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.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year educational programme taken in grades 11 and 12. The programme provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognized by many universities worldwide.
Administered by the International Baccalaureate (IB), the IBDP is taught in schools in over 140 countries, in one of three languages: English, French, or Spanish. In order to participate, students must attend an IB school. IBDP students complete assessments in six subjects, one from each subject group, and three core requirements. Students are evaluated using both internal and external assessments, and courses finish with an externally assessed series of examinations, usually consisting of two or three timed written tests. Internal assessment varies by subject: there may be oral presentations, practical work, or written work. In most cases, these are initially graded by the classroom teacher, whose grades are then verified or modified, as necessary, by an appointed external moderator.
The IBDP provides a the best possible preparation for University and its core components include EE – Extended essay which is a 4000 word essay, TOK – Theory of Knowledge where they learn about how we learn and the interconnected nature of learning, and CAS which aims to provide students with opportunities for personal growth, self-reflection, intellectual, physical and creative challenges, and awareness of themselves as responsible members of their communities through participation in social or community work (service), athletics or other physical activities (activity), and creative activities (creativity).
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.
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.