INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME (IB PYP)(Year 1-5)
At the school’s request, the IB has suspended the authorization of Ascensia International School to offer the Diploma Programme and Primary Years Programme. During the suspension of authorization, the school is not offering the suspended programme to allow for identification and shift to a new campus location, promotion of the IB PYP and DP in the local community, recruitment of IB Diploma candidate and PYP students, the activation of PYP and DP programmes within two years. The school expects to resume teaching the Diploma and Primary Years Programme in the 2025 academic year pending successful efforts to restore.
Primary education plays an important role in shaping children into healthy and strong individuals both physically and psychologically. To guide young learners in this early phase of their lives, Ascensia International School (AAIS) embraces educational philosophy advocated by global trends** and adopts the International Baccalaureatte Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) for its young learners through inculcating in the learner the Learner Profile attributes, and learning through inquiry-based courses and activities, as well as transdisciplinary units. Committed to aspire, nourish, and celebrate the individual and community, AAIS develops young students’ minds, hearts, and skills with hands-on projects, real-world situations, and global issues. Learning is a lifelong journey indeed. To nurture young students as caring and active participants, however, AAIS deems a transdisciplinary holistic learning approach key to enhancing young students to be open-minded, reflective, and curious explorers. Through our inquiry-based and transdisciplinary framework, AAIS challenges young students to start making changes from within, to become better individuals, and to help humanity as a whole and the environment.
|Course Code||PYP-Y1-12 / PYP-Y2-12 / PYP-Y3-12 / PYP-Y4-12 / PYP-Y5-12|
|Course Content (Subjects)||Subjects:
Personal, Social and Physical Education (PSPE)
*AAIS is an IB World School authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and International Baaclaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP). Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP). For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
**Mission Statement from the IB
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.
*** There are no lessons on all public holidays scheduled by the government of Singapore.
**** Class will commence only if the minimum number of students required is met.
- Transdisciplinary projects
- Helping each other
|Academic Level :||
Six assessments are done a year on each transdisciplinary unit based on the rigorous IB PYP criteria and use a range of methods and approaches to gather information about a student’s learning which include but is not limited to observations, rubrics, exemplars, anecdotal records, artworks, presentations, performances, projects and exhibitions, and Standardized Tests for English and Mathematics conducted at the end of each semester.
- Student must attain a minimum of 90% attendance to complete the course.
- A certificate will be awarded upon course completion
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