IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

WHAT IS THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME?

The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging programme of education that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19 years, for success at University and life beyond.

THE IB DP CURRICULUM

The curriculum is modeled below with six academic areas surrounding the three core requirements.

SUBJECTS OFFERED

Group 1 – Studies in language and literature
English Language and Literature, English Literature and Hindi Literature

Group 2 – Language acquisition
Language B: French, English, Spanish, Hindi and German
Language ab initio: French, German, Spanish

Group 3 – Individuals and societies
History, Psychology, Economics, Business Management and Information Technology in a Global Society

Group 4 – Sciences
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science & Environment Systems & Society

Group 5 – Mathematics

Group 6 – The arts
Visual arts & Theatre


IB Diploma Programme students study six subjects and the IB Core –

  • Three subjects at Higher Level.
  • Three subjects at Standard Level.
  • IB Core comprising of Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK )and Creativity Activity and Service (CAS).

The students choose one subject from each of groups 1 to 5, thus ensuring breadth of experiences in languages, social studies, Sciences and mathematics. The sixth subject may be an arts subject chosen from group 6, or the student may choose another subject from groups 1 to 5.

In addition the Programme has three core requirements that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding.

ASSESSMENT

Students take written examinations at the end of the two year programme. The grade awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest). Students can also be awarded up to three additional grade points for their combined results on theory of knowledge and the extended essay.. The highest total that a Diploma Programme student can be awarded is 45 points and the diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 pointssubject to certainminimum levels of performance across the whole programme and to satisfactory participation in the CAS requirement.

Students can choose to study for individual IB Course, rather than the full diploma, if the diploma combination does not best meet their individual needs or circumstances.

IB RECOGNITION WORLDWIDE AND IN INDIA

Higher education institutions around the world admit students based on their IB Credentials and 150 countries worldwide recognize the IB Diploma. It has also been recognized by the Association of Indian Universities(AIU) as an entry qualification to all universities in India. Since Jun 2016 the AIU also accepts IB DP Course as an entry qualification to Indian universities. The IBO issues a document detailing percentage equivalency along with a transcript of results especially for Indian Universities.

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