IB DP Curriculum School in Gurgaon
The IB Diploma Programme is among the most prestigious pre-university courses in the World. It is a two year course and examinations are taken at the end of Grade 12. It is designed to provide a holistic approach towards education. This approach nurtures not just academic excellence, but also civic responsibility, articulateness and international understanding. Very early streaming often leaves students at a disadvantage in a rapidly changing World. IBDP mandates a broad based curriculum that covers all basic disciplines and also offers opportunity for increased focus in chosen ones. Essential features include the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and the CAS component.
The Diploma has been designed as a comprehensive curriculum and is based on the pattern of no single country but incorporates the best elements of many. Responsive to the demands of an inter-connected world which demands critical thinking and problem solving, it is a uniquely balanced and challenging programme which prepares students for university and life beyond.
IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (Grade 11 - 12) at Pathways World School, Gurgaon
The IB Diploma Programme is the most prestigious pre-university course in the world, designed to nurture academic excellence, civic responsibility, articulacy and international understanding. The IB Programme also develops superior analytical and study skills, so much so that many first-class universities, especially in North America, allow an IB Diploma holder to enter Year Two of a four year bachelor's course, thus saving a full year's tuition fees. The IB Diploma is a two year course in school and the examination is taken at the end of Grade 12. Designed as a comprehensive curriculum which allows its graduates to fulfill requirements of various national education systems including that of India, the Diploma is based on the pattern of no single country, but incorporates the best elements of many.
As the diagram shows, the course is divided into a central core and six academic subjects. At the core are three components:
Students should take 3 higher level and 3 standard level subjects to fulfill the criteria of Diploma program. Student must take one subject from each group. Students can take 3 science subjects, for that prior approval is required from IB.
Students are allowed to take any other subject either from group 3 or 4 if Visual Art in Group 6 is not taken.
EVSS SL is an interdisciplinary subject available in Group 3 & 4.
Literature & Performance SL is also an interdisciplinary subject available in Group 1 and 6.
Students are not allowed to take the following combination.
|Group 1 Language & Literature)||Group 2 (Language Acquisition)||Group 3 (Individual &Societies)||Group 4 (Sciences)||Group 5 (Mathematics)||Group 6 (The Arts)|
|English A: Language & Literature HL/SL||English B: HL/SL||Economics HL/SL||Biology HL/SL||Mathematics HL||Visual Art HL/SL|
|English A: Literature HL/SL||Hindi B: HL/SL||Business & Management HL/SL||Chemistry HL/SL||Mathematics SL||Dance SL**|
|Hindi A: Literature HL/SL||Spanish B: HL/SL||History HL/SL||Physics HL/SL||Mathematical Studies SL|
|Self-Taught SL||French B HL/SL||Geography HL/SL||Design Technology HL/SL|
|Spanish Ab Initio SL||Psychology HL/SL||Computer Science HL/SL|
|French Ab Initio SL||World Religion SL**||Sports, Exercise & Health Science SL|
|Information Technology in a Global Society HL/SL||Environmental Systems & Societies SL*|
|Global Politics SL|
**Anticipated subjects to be completed in the first year of the diploma program
Grading at Pathways follows the IB pattern where IB subjects are graded on the scale 1(lowest) to 7(highest) where a Grade 4 is considered to be pass.