Why Bridge Programme ?

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.

In addition ,our state-of-the-art infrastructure, and facilities aids experiential learning  environments for every student and actively engage in interactive learning. The 9GEM framework compliments the bridge programme exposing  students to a variety of intrinsically honed skills  that allow them to grow both in and out of the classroom.

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.

Academic Life at GIIS

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

Program Schedule and Syllabus

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

IBDP World Average vs GIIS

How to apply for the Bridge Program?

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.

Scholarships

Global Citizen Scholarship

Applicable Curricula’s:
CBSE
IBDP
Applicable Grades:
Grade 11-12, IBDP Year 1- Year 2
Tenure:
2 Years
Eligibility Criteria:
93 % and Above or A*

9GEMS Holistic Development Scholarship

Applicable Curricula’s:
CBSE
CLSP
IB PYP
IBDP
IGCSE
Applicable Grades:
1-12, IBDP Year 1- 2
Tenure:
1 Year
Eligibility Criteria:
Talent Based - 9 GEMS

Global Future Ready Merit Scholarship

Applicable Curricula’s:
CBSE
IGCSE
IBDP
CLSP
Applicable Grades:
7 - 12
Tenure:
2 Years
Eligibility Criteria:
90 % Above or A*

Hideki Yukawa Global Skills Scholarship

Applicable Curricula’s:
CBSE
CLSP
IB PYP
IBDP
IGCSE
Applicable Grades:
1-12
Tenure:
1 Year
Eligibility Criteria:
Talent Based - Technology

Sadako Ogata Merit cum Means Scholarship

Applicable Curricula’s:
CBSE
IGCSE
CLSP
IB PYP
IBDP
Applicable Grades:
Nursery, Kindergarten 1-2 , Grade 1-12, IBDP Year 1-2
Tenure:
2 Year
Eligibility Criteria:
GROSS FAMILY INCOME : Below 3,000,000 YEN to 12,000,000 YEN

Measures taken against the spread of COVID-19 at GIIS Campus

Temperature check through contactless thermometer

100+ hand sanitizers placed at every required touch point

What's it like to be part of GIIS family

Hisato Yuto
Father of Taiju Yuto

The schools emphasis on fair competition and recognising talent has instilled confidence in my son to excel.

Hisato Yuto
Father of Taiju Yuto

Thank you for understanding our challenges and interacting with us when we needed help in procuring the annual day attire for my son.  Small things like these have had a huge impact towards building a better and stronger Parent-Teacher relationship.

Pritam Pritu
Parent of Aniket Arnav
Mr Rajiv Singh Sawhney
Father of Sarah Sawhney

Methodologies like collaborative learning with peers from around the world will equip my daughter with the right knowledge and skills to excel in future.

I am thankful to you for taking personal interest in development of your students. Thank you for providing my daughter Ira with extra coaching in mathematics to clear her doubts. It's wonderful that you consider each of your student important and want them to do really well!

Shashank Bopalkar
Parent of Ira Bopalkar
Mr Rajiv Singh Sawhney
Father of Sarah Sawhney

Methodologies like collaborative learning with peers from around the world will equip my daughter with the right knowledge and skills to excel in future.

We are very happy with Brhas's performance at school this year, especially in Olympiads. He is showing special interest in Maths this year.

Rajani P
Parent of Brhas Srihari
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