IBDP PROGRAMME (GRADES XI - XII)
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) - (Grades XI & XII)
Advantages of IBDP:
At Hill Spring International School the IBDP programme aims to equip its students with the necessary skills and attitudes by offering a comprehensive and challenging academic programme and allowing students to gain real life experience beyond the homeroom.
Universities worldwide recognize the outstanding qualities of IB Diploma Programme students.
Unique learning opportunities of the IBDP:
- The Programme encourages students to discuss and debate on real world issues from an international perspective to build their personality and confidence.
- It enhances the students’ leadership qualities and develops their character by encouraging participation in local and global community programmes through CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service) activities.
- Strengthens the spirit of internationalism and teaches students to communicate in other languages and appreciate them.
At the heart of the programme are three core requirements that are integral to the curriculum that make the IB Diploma Programme unique alongside the six subjects which are offered to the students:
Internationally recognized standards:
- Theory of Knowledge (TOK) - an internally and externally assessed interdisciplinary component that explores the different concepts of knowledge found in the subject areas. IB Diploma Programme students study six subjects simultaneously, therefore TOK teachers can, for example, ask their students to compare a historian’s approach to problem solving with that of a scientist or an artist.
- Extended essay - an externally assessed, independent research assignment of 4,000 words in one of the six subject areas. This is one of the ways in which IB Diploma Programme students can specialize in a certain subject area and prepare for university studies.
- Creativity,Activity and Service(CAS) - a minimum of 150 hours of participation over the two years in creative, physical and service activities in the local community. The CAS requirement allows students to gain real-life experience beyond the homeroom.
Assessment is varied and takes place over two years, with final examinations in each subject. Students’ work is assessed by an international board of examiners, who are themselves rigorously trained and monitored by the International Baccalaureate (IB).
Subjects are scored on a 1-7 scale with a further three points available for Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay. Students who display good levels of performance across all six subjects and achieve a minimum of 24 points (out of a possible 45) are awarded the diploma. All others receive a certificate for each of the subjects completed.
For more details visit: www.ibo.org
SUBJECTS OFFERED AT HSIS
Group 1: Studies in language and literature
Group 2: Language Acquisition
- English A: Literature HL
- English A: Literature SL
- English A: Language and Literature HL
- English A: Language and Literature SL
Group 3: Individuals and societies
- French ab initio SL
- French B SL
- Hind HL
- Hindi SL
- Spanish ab initio SL
Group 4: Sciences
- Business Management HL
- Business Management SL
- Economics HL
- Economics SL
- Global Politics HL
- Global Politics SL
- History HL
- History SL
- Information Technology in a Global Society HL
- Information Technology in a Global Society SL
- Psychology HL
- Psychology SL
Group 5: Mathematics
- Biology HL
- Biology SL
- Chemistry HL
- Chemistry SL
- Computer Science HL
- Computer Science SL
- Environmental systems and societies SL
- Physics HL
- Physics SL
Group 6: The arts
- Mathematics HL
- Mathematics SL
- Theatre HL
- Theatre SL
- Visual Arts HL
- Visual Arts SL