A good education is one of the biggest gifts that you can give your child. Of course, choosing the right school isn’t always straightforward, and there are quite a few factors that you will need to consider, including which curriculum is the most suitable one for your child. There are three main options to choose from – International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP), American AP, and the British A Levels. Here are 3 things you need to know about the IBDP offered at EtonHouse, Singapore.
How did the IB Diploma start?
The IB Diploma was started in 1968 by a group of 10 international schools with the aim of making it an internationally acceptable university admissions qualification especially catering to the mobile population of young people. Of course, it continues to gain popularity among governments, universities, schools, students, and parents because of its international focus and holistic approach.
What subjects does the IB Diploma cover? The subjects are divided into six groups, and students must study subjects in all these groups. Here’s a breakdown:
Group 1 – Studies in Language and Literature
Group 2 – Language Acquisition
Group 3 – Individuals and Societies
Group 4 – Experimental Sciences
Group 5 – Mathematics
Group 6 – The Arts
Students have to pick three subjects at a higher level (HL), requiring them to demonstrate greater knowledge and skills and three at a standard level (SL). They can also choose to study an additional subject from Groups 1-5 (e.g., pick an additional science) and skip Group 6 depending on their interests. They are also expected to complete the core elements of Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS), Extended Essay (EE), and Theory of Knowledge. This holistic approach is what is truly unique about the IB Diploma Programme.
Is the IB Diploma globally recognized by universities?
The short answer – Yes! There are now 4783 IB Diploma schools across the world, 1.5 million Diploma graduates in 136 countries and that number continues to multiply!
The IB Diploma programme is global and holistic making it a great asset for any young individual.
It's great for kids whose parents are part of the world of diplomacy, international and multi-national organisations and constantly on the move.
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