The International Baccalaureate which was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968, this foundation initially started as an international programme to guide those preparing for university. Now it has widened its wings and has three programmes for students aged 3-19.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is made for students in class 6 to 10, the age range is between 11years – 16years. MYP aims at developing knowledge and confidence in students through classroom learning and real world scenarios.
The International Baccalaureate(IB) Diploma Programme(DP) is a two years educational programme designed for students falling under the age group of 16-19 years. The purpose of this programme is to facilitate students with excellent qualifications that are internationally accepted.
There are many schools which are affiliated to the International Baccalaureate in India and abroad.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) consists of eight subject groups
- Language acquisition.
- Language and literature.
- Individuals and societies.
- Physical and health education.
In class 9th (4th year) and class 10th (5th year) students can choose courses from six of eight subject groups within a certain limit.
Every academic year, Under MYP students take part in at least a single collaboratively planned interdisciplinary unit which comprises at least two subject groups.
As a part of the MYP curriculum students have to complete long-term projects, and this helps the students to decide, identify and discover their area of interest in learning and complete the project fulfilling the required criteria’s.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme(DP) consists of DP core and six subject groups
Under each subject group there are various courses offered. Candidates can select additional sciences, individuals and societies, or languages courses, instead of a course in the arts.
Students will opt for several subjects at higher level (HL) and some subjects at standard level (SL). HL and SL courses vary in scope but are measured as per the same grade descriptors. where students are expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills at a higher level.
Each student studies at least three (maximum four) subjects at HL course , and the remaining at SL course.
In IBDP a student’s academic performance is assessed through a combination of coursework and external examinations. As this programme is not a modular course, so there are no external examinations before the finals. Each of the six subjects studied is graded on a 1-7 point scale, hence students can score a maximum of 42 IB points from the six subjects undertaken.
A student’s final diploma result score is a combination of scores for each subject. Students who gain at least 24 points, subject to certain minimum levels of performance and complete all the three main elements of the DP core will receive a diploma.
The six subject groups are as follows:
- Studies in language and literature
- Language acquisition
- Individuals and societies
- The arts
In case of IB Diploma Programme there are three main core elements in both HL & SL courses:
- Theory Of Knowledge(TOK)
- Extended Essay (EE)
- Creativity, activity, service(CAS)
Theory Of Knowledge (TOK)
TOK is compulsory for all the students as it acts like a meaningful and purposeful inquiry into unique methods of learning. TOK is assessed based on essays and presentations. The Presentation may be done either individually or in a group. Later on the presentations would be videoed and assessed internally by a panel of TOK specialists, IBDP Coordinator and the TOK Coordinator. The TOK Essay must be completed during the course and it will be graded externally by IBO examiners.
Extended Essay (EE)
The extended essay (EE) seeks a student’s engagement in independent research with the help of an in-depth study of a concept relating to DP subjects chosen. In the case of EE students research on a topic that holds global significance and present it in the form of a 4000 word research paper. Extended Essays are evaluated externally by IBO examiners.
Creativity, activity, service(CAS)
Creativity, activity, service (CAS) is an essential element of DP curriculum in which students learn and gain knowledge through experiments . Students take up various extracurricular activities, community service and sports in order to fulfil CAS requirements.
The TOK and EE can collectively fetch up to 3 IB points based on their grade between A-E
The combination of points awarded for subjects and core components means the maximum points score for the Diploma is 45.
CAS is not included in points total but the authenticated participation is mandatory to complete a diploma.
To check IB results visit the following websites:
results.ibo.org and candidates.ibo.org
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List of IB schools in India-
https://www.klminstitute.com/pagedetail/1120 (IB schools in Dehradun)
https://www.klminstitute.com/pagedetail/1121 (IB schools in Coimbatore)
https://www.klminstitute.com/pagedetail/1122 (IB Schools in Gurgaon)
https://www.klminstitute.com/pagedetail/1123 (IB Schools in New Delhi)
https://www.klminstitute.com/pagedetail/1124 (IB schools in Hyderabad)
https://www.klminstitute.com/pagedetail/1126 (IB schools in Kolkata)
https://www.klminstitute.com/pagedetail/1127 (IB schools in Lucknow)
https://www.klminstitute.com/pagedetail/1125 (IB schools in Indore)
https://www.klminstitute.com/pagedetail/1128 (IB schools in Mumbai)
https://www.klminstitute.com/pagedetail/1129 (IB schools in Noida)
https://www.klminstitute.com/pagedetail/1130 (IB schools in Pune)
https://www.klminstitute.com/pagedetail/1131 (IB schools in Bangalore)
https://www.klminstitute.com/pagedetail/1132 (IB schools in Ahmedabad)
https://www.klminstitute.com/pagedetail/1133 (IB schools in Vishakapatnam)
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