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There has been an IB World School in this country since 1976.For students aged 3-19. IB programmes challenge students to excel in their studies, and encourage both personal and academic achievement.t is a student-centered approach to education.

Primary Years Programme: IB PYP is for children aged 3-12.

Middle Years Programme: IB MYP is for students aged 11-16.

Diploma Programme: IB Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19.

Career-related Programme: IB Career-related Programme (CP) is designed for students aged 16-19.

Important Facts & Information

  • IB World Schools India : 193
  • Currently offer one or more of four IB programmes In India:
  • Primary Years Programme : Offered By 116 Schools
  • Middle Years Programme : Offered By 49 Schools
  • Diploma Programme : Offered By 148 Schools
  • Career-related Programme: Offered By 1 School
  • The IB offers four educational programmes to more than 1.95 million students aged 3 to 19 across the globe. The IB programmes can be offered individually or as a continuum of international education.
  • Number of schools offering IB programmes:As of May 2021, there were over 7,400 programmes being offered worldwide, across over 5,500 schools in 159 countries.

Number of IB Programmes Offered in Different Countries

On 14 July 2020, there were 7,002 programmes being offered worldwide, across 5,284 schools in 158 countries.

IB Pie Chart

Growth in Number of IB Programmes

Between 2016 and 2020, the number of IB programmes offered worldwide has grown by 33.3%.

IB Pie Chart

More About IB

More than 5,000 schools so far have chosen to teach International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes, with their unique academic rigour and their emphasis on students’ personal development. Those schools employ over 70,000 educators, teaching more than one million students worldwide.

IB Examination Pattern & Marking Scheme

The IB assesses student work as direct evidence of achievement against the goals of the Diploma Programme (DP) courses. Student results are determined by their performance and not by their position in the overall rank order. The IB uses both external and internal assessment in the DP.

External Assessment (80 % Marks):
Examinations form the basis of the assessment for most courses. They include:

  1. Essays
  2. Structured problems
  3. Short-response questions
  4. Data-response questions
  5. Text-response questions
  6. Case-study questions
  7. Multiple-choice questions – though these are rarely used.

Internal Assessment (20 % Marks):
Teacher assessment is used for most courses. This includes:

  1. Oral work in languages
  2. Fieldwork in geography
  3. Laboratory work in the sciences
  4. Investigations in mathematics
  5. Artistic performances.

How DP Assessment Is Scored

In the DP, students receive grades ranging from 7 to 1, with 7 being highest. Students receive a grade for each DP course attempted.

A student’s final diploma result score is made up of the combined scores for each subject. The diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points, subject to certain minimum levels of performance including successful completion of the three essential elements of the DP core.

The DP Core

The theory of knowledge (TOK) and extended essay (EE) components are awarded individual grades and, collectively, can contribute up to 3 additional points towards the overall diploma score.

Creativity, activity, service (CAS) – the remaining element in the DP core – does not contribute to the points total but authenticated participation is a requirement for the award of the diploma.

Higher Level and Standard Level courses

The IB awards the same number of points for higher level (HL) and standard level (SL) courses, reflecting the IB’s belief in the importance of achievement across a broad range of academic disciplines.

HL and SL courses differ in scope but are assessed against the same grade descriptors, with HL candidates expected to demonstrate the various elements of the grade descriptors across a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills.

Receiving a Bilingual Diploma

A bilingual diploma is awarded to candidates who complete and receive a grade 3 or higher in two languages selected from the DP course studies in language and literature.

Students who gain a grade 3 or higher in studies in language and literature and a grade 3 or higher in an individuals and societies or science subject, completed in a different language, will also receive the bilingual diploma.

What is the Difference between Marks and Grades?

Marks and grades are not the same thing. There are lots of metaphors to explain the difference between marks and grades, for example, in the images above the distance walked could be considered as marks, it is a common measure of how far someone has travelled, but in understanding how much of an achievement it was you need to consider where they were walking—this is taken into account in setting grades. Marks represent how much of the task a candidate has completed. A grade takes into account how difficult the task is to provide an indication of how impressed we should be by the candidate’s mark. Consider the following two examples. In the first example we would expect a 16-year-old to get nearly all of the task right to get a “good” grade, while in the second example we would expect far less to indicate they deserved a “good” grade.

The Assessment Cycle

Assesment Cycle

Different Types of Mark Schemes

Analytic Mark Schemes

Assessment Criteria

Holistic Criteria—Mark Bands

0 The response does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.
1 - 3 The response lacks focus on the question. References to the sources are made, but at this level these references are likely to consist of descriptions of the content of the sources rather than the sources being used as evidence to support the analysis. No own knowledge is demonstrated or, where it is demonstrated, it is inaccurate or irrelevant.
4 - 6 The response is generally focused on the question. References are made to the sources, and these references are used as evidence to support the analysis. Where own knowledge is demonstrated, this lacks relevance or accuracy. There is little or no attempt to synthesize own knowledge and source material.
7 - 9 The response is focused on the question. Clear references are made to the sources, and these references are used effectively as evidence to support the analysis. Accurate and relevant own knowledge is demonstrated. There is effective synthesis of own knowledge and source material.

The descriptors themselves tend to be quite lengthy, covering a range of potential qualities evident in candidates’ work, and will relate directly back to the course objectives. As with assessment criteria, a “best fit” approach is used, with examiners additionally needing to make a judgment about which particular mark to award from the possible range for each level descriptor, according to how well the candidate’s work fits that descriptor. For example, one mark band level may cover the range 6 to 10 marks. The examiner will give a mark from that range according to how well the candidate’s work fits the relevant level descriptor from the mark band scale.

Research has shown that, where holistic (mark band) and assessment criteria methods of marking have been applied to essay work that is amenable to both marking methods, there is little difference between the two in terms of reliability of marking (Wood, 1991).

School's Name Alongwith Programme Offered

Name of Schools PYP MYP DP CP
Aditya Birla World Academy
Ahmedabad International School
Ajmera Global School
Akal Academy Baru Sahib
Akshar Arbol International School
Akshar Arbol International School - ECR
Alphabet International School
American Embassy School
American International School-Chennai
American School of Bombay
Amity Global School
Amity Global School, Noida
Apeejay School International , South Delhi
Ascend International School
B.D. Somani International School
Bangalore International School
Billabong High International School Thane
BLISS World School
Bloomingdale International School
Bodhi International School
Bombay International School
Bunts Sanghas S M Shetty Intl School and Junior College
C P Goenka International School
Calcutta International School
Caledonian International School
Calorx Olive International School
Cambridge International Foundation School
Canadian International School
Canary The School
Candor International School
Chatrabhuj Narsee School
Chinmaya International Residential School
Chinmaya International Vidyalaya
Chirec International
Choithram International
Christ Church School
Christ Junior College
Christ Junior College - Residential
CPS Global School
Crossroads International School
D Y Patil International School
D Y Patil International School
D Y Patil International School, Nerul
Delhi Public School Ghaziabad
Dhirubhai Ambani International School
Don Bosco International School
DPS International
DPSG International
Dr. Pillai Global Academy
Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel
DRS International School
DSB International School
Eastern Public School
Ebenezer International School Bangalore
Ecole Mondiale World School
Edubridge International School
Ela Green School
Elpro International School
Excelsior American School
Fazlani L'Académie Globale
Firststeps School
Focus School
Fountainhead School
G Global School
Garodia International Centre for Learning, Mumbai
Gateway International School
GD Goenka World School
Gems Modern Academy Kochi
Genesis Global School
GJR International School
Glendale International School PYP
Goldcrest International
Good Shepherd International School
GPS Brookes Kochi
Grassroots Global School
Greenwood High
Harvest International School
HFS International
Hill Spring International School
Hiranandani Upscale School (HUS)
India International School
Indus International School Hyderabad
Indus International School, Bangalore
Indus International School, Pune
International School of Hyderabad
International Village School Chennai
Jain International Residential School
Jamnabai Narsee International School
Jayshree Periwal International School
JBCN International School, Oshiwara
JBCN International School, Parel
JG International School
Johnson Grammar School ICSE
K.R. Mangalam Global School
Kai Early Years
KC High
KiiT International School
Kodaikanal International School
Kohinoor American School
Lalaji Memorial Omega International School
Lancers International School
Legacy School
M.Ct.M.Chidambaram Chettyar International School
Mahatma Gandhi International School
Mahindra International School
Mahindra United World College
Mainadevi Bajaj International School
Manchester International School - Coimbatore
Meridian School
Meridian School For Boys and Girls
Modern High School for Girls
Modern School
Mody International School
Mount Litera School International
Mussoorie International School
Nahar International School
Navrachana International School, Vadodara
Neerja Modi School
Neev Academy
Neev Academy North Campus
NES International School Dombivli
NES International School Mumbai
NEXT School
Niraj International School
Oakridge International School
Oakridge International School
Oakridge International School, Bangalore
Oakridge International School, Mohali
Oakridge International School, Visakhapatnam
Oberoi International School
Oberoi International School - JVLR Campus
Pathways School Gurgaon (NCR South)
Pathways School Noida
Pathways World School
Podar International School
Podar ORT International School, Worli
Prometheus School
Rasbihari International School
RBK International Academy
Redbridge international Academy
Rockwell International School
Rungta International School
Ryan Global School
Sangam School of Excellence
Sanjay Ghodawat International School
Sanskar School
Sarala Birla Academy
Scottish High International School
Seedling International Academy
Shantiniketan International School
Sharanya Narayani International School
Shiv Nadar School Gurugram
Shiv Nadar School Noida
Silver Oaks International School Bangalore
Silver Oaks International School Visakhapatnam
Silver Oaks International School, Hyderabad
Singapore International School
Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School
Sreenidhi International School
SRV International School
Step by Step School
Stonehill International School
Strawberry Fields High School
Suncity School
Sunshine Worldwide Secondary School
SVKM International School
Symbiosis International School
The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad
The British School New Delhi
The Cathedral and John Connon School
The Cathedral Vidya School, Lonavala
The Doon School
The Galaxy School
The Gaudium School
The Heritage School
The Heritage School
The Indian Public School - Chennai
The Indian Public School, Erode
The Indian Public School, Salem
The Indian Public School-Coimbatore
The International School Bangalore
The Shri Ram School
The Universal School
The White School International
Treamis International School
TRIO World Academy
Trivandrum International School
Victorious Kidss Educares
Vidsan Charterhouse
Vidya Global School, Bagpat Road, Meerut
Vishwashanti Gurukul
VIVA The School
Wockhardt Global School
Woodstock School

IB Board Exam Syllabus

It is important for students to know the board exam syllabus, it is an important study resource. Before the academic session starts, students should have an overview of what they are going to study in their session. By this, students can also keep a track of the contents they have covered and the ones that are left. You can access your syllabus here