Sunday, 9 December 2012

IB curriculum and exams information India

The full form of IB is International Baccalaureate. The International Baccalaureate Organization, which is based in Geneva, Switzerland, offers 4 programs for students aged 3 to 19 years. More than 100 countries including India offer the IB programs.


IB Programs & Curriculum
1. The IB Primary Years Program (age 3 years to 12 years) has 6 subjects:
  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Personal, social & physical education
Students also work on a written curriculum which incorporates various themes, namely:
  • Who we are
  • Where we are (place and time)
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organize ourselves
  • Sharing the planet
In their final year the students are involved with an exhibition focusing on how to deal with issues in one’s actual life & today’s world.

Medium of instruction: the school can teach in any language.

2. The IB Middle Years Program (age 11 years to 16 years) has 8 subject groups:
  • 2 languages
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Technology
  • Physical education
In their final year, students have to work on a personal project as a demonstration of their skills and understanding.

Medium of instruction: the school can teach in any language

3. The IB Diploma Program (age 16 years to 19 years) gives students the option of taking up 1 subject from each of 5 groups (groups 1 to 5):
  • 2 languages
  • Social Sciences
  • Experimental sciences
  • Mathematics
In addition, students can select an arts subject from another group (group 6) or, alternatively, a second subject from groups 1 to 5. A minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 subjects are taken at higher level, while the other subjects are taken at standard level. Students can study & take the exams in: English, French or Spanish.

At the end of the program, students have to take an exam which is marked by external IB examiners. In addition, students must complete assessment tasks in the school. Marks given for each course are from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest). Students can also be awarded up to 3 additional points for their combined results on theory of knowledge and the extended essay. A student is awarded the diploma on gaining a minimum of 24 points but also considered are the minimum levels of performance across the entire program. A student can be awarded 45 points at the most for the Diploma Program.


Medium of instruction: the school can teach in English, French or Spanish


4. The IB Career-related Certificate program (age 16 years to 19 years): Under this program, the school offers career-related courses based on local career opportunities & student needs.



Contact Information and Website of IB Board India
India comes within the Asia-Pacific region for which the contact address & numbers are:
15 Hoe Chiang Road
11-04/06 Tower Fifteen
Singapore
SG-089316
Republic of Singapore
Phone: +65 6 776 0249 / Fax: +65 6 776 4369
Email: ibap@ibo.org
Website: http://www.ibo.org/