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International Teaching Programmes & PYP, IGCSE & IBDP curriculum - Hill Spring International School, Mumbai

IBDP

IBDP PROGRAMME (GRADES XI – XII)

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) – (Grades XI & XII)

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.

Advantages of IBDP:

Universities worldwide recognize the outstanding qualities of IB Diploma Programme students.

  • 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.

Unique learning opportunities of the IBDP:

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:

  • 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.

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Internationally recognized standards

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

 

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Subject groups offered at Hill Spring International School

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Band Subjects Group Levels available
Mandatory
(Choose one from each group)
1 English A : Literature
1
Higher Level

Standard Level

English Language &  Literature
1
Higher Level
Standard Level
2 Hindi
2
Higher Level
Standard Level
French B
2
Standard Level
French ab initio
2
Standard Level
Spanish ab initio
2
Standard Level
3 Mathematics
5
Higher Level

Standard Level

Mathematical Studies
5
Standard Level
Choose any three subjects, each from a different band 4 Biology
4
Higher Level

Standard Level

Physics
4
Higher Level
Standard Level
Environmental Systems  & Societies (ESS)
4
Standard Level
5 Business Management
3
Higher Level

Standard Level

Economics
3
Higher Level

Standard Level

Global Politics
3
Higher Level

Standard Level

6 Theatre
6
Higher Level
Standard Level
Visual Arts
6
Higher Level

Standard Level

Chemistry
4
Higher Level

Standard Level

7 ITGS
3
Higher Level
Standard Level
Psychology
3
Higher Level
Standard Level
Computer Science
4
Higher Level
Standard Level