The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme: Internationally recognized pre-university programme.
Course difficulty: You shall have to study persistently if this is the pre-university course you wish to pursue for it is very difficult and not to be taken lightly.
Duration: Two years
Fee: RM25,000 – RM51,000
Academical institutions offering IB:
- International School of Kuala Lumpur
- Mont’ Kiara International School
- Sri KDU
- MARA College Banting
- MARA College Seremban
- The International School of Penang (Uplands)
Basically, an IB student has to take up six subjects – 3 subjects at a Higher Level (HL) and 3 at a Standard Level (SL). There’s also an extended essay that constitutes of 150 hours of creative, action and service activities (CAS). In addition to that, a critical thinking course dubbed “Theory of Knowledge” (TOK) is also a requirement.
The subjects are in 6 groups and candidates must select a subject from each group 1-5 and the 6th subject from any of the groups 1-6.
- Group 1 = Main Language [English, Bahasa Melayu, etc…]
- Group 2 = Second language [French, Japanese, etc…]
- Group 3 = Humanities [Economics, Business and Management, etc…]
- Group 4 = Experimental Science [Chemistry, Biology, etc…]
- Group 5 = Mathematics [Mathematics, Mathematical Studies, etc…]
- Group 6 = The Arts (Optional)
The International School of Kuala Lumpur offers two scholarships per year.
First, one has to submit relevant information regarding your academic achievements prior to this, namely your SPM results. One is advised to apply as soon as possible.
You will be considered and notified if you are chosen to sit for the school’s entrance exams. The entrance exams include an English and a Mathematics test.
If you have been short listed, you will be called in to attend an interview. Your capability of creative thought, sense of responsibility, attitude and such will be evaluated during the interview.
Finally, you will be informed if the school has decided to offer you the scholarship. If a candidate refuses the scholarship, it will be passed on to the next likely scholar and so on. Please note that the 2007 scholarships have been given out.
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