At a Glance
|Subschools||Year Levels||Curriculum Programs|
|Early Years (Kindergarten)||Early Years 1-4||Reggio Emilia approach supported by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)|
|Primary Years||Years 1-5||IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) informed by the national curriculum of England & Wales|
|Middle Years||Years 6-10||IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) informed by the national curriculum of England & Wales|
|Senior Years||Years 11-12||IB Diploma Programme (DP)|
A Three Programme IB Curriculum
ISA Science City will offer three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). The learning of Chinese language and culture plays a significant role and all programmes are infused with a Compassionate Systems wellbeing programme. Student-centred, concept informed and inquiry based, the IB encourages students to become internationally minded, lifelong learners. Students learn to be discerning decision makers, inquiring into ideas of global significance, and develop creative and critical thinking skills, which is a wonderful preparation for success at university and in their careers. The ISA approach of holistic learning promotes lifelong learning and cultivates students capable of cultural exchange between China and the West. Students are provided with every opportunity to experience and enjoy a love of learning (for more information on IB programmes see www.ibo.org).
Informed by National Curricula
The Diploma Programme for Senior Years is a ‘stand-alone’ program with specific subject syllabuses. However, IB programs for younger students applies standards and outcomes from other national curricula. An example is using Chinese National Curriculum to support teaching of mathematics in the PYP and using England & Wales national standards to support the PYP and MYP.