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The IB Curriculum at Carmel School


International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.

The Primary Years Programme (PYP)

The PYP aims to create a curriculum that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for learners in the 3–12 age range. The curriculum is transdisciplinary, meaning that it focuses on issues that go across subject areas.


The PYP is organised according to:

  • The written curriculum, which explains what PYP students will learn
  • The taught curriculum, which sets out how educators teach the PYP
  • The assessed curriculum, which details the principles and practice of effective assessment in the PYP.

The PYP prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom. For more information, please visit the official IBO website.

Find out more about the PYP at Carmel

The Middle Years Programme (MYP)

The Middle Years Programme is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathise with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.


The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The above information is taken from the official IBO website. For more information, please visit the official IBO website.

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The Diploma Programme (DP)

The Diploma Programme curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay. Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.


Research suggests that there are many benefits to choosing the DP. The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. For more information please visit the official IBO website.

Find out more about the DP at Carmel