Frequently Asked Questions

What is the International Baccalaureate Organization?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers high quality programmes of international education to a worldwide community of schools. There are more than 900,000 IB students in over 140 countries. The IB is a recognized leader in the field of international education. It is a non-profit, mission-driven foundation that offers three challenging programmes for pupils aged 3 to 19.

How many schools offer IB programmes?

More than 100 schools in India offer the IB programme.

How programmes may do IB offers? What are they?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers three programmes of international education for students aged 3 to 19.

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) for pupils aged 3 to 12 focuses on the development of the whole child in the classroom and in the world outside.

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11 to 16 provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills through embracing and transcending traditional school subjects.

The Diploma Programme for students aged 16 to 19 is a demanding two-year curriculum that meets the needs of highly motivated students, and leads to a qualification that is recognized by leading universities around the world

What are the programmes offered at mon Calorx Global School?

mon Calorx Global School is authorized to offer all the three programmes of the International Bacculearate.

What are the school timings?

The school timings for the kindergarten are from 9 AM to 1 .15 PM and for Grade one to Grade twelve the timings are from 9 AM to 4 PM.

What are the languages taught in the School?

English is the language of Instruction and learning. . Hindi & French are introduced from grade 1 and are optional from grade 9 onwards.

What is the Admission procedure?

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What is the academic term and summer break schedule followed by the school?

Academic Session starts from 2nd week June and concludes in April.

Summer Vacation is from May to June 2nd week.

Diwali Vacation: October/ November (15 days)

Christmas Vacation: December (1 week)

When can parents meet the teachers?

Parents can meet teachers on ist.3rd and 5th Saturday of every month from 9.30 am to 11.00 am. It is advisable to take prior appointment so that teacher can give you uninterrupted meeting time.

How will the parents know about the academic progress of their ward?

Parents will be provided access to Managebac (online academic tracker) which will provide the day to day classroom assessments and home work status. Also parents are called from time to time to the school for teacher Parent conferences & Student led conferences

What are the extracurricular activities that the school offers?

The school offers Music (vocal), Theatre, Dance (western /Indian / folk), Design.

What are the Sports activities provided by the school?

The school excellent facilities and trained coaches for basket ball, football, cricket, swimming. Also PE as a subject is taught in middle school as a part of IB requirements for the programme.

What kind meals are available at the school dining hall?

Students are offered breakfast and lunch. Vegetarian meals of various cuisines from all over the world (Chinese/ Continental)

How many students are in each class?

The School maintains a low 'student-to-teacher' ratio for optimal learning and personalized attention. The maximum class strength is twenty.

What are the provisions made for students who are unwell?

A well equipped infirmary, with a nurse is available on the campus.

What are the measures taken during any medical emergency?

In case of any emergencies the student is taken to the doctor associated with a well known hospital in Bopal and the parents are informed telephonically. Only after acquiring permission of the parent medical treatment is given by associate doctor.

Can any student from other board be enrolled in an IB programme?

Students who have successfully completed SSC, ICSE, CBSE, and IGCSE curriculums can enroll for all the three programmes.

What is medium of instruction?

The medium of instruction in the entire school including IBDP is English.

Are teachers trained to teach the programme?

All teachers are trained in-house as well as sent for workshops organized by IB from time to time. Teachers are also given to exposure of online workshops conducted by IB. Apart from IB training teachers go through need based trainings throughout the year.

How IB courses are compared to other school courses?

IB courses are more challenging. They are aimed at highly motivated students who seek extra challenge and involvement in their education beyond the classroom.

What preparation does my child need in order to succeed in an IB Program?

The students should be a self motivated, Independent learner. She/he should possess good analytical and language skills. Because IB courses offer a high degree of challenge, students should, above all, be highly motivated learners. To participate in the IB diploma program, students should take algebra in the eighth grade and begin foreign language study no later than the ninth grade. In addition, students should complete graduation requirements such as health, P.E. and speech early in their high school program. Honors or enriched level classes from middle school onward provide solid academic training for the IB. Students need to develop good reading and writing skills and good study habits early in their schooling.

Does the IB Diploma Programme satisfy National requirements for receiving a secondary or high school degree?

IB Diploma is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.

Can I transfer from one IB World School to another?

The IB regional offices work closely with schools to ensure that students of all ages can transfer without problems. However, each IB World School makes its own decision.

Is the Diploma Programme curriculum the same all over the world?

The core requirements are the same but there is room for flexibility. The subjects offered by one school may differ somewhat from those of another school.

How successful are IB DP students in applying to university?

Recipients of the IB diploma enjoy a high rate of acceptance at leading universities all over the world. In addition, some universities offer scholarships to IB graduates. The IB Diploma Programme is accepted in all the universities and colleges of India.

How and when are IB DP students tested in their subjects?

IB diploma candidates test in three of their subjects at the higher level and three of their subjects at the subsidiary level. Two subsidiary level tests may be taken in May of the first year. All other tests are taken in May of the second year. Higher level tests are longer and more challenging than subsidiary level tests, these are the tests which may qualify for college credit. All examinations are administered by the school, which is responsible for ensuring that IB standards for testing conditions are met.

How many subjects do the IB DP students require to get the Diploma?

The students need to study 6 subjects in all out of which they are required to select 3 at a higher level and 3 at standard level. Besides this they have to put in required hours of Creativity, Activity and Service. They are also required to put in stipulated hours of TOK and write an essay on a topic given by IB.

What scores must a student earn in order to gain the diploma?

Diploma candidates must earn a total of 24 points on their six IB examinations. Bonus points may be awarded for excellent extended essays, and for excellent Theory of Knowledge work. A score of 4 is considered to be a passing score on an IB examination. Though every university has its own criteria, most universities which award credit for IB courses require a score of 5 or better on higher level exams.

How many exams do IB DP students take, and when do they take them?

Diploma programme students generally take six exams, including one literature course taught in the student's native language, one foreign language, one social science, one experimental science, one mathematics and one arts course. The arts course can be replaced by a second social science, a second experimental science, or a third language. IB students take their examinations at the end of the two-year Diploma Programme, sometimes they take a few of their exams at the end of the first year of the DP.

Where can I find a schedule of IB DP exams?

The schedule of IB exams is posted on the IBO web site.

When are DP exam results made available?

Exam results are sent in July for the May session and in January for the November session. Students may also obtain their results online, at www.results.ibo.org. To access the website, students must have a Personal Identification Number (PIN) which they receive from their Diploma Programme coordinator.

Does the school accept transfer cases for DP in 2nd year?

If the subject combination match and other requirements of the programme are fulfilled the school may accept such transfer, subject to the successfully completion of the admission test.

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