IB Diploma Programme

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Among the many high school/senior school qualifications around the globe, the IB Diploma school Programme (DP) has earned the distinction over the years of being one of the most challenging and broadest in student focus.

The IGCSE school DP incorporates the best elements of different national systems to expand the horizons of education. 

The programme requires the students to study at least one subject from the humanities (social sciences), two languages, an experimental science, mathematics, and the arts.

The course includes an in-depth research component (extended essay), an epistemology course (titled Theory of Knowledge) and creativity, activity and service to the school community and much more that links the subjects together, encouraging students to reflect on their values and recognize those of others.

The IB Diploma Program

The aim of the IB diploma school at MBIS is to provide all-round development to the students, intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially, so that when they graduate from school, they are ready for active world citizenship and can face challenges head-on.

Students are required to opt for a total of 6 subjects, out of which 3 should be at a higher level and 3 at the standard level. Aside from that, all students must meet the core requirements to be eligible for the best IB school. This includes the following:

Theory of Knowledge – A course that encourages students to learn more about the nature of knowledge and to critically evaluate the sources through which we obtain knowledge.
Extended Essay – An independent research thesis that students are to write in any one of their six subjects.
CAS – Finally, to develop a sense of compassion and empathy, all students are encouraged to engage in creativity, activity, and service over the two years of DP. CAS allows the students to take their learning process outside the classroom and within the community we live in.

Overall, the six subjects and the three core elements allows all the IB school 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 sensitized to the needs of people in the community who may not be as privileged as they are.

Subjects we offer at MBIS:

Group 1
English A Language & Literature HL & SL

Group 2
French Ab Initio SL
Hindi B HL/SL
French B SL

Group 3
Business Management HL & SL
Economics HL & SL
Psychology HL & SL

Group 4
Physics HL & SL
Chemistry HL & SL
Biology HL & SL
Environmental Systems & Societies SL

Group 5
Mathematics HL & SL
Mathematical Studies SL

Group 6
Visual Arts HL & SL

THE IB LEARNER PROFILE
“The aim of this IB Diploma school in Mumbai 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:

INQUIRERS
We nurture a sense of curiosity as well as development skills for inquiry and research. We strive to learn independently and with others as a team, i.e. to learn with enthusiasm and sustain the love of learning throughout life.

KNOWLEDGEABLE
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.

THINKERS
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiatives in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

COMMUNICATORS
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

PRINCIPLED
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. As one of the best IB diploma schools in Mumbai, we take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

OPEN-MINDED
We 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.

CARING
We show empathy, compassion, and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

RISK-TAKERS
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.

BALANCED
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives – intellectual, physical, and emotional – to achieve a sense of well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world we live in.

REFLECTIVE
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 profile represents 10 attributes valued by MBIS. We strongly believe these attributes can help our students become responsible members of local, national and global communities.

Further Education

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)

Curriculum:

Students are required to select a total of 6 subjects, out of which 3 should be at a higher level and 3 at the standard level. In addition to these subjects, all students study Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essays and Creativity, Activity & Service programs.

Group Subjects
Group 1 English A Language & Literature SL & HL
Group 2 French Ab Initio SL
Hindi B HL/SL
French B SL
Group 3 Business Management HL & SL
Economics HL & SL
Psychology HL & SL
Group 4 Physics HL & SL
Chemistry HL & SL
Biology HL & SL
Environmental Systems & Societies SL
Group 5 Mathematics: Application HL and SL
Mathematics: Analysis HL and SL
Group 6 Visual Arts HL & SL

Core Elements:

  • Theory of Knowledge – A course that encourages students to learn more about the nature of knowledge and to critically evaluate the sources through which we obtain knowledge.
  • Extended Essay – An independent research project in any one of their six subjects.
  • CAS –To develop a sense of compassion and empathy, all students are encouraged to engage in creativity, activity, and service over the two years of the Diploma program. CAS allows the students to take their learning process outside the classroom and within the community we live in.

Teaching and Learning Approach:

The IB Diploma Programme at MBIS aims to provide all-round development to the students – intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially and prepares them to be global citizens for tomorrow.

Co-curricular Activities:

  • Robotics
  • Model United Nations
  • EUMIND (Europe meets India)
  • Martial Arts
  • Yoga
  • Regular local and out of Mumbai school trips to enhance learning
  • Masterclass conducted by professionals for senior students
  • TEDx Event conducted each year
  • Community Service Project

Facilities:

  • Has the most modern infrastructure
  • Fully equipped science labs
  • A large IT lab with the latest software
  • Large classrooms that have interactive whiteboards
  • An airy and well stocked and laid out library overseen by an experienced librarian
  • A full wi-fi enabled campus
  • A well-appointed exclusive play area for students from Primary
  • A music, drama, and dance room
  • A modern playground with facilities for basketball, football, cricket, hockey, and other sports
  • A large dining hall for teachers and student to have their meals together

Safety & Security:

Safety and security of staff and students are top priorities for MBIS.
We take the following measures to ensure safety and security at all times:

  • The entire campus is covered with CCTV cameras
  • Arrivals and departures are manned by more than five staff members including heads of section and the principal
  • The whole campus is secured by a profession agency
  • Our washrooms are well-equipped and cleaned often
  • Classrooms are large and airy and are thoroughly swept and mopped every day
  • We have a dedicated health center with a doctor on call