IBDP

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The Universal School is an IB World School offering International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

IBDP is a two-year pre-university course (grades 11 and 12) offered to students aged 16 to 19. Students from any board (State Board/ ICSE/ CBSE/ IGCSE/MYP) are eligible to join this programme. The Diploma Programme encourages students to think critically and develop into responsible citizens having a global perspective. The curriculum is comprehensive and balanced coupled with assessments that enhance intellectual rigor and help students connect classroom learning with the outside world and real-life experiences. Diploma Programme graduates develop into lifelong learners and are trained to approach unfamiliar situations with confidence.

The IB Diploma Programme with its demanding academic standards has high acceptance in Universities and Colleges in India and abroad.

Career Counselling is an integral part of this programme. Students are guided on higher education pathways through career guidance workshops and on-campus visits of Indian and foreign universities. One-on-one support is provided to students for their university search, application process, and placement.

IBDP Subjects

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum sets out the requirements for study of the DP.
The curriculum is made up of the DP core and six subject groups.
Made up of the three required components, the DP core  aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills in real life situations.

The three core elements are:

  • Theory of knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
  • The extended essay, which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word essay or research paper.
  • Creativity, activity, service, in which students complete a project related to those three concepts.

The Six Subject Groups

Group

Subject

HL (240 hrs)

SL (150 hrs)

1. Studies in Language & Literature

English A: Language & Literature

2. Language Acquisition

Hindi B

French B

 

French Ab Initio

 

Spanish Ab Initio

 

3. Individuals and Societies

Business Management

Economics

Psychology

Information Technology in a Global Society

Environmental Systems & Societies

 

4. Sciences

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

Computer Science

Environmental Systems & Societies

 

5. Mathematics

Analysis and Approaches

Applications and Interpretations

6. The Arts

Visual Arts

Pick one subject from each group (3 HL & 3 SL), HL – 240 hrs & SL – 150 hrs.

Students not interested in Visual Arts may pick one more subject from Group 3 or 4

Opt for Mathematics HL, if you have scored a B or higher grade(A/A*) in IGCSE Math or above 80% in Grade 10 Mathematics.

 

 

Assessments

IB philosophy advocates the assessment of learning, for learning and as learning. Our comprehensive assessment cycle for IBDP is an ongoing exercise throughout the program, covering formative and summative components. Qualitative,as well as quantitative feedback, is given to the learners after each assessment.

DP1 
Cycle Tests (Formative + Summative) and End of Semester Exams (Summative)

DP2 
Class Tests (Formative + Summative), Booster Examination (Summative) and DP Mock Examinations (Summative) before the Final IBDP Examination in May.