IB Diploma Programme
Among the many high school/ senior school qualifications around the globe, the IB Diploma Programme (DP) has over the years earned the distinction of being one of the most challenging and broadest in focus.
The IB DP incorporates the best elements of many national systems without being based on any single one.
The programme requires students to study atleast one subject from the humanities (social sciences), two languages, an experimental science, maths and the arts.
An indepth research component (extended essay), an epistemology course (titled Theory of Knowledge) and Creativity, activity and service to the school community and beyond link the subjects together, encouraging students to reflect on their values and recognise those of others.
The IB Diploma Program
The aim of the DP at MBIS is the all round development of students intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially, so that when they graduate from school they are ready for active world citizenship.
Students are required to opt for a total of 6 subjects of 3 should be at the Higher Level and 3 at the Standard Level. Besides these, all students must meet the core requirements to be eligible for the IB Diploma. This includes (a) Theory of Knowledge – a course that encourages students to learn more about the nature of knowledge and also critically evaluate the sources through which we obtain knowledge; (b) Extended Essay – an independent research thesis that students write in any one of their six subjects. Finally, to develop compassion and empathy, all students would be engaged in (c) Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) activities over the two years of the DP. CAS moves student learning from inside the classroom to outside (within the community we live in).
Overall, the six subjects and the three core elements allow students to develop holistically ready to make a successful transition into their preferred institution of higher learning whilst at the same time also having been sensitised to the needs to people in the community who may not be as priveleged as they are.
Subjects we offer at MBIS:
- English A Language & Literature HL & SL
- French Ab Initio SL
- Hindi B HL/SL
- French B SL
- Business Management HL & SL
- Economics HL & SL
- Psychology HL & SL
- Physics HL & SL
- Chemistry HL & SL
- Biology HL & SL
- Environmental Systems & Societies SL
- Mathematics HL & SL
- Mathematical Studies SL
- Visual Arts HL & SL
The IB Learner Profile
“The aim of the IB Diploma Programme is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.”
As IB Learners our students strive to be:
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
We express ourselves con¬dently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate e ectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive di erence in the lives of others and in the world around us.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
The IB learner pro¬le represents 10 attributes valued by MBIS. We strongly believe these attributes, can help our students become responsible members of local, national and global communities.
- Our students after achieving their IB diploma have secured admissions in universities that include
- Mumbai University
- Kaplan Financial-UK
- Rhein Waal University of Applied Science-Germany
- Middlesex University
- Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts-Pune
- Sheridan College-Canada
- International Institute for Aerospace Engineering and Management (IIAEM)-Bangalore
- Heriot-Watt University-Dubai
- Brock University-Canada
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- SEGi University, Damansara, Malaysia
- Whistling Woods International Film School-Mumbai etc
Learner Profile Sourced from – IB Public Website (www.ibo.org)