As an IB World School, Mahindra International School (MIS) offers its students the opportunity to undertake the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP). This programme, one of the four offered by IBO, is a rigorous two year pre-university education programme, leading to examinations, for highly motivated students aged 16 to 19 years old. It is a very demanding undertaking and students must be prepared to put in sufficient effort and individual enterprise. While it is very academically challenging and rewarding, it is still possible for weaker students to attain the IB Diploma – provided they are determined to do so.
The DP is much more, however, than a series of academic subjects. Its unique additional features of Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS), Extended Essay (EE) and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) ensure that students are made aware of their community responsibilities, are encouraged to develop their research skills and become independent thinkers. The underlying philosophy is that students should share an academic experience that would emphasize critical thinking, intercultural understanding and exposure to a variety of points of view.
For more information on the DP, please visit the IB’s website, www.ibo.org, or contact the DP Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
The IB Diploma provides for a rigorous, broad and balanced education that is personalized to each student’s unique interests, abilities and aspirations. Students build a programme of study that includes 6 main courses as well as the three elements of the Core; Creativity, Activity and Service, Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay.