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IBDP School In Bangalore

International Baccalaureate
Diploma Program (IBDP)

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 Diploma Program Curriculum Model

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.

Group 1 - Language A

Language and Literature (English)

Group 2 - Language B

French B, Hindi B, French ab initio and Spanish ab Initio

Group 3 - Individuals and Societies

Economics, Business and Management, Environmental Systems, Societies (Inter-disciplinary subject) & Psychology

Group 4 - Experimental Sciences

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and Environmental Systems & Societies (inter-disciplinary subject)

Group 5 - Mathematics
  • Analysis and approach
  • Application and Interpretation
Group 6

Visual Art

As stated under the curriculum Group 6 is not a mandatory group. Either student can choose Group 6 or an additional subject from Group 3 or Group 4. All students must perform satisfactorily in all chosen subjects and must complete the requirements of three core components, viz, EE, TOK and CAS

  • EE – Extended Essay
  • TOK – Theory of Knowledge
  • CAS – Creativity, Activity & service
IB Course
  • JIRS offers IB diploma & IB course as per the requirement and capability of the candidate.
  • Students are allowed to do any number of subject without group barriers as per their higher studies requirements.
  • Not required to do extended essay and theory of knowledge.
  • IB course with 6 subjects and 45 credits is the admission requirements for Indian Universities. For universities abroad 4 or more subjects will satisfy depending on their policies.

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.

University Recognition

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.

For more information, visit: www.ibo.org

IBDP Examinations Fee

Children who are appearing for their IBDP Board Examinations have to pay the Examination fee as per the charges set by the IBO. The examination fee is excluded from the regular school fee.

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