encourage learning to know, learning to do, learning to live together and learning to be. Encouraging practical application of interdisciplinary knowledge in the real world.


The
New College Academic Contract, a comprehensive, individualized study plan provides the framework for practical application of knowledge and a flexible planning and advising process each semester to connect courses, research projects, internships, work experience, and study-abroad opportunities to larger goals.

The Learner Profile – IB encourages its students to gain skills in 10 values-driven attributes:  Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced and Reflective.


New College is a values-driven environment.
Students are expected to embrace a just, diverse, equitable and inclusive community and learn the value of critical thinking, being open-minded and practicing inquiry. IB students continue to grow their learning profile at New College.

IB Exam Credit

Students can earn up to 45 semester hours of unduplicated IB credit toward their degree.

IB Diploma Results

Grades A-C

Theory of Knowledge

4 credits

Extended Essay

4 credits

 

IB Exam Results

IB Exam Score:4

IB Exam Score: 5 – 7

Biology4 credits

8 credits

Biology (SL)

4 credits8 credits
Biology (HL)4 credits8 credits

Business and Management

4 credits8 credits
Chemistry4 credits8 credits

Computer Science

4 credits8 credits
Design Technology4 credits8 credits

Economics

4 credits8 credits

Ecosystems and Societies

4 credits8 credits

Environmental Systems & Societies (SL)

4 credits8 credits

English A1

4 credits8 credits

English Language: Language and Literature

4 credits8 credits

English Language A: Literature

4 credits8 credits

Environmental Systems

4 credits8 credits

Film Studies

4 credits8 credits

French: Language B

4 credits8 credits

Further Mathematics (Advanced Mathematics)

4 credits8 credits

Further Math

4 credits8 credits

Geography

4 credits8 credits

German: Language B

4 credits8 credits

Global Politics (SL)

4 credits8 credits

Global Politics (HL)

4 credits8 credits

History

4 credits8 credits

History (SL)

4 credits8 credits

History (HL): History of Africa and the Middle East

4 credits8 credits

History (HL): History of the Americas

4 credits8 credits

History (HL): History of Asia and Oceania

4 credits8 credits

History (HL): History of Europe

4 credits8 credits

Information and Technology for a Global Society

4 credits8 credits

Islamic History

4 credits8 credits

Italian: Language B

4 credits8 credits

Latin

4 credits8 credits

Literature and Performance (SL)

4 credits8 credits

Marine Science

4 credits8 credits

Math Analysis and Approaches (SL)

4 credits8 credits

Math Applications and Interpretations (HL)

4 credits8 credits

Math Methods

4 credits8 credits

Mathematical Studies

4 credits8 credits

Mathematical Studies (SL)

4 credits8 credits

Mathematics

4 credits8 credits

Music

4 credits8 credits

Philosophy

4 credits8 credits

Physics

4 credits8 credits

Physics (SL)

4 credits8 credits

Physics (HL)

4 credits8 credits

Psychology

4 credits8 credits

Social and Cultural Anthropology

4 credits8 credits

Spanish: Language B

4 credits8 credits

Theatre Arts

4 credits8 credits

Theatre (SL)

4 credits8 credits

Theatre (HL)

4 credits8 credits

Visual Arts

4 credits8 credits

World Religions (SL)

4 credits8 credits