Who is in the audience – which year groups represented?
Commonalities with RCHK underlined
Commonalities with IB underlined
This is the curriculum model – this was relaunched last year along with MYP and DP to increase coherence. Red arrows point to common elements.
The IB programmes are values laden, unlike other systems that may have a hidden curriculum the LP articulates those values as attributes or outcomes.
If you would like the Learner Profile in another language please email:firstname.lastname@example.orgIt is available in Chinese from the RCHK website.
These are the three aspects we will explore – written, taught and assessed curriculum
Know implies facts while concepts implies generalisations – connecting/grouping facts.Students still need to know things however this may be temporary knowledge – the conceptual knowledge and bigger ideas are what we hope will stick.
Key Concepts – transdisicplinaryRelated concepts – disciplinary - eg. Tone – concept within the arts
Topics and knowledgeConcepts
Each of these skill areas will prepare students to be life long learners and problem solvers.These can all be supported at home.
Aim of learning is action
One of the differences you might see in a PYP classroom is students working together. In the same way that teachers collaborate to plan, students will collaborate to complete tasks, solve problems, come to decisions or to support each other by offering feedback. This develops their social skills and cognitive skills as they have to verbalisetheir reasoning.
Because this helps them tailor the teaching for student needs.
Our aim is to publish via the school website the end of year outcomes for maths and language for each year group. This will show you which ones we have chose to report on – via written report or portfolios. It gives you an overview of the END OF YEAR expectations within each year group.
RCHK Intro to PYP 2013 (no videos)
An introduction to
learning at RCHK
The IB mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to
develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young
people who help to create a better and more
peaceful world through intercultural understanding
To this end the IBO 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.
The RCHK mission Statement
• To seek. To serve. To strive.
• Renaissance College Hong Kong (RCHK) is a
student-centred independent school.
• Through a rigorous and holistic curriculum, the
college will develop global citizens who strive for
excellence, appreciate the aesthetics and are
empowered to take progressive action.
• RCHK strives to build a culture that promotes
peace and democracy, values diversity and works
towards a sustainable future for all.
Profile are at
the heart of
The IB Learner Profile The aim of all IB
programmes is to develop internationally
minded people who, recognizing their
common humanity and shared guardianship
of the planet, help to create a better and
more peaceful world.
The IB mission as learning outcomes
Shows the curriculum addresses the whole person
For the whole community
Not a check list of an ideal student – focus on the
process – learning to be
• Only self/peer assessed
What do we want students to understand?
• Represented by 1 or 2
• Focus the inquiry
How is a concept driven curriculum
Dates & Numbers
PYP at RCHK & Traditional schooling
Students seated in
Students seated in
Learning about host
country and culture
Drill and practice
Process as the focus
Learning as the focus
One correct answer
Product as the focus
Teacher as the focus
The Assessed Curriculum
How will we know what
we have learned?
Assessment for learning
Assessment of learning
The purpose of Assessment is “to support
student learning and help teachers better
understand the progress of their learners.”
If you wish to know more about assessment we will be running an information evening
focused on assessment in January.
Reporting to parents
January and June
3 way conferences
Student led conferences
(celebrating student learning)
Meeting with teachers
Helping your child at home
Subject specific and class weeblies/websites –
please contact your child’s teacher for access
Library resources to support you and
How can you find out more?
• Website: Learning at RCHK – PYP section.
Eg. Learner Profile in Chinese, Programme of
• Future parent session – ASSESSMENT
• IB website: www.ibo.org/pyp/
• E mail questions to: