5 Benefits of Joining IBDP Programme
- 31 December 2022
In today’s global and interconnected world, education institutes, especially schools play a vital role in preparing students for their future as global citizens. Parents these days are not only looking for the best learning opportunities for their children in their local area; but are also looking for a school and a curriculum that will enhance their children’s learning experience and provide them with an international mindedness.
Awareness of International Curriculum has increased in the last few years and our state has been no less in providing the best international education. Students earning an international degree is not only about expanding their career and personal horizons but also about having an experience of a lifetime. One such experience is provided by the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
The IB Diploma Programme is a two-year rigorous pre-college programme designed to prepare students for college. Students who successfully complete the IB diploma programme are often included in the top brackets of students who aim for university placements across the world.
In addition to challenging students academically, the programme also provides students with a well-rounded, holistic education. It offers a wide range of disciplines in which students exercise their critical thinking skills. It also incorporates essential elements like the Theory of Knowledge, the Extended Essay, and the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) Program.
Oakridge International School, Visakhapatnam is the only school in Andhra Pradesh to offer IBDP. These are a few more benefits that your child may realize if they enroll in the IBDP Program at Oakridge International School, Visakhapatnam.
The IB diploma programme is anchored by its broad subject groups. Students get an opportunity to select specific courses tailored to their interests or career goals. They get to customize their learning experiences by selecting specialized courses that fit their own interests. The subject groups that are included as part of the curriculum are Language Acquisition, Studies in Language and Literature, Sciences, Individuals and Societies, Mathematics and the Arts.
The subjects and courses offered by IBDP are designed with a global perspective in mind. Students are required to actively involved in group discussions and sharing of personal insights in class. Added benefit to students at Oakridge is that the Global Campus complements this emphasis on a global perspective, students get to interact with about 70,000 plus students across 32 countries around the world.
The IB DP sets itself apart from other similar curriculum programmes because its focus extends beyond knowledge acquisition. During the course students are not simply required to memorize facts and repeat what they have learned. At Oakridge, when I witness students pursuing IBDP present the Theory of Knowledge exhibits, I can see how they have grown aware of themselves as thinkers, and how they have become more acquainted with the complexity of knowledge. Moreover, the course structure allows students to develop the 21st-century skills required for success. Also, International collaborations with MIT and UNICEF gives our students the skills, qualities and outlook to create their own exciting future.
Students pursuing the IB diploma programme have the opportunity to follow their syllabus for each individual course and determine how to manage their time to complete their assignments. This real-time practice of time management ensures that they are future ready for university life where they will be required to meet deadlines of project submissions. It also helps them to pace themselves, set their own deadlines and exercise self-discipline in meeting those deadlines.
The IB diploma programme is a prestigious international pre-university program recognized by universities around the world. Although the programme is rigorous and challenging for students aged 16-19, their success in this program will almost guarantee them a place at their chosen university. “IBDP isn’t a destination; instead, it is a journey. A course like IBDP can be challenging without the right kind of support. Making meaningful connections with friends and teachers has been extremely helpful. And I must say my Oakridge teachers and classmates surely make a big impact.” says Prakeerthi who is presently pursuing her degree at Stanford University.
At last, I can just say that choosing IBDP is the best first step students can take towards their personal goals, as it uniquely prepares them for the college experience and the professional world.