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Let us first understand the IB (International Baccalaureate) education system structure. This system offers four different programmes at different levels for students between the ages of 3 and 19 years.
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) includes the following subjects:
Students in the DP programme choose one subject from each of the six ‘Subject Groups’ listed below:
The IB MYP is a 5-year program and requires a teaching of at least 50 hours/year for each of the following eight subjects covered during the programme.
The purpose of the MYP is to prepare the students for the 2 years IB Diploma programme. The MYP encourages the students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.
IB MYP curriculum offers the above eight subject groups and requires at least 50 hours of teaching hours for each subject group in each year of the curriculum. In the years 4 and 5, the students have the option to take six out of the eight subject groups within certain limits, considering the local requirement needs and the individual student leaning needs. Each year, the students also engage in at least on inter disciplinary unit, involving at least two subject groups.
Students demonstrate interdisciplinary understanding when they merge concepts, methods, and forms of communication from two or more disciplines, enabling them to explain a phenomenon, solve a problem, create a product, or raise a new question that would have been unlikely when dealing with just one discipline. This collaborative planning is important and encourages critical thinking in the students and understand complex issues or ideas better.
The MYP students also complete a long-term project – where they experience the responsibility of completing a significant piece of task over an extended period of time.
MYP projects are student centred and enable the students to engage in practical explorations through a cycle of inquiry, action and reflect.
Both the projects aim to demonstrate the skills, attitude and knowledge required to complete them over an extended period of time. The students get involved in self-initiated, and self-driving learning process.
The IB uses both internal and optional external assessment (eAssessment). In the MYP.
The internal assessment focusses on task created and marked by classroom teachers who are well equipped to make judgments about the student achievements.
The personal project completed by the student completed in the year 5 is externally validated by the IB.
Apart from this schools can opt for an external assessment (eAssessment) in all the other elements of the programme. Once the school registers for the eAssessment, the student can opt for any of these two types of examinations.
The ePortifolios are marked by the classroom teachers and the IB examiners assess the sample portfolios in order to moderate results to international students.
The IB MYP certificate and the IB MYP bilingual certificate are available to students who have the completed the balanced course of study for middle level learners. These awards represent meaningful, IB-validated recognition of the students’ achievements and their preparation of future study.
Candidates for the internationally recognized IB MYP certificate must complete
The maximum total score for IB MYP certificate is 56 points, with a grade from 1-7 assigned for each subject group. Students must achieve a total of at least 28 points, with a grade of 3 or higher in each of the eAssessment component to be eligible for the IB MYP certificate. If the student completes more than one eAssessment for a particular subject group, the highest available grade is considered.
The IB issues results on 1st August for May examinations and 1st February for November examinations.
There is only one annual fee, per programme with being an IB world school.
The course Fees for the academic year starting September 2022 are below. The fees are valid until August 2023.
|Programme||Price Annually (US dollars)||Price Annually (Singapore dollars)||Price Annually (Euro)||Duration|
|IB PYP||8,520||10,130||6,070||6 years|
|IB MYP||10,050||11,945||7,160||5 years|
|IB DP||11,650||13,865||8,300||2 years|
Schools seeking authorization to offer or more IB curriculums, pay fees during the authorization process.
These costs cover all aspects of the authorization procedure, including inspections to the school, reports, and assistance from IB staff. While applying for candidacy, the schools are assigned a currency by the IB. The subsequent payments to the IB must be made only in that currency. All fees are non-refundable. The fees for the application of candidacy in America is 4000 USD, All Asia-Pacific regions pay in Singapore Dollars and the fees is 6100 SD and IN Europe is 3030 Euro.
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