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IBDP
IBDP
  • IBDP & Application
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  • The Diploma Core
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  • IBDP Assessment
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Welcome to the SVKM Experience

Why IBDP?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a quality-oriented course that offers a practical and application-based approach in its curriculum.This course offers a rigorous and holistic way of learning that trains the student with skillsets needed at University level courses; due to the exposure and hands-on experience that the student acquires.

Why SVKM J V Parekh School?

SVKM highlights and gives utmost importance to students’ education and their career options for the future. We have an in-house school counselor,who helps support and guide students with their needs to be academically and socially successful. It is well connected with the best universities around the world and help students with an overview of life there through our alumni.

Application and eligibility

For admission, the student must have completed a recognized secondary education board examination before joining SVKM International School.

The School Report / Pass Certificate issued by the previous school will be deemed documentary evidence of having completed the preceding class. The certified true copies of School Reports / Pass Certificate for the last year must be submitted along with the 'Application for Admission’

The 'Application for Admission' form for IBDP and Grade XI (IB Diploma) Program will be sent once this Google Form is filled https://forms.gle/J6XYsLezVyExagU58

The completed 'Application for Admission' form must be submitted to the Front Office of SVKM J V Parekh International School.

Registration of the completed 'Application for Admission' form will be done Monday to Friday Between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Except for Saturdays & Sundays.

 

Subjects offered under six subject groups are as follows:

GROUP 1:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE A 1: LITERATURE / ENGLISH LANGUAGE A 1: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
The IB Group 1 study of English Literature seeks to capture the idealistic essence of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme by cultivating cross cultural sensitivities, sympathies and empathize. It appreciates the richness of the cultural diversities and yet points out the archetypal presences in literatures of all languages by the study of world literature texts. An aesthetic spirit and a sensitive soul are fostered by the exposure to the world’s best literary minds and works of art in all genres. It encourages proficiencies in oral, written and communication skills in the lingua franca of the world. Globalisation and the blurring of the world’s boundaries has a lot to do with the enabling presence of the English language.

A truly evolved and self actualised individual awaits you at the end of your study of the course.

GROUP 2:

SECOND LANGUAGE

Hindi


‘Mother HINDI a’

Hindi is now going global. It is:

  • The World’s 3rd most spoken language.
  • The language of Bollywood.
  • The most powerful tool for marketing and advertising.
  • The language which is capturing the internet.
  • The language that creates an Indian identity in Global Institutions and Universities of the U.N.O.
  • The only Indian language which has facilities of learning and teaching in 165 universities outside India.

French

Le de’fi (The Challenge): Face the challenges of learning foreign language

  • Welcome to the land of Coco Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Christian Dior, Wines and Champagne.
  • Pamper your taste buds with delicious French cuisines and cheese connoisseurship.
  • Understand the different regions and their specialties.
  • Explore History, Culture, Language, Travel, and much more.

Spanish

¡Hola!

The stately elegance of the flamenco to the vibrant tunes of the guitar. From paella, gazpacho soup, tortilla de patatas to jerez, cider and oranges. And of course, Picasso. Fiestas, siestas, tapas – experience life Spanish style.

Enjoy Spanish culture at its best in the Spanish ab initio classes!

GROUP 3:

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES

Economics


Bull’s Eye

Economics is the study of the performance of economies, management of inflation and unemployment, economic development of poor countries, pollution, global warming, international trade and finance. Economics is a growing and an extremely practical field. It is the top major at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Stanford and other Universities of Pennsylvania and Chicago.

A major in Economics is an excellent preparation for careers in business, government and law, as well as for specific areas in education, journalism, foreign service, consulting and politics.

Business and Management

Search for the Management Guru Within

The word ‘Manager’ draws a lot of attention as a management program provides a successful future. Business and Management in the IB syllabus is one such subject which encompasses all the factors needed for managing an organization at the conceptual and the practical level.
 

Digital Society

Unravelling Digital Threads: Understanding Tech’s Impact on Society

Digital society invites students and teachers to work together to explore the challenges and changes faced today in technology, media, ethics and policy through conceptual and contextual lenses. 

The course is designed for young people interested in exploring the impact and importance of digital systems and technologies in the contemporary world.


Psychology

Building Empathies

Psychology is the systematic study of behaviour and mental processes. Psychology has its roots in both the natural and social sciences, leading to a variety of research designs and applications, and providing a unique approach to understanding modern society.

IB Psychology examines the interaction of biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behaviour, thereby adopting an integrative approach. Understanding how psychological knowledge is generated, developed and applied enables students to achieve a greater understanding of themselves and appreciate the diversity of human behaviour. Cultural diversity is explored and students are encouraged to develop empathy for the feelings, needs and lives of others within and outside their own culture. This empathy contributes to an international understanding. The ethical concerns raised by the methodology and application of psychological research are key considerations in IB Psychology.

GROUP 4:

EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES

Physics


Introspecting discoveries

Physics is the study of matter; energy and their interaction which plays a key role in the future of human kind. It generates fundamental knowledge needed for future technological advances that are required to drive the economic engines of the world. Physics extends and enhances our understanding of other disciplines, such as the earth, agricultural, chemical, biological, and environmental sciences, plus astrophysics and cosmology - subjects of substantial importance to tomorrow’s world.

Chemistry

Chemology

The Formulation of fragrances, synthesis of polymers and dyes, analyses of ores, food and pesticides, study of air pollution and environmental hazards and calculations of energy values of molecular structures are some examples of the scope of chemistry.

The primary aim of the IB – chemistry curriculum is to provide students with a solid foundation for understanding chemistry and its fundamental concepts. It calls upon students to think critically, logically and creatively. The department at SVKM International School believes that students learn chemistry best by doing chemistry.

Biology

Biocare

The study of Biology is important because:

  • It introduces students to their unit of our existence – The Cell.
  • Deals with intricate aspects of molecular biology in the chemistry of Life.
  • Helps in understanding the fundamental of genetics in Genetic Engineering and Technology.
  • Covers human health and physiology to help understand the human body machine.
  • Ecology and plant physiology to help understand the environment and pave the way for green world.

Design Technology
 

Through studying design technology, students should become aware of how designers work and communicate with each other. While the design methodology may take on a wide variety of forms, it is the emphasis on a practical approach through design work that characterizes this subject.

 

Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS)

Develop an E-soul

As a transdisciplinary subject ESS is designed to combine the techniques and knowledge associated with experimental sciences and individuals and societies.

The aims of ESS are

Appreciate that human society is both directly and indirectly linked to the environment at the number of levels and variety of scales and promote critical awareness of a diversity of cultural perspectives.

Provide a body of knowledge, methodologies and skills to promote understanding and analysis of environmental issues and processes at local and global levels.

Recognise the extent to which technology plays a role in both causing and solving environmental problems and appreciate the value of local and international collaboration for the same.

GROUP 5:

MATHEMATICS

Math-O-Mania

Mathematics is essential because it serves as the universal language that unveils the concealed patterns, structures, and relationships governing our world, from the smallest particles to the vast cosmos.

Analysis & Approached Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches (AA) Mathematics is primarily focused on theoretical elements, aiming to provide students with the ability to examine abstract mathematical theories that underpin all mathematical computations.

Application and Interpretation Mathematics: Applications & Interpretations (AI) Mathematics revolves around the real-world application of mathematical concepts, with a notable emphasis on statistics and distribution as crucial elements within the curriculum.

GROUP 6:

Film

Cinemascope


Film is both powerful communication medium and an art form. The DP film course at SVKM International School – the only one of its kind offered in India at this level- aims to develop students’ skills so they become adept in both interpreting and creating film concepts. At the SVKM International School, the DP Film course will enable students to explore film history, theory and socio-economic backgrounds. The course will develop students’ critical abilities, enabling them to appreciate the multiplicity of the cultural and historical perspectives in Film. Students will get opportunities to work individually and in collaborative groups, to attend guest lectures and workshops by the stalwarts from the world of Indian cinema, to attend national and international film festivals, to visit studios and also to create short films as part of their curriculum.

 

DEVELOPING SQ & EQ ALONG WITH IQ

Conventional Education is very left brain focused. Mostly using the memory, visual and speech area of the brain, this system sharpens the child's intellectual quotient neglecting the spiritual and emotional quotient. The International curriculum at IBDP has been designed with a focus on the “whole brain”. With the result subjects and teaching are designed to use motor skills, thinking skills, sensory areas, auditory areas, intellectual areas and the balance and rhythm areas as well.

The core components include TOK, EE, IA, and CAS.

TOK (Theory Of Knowledge)

TOK plays a special role in the International Baccalaureate  Diploma Programme, by providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, and how one knows what it claims to know, i.e. knowledge and research. It is one of the components of the DP core and is mandatory for all students. The TOK requirement is a unique central core to the educational philosophy of the DP.

As a thoughtful and purposeful inquiry into different ways of knowing, and into different kinds of knowledge, TOK is composed almost entirely of questions. Through discussions of these and other questions, students gain greater awareness of their personal and ideological assumptions, as well as develop an appreciation of the diversity and richness of cultural perspectives.

The TOK course is assessed through an exhibition and a 1,600-word essay which requires the students to create an exhibition of three objects that explores how TOK manifests in the world around us while the essay focuses on a conceptual issue in TOK.

For example, it may ask students to discuss the claim that the methodologies used to produce knowledge depend on the extent to which they will be used.

It offers students and their teachers the opportunity to:

  • Reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing and on areas of knowledge
  • Consider the role and nature of knowledge in their own culture, in the cultures of others, and the wider world.
  • TOK provides coherence for the student, by linking academic subject areas as well as transcending them therefore it demonstrates how the student can apply their knowledge with greater awareness and credibility.

Extended Essay (EE)

One component of the Diploma Core, the extended essay is mandatory for all students.

It is an independent piece of research, culminating with a 4,000-word paper.

The extended essay provides:

  • Practical preparation for undergraduate research
  • An opportunity for students to investigate a topic of personal interest to them, which relates to one of the student's six DP subjects, or takes the interdisciplinary approach of a World Studies extended essay.
  • Through the research process for the extended essay, students develop skills in:
  • Formulating an appropriate research question
  • Engaging in a personal exploration of the topic
  • Communicating ideas
  • Developing an argument.
  • An extended essay can also be undertaken in World Studies, where students carry out an in-depth interdisciplinary study of an issue of contemporary global significance, across any two IB diploma disciplines.

Students are supported throughout the process of researching and writing the extended essay, with advice and guidance from a supervisor who is usually a teacher at the school.

Students are required to have three mandatory reflection sessions with their supervisors. The final session, a concluding interview, is also known as viva voce.

The extended essay and reflection sessions can be a valuable stimulus for discussion in countries where interviews are required before acceptance for employment or a place at university.

CAS (Creativity, Activity, and Service)

The three strands of CAS, which are often interwoven with particular activities, are characterized as follows:

Creativity – the forms of art, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.

Activity – physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the DP.

Service – an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity, and autonomy of all those involved are respected.

CAS enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development by learning through experience. It provides opportunities for self-determination and collaboration with others, fostering a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment from their work.

At the same time, CAS is an important counterbalance to the academic pressures of the DP.

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ACADEMIC HONESTY

The nature of assessment varies according to the subject. But in general, it focuses on academic hones ty wherein s tudent s are encouraged to carry out refrence work but not permitted to copy blatantly from reference material. Neither are they allowed to quote without giving appropriate credit to the original author.

Personal Research Work – All students must give evidence of their ability to carry out independent work.

SUPERVISED BY IBO, GENEVA

To enable students to have the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities, a variety of assessment methods, which take into account their different learning styles and cultural experiences are used. All subjects are externally examined, which means that an international grading team hired by the IBO evaluates the students' work. Most subjects also require internal assessment, which necessitates an external moderation procedure to ensure that uniform standards are maintained. Almost all assessments are supervised by members of IBO Geneva.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT
  • An Extended Essay of about 4000 words is one of the main six subject areas. This essay is assessed by an external examiner but must be accompanied by a report from the teacher / supervisor.
  • Guided course work in some subjects – This work is internally assessed by the teacher who 'guided' the students and is externally moderated.
  • Written examinations are held in May for the students' junior / senior year. The examinations include a variety of assessment techniques such as essay, short answers and multiple choice tests. They are prepared and assessed by the examining panels responsible for each subject (otherwise known as the international grading system).
  • Oral examination is conducted face-to-face with teachers or by means of a cassette recording in the case of self-taught languages. Sample recording are externally moderated.
  • Internal assessment for the Theory of Knowledge and most other subjects – This may take the form of guided course work, project works, field work and / or laboratory work. All internal assessment is subject to external modification.