The IB Diploma Programme is equivalent to Grade 11 and 12 in the Indian context. The programme offered to students aged 16-19 is having six subject groups with core such as Theory of knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay (EE), and Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS). Its rigorous curriculum module empowers students to take on their life through practical and future-ready skills to make a difference and thrive in this fast-paced world.
International Baccalaureate is an international educational foundation that directs a pedagogy of international education for a global community of schools. The core organization International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) founded IB curriculum in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland.
IB curriculum aims to provide comprehensive programmes of international standards to students worldwide. The pedagogy is targeted to provide comprehensive education to students within age group of 3-19 years of age.
The three programmes are:
All the three programmes are targeted towards comprehensive development of children on intellectual, emotional, personal, and social aspects to become responsible citizens of a global community.
IBDP is specially designed extensive curriculum for 10+ 2 students in the age group of 16-19 years. The programme aims to bring around a comprehensive development the kids. IBDP revolves around three major components: -
A student needs to choose from six subject groups in the IBDP curriculum as follows:
Against all myths…this statement is true. IB Diploma Programme is officially accepted by all universities and colleges of India. The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has given IB Diploma equal status as the Plus Two (10+2) Class of all other boards prevailing in India.
IBDP students are evaluated based on the grading system ranging from 1-7. Universities and colleges give admission to IBDP students on the basis of percentage/marks in Class 12th. Results in IBDP is declared in July of every year, but as admissions in Indian universities are completed before July, so, IB board provides their students predicted scores which is based on their prior academic performance. Universities provide provisional admission to IBDP pass outs based on these scores.
The following table is used by most of the universities in India to convert the IB Score into percentages:
|IB – Grade||Indian Equivalent|
Traditional boards have a unidimensional curriculum that means the focus is always on knowledge, all a learner does is to learn, either by understanding or by memorizing. On the contrary, in IBDP learners have to both understand what they are learning and develop their skills simultaneously, which makes this education form multi-dimensional. The teaching approach used by IB schools in India is multidisciplinary, which helps the students grow individuals with a global mind and thinking process.
For succeeding in a competitive exam, aspirants need to practice timing and strategy, irrespective of which board they belong to. The fundamental concepts are similar in every board, however, how you interpret and conceptualize your learnings is taught by schools. IB curriculum since it focuses on a comprehensive understanding and implementing their knowledge, the students are very much competent to excel in competitive exams.
This is again a myth that needs to be shattered. Students of the IB board are equally accepted by all the universities and colleges of India. There are a lot of IB school students who want to pursue their higher studies only in an Indian institution. It is also true that studying in International Baccalaureate gives students a competitive edge over others in abroad studies because of the inclusion of foreign languages in the curriculum. Additionally, all the disciplines are taught to IBDP students with a breadth and depth which makes learning more intense and helps students realize their potential.
IGCSE stands for International General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is an internationally accepted certificate that is equal to GCSE in the UK. All boards and universities accept IGCSE as an equivalent of Grade 10 in CBSE or any other state or national board. Over 400 schools in India offer IGCSE curriculum with the number crossing 5000 at a global level.
The fundamental idea behind the IGCSE curriculum is to allow students to engage with different subjects and form real connections between them for a wider perspective. The aim is to motivate students to develop skills of inquiry, creative thinking, and problem-solving, as a base for advanced study.
IGSCE is ideal for students aged 13 to 15.
Group 1: Languages (First Language, Second Language, Foreign Language, etc)
Group 2: Humanities and Social Sciences (Geography, English Literature, History, etc)
Group 3: Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc)
Group 4: Mathematics (Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, etc)
Group 5: Creative, Technical, and Vocational (Accounting, Business Studies, Computer Studies, Music, etc)
Cambridge IGCSE exams are conducted in the month of February in India and in May and October in other countries, and the results are released in May, August, and January respectively.
While other traditional boards focus on rote learning and memorising, IGCSE gives importance to acquiring holistic knowledge. The students get to learn the concepts in-depth while developing skills that will help them during the advanced study. Also, the traditional approach of a uni-dimensional curriculum limits the understanding of subjects whereas the multidisciplinary approach of IGCSE helps the students grow with a global mindset.
IGCSE is recognised by most of the leading Universities worldwide including top Indian Universities.
Assessments are not limited to conventional written exams. They consist of oral and listening tests in certain subjects. A student has to pass 5 subjects in order to earn the IGCSE certificate. A student who attempts and passes 7 or more subjects is awarded the prestigious ICE (International Certificate of Education).
A student who has passed IGCSE is eligible for any 10+2 level qualification like Local Boards PUC or CBSE/ISC. Or International higher secondary programmes like IBDP and AS/A levels (UK)
All recognized universities accept students with IGCSE/AS/A level qualifications. As per the Association of Indian Universities, five passes at IGCSE with Grade A, B or C and minimum of two passes at the A level examination of the British examining bodies is equivalent to +2 stage qualification which is the minimum eligibility requirement for admission to Bachelor degree programmes at Indian Universities.
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The admissions to Knowledgeum Academy are purely based on students’ merit and performance in Knowledgeum Aptitude Test (KAT). The aspirants who clear the entrance examination will be eligible to take admissions at Knowledgeum Academy.
Yes. It is compulsory to take up KAT to get an opportunity for studying at Knowledgeum Academy.
Yes. All the selected candidates of the Knowledgeum Aptitude Test will be awarded the scholarship which will be waived in their tuition fee.
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