The IB Preparation Program

The IB Diploma Program is a two-year program in an international school system available for students aged 16-19 years of age. The IB certificate is accepted by universities around the world.

The IB Diploma Programme is a two-year program conducted in international high schools around the world in order to set a globally accepted standard of evaluating students’ skills in various subjects. Through the course, the 16-19 year olds will receive an understanding of their academic skills, and also a cultural understanding of how their culture exists in relations to others.

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IB Diploma Consists of 6 Subjects

  1. Language A1
  2. Individual and Societies
  3. Mathematics and Computer Science
  4. The Arts
  5. Experimental Science
  6. Second Language

The requirement for the diploma is for the student to take three higher level courses in a total of no less than 240 hours, and another three standard level courses in a total of no less than 150 hours.

The Requirements of the IB Diploma Programme Also Include

  1. Extended Essay: The student writes a 4,000 word extended essay of their chosen topic in which they are able to do research in and able to continue to pursue in their university years
  2. Theory of Knowledge: This course delves into the nature and relationship of how concepts are learned, how cultures are understood, and how knowledge can be transferred.
  3. Creativity, Action, Service (CAS): The objective of the CAS Programme is to create an aspect of productivity and responsibility in the student’s portfolio. They can get involved in a creative cause such as an art project, or a socially responsible one such as charity projects.

The IB Diploma Programme Can Be Completed by Passing of the Six Subjects Involving:

  • That one subject is selected from categories 1 through 5, and another from categories 1, 2, 3, 4, or 6.
  • At least three of these subjects are taken at the Higher Level (HL) and the rest in Standard Level (SL). The HL in total is about 240 class hours, and the SL a total of 150 class hours.

Advantages of the IB Programme

The IB Diploma Programme is accepted globally and is used for applications to universities around the world. The IB Diploma Programme has developed its course in order to assist students to flourish in their respective talents.

The IB headquarters has gathered the criteria for admissions of various universities all over the world and has made it available for public use through their IB secure website. Students can use the site to give them more information about their desired university.

IB Examinations take place twice a year, in May and in November, with students sitting 2-3 Papers per subject. Subjects which are failed or not satisfying can be re-taken at a maximum of 3 times. Students are only eligible to sit the IB examinations if they are attending a high school offering the IB curriculum.

The IB Test Format

The IB uses both external and internal assessment in the the IB Diploma Programme DP.

External Assessment

Examinations form the basis of the assessment for most courses. This is because of their high levels of objectivity and reliability.

They include:

  • Essays
  • Structured problems
  • Short-response questions
  • Data-response questions
  • Text-response questions
  • Case-study questions
  • Multiple-choice questions – though these are rarely used.

External Assessment

Teacher assessment is also used for most courses. This includes:

  • Oral work in languages
  • Fieldwork in geography
  • Laboratory work in the sciences
  • Investigations in mathematics
  • Artistic performances.

External Assessment

The IB Preparation Program at BSM Tutor  will customize the tutorial  plans according to the need of the students. Whatever areas  that students needs to build upon or focus on in order  to prompt them for taking the test,  BSM Tutor will readily help the students to meet their desired academic goal.  The students will gain the  techniques and acquire the knowledge needed to master the IB  test.  Consultation hours are also included in each session by the IB teachers who are attentive, knowledgeable, and strategically plan and approach the teaching and the learning for the students to achieve success in their IB academic journey.

BSM Tutor is very capable of assisting students with their struggles. The teachers put effort to ensure that you will achieve good result in your subject. The learning environment is very pleasant and I feel comfortable learning here. I like BSM Tutor and I think everyone should choose here for best academic tutorials.

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