International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP)
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To earn an IB Diploma, three of the six subjects must be offered at the Higher Level and the rest at the Standard Level.
All Higher Level subjects and Standard Level subjects are studied over two years.
At the Higher Level, course work covers a greater range and depth of content and requires more instructional time.
The core of Extended Essay, TOK (Theory of Knowledge) and CAS are required to earn the IB Diploma.
The IB DP in Secondary Year 11 and Year 12 is a two-year pre-university course of studies leading to examinations which allows JMS graduates to fulfil requirements of various well-respected national and international universities.
It truly prepares students for success in higher education and to be active participants in a global society.
The IB Diploma Programme is a comprehensive and rigorous two-year course leading to a set of external examinations taken by students in May of their final year at the school.
Those who satisfy the demands of the Diploma demonstrate a strong commitment to learning, both in terms of the mastery of subject content and in the development of the skills and discipline necessary for success in a competitive world.
As part of the course, students complete an independent, self-directed piece of research culminating in a 4,000 word essay.
In addition to this students follow the Theory of Knowledge programme, which asks students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, and how they know what they assume they know.
Students are required not only to write a 1,600 word essay but make an oral presentation.
They are also encouraged to push back their individual frontiers with creativity, action and service activities.
The focus is on critical, reflective and holistic thinking, collaborative working, individual initiative, personal organisation and planning.
Recent surveys have shown that universities value these skills very highly.
In addition to the extended essay and Theory of Knowledge students must study six different subjects, at least three of which are studied at a higher level and three at a standard level.
In completing their IB Diploma course, students also qualify for the JMS High School Diploma.