International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is essentially for Class 11 and Class 12.
The IBDP curriculum has two main components-
• Class Requirements
• The Core
Class Requirements – All the subjects offered by IBDP are divided into 6 groups. Students have to take 1 subject from each group. At present MIS is offering only 5 groups. Therefore, the 6th subject can be chosen from one of the other groups.
The list of courses offered under the I.B. Diploma program:
Group – I (1st Language)
Language A - English language and literature (HL/SL)
Group – II (2nd Language)
Language B - Hindi (HL/SL), French ab-initio
Group – III
Economics (HL/SL), Business Management (SL/HL), Geography (SL/HL)
Group – IV
Biology (SL/HL), Chemistry (SL/HL), Physics (SL/HL), Computer Science (HL/SL)
Group – V
Mathematics (HL / SL)
• Students have to take 3 subjects of Higher Level (HL) and 3 subjects of Standard Level ( SL)
• IBDP tests are graded on a scale of 1-7 – For a HL subject the minimum points to pass are 3 and for SL subject the minimum points to pass are 4.
The second component – CORE
This is further divided into 3 parts -
• Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
• Extended Essay
• Creativity, Action and Service (CAS)
Theory of Knowledge – This is a subject that provides an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, and how we know what we claim to know. it is an essay of 1,200 - 1,600 words written on a given title (from a choice of ten), followed by a ten-minute presentation of the essay by the student in class.
Extended Essay – The Extended essay is an independent, self directed piece of research, finishing with 4000 word paper submission.
Creativity, Action, Service – This is a 3 part project wherein the student gets involved in extracurricular activities. Under Creative, Action and Service (CAS), each DP student must complete at least 150 hours of work spread over one-and-a-half years, engaging in some form of creativity, participating in sport or other physical action, and doing social service.
• Creativity – getting involved in something creative, learning an instrument, acting in a play, writing short story etc
• Action – It includes sport related activities primarily outdoor sports
• Service – This includes voluntary community service done by students.
IBDP Marking scheme – The total score that a student can get in IBDP is 45. The maximum point for each subject is 7 and student has to take total of 6 subjects. So the total is 42. 1 point each is allotted to TOK, Extended Essay and CAS. So the grand total is 45.
Student needs to score a minimum of 24 points to get IB Diploma.
Eligibility for IBDP -
• A student can join the IB Diploma Program after completing the grade 10 level qualifications from CBSE, ICSE or any other State Board .The Diploma program is equivalent to 10+2 level qualification through any national or state level board
Session - At MIS we start our IB session (Grade XI) in April and the IB exams are taken in May of the senior year.