What is IB?

The International Baccalaureate is a nonprofit organization founded in 1968. The IB offers four high-quality yet challenging programmes for students aged 3 to 19. These programmes are as follows:

Primary Years Programme

First offered in 1997 by the IB, Primary Years Programme (PYP) aims to raise caring participants while focusing on developing a student-centred approach to education. It is designed for students aged between 3-12. 

Middle Years Programme

This programme was first offered in 1994 and designed for 11-16 year old adolescents. It is centralized on connecting students with theoretical concepts as well as their real life applications. This programme, also known as MYP, incorporates a range of courses to match all interests and expectations.  

Diploma Programme

IB DP Programme, as IB's oldest programme, first introduced in 1968, aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge. This programmed is specifically designed for Grade 11 and 12 students. 

Career-related Programme

As the newest programme, which was introduced in 2012, CP addresses the needs of students engaged in career-related education. This programme is offered for Grade 11 and 12 students.  

What Arham Acedmy has to offer in relation to IB?

Arham Academy is committed to ensuring IB students' success during their course of education. We provide focused tutoring sessions led by professional tutors with years of teaching experience in IB DP and IB CP. 

More About IB DP 

IB Diploma Programme is a two-year rigorous academic programme. It consists of three core components and six subjects groups. 

Core Elements:

  • Theory of Knowledge (ToK): Students will take part in classes that provide new visions of what knowledge is.

  • Extended Essay: Students will conduct a research-based project related to their area of passion over the course of the Diploma Programme which leads to the completion of 4000-word essay.

  • Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS): The IB encourages students to maintain a balanced life by engaging in different activities and services.

Subject Groups:

  1. Language and Literature: Study of the Language and Literature; requires students to be proficient in the language. 

  2. Language Acquisition: Students will choose a second language to study. IB offers a vide variety of language courses in different levels.

  3. Individuals and Society: This include courses like Geography, Economics, History, etc. 

  4. Sciences: This includes courses like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc.

  5. Mathematics: IB offers a variety of math courses with different difficulty levels. 

  6. The arts: It allows high degree of adaptability to different cultural contexts. (Note: Students may opt to study an additional sciences, individuals and societies, or languages course, instead of a course in the arts.) 

Note: IB courses are offered in two levels (Standard and Higher Level). Each student takes at least three (but not more than four) subjects at higher level, and the remaining at standard level.

IB Courses at Arham Academy

We offer high-quality courses to best assist students in IB Diploma Programme. Moreover, we offer courses to prepare Grade 9 and 10 students even prior to IB DP. We focus on four challenging and popular subjects in Mathematics and Sciences subject groups:

IB Mathematics 

This subject group includes the Math Analysis and Approaches (both HL and SL) as well as Math Studies.

IB Chemistry

This course is offered at both Higher Level and Standard Level.

IB Physics

This course is offered at both Higher Level and Standard Level.

IB Biology

This course is offered at both Higher Level and Standard Level.

IB Examination

The IB assesses students in Diploma Programme through external and internal examinations.

Internal Assessments (IA)

  • Each subject consists of a project that is completed by students and marked by their teacher. Some projects are later sent to the IB for mark modification. These projects, known as the IAs, usually take between 20 to 30 percent of the final mark of the course.

External Assessments

  • Final Exams: Most of the subject groups are assessed through final examinations. The exam papers are sent directly from the IB to schools, and schools are responsible for conducting the exam. The final examinations are always held in May every year.

  • The Extended Essay and the ToK Essay are completed by students during the course of the two-year programme and marked directly by the IB.