In today’s increasingly complex world, the importance of Internationalism in education keeps growing too. Education today is the synonym of globalization. In today's fast changing world, International Education has become a necessity rather than a luxury. The world places high demands of cultural adaptability on the young people today. TIPS Education helps the youth to achieve this.
CIE Secondary Program 1 (Grades 6 to 8)
Lower Secondary Program or Secondary Program 1 for 11-14yrs (Grade 6 to 8) provides a seamless progression from Primary or can be used as a standalone Educational Programme to develop learners skills and confidence in English, Mathematics and Science. It offers an Educational Programme framework for educational success for learners, typically 11-14 years old, with an optional testing structure which includes a variety of items commonly used in the day to day life like eating, putting on a costume and so on. This programme encourages promoting students' high self esteem.
The Benefits of a Subject Based Approach
A good exposure and engagement in a variety of subjects during the age of 11-16 gives students an indispensable intellectual toolkit. Subject based syllabuses allow for much more than the transmission of knowledge necessary for further study or work. They promote meaningful engagement in real problems, and help develop high-level skills that students can apply in unfamiliar situations. Using the ‘discipline’ and approach of an individual subject, thinking about the world can be rigorous and demanding.
The world looks very different to a biologist than it does to a historian. The same world looks even more exciting if you can look at it from a range of perspectives. They encourage creativity, provoke reflection and promote joined up thinking.
CIE Secondary Program 2 (Grades 9 and 10)
"Educating for success in tomorrow's world"
We know students are learning for life. Rather than just helping the students getting good grades and giving students passports for immediate progression, we need a school educational programme to give students the skills that will bring lifelong success in tomorrow's world.
Cambridge Secondary 2 is typically for learners aged 14 - 16 years (Grade 8 and 10). It builds on the foundations of Cambridge Secondary 1, and supports schools using learner centered and enquiry-based approaches to learning and at the end of Cambridge Secondary 2, learners gain Cambridge CIE qualifications. Cambridge Secondary 2 provides excellent progression to the next stage of Cambridge International Education - Cambridge Advanced for 16 - 19 years - as well as other progression routes like IB Diploma.
Cambridge Secondary 2 is at the heart of the learning experience a school offers its learners, and is the mission of the school.
Cambridge international programme develops learners' understanding, knowledge and skills in
- Information & Communication Technology
Cambridge international programme offers routes; candidates can follow from post-kindergarten stage through to university entrance. Cambridge's provision also includes first-class support for teachers through publications, online resources, training, workshops and professional development.
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Student may choose either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1 to 5.
More Info: http://www.ibo.org/diploma/
The Indian Public School, Erode is now authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Diploma Programme(DP)
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org
IB Primary Years Programme
Students are inspired and challenged to develop a sense of inquiry, love for learning and to take responsibilities in life academically and personally. The essential goal of the Primary Program is to have each child become an independent learner while valuing the interdependence in the world during the five essential forming years of life. It offers a balance between learning about or through the subject areas, and learning beyond them.
Evaluation is an ongoing process which happens throughout their learning process and happens through different forms. TIPS educate the students to care and respect the school community and community in which they live.
IB Diploma Programme (IB DIPLOMA)
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19, Grade 11 and 12. It leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.
The DP curriculum is made up six subject groups and the DP core, comprising Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE).
Subjects are offered at High Level and Standard Level in six streams:
- Standard Level (SL) – Each subject 150 hours
- High Level (HL) – Each subject 240 hours
- IBDP requires 6 subjects: 3 subjects at HL and 3 subjects at SL or 4 subjects at HL and 2 at SL
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.
Subjects Proposed for IBDP @ TIPS:
- Language&Literature – English – Best language
- Language Acquisition- Hindi / French / Tamil/Spanish - Additional languages
- Individual & Societies -Economics, Business Management, Environmental Systems and Societies*
- Sciences – Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Systems and Societies*, Computer Science
- Mathematics – Mathematics, Mathematical Studies
- Either from Arts or one from 1-5 groups above
- * - Environmental Systems and Societies – offered as interdisciplinary in Group 3 and 4
Core of IBDP
Extended Essay (EE):
- Independent Research in connection to any one subject stream
- 4000 words original essay
- Topic of his/own choice connected to subject areas
Theory of Knowledge (TOK):
- Focus on Critical thinking- how we know what we claim to know
- 1600 words of essay and oral presentation
- IB given question/topic related to knowledge
- 100 hours across 2 years
Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS):
- Engagement with community
Recognition in India
Since 1983, IB has been recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as an entry qualification to all Universities in India. The IB is committed to support large proportion of students who wish to remain in India for their undergraduate studies and creating pathways to enable more students to consider this option.
With the requirement for percentage conversion by universities in India, students applying to Indian universities receive a transcript with IB grades and percentage equivalent recognized by Indian universities.