The emphasis at TISB is on education and not only on syllabi. The school is committed to an international education in order to allow the children maximum versatility in their future lives. There is a great deal of insistence on researched learning and well-documented study systems are given importance. TISB offers quality education that compares well with international schools across the world and with leading institutions everywhere.
Early Childhood Years PRE-KG through KG 2
A child’s first experiences of school are some of the most important experiences in life, setting an approach to learning that can become a lifetime’s habit. Children need to feel safe and have classrooms that combine wonder and energy and foster a tone that allows even the most quiet and sensitive child an equal opportunity to interact with teachers, assistants and fellow students.
The early childhood years focus on learning through experience, interaction and inquiry. Classrooms are vibrant and colorful centres of happy activity. Even our youngest students are proud of their environment and eager to express their joy in learning. Parents will enjoy the class presentations, assemblies and performances which occur throughout the year. They can watch their child develop social and academic skills day by day and take pleasure in knowing how well they are being nurtured and inspired.
The children will also enjoy trips and outings, picnics and playtime together, and become passionate about the things they are learning!
The Cambridge International Primary Programme ensures that structured and progressive learning in English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science is continous, varied and substantial.
KG2 Graduation, May, 2013
The Primary Years (3 to 11 year olds) follow the National Curriculum for England, incorporating the Early Years Foundation Stage and The Cambridge International Primary Programme, an enquiry-based process in learning. The core subjects are emphasised and the curriculum is enriched with a transdisciplinary process that prepares young students to be self-confident and respectful of other cultures.
Our child-centered approach is designed using best practice from around the world and includes a holistic approach, with varied experiences and expressive processes which foster not only numeracy and literacy but also creativity and imagination.
In grades I-V we have adopted the Cambridge International Primary Programme, CIPP, that allows our pre-existing strengths to be combined with a huge and thoughtful resource base developed by the University of Cambridge. This is thoughtfully combined with cutting-edge teaching practice, weekly staff training, and a focus on developing self-awareness and reflection among students.
Inquiry and the use of resources such as ICT complement all the strategies we use to help students to become life-long learners.
Musicals, art, drama, and public speaking, are important components of the programme. The school sports a large range of co-curricular activities, aided by talented teachers, experts, and parental support. The Reading Programme allows detailed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of each child, and the reading Club promotes good oral expression of the written word. Team and individual sports are a central part of the experience at TISB.
Grades VI – VIII
The Middle School curriculum is based on the school’s general academic aims of developing critical thinking and inculcating the attitudes and skills of successful life-long learners. The curriculum is aligned to the Cambridge International Primary Programme which precedes it and prepares students for the rigorous academic demands of IGCSE in grades 9 and 10. The Curriculum is designed to ensure that students have a smooth transition from Middle School to Senior School.
KEY CONSIDERATIONS : Develop Skills & Attitudes for Life Long Learning Team skills Develop Critical Thinking Effective Communication Express themselves in a range of ways such as oral activities,
PowerPoint presentations, essays, debates and practical work.
List of Subjects Offered
- Computer Science
- Science- Physics, Chemistry & Biology
- Social Studies- History, Geography & Current Events
- Modern Language-Spanish, Hindi, French or Mandarin Chinese
- Theatre Art
- Art & Design
- Physical Education
Middle Years Course Description Booklet, Grade 6: Click Here
Middle Years Course Description Booklet, Grade 7: Click Here
Middle Years Course Description Booklet, Grade 8: Click Here
The IGCSE is a comprehensive two year programme for Grades IX & X. It is a balanced mix of practical experience and theoretical knowledge. It is a universally recognized qualification among international schools and universities worldwide. Various educational skills like recall of knowledge, teamwork, problem solving etc., are developed in this course. The course offers the best in international education and, being in pace with the changing needs, it regularly updates and extends the curriculum. It lays an excellent foundation for students who wish to continue with the IB Curriculum at the pre -university level.
Aims and Objectives :
1. To encourage International understanding and to support modern curriculum development.
2. To set standards which are recognized world wide by encouraging good and innovative modes of teaching.
3. To enable the students to become confident and well informed in a modern technological world. There are five subject groups in IGCSE with several subjects to choose from in each group.
List of Subjects Offered:
- Group 1: English, Foreign Language – French, German, Hindi, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese.
- Group 2: Humanities and Social Sciences, English Literature,History, Geography, Economics.
- Group 3: Sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Biology.
- Group 4: Mathematics, Additional Mathematics.
- Group 5: Creative, Technical and Vocational Art Business Studies, Drama, Computer Studies, Music.
National Toppers in IGCSE 2012: Click Here
IGCSE Course Description Booklet: Click Here
The last two years of school follow the IB Diploma Programme. This is an exciting broad-based programme that combines rigorous academic studies with creative work and social interaction. The IB Diploma Course will open doors to the most prestigious universities worldwide.
The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) offers high quality programmes of international education to a worldwide community of schools. The IB diploma programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education that prepares students for success at the university and life beyond. It is a 2-year pre-university course for students of ages 16 to 19 years and is valued by all the leading universities around the world. There are more than 718,000 IB students at 2,634 schools in 135 countries.
Effective oral and written communication is focused on throughout the course. In each field of study, students are expected to carry out investigations and they are introduced to the elements of research. It is a balanced course which emphasizes the development of the child as a whole individual. It prepares children to take social and moral challenges that occur in a complex world.
List of Subjects Offered:
- Group 1: English.
- Group 2: Second Language: French, German, Hindi, Mandarin, Spanish.
- Group 3: Individuals and Societies: Economics, History, Geography, Business and Management,
- Environmental Systems and Societies.
- Group 4: Experimental Sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Systems and Societies.
- Group 5: Mathematics, Computer Science.
- Group 6: The Arts: Visual Arts, Theatre, Music.
IB Course Description Booklet: Click Here