Panbai international School is affiliated to Cambridge Assessment International Education and we offer Primary Curriculum framework for English, Maths and Science. It is designed for students aged between 5 to 11 years. Cambridge Primary Checkpoint offers comprehensive feedback on a learner’s strengths and weaknesses in the key curriculum areas – English, Mathematics and Science.
At PBIS our prime aim is to ensure that each student achieves “Academic Excellence”. Our teachers adopt a variety of teaching methods and styles to motivate and engage the students thereby reaching the best of each student’s academic ability.
The curriculum includes academic and vocational subjects in order to broaden the knowledge of our youngsters.
Physical Education (PE) is compulsory for all.
Subjects offered for primary students are:
Hindi Social Studies
ICT Art & Design
The Cambridge IGCSE subjects are grouped into five curriculum areas:
Group I: Languages
Group II: Humanities and Social Sciences
Group III: Sciences
Group IV: Mathematics
Group V: Creative, Technical and Vocational
We at PBIS, train our students from the Primary level itself by giving them subject choices from each group thereby enabling them to major in these subjects at the IGCSE level.
OBJECTIVES FOR A CAMBRIDGE LEARNER
Cambridge programmes and qualifications develop not only content but also skills.
We help learners to bridge the gap to the next stage of education and the world of work.
We encourage Cambridge learners to be:
• Confident in working with information and ideas.
• Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others.
• Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn.
• Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges.
• Engaged intellectually and socially ready to make a difference.
We also ensure that the learning objectives are achieved through lessons that are designed through Bloom’s taxonomy which talks about 6 levels of thinking. We ensure that students are taken through the remembering stage till they have achieved the highest level of thinking which is creating by themselves.
Learning is also achieved through hands on activity which is through Robotics which gives them an insight of STEM, which is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. According to the United States National Research Council and the National Science Foundation, STEM fields are collectively considered core technological underpinnings of an advanced society, and we at PBIS use robotics or technology and engineering education right from grade 1 level.
The school prepares its students to attain mastery in the following curricula:
Checkpoint/ Cambridge Secondary 1
IGCSE/ Cambridge Secondary 2
Cambridge Advance/ Cambridge International AS and A levels
During these years, the smooth transition from childhood to adolescence is facilitated by a comprehensive, value- based education.
Cambridge Secondary 1 develops skills and understanding in English, mathematics and science for learners typically aged between 11 to 14 years.
Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint tests have been designed to assess learners at the end of Cambridge Secondary 1. They are available in English, English as a second language, mathematics and science, and give valuable feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses before they progress to the next stage of education. Each learner receives a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report, giving schools detailed information and parents extra trust in the feedback they receive.
The curriculum promotes an enquiry-based approach to learning to develop thinking skills and encourage intellectual engagement.
The curriculum encourages learners to be confident, creative and intellectually engaged, capable of applying their skills to respond to a range of information, media and text with enjoyment and understanding.
The Scientific enquiry objectives underpin Biology, Chemistry and Physics, which are focused on developing confidence and interest in scientific knowledge. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also incorporated.
This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.
IGCSE/ Cambridge Secondary 2
It represents the best possible international education for 14 to 16 year olds.
It develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:
• Subject content.
• Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations.
• Intellectual enquiry.
• Flexibility and responsiveness to change.
• Working and communicating in English.
• Influencing outcomes.
• Cultural awareness.
Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessment.
In many subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities.
Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades, A* to G, which have clear guidelines to explain the standard of achievement for each grade.