Mohammad Rizwan Siddiqui -H.O.D. Physics and CAS Adviser – Greenwood High International School, Bengaluru
Mohammad Rizwan Siddiqui, the H.O.D. Physics and CAS Adviser at Greenwood high International School, Bangalore is also an Examiner for IBDP Physics. He has taught several curriculums like IBDP, IGCSE, O-Level, A/AS Level, THAI National Curriculum, Indonesia National Curriculum, WAEC, CBSE, ICSE etc.
Becoming a Teacher
Teaching itself is the noblest and one of the most respected professions. It is innovative at all moments. This is the best service to the nation, mankind and the earth which a human being can provide.
Teaching Physics is so inspiring because as it is the proper blend of theoretical, practical, mathematical and philosophical aspects of learning. There is a lot to do beyond the books and in the open field.
In an IBDP Physics class, each class is unique and hence every day is challenging. It is entirely different from a Physics class of “National Curriculum”. It is basically “to provoke learning” rather than a traditional chalk and board teaching. It is about making the students think independently on the subject.
My class is like a lab and lecture room combined together. Most of things we instruct, are asked be done in the lab(mostly as a non-formal lab activity) and note the observation and think about the deviations from theoretical results.
IB versus Indian Boards
Compared to the national boards in India, the IB programme is more practical and application-based. It has a broader spectrum of subjects that lead to all-round development. Reasonable flexibility of subject choice is there in IBDP. Different groups of subjects are there in which you can chose one from each. Further there is also higher level (HL) and standard level (SL) in the subject choice and depending upon the need for future study plan in University, the student can opt HL or SL.
IB examinations test students’ knowledge and understanding of concepts, not focuses merely on the memorizing aspects. For this reason, the syllabus is so designed that it cannot be found in one text book. The main idea is to let the students explore. The IBDP curriculum is efficient enough to transform the students into global citizens. The assessment quality of IBDP is worth praising as they never repeat questions in the question papers. There is no relative importance of one chapter of syllabus over the other.
CAS, TOK and Extended Essays develop the critical thinking of students on the subject and make them more innovative and proficient in applications of subjects in their real life.
Moreover, the internal assessments reflect the trust that IB has upon the IB Educators.
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