IB School Curriculum and List of IB schools in India


IB is short for International Baccalaureate, It is an education board imparting education to students. Read this article to know more about the IB schools and list of various IB schools in India

IB is short for International Baccalaureate. It is an education board similar to CBSE or state boards imparting education to students. Read this article to know more about the IB schools and list of various IB schools in India


What is an IB school?


IB is short for International Baccalaureate. International Baccalaureate Organisation(IBO) is an organization which based in Switzerland. It is an education board similar to ICSE or CBSE. The entire curriculum and scheme of examination lies solely in the hands of this organization. IB schools are becoming very famous in India due to their worldwide acceptance. In India also, the demand of IB schools is increasing dur to the practical oriented teaching and curriculum in the IB schools. The IB schools follow the curriculum formed by the IBO and are also commonly called as IB world school.


Educational programmes in IB school


The IB education system recognizes three programmes which are similar to the primary, secondary and higher secondary equivalent.

1. PYP: The Primary Years Programme
Standards included in the PYP: KG to 5th standard
Equivalent in CBSE and state boards: Pre-Primary and Primary school
Age of students: 3 years to 11 years

2. MYP: The Middle Years Programme
Standards included in the PYP: 6th standard to 10th standard
Equivalent in CBSE and state boards: Secondary school
Age of students: 12 years to 16 years

3. DP: The Diploma Programme
Standards included in the DP: 11th standard and 12th standard
Equivalent in CBSE and state boards: Higher Secondary school
Age of students: 17 years to 18 years


Various subjects taught in IB schools


Subjects taught in The Primary Years Programme are as follows:
1. Mathematics (primary level)
2. Science (primary level)
3. English
4. Social Studies (primary level)
5. Physical Education
6. Art and Craft

Subjects taught in The Middle Years Programme are as follows:
1. Algebra (included in secondary level Mathematics)
2. Geometry (included in secondary level Mathematics)
3. Physics (included in secondary level Science)
4. Chemistry (included in secondary level Science)
5. Biology (included in secondary level Science)
6. History (included in secondary level Social Science)
7. Geography (included in secondary level Social Science)
8. First Language
9. Second Language
10. Physical Education
11. Art and Craft


Curriculum for The Diploma Programme in IB schools


Subjects taught in The Diploma Programme are as follows:
1. Mathematics (higher level)
2. Science (higher level)
3. First Language – Compulsory English
4. Second Language
5. Individuals and Societies
6. Electives (choice from visual Arts, Computer Science and several others)
Compulsory courses for The Diploma Programme
1. Theory of Knowledge(TOK): Technical Essay writing and presentation program
2. Extended Essay(EE): Original research paper presentation
3. Creativity, Action and Service(CAS): Sports, cultural activities or any other creative activity


Benefits of IB schools in India


Here is a list of all the benefits of IB schools
1. Recognition of IB schools around the world. Education from IB schools is recognized and welcomed all around the world. For higher education, doctoral admission, IB school candidate is given admission easily without much rigorous procedure for admission
2. There are various scholarships all round the world for technical graduate and post graduate courses for the students completing the curriculum from IB schools.
3. For jobs, IB school students are preferred over other students as it is internationally recognized schooling
4. Practical oriented curriculum in IB schools makes the student strong and confident. IB schools prepares and develops the students for the practical life outside.
5. The various compulsory programs such as seminar and essay presentation develop the child at Diploma level itself. He becomes technically very smart and intelligent.
6. The IB school student also becomes active in extra curricular activities such as sports, drama competition, cultural activities and social service as these are mandatory in the syllabus of IB schools.


Drawbacks of IB schools in India


There is only one major drawback while considering giving IB school education to your child. There are more than 2000 engineering colleges and more than 3000 technical graduate colleges in India. A lot of the colleges have staff and people recruited from the local area. It is very unlikely that many colleges have heard of IB schools. So, some problems might occur for admissions in the Universities and colleges in India.


List of IB schools in India and websites of IB schools in India


There are more than 50 IB schools in India. Some of the most reputed IB schools are as follows:

1. Podar World School
Location: Mumbai
Website: http://www.podarinternationalschool.com

2. Jamnabai Narsee School
Location: Mumbai
Website: http://www.jns.ac.in/ib

3. Ahmedabad International School
Location: Ahmedabad
Website: ttp://www.ibo.org/school/001940/

4. Bangalore International School
Location: Bangalore
Website : www.bangaloreinternationalschool.com

5. Choithram International
Location: Indore
Website : www.global.choithramschool.com

6. DPS International
Location: New Delhi
Website : www.dpsi.ac.in

7. The International School of Hyderabad
Location: Hyderabad
Website : www.ishyd.org

8. M.C.T.M. Chidhamabaram Chettyar Foundation
Location: Chennai

9. Mercedes-Benz International School
Location: Pune

10. Vishwashanti Gurukul
Location: Pune
website: www.mitgurukul.com

11. Greenwood High – International Day cum Residential School
Location: Bangalore
website: www.greenwoodhigh.edu.in

Address:

No.8-14, Chickkawadayarapura, Near Heggondahalli
Gunjur Post, Varthur Sarjapur Road, Bangalore-560087
Phone : +91 80 27822888
Fax : +91 80 27822200
Email : admissions@greenwoodhigh.edu.in


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