Aga Khan Academies
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Tours of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad are held regularly throughout the school year by appointment. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.
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The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad follows the principles of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme and is preparing to become an authorised IB World School. The IB's educational philosophy, which is embodied in a multidisciplinary course called Theory of Knowledge, follows an integrated approach to learning that groups academic subjects while stressing critical thinking, creativity, active learning and problem solving.
An Internationally Recognised Curriculum
The IB allows students to move between institutions with similar curricula and examinations, which greatly facilitates international exchanges. In addition, the IB is accepted by over 1700 of the best universities in the world, and recipients of the IB diploma enjoy a high rate of acceptance at these universities. The IB has come to be known not only for academic excellence but also for promoting pluralism - an understanding and appreciation of other cultures, languages and points of view.
The IB originated in Switzerland when teachers at the International School of Geneva, working with schools in Asia, Europe and the Americas, created the IB Diploma. The programme is administered by the International Baccalaureate Organisation, a non-profit institution based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Primary Years Programme
The Primary Years Programme (PYP), for students aged 6–11, focuses on the development of the whole child, addressing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs, while giving students a strong foundation in all of the major areas of knowledge. Through the PYP, children become aware of and sensitive to the points of view of people in other parts of the world.
Middle Years Programme
The Middle Years Programme (MYP), for students aged 11–16, integrates the study of all the major disciplines, including languages, sciences, literature and the social sciences, mathematics, arts, technology and physical education. The MYP normally includes a service component designed to encourage students to become involved with their communities.
The Diploma Programme (DP), for students aged 16–19, is a two-year course of study that prepares students for university. All DP students study languages, a social science, an experimental science, mathematics and, usually, an arts subject. At the same time as it provides a form of academic passport, the DP generally fulfils the requirements of a student's national education system. Each student's performance is evaluated by independent examiners and measured by his or her levels of knowledge and skills relative to set standards applied to all schools.
For further information please visit the website of the International Baccalaureate at http://www.ibo.org.