What are the Three Core Requirements?
The three core requirements are:
Extended Essay Theory of Knowledge (ToK) Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)
All Diploma Programme students must engage in these three activities.
Extended essay (EE)
The extended essay has a prescribed limit of 4,000 words. It offers the opportunity to investigate a topic of individual interest, and acquaints students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university.
Theory of knowledge (TOK)
The interdisciplinary TOK course is designed to provide coherence by exploring the nature of knowledge across disciplines, encouraging an appreciation of other cultural perspectives.
Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)
Participation in the school's CAS Programme encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service work, thus fostering students' awareness and appreciation of life outside the academic arena.
How are Students Assessed?
At the end of the two-year Programme, students are assessed both internally and externally in ways that measure individual performance against stated objectives for each subject.
In nearly all subjects at least some of the assessment is carried out internally by teachers, who mark individual pieces of work produced as part of a course of study. Examples include oral exercises in language subjects, projects, student portfolios, class presentations, practical laboratory work, mathematical investigations and artistic performances.
Some assessment tasks are conducted and overseen by teachers without the restrictions of examination conditions, but are then marked externally by examiners. Examples include world literature assignments for language A: Literature, essays for theory of knowledge and extended essays. The grading system is criterion based (results are determined by performance against set standards, not by each student's position in the overall rank order); validity, reliability and fairness are the watchwords of the Diploma
Do Universities Recognize the IB Diploma?
The IB diploma is widely recognized by the world's leading universities. The IB works closely with universities in all regions of the world to gain recognition for the IB diploma.
IB Courses Offered at MICS:
Studies in Languages and Literature English HL/SL
Spanish Ab Initio Spanish B HL/SL French B HL/HL
Individuals and Societies:
Economics HL/SL Business Management HL/SL French B HL/HL Geography HL/SL Information Technology in Global Society HL/SL Environmental Systems and Societies SL History HL/SLPsychology HL/SL Global Politics HL/SL
Biology HL/SL Physics HL /SL Chemistry HL/SL Sports,exercise and Health Science HL/SLEnvironmental Systems and Societies SLComputer Science HL/SL
Mathematics AI HL/SLMathematics AA HL/SL
Visual Arts SLL
TOK Extended Essay CAS