Beaconhouse College Campus Gulberg (BCCG)

Philosophy

“Beaconhouse College Campus Gulberg aims to be the leading IBDP Authorized School by setting the highest standards of academic excellence and unique talents globally.

It encourages a community of passionate students who are actively seeking to explore the world around them, dare to make difference for themselves, humanity and environment.

IBDP at Beaconhouse College Campus Gulberg is envisioned to be the knowledge base-camp of best teaching and learning practices that will allow the students to apply their academic knowledge in real world situations. This will foster undertaking new challenges, developing a global perspective within and outside their own cultural setting.

By offering them opportunities to hone their skills and abilities, Beaconhouse College Campus Gulberg will prepare its IBDP students to be successful in an ever changing world and become well rounded global citizens.”

 


 

Governance

Regional Office: Central

Regional Director:Ali Ahmed Khan

School Group Head:Tehmina Naeem

School Head:Syed Asim Ali Bukhari

DP Manager:Maliha Bilal

 


 

Principal’s message


Coordinator’s message

We at Beaconhouse College Campus Gulberg aim to value the right of every individual to realize his or her potential through the acquisition & sharing of knowledge, skills and values in a caring and supportive environment. We aspire to uphold the freedom of each student to think, create and discover based on a true understanding of their cultural and spiritual tradition, whilst respecting the cultures and spiritual insights of others. A human mind grows best in a spirit of freedom and cooperation.

“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”- Christopher Hitchens

 


 

Pedagogical leadership team

School Head:Syed Asim Ali Bukhari

DP Manager:Maliha Bilal

CAS Coordinator:Hamza Imran

Extended Essay Supervisor/Librarian Teacher:Ali Jaffery


Facilities

IT Facilities

◦Multimedia Projector in every Classroom and Labs

Libraries

Art Facilities

  • Well-equipped Art room

Sports Facilities

Access Centre

Science Laboratories


Fieldtrips

To be announced as planned


Assessment

School will hold two Examinations in one academic year:

Apart from these two main examinations monthly assessments would also be scheduled throughout the academic sessions.


Reporting

Announcements will be made as scheduled and parents will have access to “ManageBac” to view student’s progress.


Gallery


School calendar

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Admission

Beaconhouse College Campus Gulberg
3C Zafar Ali Road,
Gulberg V,
Lahore


DP subjects offered

Group 1

Studies in language and Literature

English Language and Literature

Urdu Literature*

Group 2

Language Acquisition

French Language Ab initio

Group 3

Individuals and Societies

Business Management(SL, HL)

Economics(SL, HL)

Geography(SL, HL)*

History(SL, HL)*

Environmental Societies and Systems (SL)*

Group 4

Sciences

Biology(SL, HL)

Computer Science(SL, HL)

Chemistry(SL, HL)

Physics(SL, HL)

Group 5

Mathematics

Mathematical Studies

Mathematics (SL)

Mathematics (HL)*

Group 6

Arts

Visual Arts (SL, HL)

*Subjects will be offered conditional on authorization from the IBO


DP core

a) CAS

The Nature of Creativity, Action, Services

Creativity, action, service (CAS) is at the heart of the Diploma Programme. It is one of the three essential elements in every student’s Diploma Programme experience. It involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme. The three strands of CAS, which are often interwoven with particular activities, are characterized as follows:

Creativity

Creativity should be interpreted as imaginatively as possible to cover a wide range of arts and other activities outside the normal curriculum, which include creative thinking in the design and carrying out of service projects. Students are to be engaged in group activities and new roles whenever possible. Individual commitment in learning an art form is allowed -- that is, where goals are set and the student reflects on progress.

Action

Action can include participation in expeditions, individual or team sports, and physical activities outside the normal curriculum. It also includes physical activity involved in carrying out creative and service projects. Action may involve participation in sports or other activities requiring physical exertion -- such as expeditions and camping trips. Group activities are strongly encouraged, but individual activities are also acceptable.

Service

Service means contributing to the local, national, or worldwide community in an effort to make life better for others, especially those who are disadvantaged. This service neither seeks, nor accepts payment. Service projects are often the most transforming element of the Diploma Program for the individual student. Service involves interaction, such as the building of links with individuals or groups in the community. Service activities should not only involve doing for others, but also doing with others, and developing a real commitment to the project.

CAS activities will mostly occur outside the walls of a classroom. An important aspect of the CAS experience is the emphasis on activities that are new to student. The emphasis is on learning by doing real tasks that have real consequences and then reflecting on these experiences over time.

b) EE

What is the Extended Essay?

The extended essay (EE) is a mandatory research project for all diploma program candidates. The project culminates in a research paper that ranges in length between 3,500 and 4,000 words. Candidates choose their EE topics from a list of approved DP subjects – usually the topic relates to one of the DP candidate’s six core subjects. The goal of the EE is to provide each DP candidate with an opportunity to improve his/her research and writing skills and to augment his/her intellectual and creative abilities. While engaged in their research and writing of the EE, students work under the guidance of a school faculty member that acts as an EE supervisor. At the completion of the EE writing, students participate in a concluding interview known as a viva voce with their EE supervisor.

Once the EE is completed, it is forwarded to the IBO for external assessment. The EE is assessed by external examiners against common criteria in ways appropriate to each subject. Resulting EE grades are combined with ToK grades to produce a combined grade that can contribute up to three points to the total score for the IB diploma. If a student fails to submit an EE, they will be disqualified from earning an IB diploma.

Topics: The topic for an EE must be derived from an IB-recognized subject listed below. Please remember you are at a significant disadvantage if you choose to write an EE in a subject in which you have not taken an associated IB course. You are assessed on your EE with the expectation that you are familiar with the terminology and curriculum of the subject area of your EE. Subject Areas italicized and in red below indicate areas in which there is no associated IB course offered at BCCG for the year 2015-2016

c) ToK

Introduction

The theory of knowledge course encourages students to think about the nature of knowledge, to reflect on the process of learning in all the subjects they study as part of their Diploma Programme course, and to make connections across them.

TOK and the IB Diploma Programme

Theory of knowledge is designed as one of the cores of the IB Diploma Programme. A course necessary for the successful completion of the Diploma Programme, along with Extended Essay and CAS.

TOK helps to give students a holistic view of whatever they are learning in their Diploma Program, and to be able make links and

Course Overview

The specifics of the TOK course are too many to be described for the purpose of this document.

Some of the terminologies that will be used and covered in the TOK course include the following:

Knowledge – Shared Knowledge and Personal Knowledge

Knowledge Claims (KCs) and Knowledge Questions (KQs)

Real-Life Situations (RLS) and Knowledge Questions (KQs)

Ways of Knowing (WOKs):

                Language, Sense-Perception, Emotion, Reason, Imagination, Faith, Intuition, Memory

Areas of Knowledge (AOKs):

                Mathematics

                Natural Sciences

                Human Sciences

                History

                The Arts

                Ethics

                Religious Knowledge Systems

                Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Knowledge Framework:

One effective way to examine the AOKs is through a knowledge framework. A knowledge framework is a way of unpacking the AOKs and provides a vocabulary for comparing AOKs.

For each AOK the following can be examined:

  • Scope, motivation and applications
  • Specific terminology and concepts
  • Methods used to produce knowledge
  • Key historical developments
  • Interaction with personal knowledge.

All of these keywords/topics/concepts will be covered in detail within the TOK course.