International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP)
The PYP is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subjects areas, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry.
Cambridge Checkpoint & IGCSE
Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14-16 year olds, leading to globally recognised and valued Cambridge IGCSE qualifications. It is part of the Cambridge Secondary 2 stage.
The Global Assessment Certificate (GAC)
The Global Assessment Certificate™ (GAC) program is an internationally recognized university preparation program for students who do not have English as their first language. It is a product of ACT Education Solutions, Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of ACT Inc).
Satuan Pendidikan Kerjasama (SPK)
Due new regulations first introduced back in 2015, by the Indonesia Ministry of Education and culture, Sekolah Bogor Raya is now known as a SPK School.
What is an SPK school and what does is stand for?
SPK stands for Satuan Pendidikan Kerjasama which when translated into English means Joint Cooperative school.
The Ministry has introduced this accreditation to define the character of the educational institutions that use a foreign curriculum alongside the national curriculum during their teaching and learning process.
This new system enables an official accreditation of the schools to be done. The term ‘international school’ is now exclusively reserved for foreign diplomatic corps’ schools or schools for one particular nationality only.
In order to qualify for the new title, a school must first gain an “A” level national accreditation and also be accredited by the respective foreign educational institution it is cooperating with. SPK accredited schools should also include three compulsory local curriculum subjects.
2. Bahasa Indonesia
In addition, Indonesian students of SPK schools are also required to take the National Examinations in addition to the internationally-based exams/assessments.
At the end of our last school year 2016-2017 we were accepted as a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. This candidacy process is usually a 2 year process and should allow us to start implementing the program at the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.