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Curriculum

We use the frameworks of the International Baccalaureate programmes (Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP)) to facilitate the implementation of our written scope and sequences.  These frameworks support our mission and the development of the IB Learner Profile within the context of the ISS Community.

"ISS does an excellent job of making learning relevant to the students' lives." ISS Family Survey 2016

The ISS subject scope and sequences are developed around strands of learning that are concept and process-based, and which span all grade levels. Supporting these, we define more specific essential understandings and essential skills that we expect students to encounter at specific grade levels.  Based on these scope and sequences, departments and grade-level teams develop programs of study, which delineate the essential content and skills that students will be learning over the course of a school year.  Within this agreed upon program structure, teachers develop units of study in which they further define the critical content and skills that students will learn, and link this with the subject objectives to develop assessments that meet the aims of the curriculum. In this way teachers can differentiate for the needs of students and respond to their growing development, while using the written curriculum as a common guide for planning. This creates a coherent teaching and learning cycle based on the IB curriculum model.