WIS IB PYP CURRICULUM: The Written Curriculum

The PYP written curriculum is made up of five essential elements and details what students will learn. A balance is sought between acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, development of conceptual understanding, demonstration of positive attitudes, and taking responsible action. 

1.  KNOWLEDGE

  • Significant, relevant subject matter that we wish students to explore and know about.
     

2.  CONCEPTS

  • Powerful ideas that have relevance within and across the disciplines and which students must explore and re-explore in order to develop understanding.
     

3.  APPROACHES TO TEACHING AND LEARNING (ATL) SKILLS

  • Those things the students need to be able to do to succeed in a challenging world. Thinking, Communication, Self-management, Research, and Social Skills.
     

4.  LEARNER PROFILE ATTRIBUTES

  • To develop active, compassionate and lifelong learners, the IB programmes foster a distinctive set of attributes and attitudes. These qualities—embodied in the IB Learner Profile—prepare IB students to make exceptional contributions to the world around them.
     

5.  ACTION

  • When taking action, students make connections to new knowledge they have acquired and apply their skills in everyday life. They take steps to make a difference and be involved in real-world topics and issues to help others.