Private schools across India are affiliated to different boards of education, the most common of which are the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). More recently, the Indian students also got an option to follow the Cambridge school programmes that have been adopted by several educational institutions worldwide.
Amity Global School, Gurgaon has also chosen to offer the International Baccalaureate® (IB) courses due to their distinct pedagogic rigour and the special emphasis on personal development of students.
The IB Diploma Program in Cambridge schools is for students in Grades 11th and 12th, in the age group of 16 to 19 years.
Here are some reasons why candidates who have successfully appeared for their 10th Standard exams would want to complete the last two years of their school education in India with the IB Diploma Programme:
1- Ease of college admissions
The IB Diploma is recognised by most of the universities and colleges around the globe. For admission in graduation courses abroad, it is accepted more often than the certifications issued by other education boards in India.
2- More success with scholarship
Students from IB schools also have more chances of getting selected for scholarships in international varsities. They can fund a substantial part of their college education with these academic grants.
3- Wider knowledge base
IB Diploma students do not depend on a few text books to acquire knowledge. They take up a variety of assignments and explore a number of issues that are locally and globally relevant. The combination of different learning methodologies helps them to gain in-depth understanding of multiple disciplines. IB Diploma course also includes a ‘second language’, the study of which helps students to get better prepared for college education and careers in other countries.
4- Development of independent thinkers
The IB Diploma course, like other Cambridge programmes, has been tailored to develop independent thinking in children. While offering this curriculum, Amity Global School continually involves its students in special activities that encourage them to drive their own learning.
5- Knowledge acquisition becomes a lifelong process
Students who pass out from IB affiliated schools also get into the habit of lifelong learning. They are trained to examine and understand new concepts, read enlightening books and participate in community development programs that make them constant learners.
6- Creating risk takers
IB students are trained not to be scared of uncertainties and difficult times. By taking their own decisions in a variety of projects, they become independent inquirers and risk takers. They enthusiastically explore new ideas and have the confidence to express their beliefs.
7- Rooted in ethics and principles
The IB programmes at all levels inspire learners to become principled and caring individuals. As a part of the regular curriculum, students visit charity organisations such as orphanages, homes for old or differently-abled people and animal shelters. Interactions with different communities and the less-privileged help them to become more empathetic and generous in life.
By studying in a school with globally honoured curriculum, IB students also become more liberal minded. Student delegations from other countries give them opportunities to comprehend and appreciate cultures and languages. They keep growing with unique experiences in and outside the class.
Would you want your children to study in a school that makes them global citizens with knowledge of what matters in our changing world? Connect with Amity Global School, Gurgaon at firstname.lastname@example.org to know more about the IB programmes.