IB Program

IB - Diploma Programme

The Choice School is an Authorised World School for DP and a candidate school for PYP and MYP.

About the IB Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is an internationally recognized educational program designed for students aged 16 to 19. It offers a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum that aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge, flourish intellectually, emotionally, and ethically, and are prepared to succeed in higher education and beyond. The program’s philosophy is centered on developing the whole student, emphasizing not only academic excellence but also personal growth, well-being, and a commitment to fostering a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

Who is the IB Diploma Program for?

The IB Diploma Program is designed for motivated and academically inclined students aged 16 to 19 who are seeking a challenging and comprehensive educational experience. It is suitable for students who are looking to develop not only their academic skills but also their personal and interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on fostering a global perspective and a commitment to making a positive impact on the world. The program is an excellent fit for students who demonstrate a strong work ethic, a passion for learning, and a desire to engage with diverse perspectives and cultures. It is particularly well-suited for individuals who are interested in pursuing higher education at universities and colleges worldwide, as the IB Diploma is widely recognized and respected by educational institutions globally. History of the IB Diploma Program The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program has a rich history that dates back to the 1960s. The program was established in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1968 by a group of international educators who sought to create a globally recognized curriculum that would provide students with a well-rounded education and promote intercultural understanding. Over the years, the IB Diploma Program has evolved and expanded, with an increasing number of schools around the world adopting the program and becoming authorized IB World Schools. Today, the IB Diploma Program is recognized as a leading international education program, with a presence in schools across the globe.

Why choose the IB Diploma Program?

There are several compelling reasons why students and parents choose the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. Some of the key reasons include:

  • Rigorous and Comprehensive Curriculum
  • Global Recognition
  • Holistic Development
  • Emphasis on Critical Thinking and Research
  • Flexibility and Choice Preparation for Global Citizenship
  • Personal Challenge and Growth

Overview of the IB Diploma Curriculum

Core Components:

a. Theory of Knowledge (TOK): This interdisciplinary course encourages critical thinking and reflection on the nature of knowledge. It explores how knowledge is acquired and the ways in which it can be validated or challenged.

b. Extended Essay (EE): Students undertake an independent research project of 4,000 words on a topic of their choice, guided by a supervisor. It allows students to develop research and writing skills, preparing them for the demands of university-level studies.

c. Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS): This component aims to foster personal and interpersonal development. Students engage in a variety of activities, such as artistic pursuits, sports, and community service, to develop their creativity, physical well-being, and social consciousness.

Subject Groups:

Studies in English Language and Literature

Through our comprehensive English Language and Literature program, students delve into the intricacies of language and literature, developing critical thinking and communication skills that are vital for their academic and personal growth.

 

In this subject group, teaching and learning is organized into six phases. The phases do not correspond to particular age groups or MYP year levels. Students do not necessarily begin in phase one – they can begin at any phase, depending on their prior experiences, and may exit from any phase on the continuum.

Language Acquisition

Students have the opportunity to expand their linguistic horizons with a choice of Hindi, French, Spanish, or German. Our language acquisition courses are designed to cultivate proficiency in a second language, fostering cross-cultural understanding and effective communication.

Individuals and Societies

Our curriculum encompasses a range of subjects including Economics, Business Management, Psychology, Global Politics, History, and Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS). These offerings provide students with a deep understanding of human behavior, societal dynamics, and historical contexts, preparing them to be well-rounded global citizens.

Sciences

We offer a comprehensive selection of science courses such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Design Technology, and Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS).

 

These courses aim to instill a passion for scientific inquiry and technological innovation, equipping students with the necessary skills to address real-world challenges.

Mathematics

Our Mathematics curriculum includes specialized courses in AI (Artificial Intelligence) and AA (Applications and Interpretation). These courses are designed to cultivate analytical and problem-solving skills, fostering a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and their real-world applications.

Arts

Students at The Choice School have the opportunity to explore their artistic potential through courses in Visual Arts and Theatre. Our arts curriculum nurtures creativity, self-expression, and aesthetic appreciation, enabling students to develop a comprehensive understanding of various art forms and their cultural significance.

Assessment:

The assessment for the IB Diploma Programme is a combination of internal and externalassessments, including examinations, oral assessments, essays, and projects. Students are awarded a final score out of 45 points, combining their performance in the core components andsubject groups.

Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

At The Choice School, extracurricular activities play a crucial role in holistic education. Students often engage in diverse activities such as sports, arts, Model United Nations (MUN), TED Talks, community service, and more. These activities promote a well-rounded development, fostering skills beyond academic achievements.

Participation in CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) is a key component of the IB program, encouraging students to explore various interests and contribute to their communities. The school often incorporate other enjoyable and engaging activities toenhance the learning experience.

Events and Community Engagements

IB DP schools often organize various events and community engagements to enrich students’ experiences, promote holistic development, and encourage community involvement. Here are some common examples:

Events:

  • CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) Projects: Students undertake various projects, such as organizing fundraisers, art exhibitions, or sports events.
  • Cultural Celebrations: Events celebrating diversity, including international days, cultural festivals, and language weeks.
  • IB Seminars and Workshops: Organizing seminars and workshops conducted by experts to enhance understanding of IB curriculum subjects or study skills.
  • Talent Shows and Performances: Showcasing student talents in music, dance, drama, and other creative arts.
  • Academic Competitions: Hosting debates, science fairs, math contests, or Model United Nations simulations.
  • Career Fairs and University Visits: Inviting professionals and university representatives to guide students in career choices and higher education options.
  • Community Service Days: Engaging students in activities like volunteering, clean-up drives, or charity events.

Community Engagements:

  • Service Learning: Collaborating with local organizations for service projects, allowing students to apply classroom learning to real-world issues.
  • Internships and Apprenticeships: Facilitating opportunities for students to intern or apprentice with local businesses or professionals.
  • Partnerships with NGOs: Partnering with non-profits or NGOs for long-term projects addressing social or environmental issues.
  • Parent and Alumni Involvement: Involving parents and alumni in career talks, mentorship programs, or as guest speakers.
  • Local Outreach Programs: Engaging with the local community through events like art exhibitions, sports competitions, or educational workshops open to the public.

These events and engagements not only complement the academic curriculum but also foster a sense of responsibility, global citizenship, and social awareness among students, encouraging them to actively contribute to their communities.

Are you ready to embark on a transformative educational journey?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) at The Choice School is the ultimate platform for aspiring students who seek not just academic excellence but also holistic development and a profound understanding of the world around them. If you are ready to challenge yourself, to explore new horizons, and to be part of a community that values diversity, critical thinking, and international mindedness, then we invite you to take the first step towards joining the IB family at The Choice School.

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