The International Baccalaureate® was founded in 1968 by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), a non-profit organization, in Geneva with a mission – “to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”
In 1968, the first programme offered by the IB, the Diploma Programme, was established. Later on, three more programmes were offered by the IB, thus creating the IB Continuum of International Education.
In the present day, the IB is recognized as one of the premier global curriculums by universities and educational institutions around the world. The standards and practices of the IB have been transforming students in multiple ways thereby making them sensitive to various concerns and responsible for themselves and the world.
There are four IB programmes which can be pursued independently or as a combination: Primary Years Programme (PYP; ages 3-12), Middle Years Programme (MYP; ages 11-16), Diploma Programme (DP; ages 16-19), and Career-related Programme (CP; ages 16-19). Rostrum specializes in tutoring and assisting students pursuing the IB MYP and IBDP.
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) was introduced by the IB in 1994 for students aged 11 to 16. It is a rigorous and enriching programme that focuses on “learning how to learn.” The students of the MYP undergo a process of intellectual development that helps them build a unique skill set. They gain knowledge as well as an understanding of the context. At the end of the programme students are prepared to face challenges and take advantage of opportunities presented to them. The IB MYP is conducted by schools in two, three or four year formats. It lays the foundation for the IB Diploma Programme.
The IB Diploma Programme (DP) was introduced by the IB in 1968 for students aged 16 to 19. It is a two-year pre-university programme that is well recognized and valued by the world’s leading universities. The structure and elements of the programme are designed to ensure that the students achieve all-round development and have a strong foundation upon which they can build their future. Students are equipped with in-depth knowledge of subjects and skills necessary in academic and professional pursuits. After the completion of the programme, students are empowered to explore opportunities and achieve success at university and in the journey beyond.
Students seeking the IB Diploma must take end of the programme written examinations, complete assessments and satisfy the requirements of the three core elements.
The IB Diploma Programme consists of six subject groups:
There are various courses within each subject group. Students must choose one course from each of the six subject groups. However, students may choose to study an additional individual and societies, sciences or mathematics course, instead of a course in the arts. The elected courses may be taken at a higher level (HL) or a standard level (SL). Students must take at least three (but not more than four) courses at HL and the remaining at SL. Taking courses at different levels allows students to broaden their horizons. HL and SL courses differ in scope and grading.
A student’s achievement of course objectives is demonstrated by both internal and external assessments. The internal assessments (IAs) for each course differ. They have to be completed by the students according to the given criteria, with the assistance of the supervisor. At the end of the two-year programme, students must take written examinations (external assessments) either in May or November.
Apart from the assessments, students must also focus on satisfying the requirements of the three core elements – Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and CAS – to maximize their grades. An Extended Essay (EE) is the outcome of a student’s independent research on a topic within the courses he/she has chosen. A student is allowed to present his/her research, analysis and findings within the limit of 4,000 words. Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a course designed to shape young people into principled and balanced individuals. It helps them understand and explore the nature of knowledge by promoting the spirit of enquiry. It changes their outlook towards life and real-world situations as they are encouraged to think rationally. Students must write a 1,600-word essay and give a presentation to meet the TOK requirements. ‘CAS’ stands for ‘Creativity,’ ‘Activity,’ and ‘Service.’ The underlying principle of CAS is to ensure holistic development of students. By engaging themselves in a range of creative, action-oriented and service-oriented tasks, students gain invaluable experiences that will motivate them to build their own unique identities. Though CAS is not formally assessed, students must provide evidence for achieving the learning outcomes of CAS.
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Strategic Learning- We offer tutoring services for all the course subjects of IB. Our tutors help you outline your areas of strengths and improvement in a subject. They then devise ways and utilize various tools to make learning easy. We also provide resources for deeper understanding of a topic. Our personalized care ensures that you overcome your difficulties and achieve progressive results.
Achieve Targets: The first step to gain entry into your dream university is to achieve the ‘target score!’ The ‘target score’ refers to the basic grades required to pursue a course at a university. Our tutors make certain that you achieve the ‘target score’ by channelizing your efforts in the right way. They use innovative approaches to develop exam skills and ensure that no stone is left unturned to maximize your marks.
Flexible Learning: We realize that you are juggling a hundred tasks at a time. You have a lot to accomplish within a given time frame. Hence, we offer you options to learn at your convenience. You may choose a tutor to teach you in-person or online. You may even sit for classes in our well-appointed classrooms. Whatever you prefer, we are here to deliver our best!
Rostrum Community – The Rostrum Community is a global network of successful alumni and students from leading universities across the globe. The members of the community welcome queries and are ready to part with their knowledge to help you achieve success. Being a part of the community gives you an opportunity to learn from their experience and plan your future.
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