What’s KBS accreditation’s predicate?

Kesatuan Bangsa is a school with the status of an SPK (cooperative school). SPK is a type of school that is allowed by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia to use a foreign curriculum based on Permendikbud No. 31 of 2014. Currently KBS is using Cambridge Curriculum provided by Cambridge International Education. SPK is accredited by BAN-S / M using an accreditation instrument that is different from the instrument used to accredit national schools. This difference lies not only in the instrument, but also in the assessment. To get the A predicate, SPK must get a minimum score of 96. SPK accreditation carried out by BAN-S / M takes place gradually over two years; in 2019 and 2020. In the accreditation carried out in 2019, SMP Kesatuan Bangsa received a score of 95 with the title B. Then in the SPK accreditation in 2020, SMA Kesatuan Bangsa managed to get a score of 96, which means getting the title A.

What learning methods are used at the Kesatuan Bangsa School?

Since 2017, Kesatuan Bangsa has used the Blended Learning method in all classes. Blended Learning is a method that combines conventional (face-to-face) learning with online learning using Chromebook devices. Online learning is used to deliver learning material in the form of videos, text and slides which are usually given before face-to-face learning begins with the help of several online learning applications such as edpuzzle, nearpod, and peardeck. The use of this application aims to get feedback on students’ understanding of the material being distributed. Face-to-face learning is used to further explore the subject matter in the form of experiments, discussions, group work, peer tutoring and other hands-on activities. This will make learning more effective because valuable lesson time is not wasted listening to explanations of the subject matter.

What learning resources are used at Kesatuan Bangsa School?

Most of the learning resources used are files in the form of videos, textbooks, slides, simulation applications found on several websites such as CK12, phet and others. Meanwhile, the printed books used consisted of textbooks; used for English and Mathematics subjects, and interactive notebooks used in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. Interactive notebook is a tool for the inquiry learning method, and consists of learning materials (usually material provided by the teacher when explaining lessons in the lecture method), hands on activity, reflection, experiments, and practice questions.

Learning process at KBS uses a device called a Chromebook. Please explain about this device and other facilities used in learning process.

Chromebook is a digital device that looks like a regular laptop. The difference with laptops in general lies in the operating system. Chromebooks use the ChromeOS operating system developed by Google from the open source Chromium Project. Initially, the Chromebook was intended for the SME market. However, when schools in the United States started using it for reasons of the “simplicity” of its system, Google began to shift its target and dedicate its ecosystem to education. One of the features that distinguishes Chromebooks from other products is the Console Device Management which allows school administrators to enforce device usage policies simultaneously for all users. This CDM application is very crucial in the operation of Chromebooks in schools. Other main features are ease of use, operational optimization for web-based education, relatively safe from virus attacks, and a long period of support for automatic updates from Google compared to other devices. Other facilities received by students are the use of bandwidth up to 2 MB. The use of Chromebook refers to school regulations as stated in the Kesatuan Bangsa School’s rule book.

Who can join the science olympiad program?

ll students who register, join and pass the selection could join in the KBS olympiad team (OLYMPUS) and then participate in the science olympiad preparation program. Recruitment will be held at the beginning of the academic year.

Does Kesatuan Bangsa have scholarship programs?

Kesatuan Bangsa School has 3 types of scholarships, i.e. 1) achievement scholarships which is aimed to students with national level achievements in the fields of science, arts and sports at the KSN, FLS2N, and O2N events; 2) guidance scholarships aimed to students who have good character with certain requirements; 3) KBSee scholarships, intended for students who take part in the KBSee selection which is held every year. 

Kesatuan Bangsa already has cooperation with the UII hospital, is there any benefit for class 12 students who want to enroll in the UII Department of Medicine?

For now, cooperation with UII hospitals only covers health services for the KBS  family, including students and parents.

Does Kesatuan Bangsa have collaborative programs or scholarships with universities abroad?

Kesatuan Bangsa School has partnerships with 3 universities, i.e. Vistula University in Poland, Nanjing Xiaozhuang University in China, and North American University in the US.

What extracurricular / club activities are there in Kesatuan Bangsa?

There are 3 types of activities outside school hours at Kesatuan Bangsa School:

  • Curricular such as science olympiad and science projects
  • Mandatory clubs such as Pramuka (followed by 7 and 10 graders), drawing, fiction and non-fiction creative writing, and blogging.
  • Extracurricular activities such as basketball, futsal, badminton, taekwondo, karate, guitar, keyboard, choir, programming, robotics, Turkish folk dance, graphic design, short films, debates in Indonesian and English, Ratoe Jaroeh dance, Indonesian creation dance, horse riding, photography and craft design. Basically, the types of extracurricular activities can increase or decrease depending on student interests. The existence of one type of extracurricular is determined by the existence of 7 students enrolled in this extracurricular activity.

What is the average percentage of Kesatuan Bangsa alumni who are accepted into state universities?

For detailed information, please refer to the menu “Alumni Distribution”.