International Baccalaureate

WHAT IS AN IB EDUCATION?

The IB continuum of international education for 3 to 19 year olds is unique because of its academic and personal rigour. We challenge students to excel in their studies and in their personal growth. We aim to inspire a quest for learning throughout life that is marked by enthusiasm and empathy.
The IB aspires to help schools develop well-rounded students with character who respond to challenges with optimism and an open mind, are confident in their own identities, make ethical decisions, join with others in celebrating our common humanity and are prepared to apply what they learn in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations.
The IB offers high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision. Informed by the values described in the learner profile, an IB education:
 1- focuses on learners – the IB’s student-centred programmes promote healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge.
 2- develops effective approaches to teaching and learning -IB programmes help students to develop the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success.
 3- works within global contexts – IB programmes increase understanding of languages and cultures, and explore globally significant ideas and issues.
 4- explores significant content – IB programmes offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced, conceptual and connected.
IB learners strive to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. These attributes represent a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond intellectual development and academic success.

WHAT IS THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (DP)?

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. The Diploma Programme prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society as they:
 1- develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically
 2- acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, studying courses from six subject groups
 3- develop the skills and a positive attitude towards learning that will prepare them for higher education
 4- study at least two languages and increase understanding of cultures, including their own
 5- make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course
 6- undertake in-depth research into an area of interest through the lens of one or more academic disciplines in the extended essay
 7- enhance their personal and interpersonal development through creativity, action and service.

IB PROGRAM AT ROOTS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

Roots International Schools & Colleges and IB share a common ambition: to develop distinctive, high quality programmes of education to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students and to nurture inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people.
RISC has always taken pride to be the pioneer in the education field of Pakistan. After the successful establishment of numerous international standard qualifications, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is the natural progression in RIS’s endeavour to provide quality education to RISC students. RISC is offering The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme as a pre-university qualification for age 16-19 since August 2014 and has become one of the prestigious IB world schools present in 145 countries offering various programs to 1,099,000 students worldwide.

  • THE CURRICULUM
  • THE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME CORE
  • SUBJECTS OFFERED
  • UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE
  • CAS PROGRAMME

IB Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from each of the five groups (1 to 5), ensuring breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s),the social sciences, the experimental sciences and mathematics. Students must also choose either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1 to 5.
DP subjects can be taken at higher level or standard level. At least three and not more than four subjects are taken at higher level (240 teaching hours), while the other subjects are taken at standard level (150 teaching hours). Students can study and take examinations, in English, French or Spanish.