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Curriculum

PHIS provides an international curriculum and have adopted the philosophy and curriculum framework of the programmes of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The IB has provided a rigorous curriculum and assessment for the pre-university students around the world for more than four decades in the form of the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma).

In 2015, the school managed to achieve an international reputation and by the middle of 2016 it has been authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization [IBO] to implement the Diploma Programme with the first cohort of students commencing their studies from August 2016. Similarly, PHIS is now authorized for MYP. The school achieved this milestone in April, 2018 .Both the curriculums are fully integrated and provide stimulating opportunities for all students.  Furthermore, PHIS has achieved the “Candidacy” status for the IB PYP. Will be going for authorization in September,2018.The IB Primary Years and Middle Years and Diploma Programmes have been specifically developed for young learners and the main goal is to provide common learning experiences for students in international schools worldwide. These programmes have been designed to be flexible, stimulating, creative and academically challenging.

Day School: Along with the Boarding school, PHIS has extended the “Day School” for local people of Mawna, Gazipur from KG to grade 8 from 2016. The objective of opening the facility was to educate the local community following the IB PYP and MYP curriculum.

School Division

Cambridge Secondary 2 offering IGCSE and O Levels Age 14-16 Grades 9 - 10
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) Age 16-19 Grades 11 - 12
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Age 11-16

Grades 6 - 10
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) Age 5-12 Grades 1 - 5

PHIS is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP).

Mission Statement from the IB:

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 organisations 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.

We commit towards providing the best international curriculum to our students and help them become lifelong learners and global citizens.


IB PROGRAMMES

Early Years

The Early Years curriculum is specifically designed for children aged 3 to 6 years. Children are taught in a facility designed to meet their needs with additional facilities that are developmentally challenging such as appropriate outdoor play area including climbing apparatus, tricycles, a sand pit and sports equipment. Each classroom is equipped with computers and the best educational resources. The teaching staff in Early Years is trained and experienced and learning environments are carefully planned by the teachers to achieve their objectives and meet the needs of the students.

Primary Years Programme

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. 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. It is guided by six trans disciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, as well as trans disciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry.

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Middle Years Programme

The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century. Students who complete the MYP are well prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme. The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents.

The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group, in each year of the programme. In the final two years of the programme, carefully defined subject group flexibility allows students to meet local requirements and personal learning goals.

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IB Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepare students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond that. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. The Diploma Programme prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving global society as they:

I) Mature physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically

II) Acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, studying courses from six subject groups

III) Develop the skills and a positive attitude towards learning that will prepare them for higher education

IV) Learn at least two languages and increase understanding of diverse cultures, including their own.

The curriculum contains six subject groups together with the DP Core: Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS); the Extended Essay (EE); and Theory of Knowledge (TOK). The Diploma Programme model illustrates this.

Candidates studying for the full Diploma select six subjects from the subject groups. Normally three subjects are studied at higher level (courses representing 240 teaching hours), and the remaining three subjects are studied at standard level (courses representing 150 teaching hours). All three parts of the core—extended essay, theory of knowledge and creativity, activity, service—are compulsory and are central to the philosophy of the Diploma Programme.

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