It is a requirement of the programme that the student opt at least one subject from Group 4.
Subjects available are
All of these subjects may be studied at either Higher Level or Standard Level.
Humans have always been curious about the world around them. The night sky with its bright celestial objects has fascinated humans since time immemorial. The regular repetitions of the day and night, the annual cycle of seasons, the eclipses, the tides, the volcanoes, and the rainbow have always been a source of wonder.
Physics is the natural science and the most fundamental of the experimental sciences that involves the study of universe from the smallest particle currently believed to be quarks to the vast distances between galaxies. More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves.
Physics also makes significant contributions through advances in new technologies that arise from theoretical breakthroughs. Physics is above all, a human activity, leading the way for the physicist’s ethical and moral accountability. Theory and experiment go hand in hand in Physics and help each other’s progress. Physics is exciting in many ways. To some people, the challenge in carrying out imaginative new experiments to unlock the secret of nature, to verify or refute theories, is thrilling.
PHYSICS SL and HL
Imagination is more important than knowledge by Albert Einstein. Physics is the natural science and the most fundamental of the experimental sciences that involves the study of universe from the smallest particle currently believed to be quarks to the vast distances between galaxies. More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves.
IB focuses on student centered learning where child is at the centre of learning process. A lot of opportunities are provided to the student for the development of their out of the box thinking ability. Individual investigation on any one of the topics of Physics will provide a first hand experience to our students. Group 4 project will give an opportunity to the students to work in an interdisciplinary group of science.
Practical activities allow students to interact directly with natural phenomena and secondary data sources. These experiences provide the students with the opportunity to design investigations, collect data, analyse results, collaborate with peers and evaluate and communicate their findings. Experiments can be used
to introduce a topic, investigate a phenomenon or allow students to consider and examine questions and curiosities.
By providing students with the opportunity for hands-on experimentation, they are carrying out some of the same processes that scientists undertake. Experimentation allows students to experience the nature of scientific thought and investigation. All scientific theories and laws begin with observations. Students will also undergo the process of research in their selected subject. They are required to produce their research document called extended essay which is their original investigation.
Chemistry is the central among all the sciences and regarded as the central science.
It plays a vital role in our day to day life as everything we observe around us is the outcome of chemical reactions. Chemistry is involved in everything- beauty products, detergents, tooth paste, soaps and shampoos, cement, cleaners, cooking, medicine, rockets and much more. Chemistry helped a lot in the smooth transformation of human life from past to present.
The subject is offered to create inquiring, knowledgeable and thinking individuals with the help of latest technology, well equipped lab and a fully digital library. In order to bring students to new frontiers of science, group discussion, seminars, quizzes, projects, working models will be held on a regular basis. In addition, practical investigation, group 4 project and extended essay will make students to think in a higher level. We believe in technology as the use of ICT’s are unavoidable in science particularly in Chemistry. We provide students the freedom to learn in different methodologies that they prefer. Chemistry provides a sound foundation for college and university courses in medicine, Chemical engineering, research, etc principally at higher level.
CHEMISTRY SL and HL
Chemistry is an experimental science that combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigational skills. It is called the central science, as chemical principles underpin both the physical environment in which we live and all biological systems. The Diploma Programme Chemistry course includes the essential principles of the subject but also, through selection of options, allows teachers some flexibility to tailor the course to meet the needs of their students.”(Chemistry Subject Guide, First Examinations 2016)
Christ Junior College-Residential provides freedom for students to learn in the way by which they can learn. To bring students to the higher learning level, group discussions, seminars, quizzes, paper presentations, projects, individual investigation, practical experiments, group 4 project, etc are held. In addition, the use of ICT's, Vernier lab, simulations, models, videos, etc will also be used for better understanding and to mould the student as a life-long learner.
Through studying biology, students should become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other.
A Biology students‘ approach to study should be characterized by the specific IB learner profile attributes. Inquirers, Thinkers and communicators.
The biology course is organized by topics –SL students study six topics and HL students study a further five, with some of these taking the first six topics to greater depth. In addition to this, both SL and HL students study two out of a choice of seven (at SL) or five (at HL) option topics. There are four basic biological concepts that run throughout.
While the skills and activities related to biology are common to both SL and HL students, students at HL are required to study some topics in greater depth, to study additional topics and to study extension material of a more demanding nature in the common options. The distinction between SL and HL is one of breadth and depth.
BIOLOGY HL / SL
The body of knowledge known as biology is growing at an immeasurable rate. Fortunately, scientists are also able to organize these many facts around several core concepts. In IB Biology, students will learn to be the scientist in exploring the interrelationships between these core concepts using a variety of methods like having a heavy emphasis on student investigation and inquiry skills, research, analysis, and application.
Students are explorers in the field of science, they become inquisitive and lifelong learners as they are exposed to enquiry based learning. Outdoor classroom enhances the students' knowledge which also helps them to have a variation in learning methods.
Practical laboratory is the heart of science subjects which will give the students a hands on experience of what they learn in classroom, making their learning experience even more fun and making them strong in the subject.
Computer science is regarded as an experimental science, alongside biology, chemistry, physics and environmental systems and societies.Diploma Programme computer science students should become aware of how computer scientists work and communicate with each other and with other stakeholders in the successful development and implementation of IT solutions. While the methodology used to solve problems in computer science may take a wide variety of forms, the group 4 computer science course emphasizes the need for both a theoretical and practical approach.The IB computer science course is a rigorous and practical problem-solving discipline.
Computer Science SL and HL
Diploma Programme Computer Science students should become aware of how computer scientists work and communicate with each other and with other stakeholders in the successful development and implementation of IT solutions. While the methodology used to solve problems in Computer Science may take a wide variety of forms, the Group 4 Computer Science course emphasizes the need for both a theoretical and practical approach.
It is in this context that the Diploma Programme computer science course aims to:
The computer science course is a combination of theory and practical based on the contemporary developments in the field. We follow interactive teaching methods and techniques with special emphasis on research in the following areas.
As a trans disciplinary subject, environmental systems and societies is designed to combine the techniques and knowledge associated with group 4 (the experimental sciences) with those associated with group 3 (individuals and societies).
By choosing to study a trans disciplinary course such as this as part of their diploma, students are able to satisfy the requirements for both groups 3 and 4 of the programme model, thus allowing them to choose another subject from any group (including another group 3 or 4 subject). Trans disciplinary subjects therefore introduce more flexibility into the IB Diploma Programme.
The prime intent of this course is to provide students with a coherent perspective of the interrelationships between environmental systems and societies; one that enables them to adopt an informed personal response to the wide range of pressing environmental issues that they will inevitably come to face. Students’ attention can be constantly drawn to their own relationship with their environment and the significance of choices and decisions that they make in their own lives. It is intended that students develop a sound understanding of the interrelationships between environmental systems and societies, rather than a purely journalistic appreciation of environmental issues. The teaching approach therefore is conducive to students, evaluating the scientific, ethical and socio-political aspects of issues
Environmental Systems and Societies SL
ESS is an interdisciplinary Group 4 course that is offered only at standard level (SL).
ESS is a complex course, requiring a diverse set of skills from its students. It is firmly grounded in both a scientific exploration of environmental systems in their structure and function and in the exploration of cultural, economic, ethical, political, and social interactions of societies with the environment. As a result of
studying this course, students will become equipped with the ability to recognize and evaluate the impact of our complex system of societies on the natural world.
The interdisciplinary nature of the course requires a broad skill set from students and includes the ability to perform research and investigations and to participate in philosophical discussion. The course requires a systems approach to environmental understanding and problem solving, and promotes holistic thinking about environmental issues.
Studying this course will lead students to critically examine and develop their own value systems.
The interdisciplinary nature of the DP course requires a broad skill set from students, including the ability to perform research and investigations, participation in philosophical discussion and problem-solving. The course requires a systems approach to environmental understanding and promotes holistic thinking about environmental issues. Teachers explicitly teach thinking and research skills such as comprehension, text analysis, knowledge transfer and use of primary sources. They encourage students to develop solutions at the personal, community and global levels.