Academy Academy Description ADEK Rating Curricula Location
Al Ain Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAl Ain
Al Bateen Academy

FS2 - Year 3 PYP Primary School, Year 7-13 Secondary School. Mixed

English National Curriculum,IB Diploma Programme,IB PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMMEAbu Dhabi
Al Mamoura Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Girls Only

Good With Very Good Features English National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Muna Academy

Primary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Yasmina Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
The Pearl Academy

Primary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
West Yas Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

GoodAmerican Massachusetts State CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Forsan Nursery

Nursery Mixed

Not ApplicableEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
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IB PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME

Al Bateen Academy Primary Years Curriculum

Al Bateen Academy is delighted to announce that, from September 2019, we will welcome Foundation Stage 2 (FS 2) and Year 1 children into our school community.

What is the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)?*

The children will follow the PYP curriculum that compliments the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) already available to Al Bateen Academy’s Senior School students (Years 12 and 13).

The PYP is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry.

The IB Primary Years Programme

  • Addresses students’ academic, social and emotional well-being;
  • Encourages students to develop independence and to take responsibility for their own learning;
  • Supports students’ efforts to gain understanding of the world and to function comfortably within it;
  • Helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish.

Transdisciplinary Themes

The most significant and distinctive feature of the IB Primary Years Programme are the six transdisciplinary themes: Who we are; Where we are in time and place; How we express ourselves; How the world works; How we organize ourselves; Sharing the planet. These themes provide IB World Schools with the opportunity to incorporate local and global issues into the curriculum and effectively allow students to “step up” beyond the confines of learning within subject areas.

Each theme is addressed each year by all students (FS2 engage with four of the themes).

The transdisciplinary themes help teachers to develop a programme of inquiries – investigations into important ideas, identified by the school, and requiring a high level of involvement on the part of the students. These inquiries are substantial, in-depth and usually last for several weeks.

Since these ideas relate to the world beyond the school, students see their relevance and connect with it in an engaging and challenging way. Students who learn in this way begin to reflect on their roles and responsibilities as learners and become actively involved with their education. All students will come to realize that a unit of inquiry involves them in in-depth exploration of an important idea, and that the teacher will collect evidence of how well they understand that idea. They will expect to be able to work in a variety of ways, on their own and in groups, to allow them to learn to their best advantage.

At the start of Autumn Term (Term 1) parents receive a Parent Pack which will include further detail about what and how your child will learn at Al Bateen Academy.

IB MISSION STATEMENT

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IB Learner Profile

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop learners who are:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective 

* Al Bateen Academy is a candidate school for the PYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

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