Information for University & College Admissions Teams

The ISH Approach to academic disruption during COVID-19 

ISH physically closed the campus in mid-March 2020. Thereafter, virtual learning commenced for all students right through to the start of the new school year, 2021-22. 

ISH used Zoom and several other platforms for delivering lessons. 

Given the situation in India, the school reviewed the academic calendar for the school year 2021 - 2022 and started the year earlier than usual. The school commenced on August 4th, scheduling a balanced combination of synchronous virtual lessons and asynchronous independent work, and office hour sessions. 

Some adaptive practices used during this virtual learning period have included:

  • Oral exam assessments were completed with individual students in all HS subjects throughout the pandemic. This model is currently continuing through the first semester of 2021-22 and may be the status quo, unless schools can safely reopen.                     
  • Other forms of assessment continue through Google Classroom interactions and uploads, including IB internal assessment tasks.
  • Where possible, we have sustained our “normal” learning practices but adapted their structures for use through a virtual format. Details and evidence of some of the actions described above are provided through the following links:

·       ISH Continuous Learning Site

·       ISH - COVID Playbook

Predicted Grades for University (for the Class of 2022): Guidelines for Teachers

What factors should inform how we determine PGs?

Priorities here are to- 

(i) provide students with realistic information about their trajectory and 

(ii) remain credible to universities.  

The PG should:

·          Take into account all elements of IB subject performance; where possible in approximately equal proportions to the actual IB weightings.  This may mean including the student’s likely performance in various elements of coursework, on the basis of available evidence, and with consideration to the recent changes made by the IB for May 2021 subject assessments

  • Be in line with the student’s assessment history
  • Take into account the improvement likely with continued guidance throughout Grade 12 to the final examination
  • Take into account any increase in the level of difficulty of the remaining curriculum.