Often parents get puzzled to choose the correct board of the education for their child. Some parents In the education system of India, we have CBSE, ICSE and State Board. But now the Indian education system is no longer limited to them. Now we see schools offering a curriculum from more international education boards.
IB is the abbreviation for International Baccalaureate. The IB programme was founded in 1968 by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), a non-profit educational organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. Despite having its headquarters in Switzerland, the IBO is an international organization, not associated with any particular country and free of national political educational agendas.
It is an internationally-recognized school system made up of three educational programmes:
The IB program is more application-based and practical. It leads to all-round development. IB examination assesses students’ knowledge not just their memory or speed. They have no formal examination till middle year program like class 10th. There are no prescribed books or textbooks: students can choose their own books. IB also allows schools to choose local board curriculum as a base. For example, Hindi or local language can be used as Second Language option in the IB Diploma Program. It has more of the quality assignment based program than more of a work assignment.
The IB Diploma has earned a universal reputation for rigorous assessment, giving students access to the top colleges and universities in India and the world. IB is fast becoming the programme of choice for Indian students preparing to pursue higher education abroad.
The IB curriculum equips students with the tools needed to succeed in higher education, such as self-confidence, preparedness, research skills, organizational skills and being actively engaged in own learning.
University admissions around the world are getting competitive by the day. Admission officers are increasingly looking for other evidence that a student will succeed in the university – such as exposure to quality curriculum, research abilities, international outlook, and social service – all enhanced by IB.
The international schools offer CBSE syllabus integrated with the International Baccalaureate IB-PYP (Primary Years Programmes). This gives student stress-free education with more of practical knowledge of subjects. It helps in developing global citizen.
Few of the international schools follow other international boards also. This specially designed for students who want to pursue further studies abroad. It gives them an edge to get admission in foreign universities.
International Schools follow the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) which is a globally recognized qualification, taken at the Class 10 level, similar to the Class 10 examinations of the CBSE and ICSE or the Middle Years Programme of the IB. IGCSE, formed in 1988, is a comprehensive two-year programme, spread over Class 9 and 10, and leads to the final examinations offered every year in May and November.
By making your child joining International School, you are opening gates for a successful future for him, as per today market demand and competition. Akshara International School is one of the Top International Schools in Hyderabad recognized by CBSE & IB.