IB – Diploma Programme (DP)

Roots Millennium Schools is one of the Best IB Diploma Schools in Islamabad, offering IB Diploma Programmes that include DP and MYP middle year programme.

We are proud to say that “Roots Millennium Schools” is one of the 4,000 schools worldwide that are offering the International Baccalaureate Programme. These are schools that share a common philosophy-a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Roots Millennium Schools believes is important for our students. Roots Millennium Schools as an authorized IB school is offering Middle Years Programme (MYP) in One World Campus, E-11/4 Islamabad and Diploma programme (DP) in Flagship Campus, I-9/3, Islamabad. RMS is also a candidate school for Primary Years Programme in Wahid Campus F-10, Islamabad and Diploma Programme in Future World School, Sector F, phase 6, DHA, Lahore. IB world schools are those that share a common philosophy and commitment to high quality; challenging, international education. These schools are present in 145 countries offering various programs to 1,099,000 students worldwide. The IB philosophy is to foster tolerance and inter-cultural understanding among young people through a specific method of teaching. This method of teaching, also known as a “curricular framework”, incorporates critical thinking, problem-solving, and exposure to a variety of viewpoints. The IB philosophy emphasizes:

  • Awareness of the similarities and differences among many cultures, understanding issues on an international scale, and responsible citizenship.
  • The inter-relatedness of various disciplines and issues.
  • A “Socratic” (question-and-answer) form of achieving knowledge in the classroom
  • Student-centered inquiry and communication

At RMS it is our mission to provide our students with the best quality education that ensures their holistic development and definite success in the professional world. We believe that IB Middle Years Program, which is based on the philosophy of enquiring and challenge taking attitude, is the best choice for the students of the present world.

PYP

The Primary Years Programme prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child. Age range:  3-12 years

MYP

A challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, the MYP is inclusive by design; students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from their participation. Age range: 11-16 years

DP

Research suggests many benefits to choosing the Diploma Programme. The programme aims to develop students who have breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. Age range:  16-19 years

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Faisal Mushtaq nominated as ‘Book Ambassador’Welcome to an incredibly warm and inviting community of inquiring learners and the Millennium Roots School family, a place where each and every student has the opportunity to explore, discover, thrive and become the global citizen of tomorrow! We are a school that believes in  “Education for a better world.”

Thank you for your interest in our school. It is my hope that by exploring and learning about our quality academic programs and the comprehensive activities we offer, you will come to know our vibrant and innovative school.

RMS has a long and distinguished history of serving students from all backgrounds regardless of religion, ethnic background, caste and creed.

Being an IB DP authorized school, we have upgraded our school facilities to cater to the needs of our students, currently we are a state-of-the-art, and a purpose built campus. We have a highly qualified, IB DP trained teaching faculty which supports our comprehensive approach to international education.

We pride ourselves in personalized inquiry-based education experiences for all learners in a nurturing and inclusive environment. Our goal is to provide our students with a high quality education that will equip and enable them to acquire the attributes of the IB learner profile and to gain entrance to and succeed at the finest international universities around the world. To this end, we strive to provide a nurturing and rich educational climate that is committed to developing our students academically, socially, emotionally and ethically. RMS is the leader and the school of choice for quality international education in the country!

As a testament to its quality and commitment to a truly international education for all students, RMS has received authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization to provide: the Middle Years Programme (MYP) that makes it the second authorized MYP School in the twin city!

RMS has received authorization from International Baccalaureate organization for Diploma programme and Middle Years Programme. Our families describe RMS as a professional and welcoming community. I invite you to come and discover for yourself the rich and exciting educational opportunities we provide for all learners as you seek to explore, discover, thrive and belong to an international community that is committed to making a difference- the RMS difference!

Good luck!

Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq TI CEO and National Guidance Counsellor faisal.mushtaq@millenniumschools.edu.pk


Cambridge and IB Qualifications from around the world are successfully admitted to top universities across the world.Our future is inextricably linked to education of our children and that is why its an era of mutual responsibility where we all come together for the sake of our children’s’ success. An era where each one of us does our part to make that success a reality; parents, teachers, counselors and administrators.

Our children are the future of our country and it is of utmost importance as to who is entrusted with this sacred responsibility. The faculty is seasoned, mature and an asset to the institution and is committed to excellence by producing Cambridge outstanding learners every year. The counselors work day and night with students and are instrumental in bringing out the best in them. I have witnessed number of success stories where a child comes from humble background and completely changes the outlook of the family as he/she enter in an IVY league on 100% scholarship.

The academic administration is selfless and extremely hardworking and personalized and work relentlessly to ensure outstanding performance of students and that they develop a wholesome personality. I am very proud of the synergy that has been created in the last few years among teachers, staff members, students and parents. Together, we are beautifully honoring the history of the school and everyone’s loyalty and expertise goes on to create a special learning environment that inspires everyone at Roots Millennium Schools.

There is always room for growth for doing things better, therefore we will continue to innovate and improve, for all the wonderful students who come in with expectations. Our students are here to learn how to ask incisive questions rather than follow the latest fads. They participate in an atmosphere of research, rigorous thinking imbued with entrepreneurial spirit. There is no such thing as a typical experience as our students are encouraged to be critical thinkers, thoughtful and collaborative problem solvers.

Our students are active Global citizens and they are taught strategies to aid their awareness in making a choice , their thinking, improving decision making process and  how to be actively engaged in their daily learning . The facilities, infrastructure and laboratories in all our purpose build campuses meet international standards.  We are committed to establishing a rigorous standard in academics through a challenging curriculum and continuous professional development for smooth professional delivery. Every year we aim to build further on the success of the past.

Our curriculum is designed to help our students develop knowledgeable and thoughtful and reflective attributes that will allow them to blend effectively in 21st Century and beyond as a responsible member of society.

Thank you Azra Tahir azra.tahir@millenniumschools.edu.pk


Millennium College is a unique institution of twin cities which not only is the center of academic excellence but is also well known for identifying and nurturing talent whether that be co or extra- curricular. As they say ‘Talent is universal, opportunity is not’ , Millennium college provides unlimited opportunities to a diverse range of student body. Under the able leadership of our visionary CEO,  Faisal Mushtaq, a team of professional academicians along with seasoned counselors and management staff works tirelessly to ensure the smooth working of the campus from outstanding classroom teaching and learning to best  university placements and outreach across the globe.  Not only do they strive to produce self assured, confident and dynamic ,creative and analytical pupils well equipped with soft skills like communication and interpersonal  skills ,team work and problem solving, they equally emphasize upon character building , teaching young millennials empathy ,compassion  and active citizenship ,  a concept truly aligned with the philosophy of International Bacclaureates.

With several  qualifications running parallel ,all managed by  highly qualified and well trained  professional ,the institution provides a rare opportunity for students to choose the qualification best suited to serve their purpose, with holistic development of the student   under personalized attention being the common agenda of all

Furthermore, as an IB certified institution , Millennium College upholds the IB philosophy and aims to develop internationally minded people who recognize their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet  by imparting education that transcends disciplinary, cultural ,national and geographical boundaries  thus producing  true global citizens, future entrepreneurs  and  world  leaders who would help transform the conflict driven world into a more progressive yet  peaceful and safe abode .

Muneeze Muzaffar muneeze.muzaffar@millenniumschools.edu.pk


We at Millennium Roots Schools understand the meticulousness and dedication that is required by students in order to excel in the diploma program. Detailed methodological planning is incorporated into scheduling classes, organizing CAS activities, facilitating collaborative planning between teachers across subjects and designing assessments. Due to the extensive ethnic diversity present in our school and Pakistan as a whole, it is very easy to incorporate the IB Philosophy of international mindedness in our school system. Moreover we profoundly encourage the need to inquire and research knowledge, and by no means restrict our students to old fashioned content based curriculum learning methods. International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is designed for the students who are ready and willing to work hard and take increased learning opportunities and challenge. Students who enter the diploma programme are required to commit a two year plan of study and are supposed to study 6 subject and 3 cores in order to obtain the diploma. You will have a variety of subjects to explore you interests and talents with IB Diploma Programme. I hope that you will take full advantage of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme while you are at Millennium Roots School.  To assist you in your course selection process, the IB Faculty and Administration has compiled the IB DP Handbook.  I hope that it is a great resource for practical information about how the IB Diploma Program works.  You should discuss your interest in the IB Diploma programme with your parents.  Regardless of which path you think you might choose (IB diploma, A Level or Advanced Placement), be sure to meet with your counsellor to discuss and refine a high school plan that will be best suited to you.  Ultimately what is most important is that you pursue the path that interests and motivates you.

Sincerely,

Snober Sohail IB Diploma Programme Coordinator snober.sohail@millenniumschools.edu.pk

Core is an integral part of the DP student’s pre-university experience. The extended essay and theory of knowledge course contributes up to three points to the overall diploma score. The three core elements are:

  1. Theory of knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
  2. The extended essay, which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
  3. Creativity, activity, service, in which students complete a project related to those three concepts.

Extended Essay is an in-depth study of a focused topic chosen from the list of approved DP subjects-normally one of the student’s six chosen subjects or in World Studies. Both are intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity, engaging students in a personal research in a topic of their own choice, under the guidance of a supervisor (a teacher in the school). This leads to a major piece of formally presented structured writing in which ideas and findings are communicated in a reasoned, coherent and appropriate manner. The extended essay, including the world studies option, is a compulsory, externally assessed piece of independent research/investigation. Presented as a formal piece of scholarship containing no more than 4,000 words, it is the result of approximately 40 hours of student work, and concluded with a short interview, or viva voce, with the supervising teacher (recommended). Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a course about critical thinking and inquiring into the process of knowing, rather than about learning a specific body of knowledge. It plays a special role in the DP by providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, to make connections between areas of knowledge and to become aware of their own perspectives and those of the various groups whose knowledge they share. It is a core element undertaken by all DP students, and schools are required to devote at least 100 hours of class time to the course. The overall aim of TOK is to encourage students to formulate answers to the question ‘how do you know?’ in a variety of contexts, and to see the value of that question. This allows students to develop an enduring fascination with the richness of knowledge. Creativity, activity, service (CAS) is at the heart of the DP. With its holistic approach, CAS is designed to strengthen and extend students’ personal and interpersonal learning from the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP). CAS is organized around the three strands of creativity, activity and service defined as follows.

  • Creativity – exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance.
  • Activity – physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle.
  • Service – collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need.