Search:
top image for testimonial
student picture

Arielle Nicole Papa

International Baccalaureate,

Class 2011-2012

"In the face of immense pressure and uncertainty that came with undertaking a Bachelors degree abroad, the structure of Southville-International Baccalaureate classes helped me learn how to best manage my time; and the 5Cs of Southville shaped my attitude towards personal and professional pursuits. Character and Commitment to Achieve kept me grounded and focused." read more>>


Home » Academics » International Baccalaureate

The IB Recognition Policy

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma graduates and Certificate holders from schools in the Philippines and overseas, are granted exemptions and advanced credits in the higher education level of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC).


• The college waives its entrance examination to all holders of an International Baccalaureate Diploma with at least a total score of 18, with not more than one subject with score lower than 3.

• All subjects taken at the higher level with a score of 3 would automatically be credited as units for SISC corresponding courses listed below, without any need for validating exam.

• A student who is planning to take a course/degree in SISC with subjects that have appropriate equivalent in the I.B. Program, must have a score of not lower than 3 in the Higher Level (HL) of the said subject in the I.B. to be considered sophomore status in the college. For example, if a student is planning to take the Business Program, he/she must have taken Business and Management HL in the I.B. with a score of not less than 3. SISC does not award sophomore standing in a specific major if the corresponding subjects taken in the I.B. is in Standard Level (SL).

• Students may credit up to 48 units maximum; additionally, an I.B. Diploma holder may be granted up to second-year status at SISC.

• Prospective Math and Science majors must consult with their own Department Head to determine prerequisites for placement in third-semester Math and Science courses.

 SISC COLLEGE EQUIVALENT SUBJECTS AND UNITS FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT

I.B. World School Subjects
Course Equivalents in SISC (College Division) and Units
English  5 HL*
 
SL 5*
 
English 1 (3 units), English 2 (3 units), World Literature (3 units); with validating exam2
English 1 (3 units), English 2 (3 units), English Proficiency/Intensive English (3 units); with validating exam
Pilipino  4 SL
 
Pagbasa at Pagsulat sa Iba’t Ibang Disiplina (3 units), Rhetorika (3 units); with validating exam
Korean, Mandarin Ab Initio
3 SL
Foreign Language 1 (3 units)
Spanish Ab Initio 3 SL
Foreign Language 2 (3 units)
English B 5 HL, SL
 
Communication Skills 6: Language Enhancement (3 units)
History 5* HL, SL
 
Asian and Western Civilization (3 units); with validating exam
Philosophy 5 HL, SL
Philosophy of Man (3 units)
Psychology 5 HL, SL
General Psychology 1 (3 units)
Business and Management 5
HL, SL
Mathematics of Investment (3 units); with validating exam, Principles of Management (3 units), Principles of Marketing (3 units), Basic Finance (3 units), Communication Skills with Business Correspondence (3 units), Fundamentals of Accounting 1 (Sole Proprietorship) ,Fundamentals of Accounting 2 (Partnership and Corporation) (6 units); with validating examMarket Research in an Enterprise Setting (3 units), Financial Investment Management (3 units) Human Resource Management (3 units)
Chemistry 5* HL, SL
General and Inorganic Chemistry (5 units); with validating exam
Physics 4* HL
Physics 4* SL
Physics (3 units)
Physics (3 units); with validating exam
Biology 4* HL
 
Biology 4* SL
 
Biology with HIV/AIDS Education (3 units); with validating exam, Earth Sciences (3 units)
Biology with HIV/AIDS Education (3 units); with validating exam, Earth Sciences (3 units)
Mathematics 4* HL
 
College Algebra (3 units), Statistics and Probabilities (3 units), Business Statistics (3 units), Elementary Statistics (3 units)
Further Mathematics 4 SL
 
College Algebra (3 units), Statistics and Probabilities (3 units), Business Statistics (3 units), Elementary Statistics (3 units)
Mathematical Methods 4 SL
 
College Algebra (3 units), Statistics and Probabilities (3 units), Business Statistics (3 units), Elementary Statistics (3 units)
Math Studies 4* SL
Basic Statistics with Biostatistics (3 units); with validating exam, Elementary Statistics (3 units)
Visual Arts* 5 SL
 
Art Appreciation (3 units), Humanities 1 (3 units)
Theater 5 SL
Art Appreciation (3 units)
Theory of Knowledge*
Philosophy of Man(3 units); with validating exam
Extended Essay* (1 point –pass)
 
English 1-Communication Skills and Grammar Structure (3 units),  English 2-English Proficiency and Business Correspondence(3 units)
Creativity Action and Service (C.A.S)
National Service Training Program 1 and 2 (6 units)

I.B. World School Subjects
Course Equivalents in SISC (College Division) and Units
English A1 5 HL*
 
SL 5*
 
English 1 (3 units), English 2 (3 units), World Literature (3 units); with validating exam2
English 1 (3 units), English 2 (3 units), English Proficiency/Intensive English (3 units); with validating exam
Pilipino A1 4 SL
 
Pagbasa at Pagsulat sa Iba’t Ibang Disiplina (3 units), Rhetorika (3 units); with validating exam
Korean, Mandarin
A1 3 SL
Foreign Language 1 (3 units) (either French or Spanish)
Spanish A1 3 SL
Foreign Language 2 (3 units)
English A2 5 HL, SL
 
English 1 (3 units), English 2 (3 units), English Proficiency/Intensive English (3 units); with validating exam
English B 5 HL, SL
 
Communication Skills 6: Language Enhancement (3 units)
European Languages Ab Initio 5
(Spanish)* SL
Foreign Language 2 (3 units); with validating exam

Legend:
SL – Standard Level
HL – Higher Level