IB Candidate School
The International School of Kazan is a Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School *. IB World Schools are united in a common goal to develop a challenging and high quality education program that fosters internationally minded people.
* only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its academic programmes.Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
Academic success is only one measurement of a student’s achievement. The IB Learner profile focuses on a range of student attributes that encourage students to develop respect for themselves, others and the world around them.
The programmes aim to develop learners who are:
- - Inquirers
- - Knowledgeable
- - Thinkers
- - Communicators
- - Principled
- - Open-minded
- - Caring
- - Risk-takers
- - Balanced
- - Reflective
Four main characteristics define an IB Education:
- centers on learners
- develops effective approaches to teaching and learning
- works within global contexts
- explores significant content
Teaching and Learning at ISK
Successful student learning depends on WHAT is learned as well as HOW learning takes place inside and outside of the classroom. ISK utilizes the IB’s Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATLs) which are deliberate strategies, skills and attitudes that shape the learning environment. Teaching focuses around the components of inquiry, action and reflection.
What are the IB approaches to learning skills?
What are the IB approaches to teaching skills?
- 1. Based on inquiry
- 2. Focused on conceptual understanding
- 3. Developed in local and global contexts
- 4. Focused on effective teamwork and collaboration
- 5. Differentiated to meet the needs of all learners
- 6. Informed by formative and summative assessment
Providing an exemplary international education is at the heart of ISK’s vision. ISK focuses on intercultural understanding through the development of multilingualism and global engagement
- Multilingualism: students in PYP, MYP and DP learn at least 2 languages and develop intercultural understanding by being able to communicate in a variety of contexts.
- Global Engagement: curriculum in the PYP, MYP and DP focuses on the use of global contexts, making connections between what is studied in the classroom and what is happening in the real world in local and global communities.
The curriculum is broad and balanced requiring students to study a range of disciplines.
Learning is concept-based. Information is not learned in isolation, but connected within and across subject areas.