DETAILS OF IB BOARD 2018: ELIGIBILITY, RESULT
- IB Board stands for International Baccalaureate Organization Board.
- This is actually a non-profit organization working in the educational niche.
- The organization is based in Geneva at Switzerland.
- Even though it is based in Geneva, it is an international organization that is not connected with any specific nation.
- It is free of any educational, political, or national agendas.
- The great thing about this board of education is that it offers high-quality educational courses of international education to the international community of schools.
- The schools functioning under this board offer three different courses for children aged between 3 and 19 years.
- The aim of these courses is to develop the social, emotional, personal, and intellectual skills of students.
- Children will learn how to live and work in a rapidly globalising world from this board.
Courses offered by IB Schools:
- There is nearly 6 lakh IB student from around 2200 schools in across 125 countries in the world.
- The IB has three courses on offer that are as follows:
1. For Kindergarten to Class 5 Called as the PYP for Primary Years Program
2. For class 6 to 10 called as MYP or Middle Years Program
3. For Classes XI and XII, the course on offer under IB called as the DP or the Diploma Program
How Are IB Schools Different from Other Boards?
- The courses offered under IB are application-based and they are more of practical nature.
- The programs are known for their broader spectrum of subjects that ensures all-round development of kids.
- The examinations conducted by this board tests the knowledge of students and not their speed and memory.
- Until the middle years program, which means class 10, there are no externally evaluated examinations under IB.
- The attention of this board is on ‘how to learn’ as against ‘what to learn’.
- Even though the purpose of this system of education is to create international citizens, but the method of education followed can be well-integrated with that of the local curriculum.
- In the IB diploma course, students have the option to choose Hindi as their second language.
- As compared to many other educational boards in India, the curriculum in IB is more challenging. This applies not just to state boards, but also to ICSE and CBSE boards.
- The challenge is with respect to the quality of works given to the students and quantity does not matter.
What are IB World Schools?
- The term ‘IB World Schools’ denote educational institutions that are recognized by the International Baccalaureate Organization and they follow the curriculum framed by IB.
- There are just 40 IB Schools in India and parents can find the list of schools along with the course that is on offer in each school from the following web link that belongs to official IB Board- http://www.ibo.org/programmes/find-an-ib-school/?SearchFields.Region=&SearchFields.Country=IN&SearchFields.Keywords=&SearchFields.Language=&SearchFields.BoardingFacilities=&SearchFields.SchoolGender
- This list is obtained by searching for India in the search for IB world schools in the official website.