14 August 2017

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

An overview of the three IB programmes

With the approaching PYP Exhibition and the MYP Personal Projects I thought it was timely to share an overview of the three IB programmes: similarities and differences.

PYP

MYP

DP

IB Mission Statement

IB Learner Profile

Nature

Framework

Inclusive

Framework

Inclusive

Prescribed curriculum

Aimed at preparing students for higher education

Structure

Transdisciplinary units of inquiry

Organised around subject disciplines.Subject groups connectedthroughglobal contexts and concepts.Interdisciplinary focus

Organised around disciplines with theory of knowledge connecting the disciplines

How the programme is assessed

Internal assessment of all aspects of a student's learning

Internal assessment based on subject specific criteria: schools can opt for external moderation of teachers' internal assessment

External moderation of internally assessed work and external examinations

Learning to learn

Transdisciplinary concepts and Approaches to learning

Approaches to learning

Theory of knowledge

Approaches to learning

Learning through experience

Action

Service as action

Creativity, action, service

Language learning

Support for mother tongue development

School's additional language from age 7

(at Scotch we start from Y1)

Support for mother tongue/best language development

Student's additional language (Language Acquisition)

Support for mother tongue development: school supported., self taught language A1 courses

Student's additional language (language B)

Culminating experience that synthesizes learning

Exhibition

Personal project

Extended essay

Kathy Derrick

Deputy Head of Junior School - Curriculum