The IB Diploma Programme is a two-year, full-time, rigorous academic curriculum that equips students between the ages of 16 and 19 (Grade 11 – 12) for success in further education and life after graduation. Its goal is to support children’s intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being.
The Diploma Programme equips students to effectively participate in a society that is rapidly changing and becoming more global as they:
Explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course
The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students between the ages of 11 to 16. At AIS, MYP 1 starts at grade 6 and ends at grade 10 (MYP 1 – MYP 5).
The program prepares students well to be able to undertake the IB Diploma. It aims at ensuring that students are not just knowledgeable, but that they are also inquirers, principled, balanced, caring, risk-takers (courageous), reflective, communicators, thinkers, and open-minded.
The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world.
MYP at AIS fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding, and global engagement – essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.
The PYP forms the base of the four IB programs for students aged 3 to 11 years old. The PYP uses a framework for students to understand global contexts, develop an understanding of important concepts, acquire ATL skills and knowledge, develop the IB Learner Profiles and choose, act, and take responsible action.
The three pillars of PYP include The Learner, Learning and Teaching, and The Learning Community.
Fostering inquiry-based innovative learning, developing creative and critical thinking, international mindedness, and empathy are all key components in implementing the PYP.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org