The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme

PYP - MYP - DP

The IB offers 3 educational programmes at Modern:

  • The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 – 11 years

Nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

  • The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) for children aged 11 – 15 years

Modern is a candidate school for the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)* which is a stimulating and inspiring programme that emphasizes intellectual challenges

  • The IB Diploma Programme (DP) for 15 – 19 years

Modern’s IBDP for our students to broaden their educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.

IBDP Provides opportunities to high school students to broaden their educational experience, challenges them to apply their knowledge and skills and prepares them for successful transition to university life and employment.

Essential Elements of the

IB Programmes – PYP, MYP* and DP

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people, who recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

The IB

Learner Profile

The IB learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. It urges all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.

Modern is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile who are: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced and Reflective

Approaches to

Learning Skills

The IB approaches to learning skills (ATL) are grounded in the belief that learning how to learn is fundamental to a student’s life in and out of a school context. The approaches to learning and associated sub-skills support students of all ages in being agentic and self-regulated learners.

All IB programmes support learners in developing: Thinking skills, Communication skills, Research skills, Self-management skills and Social skills IB Students are expected to progress in their confidence in them in a developmental way. In the PYP students become AWARE of the learning skills. In the MYP students ACQUIRE the learning skills through the implicit and explicit teaching of specific strategies and techniques. In the DP students AMALGAMATE the learning skills in the completion of each task.

IB

Primary

The PYP offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding. It is a student-centered approach to education for children aged 3-12. It reflects the best of educational research, thought leadership and experience derived from IB World Schools.

IB

Middle Years

The MYP* aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

IB

Diploma

Made up of the three required components, the DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.

* GEMS Modern Academy is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

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