International Baccalaureate

Middle Years Program

Grade 9-10 students engage in academic challenges that encourages them to understand the connections between subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers. The competency based and concept driven curriculum of each subject is delivered through class projects and modules that are experiential, meaningful and relevant to students. In Grade 10, students work on a Personal Project. The IB Middle Years Programme consists of eight subject groups: language acquisition, language and literature, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical and health education, and design.

Assessment:

Assessment is carried out using a criterion-based approach published by the IBO. Teachers provide task specific clarifications as well as specific information on the expected outcomes at each level of achievement. The students’ work is assessed against the descriptors and their performance rated based on a predetermined scale.Two assessment report cards are sent to the parents at the end of each semester. The school year is divided into two semesters.

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Diploma Program

Grade 11-12 is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with national examinations that prepare students for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. Students choose one subject from each of six groups and complete the core requirements for the Diploma Program.

Subjects Offered at MGIS:

Group 1: English Language and Literature HL/SL
Group 2: French ab inito, French HL/SL, Hindi HL/SL
Group 3: Economics HL/SL, Business Management HL/SL, Psychology HL/SL
Group 4: Physics HL/SL, Chemistry HL/SL, Biology HL/SL, Environmental Systems and Societies SL
Group 5: Mathematics HL, Mathematics SL, Mathematical studies SL
Group 6: Theatre Arts HL/SL (Optional)

DP core requirements:

  • Creativity, Activity and Service
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Extended Essay

Assessment:

Summative assessments in DP take the form of three term examinations. The summative assessment is a combination of external and internal assessments of the content learnt and skills acquired. Their predicted grades are determined on the basis of these examinations at the end of Year 2.

Students take written examinations at the end of the programme, which are marked by external IB examiners. Students also complete assessment tasks in the school, which are either initially marked by teachers and then moderated by external moderators or sent directly to external examiners.

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Career-related Programme

The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) is a three-part hands-on educational framework which consists of two courses from the IB’s Diploma Programme, the CP core (Personal and Professional Skills, Service Learning, Reflective Project, Language Development) and career-related studies from the BTEC Program. It has been specifically developed for students who wish to engage in career-related learning. MGIS is the first school in India to offer the IBCP program. The pioneering batch will commence in July 2019. Students who wish to pursue careers in film making and computer science would benefit immensely from this program which will be interwoven with the BTEC program offered at MGIS since 2011.

Assessment and Evaluation

IBCP courses are assessed in accordance with rigorous international standards. Students take written examinations at the end of their courses, which are marked by external IB examiners. The marks awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest). Students are assessed both internally by the school and externally by the IB. IBCP students will undergo formative assessment and will be given feedback to improve their work before submitting their portfolio in film making or IT.

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