an authorized school to offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP),
an authorized school to offer the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP),
an authorized school to offer the Ontario Curriculum (Canada), the US curriculum with Advanced Placement options (USA) and
an authorized school to offer the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers an education for students from age 3 to 19, comprising of programmes that focus on teaching students to think critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic. The IB prepares students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and where asking the right questions is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish long after their graduation. LYBS is already part of a global network of almost 5,000 schools, in over 150 countries around the globe, the IB world.
The International Baccalaureate mission is 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.
LYBS has strategically developed alliances with renowned organisations to further improve its holistic education experience provision. More exciting and high profile partnerships will be taking place over the three years according to the 2020 - 2025 LYBS strategic plan.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is about individual challenge, variety of activity, duration, support and teamwork and recognition. As every individual is different, so too are the challenges that young people undertake to achieve their Award. With guidance from their Award Leader, activity Assessor or other Award volunteers, each young person is encouraged to look at themselves, their interests, abilities, and ambitions, then set themselves challenges in the four different Sections of the Award (Voluntary Service, Skills, Physical Recreations, and Adventurous journey).
These challenges require persistence and determination to overcome. Along the way, participants may want to give up but at the end of their Award journey, they will have the satisfaction of knowing they overcame the challenges faced and succeeded, learning about themselves, their hidden depths of character, and developing as human beings in the process. It is important that these challenges are at the right level for the individual - too easy and there will be no sense of real achievement, too difficult and the young person may give up.
Young people do not need to excel to achieve the Award, they simply need to set personally challenging goals for improvement and demonstrate effort as they strive to reach these goals. A demonstration of commitment through typically weekly effort is the key, along with regular interaction with the activity Assessor who has subject matter expertise and as such mentors the Award participant. Finally, to help young people overcome their fears and challenges, the Award provides them with opportunities to learn from experience. Dr. Kurt Hahn, amongst others, helped to develop the philosophy of experiential learning, a process of making meaning from direct experiences. For more information, please click here.
LYBS is committing to outstanding quality by using resources and teaching international GCSEs and A-Levels from Oxford International AQA Examinations. We are offering our students opportunities to achieve the most up-to-date international qualifications in English, maths, science and more, as/ if needed.
The new qualifications from Oxford International AQA Examinations provide students of all backgrounds with the opportunity to achieve comparable qualifications to ones taken in the UK – a country with one of the most internationally respected education systems.
Oxford International AQA Examinations is a joint venture between two prestigious UK organisations that are synonymous with quality: Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, and AQA, the UK’s leading academic awarding body.
By adding Oxford International AQA Examinations to the portfolio of qualifications LYBS teaches, the school believes that students will continue to have the very best opportunities to succeed in preparation for higher education and employment.
The Oxford AQA qualifications offer more support for teachers, fairer testing for non-native English-speaking students, and a more appealing syllabus approach. For example, the new Oxford AQA International Mathematics qualifications place emphasis on ‘pure maths’, regarded by many academics as being essential for success at university in mathematics, computing, physics and engineering.
In addition, the new Oxford AQA International Science qualifications have been designed to make classroom practicals more accessible for teachers. This means it is easier for the school to be ‘hands on’ scientific enquiry a key part of the learning process.
Finally, the Oxford AQA International English qualifications are based on the most popular English qualifications taught in the UK, with an approach to text analysis designed to engage students of all backgrounds, both native and non-native English speakers alike.
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