Curricula and Subject Selection

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IBDP or IBCP: Choosing a Curriculum For Successful College Admissions

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an esteemed educational system that equips students for success in higher education. As of October 2023, over 8,000 IB programmes are being offered in 5,700 schools across 159 countries. The IB system has two distinct curricula for high school students: the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the IB Career-Related Programme …

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A Day in the Life of a Charterhouse Online Student | The Red Pen

A Day in the Life of a Charterhouse Online Student

Charterhouse Online is a challenging but intellectually rewarding programme. You can complete your A Levels through accelerated learning in a single year (instead of two) and open doors to university education much sooner. But how rigorous is the programme? Would you have time to pursue other interests? Let’s find out. Here’s what your typical day …

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Psychometric Testing & Academic Exploration - Explained | The Red Pen

Psychometric Testing & Academic Exploration–Explained

Planning an academic path for your child after grade 10 is overwhelming. With multiple universities, curriculum options, majors and subjects, how do you help your child zero in on areas of interest, which will eventually pave the way for a successful career? The answer lies in effective academic exploration as this helps to develop critical …

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What are the A Levels and Who Should take this Exam | The Red Pen

What Are the A Levels and Who Should Take This Exam

In the past few years, the education landscape has changed dramatically. High schools have started offering a plethora of curricula, each with its own abbreviations and philosophy. So, in this world of acronyms, where do the A Levels fall and who should opt for this curriculum? What are the A Levels? A UK-based curriculum, the …

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Moving From ISCE to IBDP: What Should You Know | The Red Pen

Moving From CISCE to IBDP: What Should You Know?

In the past two decades, the academic space within India has changed drastically. One of the most significant developments has been the introduction of international curricula. What started with just 8 schools in 2000, has grown to over 600 schools today. This has led many students to switch to international curricula for grades 11 and …

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What is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme? | The Red Pen

What is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme?

Since 1976, there have been schools that have offered Indian students the opportunity to study the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Now, it is offered at about 205 schools across the country. The influx of IB schools has led to confusion among many parents and students about which curriculum is better for grades 11 and 12. …

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Benefits of Credit Courses and Research Papers for High School Students | The Red Pen

Benefits of Credit Courses and Research Papers for High School Students

At 99 degrees, water is hot. At 100 degrees, it changes to steam, which can power an engine. That one extra degree makes all the difference between something that’s simply hot and something that can move mountains. That extra step, that differentiating factor is key at every step, whether in school, college or even in …

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7 Things You Should Think About Before Considering a Career in Medicine | The Red Pen

7 Things You Should Think About Before Considering a Career In Medicine

As a high school student, you might be wondering, “Why do I need to start thinking about medical school now?” The answer is important because there is a lot to sort through before you even get started. While the US requires you to complete a bachelor’s degree before you can apply for an MD programme, …

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COVID-19 Effects: Advanced Placement Exams | The Red Pen

COVID-19 Effects: Advanced Placement Exams

In what is truly an unprecedented situation, this year, several international boards have cancelled their end-of-year examinations. However, for students preparing for the Advanced Placement exams (AP), there is some good news. In light of the current pandemic, The College Board surveyed 18,000 students to discern whether they should offer online testing and the answer …

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