Podar Education Network

Podar - ORT International School
Worli

The Right Curriculum

The Continuum - Nursery to Grade 12


pyp

(3 years – 11 years)

WHAT IS THE PYP?
The International Baccalaureate ( IB) Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 11. It prepares students for the intellectual challenges of further education and their future careers, focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.


WHAT THE PYP OFFERS?
By choosing to implement the PYP, schools will develop students’ academic, social and emotional well being, focusing on international – mindedness and strong personal values. The PYP nurtures independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning. The programme incorporates local and global issues into the curriculum, asking student to look at six related, transdisciplinary themes and to consider the links between them.


IB Early Years Program


The Early Years Program at Podar ORT International School is designed as a platform that is built on the pillars of the IB PYP aligned with the goals and visions of the Reggio Emilia Approach. We strive to deliver a holistic child-centred development program that also believes that the learning environment is the third teacher.

It emphasizes on the play way approach, autonomy and collaboration as children build self-esteem and respect for one another. Our personalized learning approach aims to customize learning according to each learner’s strengths, needs, skills and interests.

Learning is rooted in student-led inquiry which challenges the learners to explore issues of local and global significance, to think critically, and to take responsibility for their learning. Within this framework, the learners develop knowledge, skills and conceptual understanding.

The power of play is the primary vehicle for inquiry. Our program supports thoughtful and intentional opportunities for child-initiated play, hands-on learning, and the construction of learning between teachers and students. Through play and exploration, students learn to inquire as they build and test theories to help make sense of the world around them.

We recognize that collaboration between teachers, children and parents produce positive, productive relationships and we view parents as partners in their child’s education as we aim to create an atmosphere of community, collaboration and trust.

how the pyp works

The International Baccalaureate ( IB) Primary Years Programme ( PYP) is underpinned by six transdisciplinary themes around which learning is planned. These are:

1. WHO WE ARE
2. WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME
3. HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES
4. HOW THE WORLD WORKS
5. HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES 6. SHARING THE PLANET

  • These themes are selected for their relevance to the real world.
  • These are Transdisciplinary because they focus on issues that go across subject areas.

WHAT THE MYP OFFERS


(11 years to 14 years)

The MYP has been designed as a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework that provides academic challenge and develops the life skills of students from the ages of 11 to 16. At a time when students are establishing their identity and building their self esteem, the MYP can motivate students and help them to achieve success in school and in life beyond the classroom. The programme allows students to build on their personal strengths and to embrace challenges in subjects in which they might not excel. It offers students opportunities to develop their potential, to explore their own learning preferences, to take appropriate risks and to reflect on and develop a strong sense of personal identity.

HOW MYP Works

  • Inquiry Based Learning
  • Concepts
  • Global Contexts
  • 8 Subject Groups
  • Interdisciplinary Learning
  • Socio Emotional Learning
  • Community Project
  • Personal Project

What is the Cambridge IGCSE

The Cambridge IGCSE - Grades 9-10

What is the Cambridge IGCSE
The Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular International qualification for 14 to 16 year old. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide.

CURRICULUM
Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance of students by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study.

Schools worldwide have been involved in the development of Cambridge IGCSE. The syllabuses are international in outlook, but retain a local relevance. They have been created specifically for an international student body and avoid cultural bias.

Source: www.cambridgeinternational.org


IGCSE (Grade 9 - 10) Subject Offerings

  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • International Math (Core/Extended)
  • Environment Management
  • Coordinated Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Business Studies
  • Enterprise
  • Economics
  • Music
  • P.E.

Subject choice form for IGCSE

What is the Cambridge advanced

(AS & A levels) - Grades 11 - 12 (16 years – 19 years)

WHAT IS CAMBRIDGE ADVANCED
Cambridge Advanced is typically for learners aged 16 to 19 years who need advanced study to prepare for university and higher education. The syllabuses develop a deep understanding of subjects and independent thinking skills.

Learners take internationally recognised Cambridge International AS & A Level at the end of Cambridge Advanced.

Source: www.cambridgeinternational.org

CURRICULUM
The syllabuses prepare learners for university study which is why universities worldwide value and recognise Cambridge International AS & A level qualifications.

Cambridge International AS & A level develops learners knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • In –depth subject content.
  • Independent thinking.
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations.
  • Handling and evaluation different types of information.
  • Thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments.
  • Making judgements, recommendations and decisions.
  • Presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically.
  • Working and communicating in English.

HOW THE IBDP WORKS

What the DP offers students
Through the DP, schools are able to develop students who:

  • Have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge.
  • Flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
  • Study at least two languages.
  • Excel in traditional academic subjects.
  • Explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s theory of knowledge course.

IBDP Proposed Subject Offering
Group 1: English Language and Literature (HL & SL)
Group 2: French (HL & SL), Hindi (HL & SL), French Ab initio (SL)
Group 3: Business Management (HL & SL), Economics (HL & SL)
Group 4: Maths HL & SL
Group 5: Physics (HL & SL), Chemistry (HL & SL), Biology (HL & SL), ESS ( SL), Computer Science. (HL & SL)
Group 6: Visual Arts (HL & SL), Music (HL & SL), Film (HL & SL)

Students may choose one from each group and should do the compulsory CORE group (CAS, EE, TOK).

GOALS FOR EACH PODAR STUDENT

WHY PODAR ?