1. What is the process of getting admission into Apeejay?
Step 1: Submit an online Enquiry or Registration Form available at the School reception.
Step 2: A confirmation email will be sent containing your Enquiry Number. Do not lose this number. It is your reference point for all further application-related communication with the School.
2. What is the student teacher ratio?
1:15 to provide personalized attention to the students.
3. How is The Apeejay School, New Delhi different from other international schools?
Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai International Wing intends to offer world-renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP, MYP and Diploma programmes based on inquiry, action, and reflection. A bespoke knowledge content mapped to the best curricula across the world has been designed to keep students ahead of their age groups. In addition to the IB curriculum, the students will have an option to choose from Cambridge IGCSE or CBSE at grade 9-10 level. Learning at ASIW is informed by research and empowered by technology for more focused and personalized education.
4. What curriculum does the school follow?
The school follows value-based international curriculum that focuses on the development of the child with respect to 21st century skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaborative, and communication skills.
5. How are the International Baccalaureate (IB) schools accredited?
Each IB programme is treated separately for accreditation. IB standards and requirements ensure that schools follow certain teaching practices that ensure the students are at the centre of the curriculum and teachers are constantly reflective about their curricula as well as teaching practices.
IB programmes offer curricular framework to the schools within which schools and teachers.
Design their own curriculum content based on the needs of their students.
Create assessments which include formal, informal, formative and summative assessments.
6. How will IB help my child?
IB schools work to ensure that their programmes have graduates that are inquirers, balanced, open-minded, thinkers, caring, knowledgeable, reflective, communicators, principled and risk takers. A typical IB graduate has cultivated international mindedness through training in thinking flexibly and open-minded while collaborating. IB programmes emphasizeson the process more than product. IB programmes cultivate graduates who are lifelong learners and with their international mindedness are the true global citizens.
7. Is the IB recognized in India and worldwide?
Universities in over 110 countries including India recognize the IB Diploma and it will allow entrance to the most competitive universities around the world.
8. What extra training teachers do IB teachers have? How are they better than other board teachers?
IB teachers are required to do ongoing professional development through various IB workshops, conferences, networking, and also continue to learn about new trends and research in education. Schools budget indicates its investment on professional development.
9. Will the child be able to apply for competitive exams in India?
Yes, IB issues predictive grades to all its students based on the entire year’s performance and are of nearest accuracy possible to actual results. An IBDP student is able to appear for the entrance examinations for admission to professional courses like engineering, medicine, management, law, etc., in India.
10. Recognition of IB DP Program in India?
IB Diploma Programme is officially recognized in India. The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) recognizes the IB Diploma as equivalent to the Plus Two (10+2) Class of the Senior Secondary School, which is the eligibility criterion for admission to the undergraduate courses in India. The IB issues Indian equivalent percentages for the IBDP grades to those students who intend to apply to Indian universities.
11. What are the skills that form the base of IB education?
The 5 basic skills throughout the IB educational structure are:
- Social skills
- Team skills
- Communication Skills
- Thinking skills
- Self- disciplinary skills
12. Can IB Diploma students appear for entrance examination for admission to professional courses like medicine and Engineering?
As the IB Diploma Programme is recognized by all universities in India, students can take the entrance test for professional courses. Most of the entrance tests are conducted in month of April/May, since the IB exams are also in the month of May, students need to balance the preparation of the entrance exams along with the May IB Diploma Programme examinations.
13. What is the recognition of Middle Years Programme (MYP) in India?
The MYP has also been given equivalence with grade 10 of an India Board Assessment by the Association of Indian Universities, Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), The Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE), Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education and many more. Students having completed the MYP can apply for admission for higher studies in any school or college in India. Students must talk to the MYP coordinator at their school for more details and documents required for admission to a junior college or another board.
14. What are the prospects of IB Diploma students getting admission into Indian universities?
A number of universities in India give provisional admission on the basis of predicted grades as the admissions in most Indian universities are completed by end of June and the Diploma Programme results are declared on July 6. The percentage of transcript requests to Indian universities from IB schools in India has increased substantially from 44% in 2014, 46% in 2015 & 49% in 2016. In May 2016, we processed 2103 transcript requests to colleges and universities in India. The most popular higher education destinations in India are University of Mumbai, University of Delhi, NMIMS University, University of Pune, Christ University, Ashoka University, Manipal University and VIT University. Students must talk to their IB Diploma programme coordinator or college counsellor at their school to help them through the process of admission to such universities.
15. How is the final assessment done in IB schools?
Examinations at the end of IB DP program are conducted by the IB Research Unit presently based out of Cardiff, UK. All IB schools around the world conduct examinations simultaneously choosing one of the two examination cycles, May or November. Each school is assigned approved IB Examiners based in different parts of the world for different subjects. Grading is done based on criterion referencing and moderation is done by the Cardiff Office. Assessment is based on student’s actual learning, understanding and interpretation of a topic and not merely on memory recall ability. The Final grade is not merely the achievement score of the end of the program examination but is a combination of the student’s project work and performance through the two years of the DP program + the final examination. There are two kinds of assessments:
Internal IB assessments (taken at school, scored externally)
External examinations (taken at school, scored externally)
16. What are the reasons for placement success?
Most rigorous pre-collegiate curriculum
- IB students outperform their peers on assessments
- IB Diploma students have higher acceptance rates
- IB students perform better in post-secondary education
- IB has a positive impact on school culture
17. How do IB students fare in college acceptance?
As per the statistics available, an IBDP student with 37 and above points (maximum possible being 45) accumulates good enough credits to get admissions in the best universities around the world. Students with a score lower than 37 (say in the range of 31 to 36) are also well accepted in Universities worldwide. (24 is the normal passing aggregate and each subject has a score range of 0 to 7 with 7 being the highest)
The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) recognizes IB DP as a qualifying secondary school diploma for admission to Indian universities. The AIU also has a conversion formula to convert the IB grading scale (1 to 7) into percentage equivalents.
Does a grade-based marking put IB students at a disadvantage for college admissions vis a vis their peers from Indian national systems that offer percentages? Are there any exceptions made for IB DP students to gain admissions in Indian Colleges?
For students wishing to apply to Indian Universities, upon a special request, IB offers a percentage mark sheet along with the grade based Diploma. Specific percentages are assigned to each subject leaving no room for varied interpretation of grades. Moreover, to facilitate students to pursue the medicine program in India, IB allows interested students to pursue three sciences (PCB) while dropping one subject from Individuals and Societies as an exception