The IB Program

The school is authorized to commence the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme from August 2010. Please make an appointment to see Ms. Elizabeth Tinnon if you wish to learn how to apply for the IB Diploma course of study.

ABOUT THE IB

The IB is widely regarded as the best pre-university course that is offered anywhere in the world. No other qualification is recognized by so many institutions in different countries and no other program prepares the student better for tertiary education and the world of work.

The IB Diploma is a comprehensive, two-year course and a rigorous academic program. It is designed as a pre-university program for students aged 16 to 19 years old. It is unique in that it is based on no particular national education system, but is a deliberate balance between the breadth and the specialization which is required by some countries’ national systems. There are a wide range of courses designed to meet the interests and requirements of different students. The IB includes the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) program, the Extended Essay and the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course. Together, these offer IB students experiences and skills they will not find in other programs.

The IB encourages international mindedness. That is, an understanding of global issues and a concern for others in our community and the broader world. The IB believes that students must also develop an understanding of their own cultural and national identity. Thus, all IB students study two languages. Through the IB students develop the skills to live and work in an international context which is essential for life in the 21st century. It provides a balanced education for the whole student and provides excellent preparation for both university and adult life.

Universities prefer IB students because the IB curriculum develops a balanced variety of skills. IB graduates, with the range of subjects they have studied, have a greater choice of undergraduate programs. Employers, too, are increasingly looking for flexibility and adaptability, which is something all IB students are able to offer.

Further information can be found at the IB website http://www.ibo.org/.

AIS IB PROGRAMME INTRODUCTION

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Introduction about IB program 

IB REGULATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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IB General Regulations 

IB LEARNER PROFILE:

The IB Learner Profile provides a long-term vision of education. It is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose.

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IB Learner Profile 

THE IB DIPLOMA CURRICULUM

Students taking the full IB Diploma Programme choose six subjects, one from each of the six subject groups.
Three subjects are studied at Higher Level and three are studied at Standard Level.

All students also:

  • Take the Theory of Knowledge, or TOK course
  • Complete all requirements for CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service), a program through which they engage with and reflect on extra-curricular activities.
  • Write a 4,000 word Extended Essay on a topic of their choice, under the guidance of a teacher supervisor.

Below is the programme model for the IB Diploma:

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IB at AIS

Below is a summary of the subject choices offered for Grade 11 in school year 2018-2019. One subject should be chosen from each group and no subject can be selected twice.

Group

Group Name

Subject

1

Studies in Language and Literature

IB English A

IB Vietnamese A

2

Language Acquisition

IB French ab initio

IB English B

IB Mandarin

3

Individuals and Societies

IB Economics

IB World History

IB Geography

IB Environmental Systems and Societies

4

Science

IB Biology

IB Chemistry

IB Environmental Systems and Societies

IB Physics

5

Mathematics

IB Math Studies

IB Math SL

IB Math HL

6

Arts

IB Visual Arts

7

Core

IB Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, Creativity-Activity-Service

 

Further details about the IB Diploma Programme at AIS can be obtained from our IB Coordinator Ms. Elizabeth Tinnon via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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