Accredited as a national school by BAN-SM (Badan Akreditasi Nasional Sekolah / Madrasah) and licensed as an SPK (Satuan Pendidikan Kerjasama) school in Indonesia, Mentari Intercultural School Jakarta's elementary (Years 1 to 5), Junior High (Years 6 to 10) and High School (Years 11 and 12) are authorized to follow the International Baccalaureate Curriculum categorized in as Primary Years Programme (IB PYP), Middle Years Program (IBMYP) and the Diploma Programme (IBDP). At MIS we implement the National Indonesian Curriculum, Kurikulum 2013.
THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. The programme is normally taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world's leading universities. Since the late 1960s, the programme has:
Provided a package of education that balance subject breadth and depth, and conclusion the nature of knowledge across disciplines through the unique theory of knowledge course.
Encouraged international-mindedness in IB students, starting with a foundation in their own language and culture.
Developed a positive attitude to learning that prepares students for university education.
Gained a reputation for its rigorous external assessment with published global standards, making this a qualification welcomed by universities worldwide.
Emphasized the development of the whole student physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
The curriculum: IB Diploma Programme students study six courses at higher level or standard level. Students must choose one subject from each groups 1 to 5, thus ensuring breadth of experience in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences and mathematics.
The sixth subject may be an arts subject chosen from group 6 , or the students may choose another subject from group 1 to 5.
At least three and not more than four subjects are taken at higher level (recommended 240 teaching hours), the others at standard level (150 teaching hours). Students can study these subjects, and be examined,
Students will develop an understanding of the IB learner profile. The ten aspirational qualities of the learner profile inspire and motivate the work of teachers, students and schools, providing a statement of the aims and values of the IB and a definition of what we mean by "international mindedness".
IB learners strive to be inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers, knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring balanced and reflective.
In addition the programme has three core requirements that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding.
The extended essayTheory of knowledge
Creativity, action, service
Assessment: Students take written examinations at the end of the programme, which are marked by external IB examiners. Students also complete assessment tasks in the school, which are either initially marked by teachers and then moderated by external moderators or sent directly to external examiners.
The marks awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest). Students can also be awarded up to three additional points for their combined results on theory of knowledge and the extended essay. The diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points, subject to certain minimum levels of performance across the whole programme and to satisfactory participation in the creativity, action, service requirement. The highest total that a Diploma Programme student can be awarded is 45 points.
Assessment is criterion-related, which means student performance is measured against pre-specified assessment criteria based on the aims and objectives of each subject curriculum, rather than the performance of other students taking the same examinations. Statistically the range of scores that students have attained has remained stable and universities value the rigour and consistency of Diploma Programme assessment practice.
Students can choose to study for individual subject certificates, rather than the full diploma, if the diploma combination does not best meet their individual needs or circumstances.
The Indonesian National Programme (NP) aims to focus on the preparation of students in entering the Universities in Indonesia, such as Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Gajah Mada, UniversitasAirlangga, Institute Teknologi Bandung, etc. The Curriculum 2013 is the basis for establishing the knowledge and competence with additional two subjects: research and entrepreneurship.
The stream of IPA (Science) and IPS (Individual Societies) will be offered starting in grade 10.
All Indonesian students in DP and NP should join the National Examination (UNBK) in grade 12.