IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a rigorous academic course within a broad and balanced curriculum in the local and global contexts. DAIS integrates the IB mission statement and the learner profile attributes into its day-to-day practices, thereby developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people, who help create a better world, through intercultural understanding and respect.
Widely regarded as one of the best pre-university courses in the world, the IB Diploma Programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish intellectually, emotionally, physically and ethically.
Unique to the IB Diploma Programme are its Inquiry Cycle and the Core comprising three components:
- Theory of Knowledge, which explores the nature of knowledge
- CAS – Creativity, Activity and Service
- The Extended Essay, which requires independent research work
The Core ensures that the approach to learning is interdisciplinary, which builds the capacity to engage with complex ideas and appreciate multiple perspectives.
DAIS students develop their unique individual strengths and passions through the range of opportunities provided and supported through their journey in the IBDP. Students participate in Modern United Nation (MUN) conferences and host Dhirubhai Ambani International School Model United Nations (DAIMUN) Conference, and the TEDxYouth@DAIS. Through Round Square Conferences and activities students broaden their horizons, hone their leadership skills, and gain a variety of experiences that help them develop holistically, embodying the IB’s focus on Creativity, Action and Service.
Through immersion in the various Exchange programmes, students cultivate a deeper sense of social and cultural understanding. In addition, students participate in and lead various activities such as STEM club, debate, videography, Bioethics, Art appreciation, Sporting activities, etc.
The DAIS Robotics Programme provides a valuable skill building experience, enabling students to learn how to solve practical problems in creative ways and applying design thinking, while their participation in challenges such as FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) give them tremendous exposure to robotics projects developed by students from around the world. These regular out-of-classroom experiences enrich student life and pave the way for greater self-awareness, providing a foundation that inculcates the spirit of innovation and creativity.
The Community Service programme at DAIS encourages children to understand the challenges faced by different social groups and sensitises them to the importance of being compassionate and contributing meaningfully. Through our partnerships with NGOs students are actively involved in designing solutions or creating awareness among peers about gender equality, health issues, helping cancer survivors by working with Indian cancer society, teaching students from municipal schools, oragnising sports tournaments, and so on. These experiences would serve as a good foundation when some of the students set up their own social enterprise ventures.
Being international-minded, global citizens who are multilingual and inter culturally aware, are the key traits that benefit the IB Diploma graduates in their university studies and career pursuits. The College Counselling Team guides and supports students in their university choices, based on their aptitude and aspirations.
For more details about the IBDP programme, visit: www.ibo.org
The IB Subjects offered at DAIS are:
|Group 1||Studies in Language and Literature
English Language and Literature HL/SL; English Literature HL/SL
|Group 2||Language Acquisition
French ab initio; French B SL/HL; Hindi B SL/HL; Spanish ab initio; Spanish B SL
|Group 3||Individuals and Societies
Business Management HL/SL; Economics HL/SL; Geography HL/SL; Global Politics HL/SL; History HL/SL and Psychology HL/SL
Physics HL/SL; Chemistry HL/SL; Biology HL/SL; Computer Science HL/SL; Sports, Exercise and Health Science (SEHS) SL
Analysis and Approaches HL/SL; Application and Interpretation HL/SL
|Group 6||The Arts
Visual Arts HL/SL, Theatre Arts HL/SL
Students have to choose three subjects at 'Higher Level' (HL) and three subjects at 'Standard Level' (SL). They must take one subject each from Groups 1 to 5. The sixth subject can be taken from either Group 3, 4 or 6.
The time schedule has taken into account the activities under the CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) programme on Tuesdays and Fridays.