Diploma Program (IBDP)
Diploma Program (IBDP)
Jain International Residential School is an authorized IB World School and is offering the Diploma Program since May 2011. The IB Diploma program aims at the holistic development help student become intellectually nimble, emotionally balanced and ethically strong.
Aims of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)
The IBO is motivated by a mission to create a better world through education. It promotes intercultural understanding and respect, not as an alternative to a sense of cultural and national identity, but as an essential part of life in the 21st century. This very essence reverberates in its mission statement:
"The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect".
The IB Diploma Program
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is a rigorous two-year course of study designed to prepare young men and women for the challenges of university studies and life beyond. Through the diploma program (equivalent to Grade 11 and 12 of Indian Board), students will have the opportunity to experience a curriculum combining the breadth of some national systems with the depth of others. The balance of a demanding academic program and all-round development of the personality is the hallmark of the IBDP. Some specific distinguishing characteristics of the IB Diploma Program are that it requires students to:
Learn how to learn
Ask challenging questions
Develop an understanding of their own identity
Nurture a sense of belonging within their own culture
Communicate with and understand people from other countries and culture
The IB Diploma is considered one of the best-balanced and most challenging pre-university courses of study in the world. Worldwide, distinguished universities hold the IB Diploma in high regard for admission to their undergraduate programs.
The curriculum model has been changed from a hexagon to a circle from 2012.
Each subject of study is grouped among one of the six groups. Students must
choose at least one subject from each Group. They have the option of not opting
for Group 6 subject and replacing it with a second subject from either Group 3 or Group 4.
Subject Choices Offered in JIRS for IB Diploma Students
Jain International Residential School offers the following subjects which
lead to examinations at the end of the two-year course of study.
The subjects given below are currently chosen and/or offered in JIRS.
The final decision on subject choices will rest with the school management.
In JIRS, students appear for the May Examination Session of the Diploma Program.
Each subject that is studied in the IB Diploma Program (IBDP) has an Internally
Assessed (IA) component or coursework and an externally assessed component. All
the assessments that are done in the IBDP are "criteria-referenced" and not "student-referenced".
That is, each student’s performance is assessed against a set of criteria.
These criteria are made available to each DP student during the orientation
session conducted by the respective teachers at the commencement of the course.
Every university in the world and India recognizes the IB program.
This means they will grant university entrance based on the student’s
performance in the IB exams. The curriculum committee is headed by
proficient IB teachers from around the world.