International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

NMS is accredited with the International Baccalaureate to deliver the Diploma Programme to students in Classes 11 and 12. 

The IB Diploma is considered one of most challenging and balanced pre-university courses in the world that prepares students for success at university and life beyond. The program has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.
The Diploma Program prepares students for effective participation in the global society by providing physical, intellectual, emotional and ethical development

IB Diploma Curriculum Model

Students choose 6 courses from the following subject groups: studies in language and literature; language acquisition; individuals and societies; sciences; mathematics; and the arts.
Students may opt to study an additional sciences, individuals and societies, or languages course, instead of a course in the arts.
Each student takes at least three (but not more than four) subjects at higher level( HL), and the remaining at standard level(SL).HL and SL courses differ in scope but are measured according to the same grade descriptors, with students expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills at higher level.

The IB Subjects offered at NMS are:

                                       Group 1 (Studies in language and literature)    
 
 
Group 2 (Language acquisition) Group 3 (Individuals and Societies )     Group 4 (Sciences)     Group 5 (Mathematics)    Group 6 (The Arts)
HL English A : Literature Hindi B Business and Management
Economics
History
Psychology
Biology
Chemistry
Physics

Mathematics

Visual Arts
SL English A : Literature

Hindi B
French ab initio

Business and Management
Economics
History
Psychology
Environmental Sciences and Societies
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Environmental Sciences and Societies
Mathematics
Mathematical Studies
Visual Arts

 

Core of the IB DP
Besides the 6 subjects it is mandatory for each Diploma student to undertake a course in the Theory of Knowledge. This is an inter-disciplinary programme designed to stimulate critical reflection on knowledge and on experience gained both inside the Classroom and outside. 
The Extended Essay is another unique feature of the IBDP; students undertake original research on a topic of special interest and write a thesis of no more than 4,000 words.
 The 'Creativity, Action and Service' (CAS) programme plays a crucial part in the development of well-rounded, thoughtfully aware and caring young people.

Assessment
The IB uses both external and internal assessment to assess the following skills in students:

  • Analysing and presenting information
  • Evaluating and constructing arguments
  • Solving problems creatively.
  • Retaining knowledge
  • Understanding key concepts
  • Applying knowledge and methods. 
  • Developing an international outlook and intercultural skills

External assessment
 The DP students are required to take the External Assessment towards the end of the 2 year course. The External Assessment includes written papers which are marked by external IB Examiners.
Internal assessment
Internal assessment conducted by the teachers over the 2 years in the form of oral work in languages, laboratory work in the sciences, artistic performances, investigations in mathematics and research tasks in other subjects, is also accounted for in the student’s final score for Final IB DP transcript.

In the DP, students receive grades ranging from 7 to 1, with 7 being highest. Students receive a grade for each DP course attempted. A student’s final Diploma result score is made up of the combined scores for each subject and the Core components-TOK,CAS and EE out of a possible score of 45 points. The diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points, subject to certain minimum levels of performance including successful completion of the three essential elements of the DP core. 
The IB is globally recognized by universities, with its students gaining competitive offers for further study.

For recognition of the IB Diploma for university admissions in different countries please access the link below:
http://www.ibo.org/university-admission/recognition-of-the-ib-diploma-by-countries-and-universities/country-recognition-statements/