Education is all a matter of building bridges. However, it has been interesting to see that over the last few years, schools have evolved according to different models and approaches.
In today’s world it is not unusual to find a class room with innovative teaching modules or with students of different cultures present. The increased use of technology along with access to other corners of the world through globalization has meant that students now have the opportunity to become ‘global citizens’.
This gives an opportunity to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge that enable them to become part of the ever-growing information based society.
The very origin of International Baccalaureate (IB) was to give international students an intense curriculum that would not only develop a child’s academic knowledge but also enable practical application of knowledge.
This is one of the reasons for the number of IB Schools in India to grow at faster pace than anywhere else in the world. Among Indian parents, there is a deeper understanding and acceptance of international boards that offer alternative curriculums which emphasize on practical learning rather than rote learning.
Structure of IB Curriculum International Baccalaureate Diploma is a two-year pre-universityv programme that incorporates academic breadth as well as opportunities for specialization in academic subject areas. It is a challenging two year curriculum for smart motivated high school students.
Juniors and Seniors take 6 courses in the following subject groups: Language, Second language, Pure Sciences, Arts, Math, and Individual and Societies. IB students also engage in 3 core requirements: an Extended Essay( EE); Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
Who should enroll for IB Programme?
IB is a very challenging curriculum. Students with good scores in Math, English and Science in the 9th and 10th grade would make a good fit for this programme. IB does not have pre-defined requirements of any education boards. Though IB Organisation follows open enrollment policy, there is a specific credit requirement in mathematics, science, and language to qualify for IB enrollment.
Students with tonnes of self-motivation, independent thinking, desire to enhance intellectual and academic knowledge, strong written and oral communication, openness to new ideas, and eagerness to participate in lots of activities at the school and at the community will stand to gain a lot from IB education.