The International Baccalaureate ( IB ), is an international educational foundation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and founded in 1968. It offers four educational programmes: the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 to 12,the IB Middle Years Programme(MYP), designed for students aged 11 to 16, the IB Diploma Programme (DP IB) and the IB Career-related Programme (CP IB) for students aged 16 to 19. To teach these programmes, schools need to be authorised by IB.
Before digging into the list of schools offer IB in Dubai you may like to get a quick overview about IB programmes.
What is PYP?
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), is the first curriculum framework for international primary schools, designed for students ages 3 to 12 . Through both the curriculum and teaching it aims to develop the intellectual, emotional and physical potential of each child, in a secure and stimulating environment.
The International Baccalaureate strives to nurture inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who recognize that they are global citizens and who are motivated to make changes to and in the world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The subject areas of maths, language, science, social studies, information technology, arts, physical education and library are taught through multidisciplinary themes in order to help students make connections between the subjects and to understand the core of a subject.
The PYP provides a curriculum framework of 5 essential elements:
Knowledge-Significant, relevant content in math, language, social studies, science and the arts that students strive to explore and know about.
Concepts– Powerful ideas that have universal significant relevance cross-diciplinary subject areas. student must explore in order to logical, consisten and in depth understading.
Skills– specific capabilities that the students need to demonstrate to succeed in a changing, challenging world, which may be disciplinary or cross-disciplinary
Attitudes– Tendency of expressions of fundamental values, beliefs and feeling towards learning.
Action– Making changes to and in the world through responsible behavior.
PYP IB Described by teachers and students.
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What is MYP IB ?
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is specially designed for the children ages 11 to 16 ,at a time when they need to develop exceptional learning habits, self-confidence and a thorough understanding of their academic subjects. Subjects taught in these five years are divided into 8 groups.
First Language (Mother tongue)
The programme has five areas of interaction
Approaches to Learning (ATL)
The focus of approaches to learning in the MYP is on helping students to develop the self-knowledge ,thinking skills, Social skill, Communication skill, self management and research skills.. ATL skills empower students to succeed in meeting the challenging objectives of MYP subject groups and prepare them for further academic programmes like the IB Diploma Programme and the IB Career Related Certificate.
Health and Social Education(HSE)
HSE helps students to learn about their own body and lives and how they impact society.
Community and services(CS)
to develop sense of responsibility in students towards their belongings and community.
Study of consequences of human actions and thoughts on world.
It developes sense of respondibility in students to make world a better place of presnet and future.
MYP IB Described by teachers and students.
IB Schools in Dubai.
According to International Baccalaureate Organization 40 schools in UAE currently offer one or more of four International Baccalaureate programmes.
21 schools offer Primary Years Programme (PYP)
13 Schools offer Middle Years Programme (MYP)
36 Schools offer Diploma Programme (DP).
Deira International School
Dubai American Academy
Dubai International Academy
Dubai Modern High School
Emirates International School-Jumeirah
Emirates International School – Meadows
GEMS Wellington International School
GEMS World Academy – Dubai
Greenfield Community School
Jumeirah Baccalaureate School;
Jumeirah English Speaking School
Raffles World Academy
Repton School, Dubai
Universal American School, Dubai