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International Baccalaureate (IB) 2019-04-03T01:58:37+07:00

Get Your International Baccalaureate (IB) in Thailand

What is International Baccalaureate?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare students for liberal arts education at the tertiary level. It is directed by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (www.ibo.org) headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The mission of the IBO is “to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”

IB Programmes

The IBO offers three programmes:

  1. the Diploma Programme for juniors and seniors (years 12 and 13)
  2. the Middle Years Programme for students aged 11 to 16 (years 6 – 11)
  3. the Primary Years Programme for students aged 3 to 12 (N – 6)

The programmes form a sequence but can be offered independently according to the needs of individual schools. Please visit the IB web site www.ibo.org for more details on the various programmes that the IB has to offer

The IB Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma is truly international in its philosophy and aims. The curriculum requires balance and research. For instance, a science student has to become familiar with a foreign language, and a humanities student must understand laboratory procedures. In addition all candidates for the IB diploma must undertake some extensive research into one of over sixty subjects.
The IB Diploma is accepted at universities in over 115 countries.

The curriculum contains six subject groups together with a core made up of three separate parts.
This is illustrated by a hexagon with the three parts of the core at its centre.

IB Learner Profile

Students study six subjects selected from the subject groups. Normally three subjects are studied at higher level (courses representing 240 teaching hours), and the remaining three subjects are studied at standard level (courses representing 150 teaching hours).
All three parts of the core—extended essay, theory of knowledge and creativity, action, service—are compulsory and are central to the philosophy of the Diploma Programme.

University Recognition

Parents appreciate the rigorous training and education which the IB programmes offer their children. Still, the nagging question must be asked: Is the IB recognised widely both in the America and in countries around the world? The answer is an unequivocal “Yes!”

A Matter of Excellence

The International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) are all about excellence. A school doesn’t commit to preparing students for these rigorous examinations lightly. Expert, well-trained faculty must implement and teach the courses which culminate in those examinations. They put a school’s reputation squarely on the line. Certainly GK Consultants is no exception to this. Our highly qualified and experienced tutors will custom design an IB academic support programme that is specifically tailored to your needs.

Credibility

Universal Acceptance

College admissions officers usually have a pretty good idea of a school’s academic standards if the school has previously submitted applicants. The school’s track record is more or less established by those prior candidates. Grading policies are understood. Curriculum taught has been examined.
But what about a new school or a school from a foreign country or a school which is determined to upgrade its product? The AP and IB credentials immediately convey credibility. The standard is well-known and understood. Other things being equal, the college knows that a candidate with success in the AP or IB is ready for tertiary level work. The payoff for the student is exemption for many entry level courses. This in turn means that it the student gets his or her degree requirements completed more quickly. It also means fewer credits have to be paid for.

AP and IB are almost universally accepted as proof of secondary academic achievement on a high level. Apply to Cambridge, Harvard, Oxford or Yale and they will all know exactly what IB and AP are and what the results mean. It’s not the same with an applicant whose only credentials are good marks in his school’s leaving examinations and some nice recommendations.

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      Covid-19 Update 😷

      Covid-19: Tutorial Procedures

      Just recently the Covid-19 situation has become increasingly worse once again and obviously worrying for all of us. Schools are closed or likely to be closed and will be offering online learning to supplement and replace all classroom teaching, homework assignments, examination preparation and project work. We here at GK Consultants will continue to work with students on their learning, school assignments and try to support each of them in terms of organisation, time management and other guidance as needed. Intensive support for IGCSE, A Level, SAT, ACT, AP and IB examinations will continue as we approach crucial dates during these next few months. Homeschooling programmes will continue as before.

       

      GK Consultants will continue to operate as follows:

       

      • Students can have their tutorials delivered either in person or by an online learning interface such as Skype or Zoom. Remote methods of teaching and learning work well, and we have used online teaching and learning techniques for many years. Online tutorials are scheduled at the same time as their face-to-face counterparts or can be rescheduled if an alternative time is convenient for the student and the tutor.

       

      At GK Consultants we are always here to discuss all matters relating to your son’s or your daughter’s education. Just because we are dealing with a health crisis does not mean that education is interrupted – you child’s future is as important today as it ever was.

      We look forward to hearing from you if you have any questions and let us all hope that the situation improves soon and we will be able to look back on this current pandemic in terms such as, “Do you remember when……...”

      Best wishes to you all: I, my academic team and administrative team wish you and your family a happy, healthy, safe, and successful 2021.

       

      Gary King

      Director

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