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Curriculum International Baccalaureate

IB Framework

Dwight School Dubai delivers the International Baccalaureate (IB) – an academically rigorous and inspiring programme for students in Preschool through to Grade 12. The IB PYP, MYP and DP programmes provide the ideal framework for educating critical thinkers and problem-solvers who become internationally minded, culturally agile global citizens positioned for success in today’s global marketplace.

The IB teaches students to think critically, creatively, ethically and globally to develop a lifelong love for learning. Recognized worldwide as the “gold standard” in pre-university preparation - the comprehensive IB curriculum includes:

The emphasis the IB places on intercultural awareness is a particularly important feature in the UAE, where the history, culture, beliefs and traditions of a plethora of nationalities live in unison with that of the host nation. No other curriculum fits better with the UAE and Dwight’s vision of educating the next generation of innovative and culturally aware global leaders than the IB.

In every grade, we embrace the IB mission and the IB Learner Profile, which encourages students to be: knowledgeable, inquirers, principled, thinkers, open-minded, communicators, balanced, risk-takers, caring, and reflective.

The International Baccalaureate Research collaborates with universities and research institutions around the world to produce rigorous studies examining the impact and outcomes of the IB Programmes. The recent study by IB research paper shows key findings from Africa, Europe, Middle East (AEM) region around the IB programmes.

All Dwight Schools have a shared vision – our students should be able to thrive anywhere in the world. Our approach to the IB ensures there is suitable challenge, enjoyment, relevance and choice in learning for our students. The flexibility of the IB allows us to best explore how we can meet the needs of our students and help them develop holistically and fully.

Students at Dwight School Dubai are inspired to be motivated and engaged in their own learning. Students learn how to apply their skills to problems which reflect real life situations, both familiar and unfamiliar. They are encouraged to solve any problems presented to them innovatively. Through the effective use of different sources of information, students will be able to make accurate and appropriate conclusions.

Learning technology is available and accessible throughout the school and aims to facilitate approaches to learning and teaching in ways that can transform learning. Edtech can be used for research, presentation, exploration, collaboration and modeling. It is used to enhance the student experience by giving them the opportunity to apply innovation and draw materials from a range of sources, which they are encouraged to question and verify.

Dwight School Dubai IB Candidate School

Dwight School Dubai is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit IBO.org.

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

**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 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.

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