We challenge students to excel in their studies and in their personal growth. We aim to inspire a quest for learning throughout life that is marked by enthusiasm and empathy.
The IB aspires to help schools develop well-rounded students with character who respond to challenges with optimism and an open mind, are confident in their own identities, make ethical decisions, join with others in celebrating our common humanity and are prepared to apply what they learn in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations.
The IB offers high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision. Informed by the values described in the learner profile, an IB education:
IB learners strive to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective.
These attributes represent a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond intellectual development and academic success.
What is the IB Primary Years Programme?
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a conceptual curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. The PYP transdisciplinary framework focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.
The framework is guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas:
as well as transdisplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry.
Through its focus on understanding, the PYP is flexible enough to accommodate the demands of most national or local curricula. Cornish College embeds the Victorian Curriculum to develop our PYP Programme of Inquiry.
For further information, please go to www.ibo.org/programmes/primary-years-programme/