The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an International Educational foundation with its headquarters located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded on 25th October, 1968 by John Goormagtigh.
It offers four educational programmes, namely, the IB Primary Year Programme (PYP) for children aged3-12 years, the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) for children in the age group of 11-16 years, the IB Diploma Programme (DP) for children aged 11-16 years and lastly, the IB Career-related Programme (CP) for children in the age group of 15-19 years.
The MYP is a 5 year-programme that helps students to make realistic connections between their studies and the world around. It comprises of 8 subject groups and each group requires at least 50 hours of teaching. The curriculum helps students to become active learners who can empathise with others and eventually grow into global citizens. They are provided with ample opportunities to learn independently and develop skills which help them to learn how to learn. Students are also encouraged to give back to the community/society they are part of through active Service.
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