What Are The Subjects Covered In The IB Stream?

There are fine differences between regular coursework, and upping the ante with a different method of teaching and learning. The international baccalaureate/IB that has been the front-runner in education for a good many years.

At Singapore international baccalaureate students learn to up their game in their quest for learning. Let us look at the subjects covered in the IB stream.

The Early Years in the IB Stream
In the primary years, the curricula include a transdisciplinary method. This ensures that kids develop their skills, knowledge base and strengthen their overall per growth rate. The idea is not to get too intrusive with the subjective matter but ensure adaptability is on the cards. The course includes a written program, taught and accessed curriculum. This covers the age group of the 3-12 range.

The Middle Years Program
The midyear program (MYP) goes on from the age group of 12 � 16 years where coursework gets extensive. Students are expected to clock 50 hours per subject and ensure that they do well in each. The idea is not to keep on with the rigors of the subject per se, but to enable a thought and analytical process that resonates well with the child to think out of the box. This enables her/him better her/his prospects for the IB diploma.

The IB Diploma
During the course of the program, which goes on for about two years of the diploma, students are open to study six subjects from various subject groups. They are also expected to complete a detailed theory of knowledge (TOK) course, an extended essay, and ensure that they participate in creative, action, service (CAS). Students in the age group of 16 � 18 are of the ideal age group for the IB diploma program.

In General
The objective of the international baccalaureate course is that kids get to think both in and out of the box. They are also open to strategizing. During the course in humanities, which is predominantly a requisite in today�s world, students learn about globalization and sustainability. They are also exposed to concepts of fairness and development and learn about personal and cultural identity.

In Totality
The learning experience in the IB stream is vast. Students are not expected to compartmentalize their way of thinking or analyzing from a group perspective. Given that, they have the advantage over regular rote learning, they can their choices and improve their overall percentage with an analytical bent in their learning curve.