In addition to the major core subjects, such as Language, Math, Social Studies, and Sciences, which are covered
throughout the Units, our students have a weekly session(s) in:
• Performing Arts (Dance, Drama and Music)
• Visual Arts
• Physical, Social and Personal Education (PSPE)
• Physical Education (PE)
• Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
• Languages (French, Kiswahili and Mother Tongue)
The goal is for our students to be able to demonstrate that learning has taken place by showing what they understand and how they are applying that understanding to real life and the world around them. Authentic learning cannot always be demonstrated through traditional tests or exams. At AIS, we believe that assessment is the continuation of the learning process. It is not just an assessment of learning, but it is also an assessment FOR learning.
Students at AIS are assessed in a variety of ways, including tests, projects, oral presentations and written reports. Assessment in IB PYP is “criterion-referenced.” This means students are scored against standards, not against each other. Emphasis will be placed on rubrics to assess student learning. Students may be asked to create a project, draw, act out a performance, give a presentation, or demonstrate some other way to show what they have learned.
Primary Years Programme Yearband Guidelines