IB Diploma Program
Given its holistic approach to education, the IB in general and B.D. Somani in particular, recognises the need to allow students to explore a range of subjects based on their interests. The six academic subjects are studied concurrently. Students are thus able to explore some subjects in depth and others more broadly. This, we are convinced, allows them to make informed higher education and career-related choices in later years.
We value and encourage student achievement and also strive to develop in our student key competencies such as time management, critical thinking and social responsibility that, as future global citizens, are essential to deal with complex and challenging opportunities and situations in the 21st century world. The IB learner profile attributes of being Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced and Reflective remain at the centre of the student’s learning experience at B.D. Somani.
Currently we have around 130 students enrolled in the IB Diploma Programme at our school. Please visit www.ibo.org for more information about the Diploma Programme.
IB Diploma Program Curriculum
It is a challenging and demanding academic programme and we at B.D. Somani are committed to equip our students with the skills that will help them navigate through it with the help of a faculty that is trained at IB workshops, understands that often there are learning differences in a class room and therefore, the need to use a different approach to teaching and learning.
Currently, we offer the following subjects in the Diploma Programme. These subjects are offered at both higher and standard level. Each IB student opts for six subjects. Details of the subjects can be found at the IBO website.
- English Literature
- English Language and Literature
- Hindi, French, Spanish
- Business Management
- Environmental Systems and Societies [an interdisciplinary subject offered as SL only]
- Math Analysis and Approaches
- Math Applications and interpretations
- Visual Arts and Theatre
Apart from the six subjects across various disciplines that the students study, it is the IBDP core comprising TOK [Theory of Knowledge], CAS [Creativity, Activity, Service] and the Extended Essay [Independent research based essay] that sets this curriculum apart from any other. All strands of teaching and learning embrace the Diploma programme core. The Diploma programme experience is inquiry based, allows for collaboration as well as differentiation and aims to place learning in the appropriate context – both global and local.