IBDP BRIDGE PROGRAM AT GIIS

GIIS is a candidate IB World school and currently offers the renowned IB PYP as well as IB Diploma Programme at the Higashikasai Campus.
Here is a fully customized Bridge Program for you to be IB ready!

International Baccalaureate Diploma - Science

We are a candidate school for International Baccalaureate Diploma programme and pursuing authorisation as an IB world school. Facilities in the IB school Campus will make the IBDP an experience of high energy and deep learning, due to excellent exposure to infrastructure that leads to excellent breadth and depth of knowledge, and the skills to succeed physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically.

What is the IBDP Program?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year educational programme primarily aimed at CBSE Grade 10 and IGCSE Grade 10. The programme provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognized by many universities worldwide.

Why Bridge Program?

The IBDP program is a new curriculum for the students of Batch 2019 and the Bridge Program at GIIS is designed to accommodate the academic gap between CBSE/IGCSE and IBDP.

It will also ensure that the students from CBSE and IGCSE are fully equipped to undertake the IBDP course.

The teaching and learning approach is designed through deliberate strategies and tools, to enhance student learning and assist student preparation for DP assessment and beyond.

The Curriculum

Best IB schools in Tokyo and various international IB schools cover a range of curriculum with the students. Some of the best IB schools in Japan have raised children to be seekers of deep knowledge. Here, secondary school students between 16 to 19 years of age take up this international baccalaureate diploma programme which comprises six subject groups and the DP core, which includes the following:

What is the IBDP Program?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year educational programme primarily aimed at CBSE Grade 10 and IGCSE Grade 10. The programme provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognized by many universities worldwide.

Why Bridge Program?

The IBDP program is a new curriculum for the students of Batch 2019 and the Bridge Program at GIIS is designed to accommodate the academic gap between CBSE/IGCSE and IBDP.

It will also ensure that the students from CBSE and IGCSE are fully equipped to undertake the IBDP course.

The teaching and learning approach is designed through deliberate strategies and tools, to enhance student learning and assist student preparation for DP assessment and beyond.

THIS 2 WEEK PROGRAM WILL FOCUS ON ACQUIRING NECESSARY SKILLS THAT ARE INTRINSICALLY LINKED WITH THE IB LEARNER PROFILE ATTRIBUTES

RESEARCH - Social skills - Communication - CRITICAL THINKING - SELF Management

What does the Bridge Program offer?

As GIIS offers multiple curricula such as:
GMP - Global Montessori Plus, IB PYP, IB DP, CLSP, IGCSE and CBSE, it is essential for GIIS students to be equipped with necessary learning techniques and methodologies for a smooth learning transition.

Activities

At GIIS, the Bridge Program offers practical activities such as:

Hackathon
University Fair
Mock Interviews
Building a Portfolio
Business Management

Subjects Offered

Theory of Knowledge(TOK)
Creativity Activity Service (CAS)
Extended Essay (EE)
Mathematics
Humanities
Business Management Economics
Science
English
Physics Chemistry
Biology
Second Language
French
Japanese
Computer Science
Additional subject

WEEK 1

Time slots

Subject group / component /discipline

Content and its basis

Resources

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

IB Learner Profile Attributes

IB Principles and Practices

ATL activity exemplars from different courses

A brief introduction to MLA8

A talk on how to manage deadlines

Classroom activity based on learner profile attributes

IBP publications

IB alumni videos

My IB FAQs

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Approaches to Learning (ATL) skill formation and development

11:20 AM -12:20 PM

Academic honesty: good citation practices

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Time management

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Project work

Time slots

Subject group / component /discipline

Content and its basis

Resources

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Syllabus content in Language & Literature

IB curricular framework

IB-prescribed text-types and books for reading/analysis

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Syllabus content in Language Acquisition

Language B syllabi

Support materials in use by the Language B teachers

11:20 AM -12:20 PM

Syllabi of Individuals and Societies

Reference books in economics, business management, ITGS and history

Reference to IB discussion fora

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Understanding the study and requirements of the 4 sciences

Study methods and support available in IBDP biology, chemistry, computer science and physics

IB course notices and project guidelines

2:15 PM -3:15 PM

IB Mathematics course – the new approach

Presentation of main concepts in Math AA and Math AI courses

Work done by the DP1 students – forerunner batch

Time slots

Subject group / component /discipline

Content and its basis

Resources

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Analytic mark-schemes and mark bands

IB subject guides

IB past papers

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Written and oral components

Teacher-prepared material

11:20 AM -12:20 PM

Division of papers between HL and SL options

Detailed information available in IB guides

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Time duration, conduct of exams and a look into the date sheet

Discussion by subject experts

IB exam materials and date sheet

2:15 PM -3:15 PM

Internal assessment across the subjects

Elaborate information on different IA requirements

Sample IAs

Time slots

Subject group / component /discipline

Content and its basis

Resources

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Extended Essay: introduction

A brief discussion on criteria

EE exemplars

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Integrated and concept-based approach

Subject-wise description of concepts at work

Learning cycles

11:20 AM -12:20 PM

Theory of Knowledge

New TOK and opportunities for the students showcase acquired knowledge

IB principles into practice guides

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Importance of DP Core

Grid/matrix explanation

Extended Essay, TOK and CAS guides and handbooks

2:15 PM -3:15 PM

Service learning

A discussion on the opportunities available

Service learning evidences

Time slots

Subject group / component /discipline

Content and its basis

Resources

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Formative assessment

FA examples

Distribution of grades in FA

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Summative assessment

Principles of assessment

Summative assessment timeline

11:20 AM -12:20 PM

ManageBac

Initial MB orientation

ManageBac demo

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Online learning platforms

Practice of remote learning

Zoom and Google meet demonstration

2:15 PM -3:15 PM

Portfolio management

Contents of portfolio

Student-led conference reports and pictures

WEEK 2

Time slots

Subject group / component /discipline

Content and its basis

Resources

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Inquiry-based learning

A discussion on how to find information and construct own understanding

IBO publications

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Conceptual understanding

Making connections

Global assets

11:20 AM -12:20 PM

Transfer learning

Exemplars

Articles

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Effective teamwork and collaboration

Examples of collaborative learning modules

Projects and charts

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

International mindedness

Discussion and activity

What is an IB education

Time slots

Subject group / component /discipline

Content and its basis

Resources

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Assessment in Language & Literature

External assessment – HL and SL papers; oral commentary

IB past papers and syllabus guide

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Assessment in Language Acquisition

HL/SL papers, oral work and listening component

IB past papers and syllabus guide

11:20 AM -12:20 PM

Assessment in Individuals & Societies

HL/SL papers

IB past papers and syllabus guide

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Assessment in Sciences

MCQ and other exam papers

IB past papers and syllabus guide

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Assessment in Mathematics

Difference and similarities between the exam content for Math AA and AI papers

IB past papers and syllabus guide

Time slots

Subject group / component /discipline

Content and its basis

Resources

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Source selection

A practice round to select sources

Articles on JSTOR and other websites

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Writing a good research question (RQ)

RQ exercise

Research pieces

11:20 AM -12:20 PM

IB grade boundaries

Understanding and explanation

Latest grade boundaries

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

TOK exhibition – selection of objects

A brief on exhibition: presentation and write-up

TOK material

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Free interaction

Discussion on reflection and feedback in small groups

Reflection material

Time slots

Subject group / component /discipline

Content and its basis

Resources

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Critical thinking

Meaning and importance of critical thinking in IB learning

Source material

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Critical thinking

Games and situations

Critical thinking booklet

11:20 AM -12:20 PM

Understanding command terms

Discussion and question-answer session

IB guides

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

IB-style questions in any two subject groups

Discussion and activity on writing and decoding the questions

IB past papers

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Decorating an IB classroom

Actual practice work

Time slots

Subject group / component /discipline

Content and its basis

Resources

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Learning outcome

Reflection and feedback session

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Sharing of experiences

An interaction based on the overall gain and expectations

11:20 AM -12:20 PM

Registering interests

Subject selection exercise

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

VALEDICTORY FUNCTION

COURSE OUTLINE
Batch 1 April 15 - April 30
Batch 2 June 20 - June 30
Duration: 2 weeks

How to apply for the Bridge Program?

If you are a GIIS Parent

STEP 1 : Send a confirmation email to your Class Teacher along with your pre board results.

STEP 2 : Student Registration for Bridge Program and Payment of Fee.

If you are NOT a GIIS Parent, please get in touch with our Admissions team.

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IBDP World Average vs GIIS

The Outcomes

We aim to stand out amongst the IB international schools in Japan. Just like our campus in Singapore, we are hoping to have world toppers and near toppers in the international Baccalaureate curriculum programme once it takes off. At our Tokyo IB school, the goal will be to achieve record school average for our IBDP cohorts year on year.

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