The IB tends to go into more depth in the education. There are other important differences, too from the other education system. Thai’s examination system is more intricate and personalized. Many subjects, for example, include an oral examination by an outside examiner. For the most part, IB exams are computerized and machine scored. IB requires more sophisticated writing on its exams and places more emphasis on general understanding of concepts and fundamental themes.
Why Choose IB?
Key benefits of the IB program include:
1. Academic rigor. Students learn how to learn, analyze, and reach thoughtful conclusions.
2. Diploma candidates function at a level of an introductory college student.
3. Comprehensiveness. Students encounter rigor throughout all disciplines.
4. They refine areas of strength, and developmentally improve areas of weakness.
6. The program encourages students to think globally and the curriculum is based on international standards. Coursework and exams are graded by an international grading team.
7. Taking all classes with peers with common ambitions.
8. Consistent application of critical thinking skills to a wide range of subject matter
International Baccalaureate-Main Features
International Standard of Excellence
2. Comprehensive curriculum of college-level work
3 .Encourages academically talented, highly motivated students
4. Six exams in six subject areas required for diploma
5. Extended Essay
6. Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
7. Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
8. Student must attend an authorized school and be
9. Enrolled in IB-designated courses.
10 .Have a strong international dimension
11. Draw on content from educational cultures around the world
12. Require study across a broad range of subjects include both individual subjects and trans disciplinary areas
13. Give special emphasis to learning languages
14. Focus on developing the skills of learning provide opportunities for individual and collaborative planning and research
15. Encourage students to become responsible members of their community
Main areas of IB
Like the world it seeks to improve through education, the IB never stands still. Our programmes are continually reviewed and enriched, and our vision constantly sharpened as a result of research, both our own and that of other respected academic bodies. Innovative and creative teachers of IB programmes from many diff erent cultures play a critical role in the development of each programme. The programmes represent good practice from around the world, and the curriculum review process involves practising teachers, examiners and education experts.
Our programmes are challenging. Universities recognize the depth and breadth of the rigorous work undertaken by students of the Diploma Programme, which requires them to study six courses, selected from six subject groups. As a result there are many literate scientists, numerate artists, and sociologists able to communicate in more than one language among IB graduates.
In spite of this breadth, the depth of subject study is not sacrificing CED. Universities also welcome the creativity, action, service (CAS) requirement alongside the 4,000 word extended essay component, the latter demanding research, analysis and in-depth study to prepare students for work at university level. Research by and with universities in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States have demonstrated that IB students are well prepared for university. Over 1,500 of the best universities around the world list their IB admission policies on our web site at http://www.ibo.org.
Of course results are important, and we are proud of our programmes and of our students, but the IB experience is much more than that: it’s not just a way to learn, it’s a way of life
A LOCAL AND GLOBAL COMMUNITY
IB students take an active part in, and contribute to, their school, their local community and their global community. “Think global, act local” is a way of life for IB World Schools.
Many IB World Schools offer their students the opportunity to participate in exchange programmes so that they can learn from their experiences. Japanese students from Osaka International School, for instance, visited Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan Payangan, a rural vocational high school in Bali, Indonesia, and shared skills and lessons. Now the students from Osaka are raising funds for their new
Fundamental Concepts of the IB Program
Holistic Learning...Intercultural Awareness...Communication
Three fundamental concepts provide the foundation for the IB MYP. Each of the Fundamental Concepts and Areas of Interaction support one or more of our school philosophies.
Holistic Learning emphasizes the development of the whole child: academic, creative, physical and character development.
Intercultural Awareness is concerned with developing students’ attitudes, knowledge and skills as they learn about their own and other cultures with the goal of fostering tolerance, respect and empathy.
Communication supports inquiry, understanding and student reflection and develops their ability to express themselves confidently and creatively.
The Five Areas of Interaction:
The IB program recognizes the importance of skill development. Every subject, including music, art, physical education and technology, is taught using five organizing elements known as the Areas of Interaction. They are:
Approaches to Learning– Students develop discipline, strategies, skills, and attitudes to think critically, solve problems and make decisions. It answers the questions: How do I learn best? How do I know? How do I communicate my understanding?
Human Ingenuity challenges students to appreciate and practice the human capacity to influence, transform, enjoy and improve the quality of life. It answers the questions: Why and how do we create? What are the consequences?
Health & Social Education prepares students for a physically and mentally healthy life style, aware of potential hazards and able to make informed choices. It answers the questions: How do I think and act? How am I changing? How can I look after myself and others?
Environment makes students aware of their interdependence with the environment so they accept a stewardship role in protecting its health and sustainability. It answers the questions: Where do we live? What resources do we have or need? What are my responsibilities?
Community and Service challenges students to develop community awareness and concern, a sense of responsibility and the skills and attitudes needed to make effective contributions to society. It answers the questions: How do we live in relation to each other? How can I contribute to the community? How can I help others?
Most common in IB - Challenge
Frequently mentioned in the IB
Better prepared for college
Be with other students with same goals and work ethic
Encouraged (or forced!) by parents, teachers
To improve self: smarter, wiser, develop life skills, investment for future, have cultured and educated lifestyle
Make the most of high school education
Benefit for getting into college / a good college, getting a scholarship.
An all-encompassing education (in all areas)
Friends were doing it
I’m an over-achiever
IB and College Admission
Support of IB Diploma graduates continues to grow as universities and colleges come to a greater understanding of the rigor of the IB program. IB recognition policies are improving, and many institutions are strengthening their recruitment of IB students.
Universities are eager to attract IB Diploma students because they:
Are recognized as being prepared to accept educational challenges.
Have self-confidence with university level material.
Have developed independent research and study skills.
Have sound thinking and communication skills.
Have engaged in extracurricular activities alongside academic studies.
Have global awareness and sensitivity, and an international orientation.
Importance of IB for your Life
1. The IB Diploma has earned universal reputation for rigorous assessment, giving students access to the top colleges and universities in India and the world. IB is fast becoming the programme of choice for Indian students preparing to pursue higher education abroad.
2. The IB curriculum equips students with the tools needed to succeed in higher education, such as self-confidence, preparedness, research skills, organizational skills and being actively engaged in own learning.
3. Some universities even offer scholarships to IB diploma holders.
4. University admissions around the world are getting competitive by the day. Admission officers are increasingly looking for other evidence that a student will succeed in the university - such as exposure to quality curriculum, research abilities, international outlook and social service - all enhanced by
The fundamental themes of all IB programmes are as follows:
1. Developing citizens of the world – cultural and linguistic development as well as learning to live together
2. Building and reinforcing students’ sense of identity and cultural awareness
3. Fostering students’ recognition and development of universal human values
4. Stimulating curiosity and inquiry in order to foster a spirit of discovery and enjoyment of learning
5. Equipping students with the skills to learn and to acquire knowledge, individually or collaboratively, and to apply this knowledge adequately across a broad range of areas
6. Providing international content while responding to local requirements and interests
7. Encouraging diversity and flexibility in pedagogical approaches
8. Providing appropriate forms of assessment and international benchmarking