International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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

The IB Diploma is considered one of the most challenging pre-university courses in the world that prepares students for success at university and life. The program has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

The Diploma Program prepares students to become responsible global citizens by providing physical, intellectual, emotional and ethical development.

IB Diploma Curriculum Model

Students choose 6 courses from the following subject groups: language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, and the arts.

Students may opt to study 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; students are expected to learn a greater body of knowledge, understanding and demonstrate skills at higher level.


The IB Subjects offered at NMS are as follows:

                                      

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)

Higher Level

English A : Literature

Hindi B

Business and Management

Economics

History

Psychology

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Mathematics

Visual Arts

Standard Level

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

It is mandatory for each Diploma student to also undertake a course in the Theory of Knowledge. This is an interdisciplinary programme designed to stimulate critical reflection about the knowledge and experience gained in and out of the classroom.

The Extended Essay is another unique feature of the IBDP; students engage in research on a topic of special interest and proceed to write a thesis of no more than 4,000 words.

CAS

The 'Creativity, Action and Service' (CAS) programme plays a crucial part in the development of well-rounded, self-aware and compassionate youth.

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 competence

External assessment

The DP students are required to take the External Assessment towards the end of the second year course. The External Assessment includes written papers, which are marked by external IB Examiners.

Internal assessment

Internal assessment is conducted 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. These assessments are also accounted for in the student’s final score on their final IBDP transcript.

In the diploma programme, students receive grades ranging from 1 to 7, 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 three core components: TOK, CAS and EE. The diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points out of a total possible score of 45 points--subject to specific minimum levels of performance, including successful completion of the three core DP subjects (TOK, CAS, EE). 

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/