Why ABWA is the best IBDP school in Mumbai

Aditya Birla World Academy (ABWA) takes pride in being one of the best IBDP Schools in Mumbai. Through its well-rounded and balanced curriculum, the school integrates the IB mission statement which aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a robust pre-university course which encourages students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners having excellent breadth and depth of knowledge.

The Diploma programme, whilst incorporating the best educational practices from several countries, is a comprehensive and challenging experience that allows students to fulfil the requirements of their state and national education systems. The DP incorporates the best elements of national systems, without being based on any single one. The whole philosophy of the IB revolves around the approaches to learning.

These approaches include skills like research, thinking, communication and self-management. The IB has identified a set of learner profile attributes; this helps teachers establish a link between skill-building and the attributes.

At ABWA, we empower the students to pursue their interests and become active learners within a framework that provides a sound, conceptual and connected education.

The IBDP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core. The students have the flexibility to choose six subjects, three at the higher level and three at the standard level. That's why we are one of the best IBDP schools in Mumbai.

Read More: What does it take to become the 2nd best international school in Mumbai Unique to the IB Diploma Programme are its Inquiry Cycle and the Core comprising three components:

  • CAS is much more than just three letters. They stand for Creativity (Experiences involving creative thinking), Activity (Physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle) and Service (Unpaid and voluntary service that benefit others). The three strands of CAS of Creativity, Activity and Service provide platforms for students to explore and extend their ideas, develop a healthy lifestyle and engage with the community to fulfil an authentic need.
  • Theory of Knowledge which explores the nature of knowledge. The main operative question of the TOK world is ‘How do we know what we know?’
  • The Extended Essay requires independent research work on the area of special interest. The Extended Essay asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying.
Through the Diploma Programme (DP) core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

The inter-disciplinary nature of the curriculum ensures that the subjects are not taught in isolation. Students are not only encouraged to delve deeply into their chosen set of subjects, but also think critically about the interconnectedness and complexity of the world.

The stimulating environment of our school cultivates a sense of curiosity and desire to learn more about why things are, the way they are. The ideology is strongly complemented by the faculty who constantly encourage the students to question. Being the best IBDP school in Mumbai, the faculty at ABWA is experienced and IB trained. The student-teacher ratio is restricted to 1:15. This helps the students receive adequate academic support from the faculty.

One of the reasons why ABWA is the best IBDP school in Mumbai is that it assesses more than examination technique. It provides an ideal preparation for university.

At ABWA the session Academia and Industry, included as a part of our Pre-IB program, brings our students face to face with experts and professionals from the different fields. Such events enable students to establish connections with the world outside the classroom, and develop a better understanding of the demands of work life.

Moreover, through immersion in the various activities such as Internships, overseas Exchange Programmes, Enrichment Programme - in collaboration with Centre for Talented Youth, The Johns’ Hopkins University, International Competitions such as – American Math Competition, World Math Competition, CEMC – University of Waterloo, World Mathematics Team Championship, HMCE (MUN) and Inter-School/ Inter-House Competitions, students cultivate a deeper sense of social and cultural understanding.

Extra-Curricular Activities such as STEM Club, Graphic & Drone Designing, 3D Printing, Aerial Silk, Pottery & Puppetry, Baking, Creative Writing and Art Appreciation etc. provide valuable skill building experiences and enrich the life of the students.

Callido sessions at ABWA focus on critical thinking and research skills and helps the students with their academic writing. The school also focuses on skill development through the Callido sessions.

The First Robotic Competition (FRC) at ABWA is the sport of mind which combines the rigour of Science and Technology along with challenges to raise funds, design a team brand, hone teamwork skills, build a program industrial size robots and compete with likeminded competitors. It also paves the way for greater self-awareness, providing a foundation that inculcates the spirit of innovation and creativity.

The missions of ABWA & IB DP have been integrated and brought together to develop well-rounded students with character who respond to challenges with optimism and an open mind.

Also read: IB Diploma Programme: Details about IBDP curriculum and admission process of ABWA

Our students are confident in their own identities, make ethical decisions, join with others in celebrating our common humanity and are prepared to apply what they learn in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations. Thus at ABWA, we continue to endeavour towards building lifelong learners. The thirst for learning is something our students carry forward for the rest of their life.

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Shalini John

Ms. Shalini John

IB- Head at Aditya Birla World Academy

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