IB Admissions Testing for September 2025 Entry


West Vancouver Secondary School welcomes students interested in applying for its Pre-Diploma, IB Course and IB Diploma Programmes for entry in the fall of 2025. Students who are interested in our IB Programmes are required to write a critical thinking Admissions test and be interviewed to be considered for admission. Depending on the program of interest, some students may also need to do a Written test and submit a Pre-Diploma Programme Admission Application form, a Course Programme Admission Application form, or a Diploma Programme Admission Application form.


Critical Thinking Test:

  • All  Pre-Diploma Programme applicants must complete this test.
  • You can only take the test once.
  •  IB 11 applicants who took the test last year cannot re-take it.  New applicants should attend one of the testing dates.
  • Current WVSS Math-Enriched 9 students will write the test in class in January and do not need to attend another testing date.
  • The test takes about an hour.
  • It is a multiple choice test that evaluates logical thinking, cognitive competencies, and reasoning ability. You cannot prepare in advance for it.


Written Test (for IB Gr. 11 applicants – Diploma and Course programmes):

  • Applicants will have 20 minutes to complete a written response to a prompt.
  • We are looking for evidence of reasoning skills, creativity, and clear communication.
  • Spelling and grammar do not need to be perfect but you should be able to follow standard writing conventions at a grade 10 level.


Admission Applications:

For Fall 2025 entry, students from schools and catchment areas outside WVSS must fill out and submit one of the following application forms by Friday Jan. 31, 2025:

Please ensure that you have sent the completed Admission form and supporting documents to the WVSS IB Office by Jan. 31, 2025. Please email to ndehart@wvschools.ca

Admission Test

West Vancouver Secondary School PDP applicants and all students from outside of WVSS may select one of the following times to take our Critical Thinking Test which is required for admission to our IB programmes:

  • January 23, 2025, at 3 p.m. in room W346
  • January 25, 2025, at 10 a.m. in room W346
  • February 27, 2025, at 3 p.m. in room W346

The Critical Thinking Test is a multiple choice test that evaluates logical thinking, cognitive competencies, and reasoning ability and students cannot prepare for it in advance. A Written Test will be administered at the same time to IB 11 applicants.

Questions?  Please contact our IB Coordinator, Ms. Colhoun at ncolhoun@wvschools.ca

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