IB Diploma Programme
Aimed at developing the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students Edubridge International School offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, popularly known as the IBDP, as a preliminary programme to their undergraduate courses. The IBDP prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the need for overall intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of students. Edubridge prides itself in conducting this robust programme that is renowned for preparing students for graduation courses at world’s leading universities.
The Diploma Programme prepares students to effectively participate in a world that is rapidly shrinking to become one global society, while allowing the students to evolve physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically; to acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, to study and master courses from six different subject groups; to develop and hone the skills required for developing a positive attitude toward learning. Some of the primary aims of the IBDP programme is to prepare students for higher education; to help them study at least two languages and to enhance an understanding of cultures across the globe ; to enable them build connections across traditional academic disciplines and to explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course; to undertake in-depth research into any of the preferred areas of interest through the lens of one or more academic disciplines and formulating an extended essay; to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through activities that add value to creativity, action and service.
IB Diploma Programme allows students to choose one subject from each of five groups (1 to 5) and places emphasis on gaining an indepth understanding of preferredlanguages, Social Sciences, the experimental sciences and Mathematics. Students may choose either a subject classified under the arts from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1 to 5. Students appear for a written examination,marked by external IB examiners, at the end of the programme. Students are also assessed on the basis of internal assessment tasks in the school; these internal tasks are either initially marked by teachers and then moderated by external
The marks awarded for each course range from 1 to 7: 1 being the lowest and 7 being the highest. Students can also be awarded up to three additional points for their combined results on Theory of Knowledge(TOK) and the Extended Essay. The diploma is awarded to students who secure at least 24 points, subject to certain minimum levels of performance across the whole programme and subject to satisfactory participation in the creativity, action, service requirement. A student can score a maximum of 45 points. Assessment is criterion-related, which means student performance is measured against pre-specified assessment criteria based on the aims and objectives of each subject curriculum, rather than on the basis of the performance of other students taking the same examinations. The range of scores that students attain remains statistically stable. In fact, universities attach a significant level of importance to these scores , as they value the rigour and consistency of Diploma Programme Assessment Practice.
Diploma Years Programme Authorisation Certificate by IB
For more information about the International Baccalaureate visit www.ibo.org