Today, parents have a plethora of educational boards from which to choose, to enroll their children. It is no longer just the SSC (Secondary School Certificate) or ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education).
IB is the abbreviation for International Baccalaureate.
It is an internationally recognised school system made up of three educational programmes:
- PYP: The Primary Years Programme (Kindergarten to Class 5).
- MYP: The Middle Years Programme (Class 6 to Class 10).
- DP: The Diploma Programme (Class 11 to Class 12).
The IB programme was founded in 1968 by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), a non-profit educational organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland. Despite having its headquarters in Switzerland, the IBO is an international organisation, not associated with any particular country and free of national political educational agendas.
How is IB different from, say, CBSE?
Is it only for gifted children? Can my ‘normal’ child cope up with IB?