The IBDP was first established in 1968 by teachers from the International School of Geneva. The programme was designed for students aged 16-19 to provide them with a balanced education and promote an international understanding. Innovative, committed teachers and examiners from around the world have since played a significant role in the development of the programme.
Through the DP, schools can develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically Are bilingual excel in traditional academic subjects explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course.
Each student is required to enroll for six IB courses, with one subject taken from groups 1 to 5 and one from Group 6 or any other group within the curriculum model.
Group 1: Language A ( Language and Literature) Group 2: Second Language (Language and Acquisition) Group 3: Individuals and Societies Group 4: Experimental Sciences Group 5: Mathematics Group 6: Arts OR One Subject from Group 1 Important to mention that IBDP students are required to take their 6 selected subjects at different levels; High Level (HL) or Standard Level (SL). A student cannot take more than three subjects at any given level. Taking a course at HL or SL is contingent on the student’s passion and prospective university course selections.
The TOK Program enhances students' and educators’ critical thinking, deepening their understanding of content and connections across disciplines. It allows them to reflect on the nature of knowledge and how we know what we claim to know.
The EE improves students’ approach to learning in higher education through an independent self-directed 4,000-word piece of research. Creativity, Activity, and Service: This project helps students develop an ethic of service, and become more caring, open-minded and reflective. It encourages students to embark on impactful projects in their communities. Successful fulfillment of the IBDP requirements affords students the chance to graduate with a prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma recognized globally.
While most of the IBDP courses entail a written examination, some subject areas require students to complete externally assessed coursework whose components include: essays structured problems short-response questions data-response questions text-response questions case-study questions multiple-choice questions Certain components of the DP core will also require students to produce their own course work which constitutes the Internal Assessments.
These comprise: Oral work in languages field work in geography Laboratory work in the sciences Investigations in Mathematics Artistic performances.
Association International School is a University Preparatory School and thus prepares students for studies in post-secondary institutions worldwide. The Counseling department provides a wide range of services to its students. These services include: – University selection and applications – Scholarship/financial aid applications – Guest lecture and speaker series – Campus tours – Accommodation advice – Career guidance – Visa counseling – University fairs and visits College counseling starts with students from grades 7-12. Students are advised on their course selections based on where their career interests lie. Towards the end of the academic year, students begin to plan/register for their IB courses. They are also encouraged to research and or visit as many colleges as possible during the summer break. The counseling department organizes regular workshops and seminars to orient the students on university application processes. Students then take the April ACT or the May SAT towards the close of the second semester. The same opportunity is given in June for students who wish to take more SAT subject tests. Over the summer break, students are encouraged to do the following Create/Modify Resume Work on College Essay Research and visit colleges Create a college list and a financial strategy for college In grade 12, the application process becomes more intense