The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

KiiT International School (KiiTIS) welcomes you! For our students, our campus is both challenging and exciting. Our teachers are highly qualified and trained professionals who are enthusiastic about their responsibilities and commitments as educators. They are not just facilitators for their students; they are mentors and motivators as well.

KiiT International School is the first and the only school in the state of Odisha (India) which offers IBDP. In a span of ten years, scores of our alumni have graduated from prestigious universities in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and India, and many more are pursuing various bachelor’s programs in universities across the world.

At KiiT International School, students have access to rigorous academic programs as well as to diverse co-curricular and sports activities. The school firmly believes in the holistic growth of children and ensures that they have a healthy, happy, and highly motivating environment in the campus.

Our graduating students are equipped with the relevant knowledge and skills to cope with the challenges posed by top colleges around the world. For students in 11th and 12th grades, KiiT International School provides the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. Our IBDP graduates achieve the highest academic standards, and they also develop into well-rounded individuals, which is the essence of our mission. The DP is developed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19. It is widely considered as one of the best High School Diploma programs in the world.

Our curriculum aims to produce students who will use their intercultural understanding and respect for the views and opinions of ‘others’ to contribute to the construction of a better world, as well as to prepare them to effectively participate in a quickly changing and increasingly challenging global society. Our in-house career counselor guides the students with their university application process.

IB Diploma Program encourages students to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective and grow into global citizens.

At KiiT International School, the IBDP curriculum helps students become responsible young adults who represent the IB Learner Profile. The learning coaches will assist the students to meet the difficult academic demands of the IBDP during these crucial years. Students take on physical challenges, express their creativity, and engage intimately with the local community in the Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) part of the program. The goal is for students to learn how to learn, analyze, and come to thoughtful judgments about humans and society, as well as the scientific processes that shape our society.

The school has a well-stocked ever expanding physical and digital library and well-trained librarians who work closely with our IBDP students. Our labs are state-of-the art and are regularly modernized. As we are growing rapidly, we have started the construction of a separate modern facility exclusively for IBDP, PYP and MYP programs with a view to developing a full-fledged IB World school in a couple of years.

What is IBDP?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) prepares students for university education in the country they choose. The curriculum is a pre-university qualification accepted by universities in over 140 countries and opens access to the world’s greatest universities. It is an internationally known, academically challenging pre-university program. It is known for its dedication to service, high academic standards, and ability to foster worldwide awareness via the study of diverse viewpoints. IBDP aspires to go above and beyond other curricula by cultivating inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring individuals who are driven to succeed. According to research, IB graduates and the abilities and attitudes they develop are highly valued by top organizations / institutions in the world.

The IB Core, as well as six topic groups, make up the DP curriculum.  IBDP’s Core Element is what makes it distinct from other curricula.  Students must choose one subject from each of the six subject groups. Students may opt to study additional sciences, individuals and societies, or language courses, instead of a Group 6 arts. Every student needs to study at least three subjects at the Higher Level (HL) and three subjects at the Standard Level (SL). The following are the three Core requirements: 

Extended Essay (EE) is maximum 4000-word autonomous, self-directed research essay. Theory of Knowledge (TOK) in which students investigate the relationship between study disciplines and the nature of knowing. Students will participate in critical thinking regarding knowledge and experience gained both within and outside the classroom, as well as Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS), in which they will undertake projects connected to those three areas.

Within the 2 years of the diploma program the following groups of subjects are offered at KiiT International School:

KiiTIS IBDP Curriculum

KiiT International School curriculum contains six subject groups together with the DP core. Under six subject groups, three subjects are taken at HL and three at SL. Students can choose one subject from Group I to VI (they also have the option to not take a Group VI subject and replace it with a second subject from Group III or IV.) Final external exams are taken after two years.

The teachers and students are dedicated to our mission statement “Enriching Childhood with knowledge, insight, innovation and transformation.”

The well-coordinated, collective efforts of our management, teaching and non-teaching faculty ensure that our students respect people of all cultures, languages and their ways of life and are also concerned about the well-being of other species of animals, and nature. They are groomed and transformed into true global citizens.

Six Subject Groups

Group 1: Studies in Language & Literature
Group 2: Language Acquisition
Group 3: Individuals and Societies
Group 4: Experimental Sciences
Group 5: Mathematics and Computer Science
Group 6: The Arts

DP Core

1. Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
2. Theory of Knowledge
3. Extended essay

Six Subject Groups

English A Language & Literature (HL & SL)

The Language and Literature course provides students with the opportunity to study language, texts and culture, and to develop their analytical skills. Literature being a significant part of the course, students explore what aspects of a literary text are specific to an associated culture and what aspects cut across cultural and linguistic boundaries. This enriches the students’ international awareness and develops in them the attitudes of tolerance, empathy and a genuine respect for perspectives different from their own.

  • Business & Management (HL & SL)
  • History (HL & SL)
  • Economics (HL & SL)
  • ITGS (HL & SL)
  • Environmental systems and societies (SL)
  • Psychology (HL & SL)
Studies of local institutions and global perspectives foster an appreciation of change and continuity as well as similarity and difference. Students evaluate the major theories, concepts and research findings of the respective disciplines and learn their methodology.

  • Mathematics (HL & SL)
  • Mathematics studies (SL)

All Diploma candidates are required to take a mathematics course. Each course helps to deepen a student’s understanding of mathematics as a discipline and to promote confidence and facility in the use of mathematical language. Students are guided to choose the level of math which suits their abilities and university requirements.

Computer Science cannot be taken as a substitute for a mathematics course. If Computer Science is taken, it is taken in addition to the student’s mathematics course. This case, it counts as the student’s Group 6 or Arts option.

Math HL: is designed for students with competence and a strong background in mathematics. Some students will choose to study the subject because they have a genuine interest in mathematics and enjoy meeting its challenges and problems. Others elect the higher-level course to prepare for additional mathematics studies at university or because they need mathematics for related subjects such as physics, engineering and technology.

Math SL: is designed to provide a background of mathematical thought and a reasonable level of technical ability for those not wishing to take mathematics at the higher level. It is intended to provide a sound mathematical basis for those students panning to pursue further studies in fields such as chemistry, economics, geography and business administration.

Math Studies SL: is designed to provide a realistic option for students with varied backgrounds and abilities who are not likely to require mathematics beyond the Diploma Programme. Students develop the skills needed to cope with the mathematical demands of a technological society; they also apply mathematics to real-life situations.

Computer Science HL/SL: Computer science involves detailed knowledge of how computers operate and logical problem solving. Successful computerized systems result from: appropriate use of hardware based on a detailed knowledge of its capabilities and limitations; efficient use of algorithms and data structures; thorough and logical design; careful testing and integration of all these components.

The computer science standard level (SL) course focuses on software development, fundamentals of computer systems and the relationship between computing systems and society. The higher level (HL) course encompasses all these elements but is extended to include: computer mathematics and logic; advanced data structures and algorithms; further system fundamentals; and file.

  • French AB-Initio (SL)
  • Spanish AB-Initio (SL)
  • Hindi B (HL & SL)

Second language studies develops students’ powers of expression, provides them with a resource for the study of other subjects, and brings them into contact with ways of thought which may differ from their own.

Group 2 accommodates students irrespective of their language proficiency; students with very high level of fluency (HL), second language learners with some previous experience in the language (SL) and complete beginners with no previous experience (AB initio).

  • Physics (HL & SL)
  • Chemistry (HL & SL)
  • Biology (HL & SL)
  • Computer Science (HL & SL)
  • Environmental systems and societies (SL)

Promotes an understanding of the concepts, principles and applications of the respective disciplines, together with an appreciation of the methodology of the experimental sciences in general. Students develop practical laboratory skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively by participating in an interdisciplinary group project.

Visual Arts (HL & SL)

The processes of designing and making art require a high level of cognitive ability that is both intellectual and affective. Engagement in arts promotes a sense of identity and makes a unique contribution to the lifelong learning of each student. Study of visual arts provides students with the opportunity to develop a critical and intensely personal view of themselves in relation to the world.

 

This course enables students to engage in both practical exploration and artistic production, and in independent contextual, visual and critical investigation. The course is apt for students who wish to pursue visual arts in higher education and also welcomes those who seek life enrichment through visual arts.

English A Language & Literature (HL & SL)

The Language and Literature course provides students with the opportunity to study language, texts and culture, and to develop their analytical skills. Literature being a significant part of the course, students explore what aspects of a literary text are specific to an associated culture and what aspects cut across cultural and linguistic boundaries. This enriches the students’ international awareness and develops in them the attitudes of tolerance, empathy and a genuine respect for perspectives different from their own.

  • French AB-Initio (SL)
  • Spanish AB-Initio (SL)
  • Hindi B (HL & SL)

Second language studies develops students’ powers of expression, provides them with a resource for the study of other subjects, and brings them into contact with ways of thought which may differ from their own.

Group 2 accommodates students irrespective of their language proficiency; students with very high level of fluency (HL), second language learners with some previous experience in the language (SL) and complete beginners with no previous experience (AB initio).

  • Business & Management (HL & SL)
  • History (HL & SL)
  • Economics (HL & SL)
  • ITGS (HL & SL)
  • Environmental systems and societies (SL)
  • Psychology (HL & SL)
Studies of local institutions and global perspectives foster an appreciation of change and continuity as well as similarity and difference. Students evaluate the major theories, concepts and research findings of the respective disciplines and learn their methodology.

  • Physics (HL & SL)
  • Chemistry (HL & SL)
  • Biology (HL & SL)
  • Computer Science (HL & SL)
  • Environmental systems and societies (SL)

Promotes an understanding of the concepts, principles and applications of the respective disciplines, together with an appreciation of the methodology of the experimental sciences in general. Students develop practical laboratory skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively by participating in an interdisciplinary group project.

  • Mathematics (HL & SL)
  • Mathematics studies (SL)

All Diploma candidates are required to take a mathematics course. Each course helps to deepen a student’s understanding of mathematics as a discipline and to promote confidence and facility in the use of mathematical language. Students are guided to choose the level of math which suits their abilities and university requirements.

Computer Science cannot be taken as a substitute for a mathematics course. If Computer Science is taken, it is taken in addition to the student’s mathematics course. This case, it counts as the student’s Group 6 or Arts option.

Math HL: is designed for students with competence and a strong background in mathematics. Some students will choose to study the subject because they have a genuine interest in mathematics and enjoy meeting its challenges and problems. Others elect the higher-level course to prepare for additional mathematics studies at university or because they need mathematics for related subjects such as physics, engineering and technology.

Math SL: is designed to provide a background of mathematical thought and a reasonable level of technical ability for those not wishing to take mathematics at the higher level. It is intended to provide a sound mathematical basis for those students panning to pursue further studies in fields such as chemistry, economics, geography and business administration.

Math Studies SL: is designed to provide a realistic option for students with varied backgrounds and abilities who are not likely to require mathematics beyond the Diploma Programme. Students develop the skills needed to cope with the mathematical demands of a technological society; they also apply mathematics to real-life situations.

Computer Science HL/SL: Computer science involves detailed knowledge of how computers operate and logical problem solving. Successful computerized systems result from: appropriate use of hardware based on a detailed knowledge of its capabilities and limitations; efficient use of algorithms and data structures; thorough and logical design; careful testing and integration of all these components.

The computer science standard level (SL) course focuses on software development, fundamentals of computer systems and the relationship between computing systems and society. The higher level (HL) course encompasses all these elements but is extended to include: computer mathematics and logic; advanced data structures and algorithms; further system fundamentals; and file.

Visual Arts (HL & SL)

The processes of designing and making art require a high level of cognitive ability that is both intellectual and affective. Engagement in arts promotes a sense of identity and makes a unique contribution to the lifelong learning of each student. Study of visual arts provides students with the opportunity to develop a critical and intensely personal view of themselves in relation to the world.

 

This course enables students to engage in both practical exploration and artistic production, and in independent contextual, visual and critical investigation. The course is apt for students who wish to pursue visual arts in higher education and also welcomes those who seek life enrichment through visual arts.

DP Core

Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)

It enables students to live the IB learner profile in real and practical ways, to grow as unique individuals and to recognize their role in relation to others.

Creativity – arts and other experiences that involve creative thinking

Activity – physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the IB Diploma Programme

Service – an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student.

Theory of Knowledge

Theory of Knowledge allows students to ask second order questions about their subject, encourages them to reflect on the nature of knowledge, and how we know what we claim to know. The students must meet the TOK assessment requirements that include giving a presentation and submitting an essay on one of the six prescribed titles for the examination session.

Extended essay

Extended essay is an independent research essay of 4000 words. Students have to choose from the IB prescribed subjects. Students may select the research topic from one of the six subjects chosen during the two years course.

Fee Structure

Indian Students

IBDPGradeAdmission FeeComposite FeeTotal
Day BoardersXI & XII₹ 40,000₹ 4,86,000₹ 5,26,000
Full BoardersXI & XII₹ 40,000₹ 5,50,000₹ 5,90,000

Overseas Students

IBDPGradeAdmission FeeComposite FeeTotal
Day BoardersXI & XII$ 800$ 10000$ 12300
Full BoardersXI & XII$ 800$ 11500$ 12800

The composite Fee include the following:

  • Tuition, Uniform, Books & Notebooks, Lodging & Boarding, Internal
    Examination, Lab, Games/Sports/ Activities
  • School charges an Annual Re-admission Fee of Rs. 5000/- (for India
    students) & USO 300/- (for overseas students) every year
  • Refundable Security deposit of Rs. 20,000/- for Boarders (Indian) &
    USD 600 for Boarders (Overseas)
  • A special discount of 10% on tuition fee for Indian Female students

The composite Fee include the following:

  • IBDP Final Examination fees plus Postal charges for grade XII
  • Outstation CAS Trips

Assessment

Assessment in the IBDP is criterion-referenced, not norm-referenced. This means that students are not placed into a normal distribution curve with a set proportion being deemed as having not passed the course. Knowledge and skills are assessed according to the student’s own achievement against a set of known criteria written by IB examiners.

 Theory of Knowledge
  Grade AGrade BGrade CGrade DGrade ENo Grade N
Extended EssayGrade A3322Failing conditionFailing condition
Grade B3221Failing conditionFailing condition
Grade C2210Failing conditionFailing condition
Grade D2100Failing conditionFailing condition
Grade EFailing conditionFailing conditionFailing conditionFailing conditionFailing conditionFailing condition
No Grade NFailing conditionFailing conditionFailing conditionFailing conditionFailing conditionFailing condition

Note for the core:

  • B + C combination results in 2 additional points
  • A+ E combination results in zero points and a failing condition

Beyond IBDP

Apart from strictly adhering to the IB’s vision, the school in its mission ensures that a true passion for enquiry and life-long learning is fostered in our students, and that they also develop the necessary skills to be successful in a highly competitive and unpredictable world they are growing into. Our teachers are periodically trained and are totally committed to their profession, and they explore innovative ways to help learners widen their knowledge base and hone the skills required to meet the demands of future.

We offer a well-organized Career Counseling Center on campus. This center has benefited a large number of students. The following prestigious universities have accepted our students, such as the University of Warwick, Boston University, Trinity College, Cambridge University, Imperial College of London, New York University, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, S.P. Jain School of Global Management, Singapore, University of Toronto, University of California San Diego, University of Sheffield, Southern Wesleyan University, USA, UCSE (University of California Santa Clauz), USA.

The school offers a plethora of activities geared toward the holistic development of students. They get the opportunity to participate in co-curricular activities such as sports and games, and cultural programmes: Concurrence (Inter-house Competitions), MUN (Model United Nations), Inspiron Exhibition (Science Exhibition), NCLF (National Children’s Literary Festival). The school often invites delegates from across fields to interact with students.

KiiT International School is one of the few schools in the eastern region that offers a wide spectrum of integrated education.

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