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The International Baccalaureate (abbreviated as IB) was founded in the year 1968. Formerly, it was known as
the International Baccalaureate Organisation; abbreviated as IBO. It is an international educational institute
having its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
The IB programs are different in their stature as they take great care in nurturing the inquisitive nature of kids.
By satiating their curiosity levels, the IB programs are a crucial factor of the motivation behind the success of
any children.
IB programs also rely heavily on the aspects of intercultural understanding and respect. It enables them to make
sure that the framework designed by them can operate in an efficient manner with the national curriculum of all
Brief History and Current Scenario
The history of International Baccalaureate or IB dates back in the mid of 1960’s. A group of teachers from the
International School of Geneva designed the International Schools Examinations Syndicate, commonly known
as ISES. With time, it was shortened into International Baccalaureate Organization. Now, it is popularly known
as IB or International Baccalaureate.
The IB offers four educational programs in the form of IB Middle Years Program, IB Diploma Program, IB
Career-related program and IB Primary Years Program. In this context, it is interesting to note that in order to
teach these programs, the educational institutions and schools need to be recognized by the IBO.
In India, the IB World School began from the year 1976. Since then, there are around 147 IB World schools,
and 240 universities recognize IB. This programs play a crucial role in spreading the light of proper education.
With the help of the IB programs, the students are learning to take responsibility and understanding how knowledge
is constructed.

Course Curriculum of IB
The curriculum of IB comprises of six subject groups and is made up of three essential components that are
beneficial in the development of children. The IB World School offers Primary Years Programme, Middle Years
Programme, and Diploma Programme.
The curriculum of IB is designed in such a manner that it broadens the educational experience of the children and
motivates them to apply their skills and knowledge. The three core elements that form the crux of the IB
curriculum are:
  1.  Theory of Knowledge
  2.  The extended essay 
  3.  Creativity, Service, Activity 
In Theory of Knowledge, students introspect on the nature of knowledge they have received. The extended
essay is also known as a self-directed piece of research. On the other hand, the last core element is the one in
which students complete a project that is associated with the three concepts. The six subjects that form an
integral part of an IB curriculum are:
  1. Language
  2. Literature
  3. Science
  4. Mathematics
  5. Arts 
  6. Societies    
Academic Term of IB programs
IB programs usually pose challenges before students so that they can excel in their studies. In the course of
pursuing an IB program, a student continuously develops his or her personal and academic achievement.
The curriculum is designed in such a manner that it takes the load off the minds of the students and continuously
motivates them to put their best foot forward. IB programs comprise of various academic terms in the form of
Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program, Career Related Program and Diploma Program.
Assessments and Evaluations    
The IB assesses the work of the students as the direct confirmation of their achievement against the aims and
objectives of its courses. The results of the students are determined by the set standards.
The IB utilises both internal and external assignments. In external assessments, the student is tested with
essays, short answer questions, structured problems and text answer questions. In an internal assessment,
the student is tested with oral work in languages, art performance, lab work, mathematical investigations
and geography fieldwork.
Admission Process to an IB program
There are three IB Programs; for (PYP) Primary Years Programme (aged for students between 3-12), students
undergo a round of personal interview with the coordinator which is followed by a discussion session with
the principal. In case of Middle Years Programme, (aged for students between 11-16) the students should
complete their PYP. After completing MYP, students are eligible for DP (Diploma Program) or CP
(Career-related Program). The Diploma Programme is for students aged between 16-19. For all of the above
Programme, the school should be authorised.

Acceptance of IB in Higher education
Since the mid-1980's, the IB Diploma Course has been identified by over 1,800 institutions worldwide.
Moreover, the middle years programme designed by IB is also given great preference. while choosing higher
education. The IB is constantly working with institutions and higher education community to ensure that the
IB students are recognised for the skills and knowledge they have earned. In fact, is seen equivalent to with
grade 10 examinations conducted by Indian educational Boards such as CBSE and ICSE.
From the above-mentioned points, it is quite clear that IB carries the same importance as that of any Indian
Educational Board's Curriculum. However, one prominent factor that sets it apart from the crowd is its unique
student-friendly curriculum. The curriculum of IB has been designed in such a manner that it takes a lot of stress
away from the minds of young learners.   


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