International Baccalaureate Exam Preparation

AlivEducation Preparation for International Baccalaureate Program (APIB)

IB Entrance Exam Prep 

AlivEducation is an educational service providing assistance to students to excel in their academics. We are now providing IB (International Baccalaureate) preparation for the entrance exam.  We provide extra practice and training for students to be prepared for the exam format and content to help them succeed their admission test.

Run by professional teachers and planned by the past coordinator of the IB program,  AlivEducation’s International Baccalaureate Exam Preparation is your best option!   The IB entrance exam preparation program is for students in grades 6 – 8 who will be taking the exam soon. The entrance exam consists of Math and English, all in multiple choice questions.If you are interested in our services, Please Register your child or  contact us at

International Baccalaureate PROGRAM


International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

  • Two year educational program (grades 11 and 12)
  • High quality education at an international standard


  • The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board that offer IB

Only offered at Colonel by and Merivale

  • There are also some private schools in Ottawa that offer IB (Ashbury, Elmwood, Academie de la Capitale)


  • Pre-IB (grades 9 and 10) is a prerequisite for the IB program at Colonel By and Merivale

Applications for Pre-IB must be completed by December of the student’s grade 8 or grade 9 year. This year the deadline is December 12

Students applying in grade 9 can only apply to Colonel.

  • Enriched and accelerated learning environment
  • Good preparation for university
  • IB graduates are more likely to get into the university of their choice
  • University credits received for HL courses (that receive a 5 or higher)


  • Complete the Application Form (Due December 12)
  • Grade 7 (or 8) Report Card and Grade 8 (or 9) Progress Report
  • Teacher Commentary Form


This includes questions on how frequently the student completes their homework, if they can work independently, and is the student enthusiastic, active, initiative-taking or resilient?

  • Best Piece of Writing (2 pages)


The work can be personal, creative, opinion, expository or narrative and does not have to be marked by the teacher


  • Four Questionnaire Questions (1 page each)


What activities are you currently involved in at your school or in the community?

Using one activity from the previous question, why is it important to you and what personal growth have you experienced?

  • Why do you want to be in this program?

Explain how you reflect and hope to develop a characteristic from the OCDSB Exit Outcomes. The OCDSB exit outcome characteristics are goal-oriented, resilient, globally aware, collaborative and innovative/creative

  • Canadian Achievement Test (January 11 or 18)

–The CAT 4 exam assesses English (reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, grammar and spelling) as well as Mathematics (number sense, algebra, data management and geometry)

Please use this link to locate IB schools in Ottawa.

Schedule for IB preparation course

Saturday September 17 2022
from (10-00 to 11-30) AM
Subject- English
Teacher – Dr. Rashida Suleman
Students- Ayan and Sarah
Sunday –  September 18 2022
from (10-00 to 11-30) AM
Subject- English
Teacher – Dr. Rashida Suleman
Students- Rithanjali and Afra
Monday September 19 2022
from (6-00 to 7-30) PM
Subject- Math
Teacher – Mrs. Rhonda Johnson
Students- Ayan and Sarah
Wednesday September 21 2022
from (6-00 to 7-30) PM
Subject- Math
Teacher – Mrs. Rhonda Johnson
Students-  Rithanjali and Afra