Residential School

Kohinoor American School is an authorized IB School. These are schools that share a common philosophy - a commitment to high quality, challenging and international education.

The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning, which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world.

It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.

The MYP is flexible enough to accommodate most national or local curriculum requirements. It builds upon the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the child and prepares them to meet the academic challenges of the IB Diploma Programme (DP)

The MYP programme strives to:

  • International mindedness starting with a foundation in their own language and culture
  • A positive attitude to learning, demonstrating high levels of engagement, creativity, resourcefulness and active participation in their communities
  • An ability to make connections between subjects and real world issues
  • Highly developed communication skills to encourage inquiry, understanding, language acquisition, and to allow student reflection and expression
  • A heightened awareness of their development

The Middle Years Programme is designed to:

  • Provide learning in a broad base of disciplines
  • Provide objectives in each subject group to include skills, attitudes and knowledge
  • Promote the principle of concurrency of learning
  • Encourage the use of a variety of teaching and learning methodologies
  • Emphasize the development of the whole person

In line with the four pillars of KAS, Knowledge, Wellness, Service and Peace, we take a unique approach to the development of skills and attitudes relevant in today’s global society.

In the MYP, the learning contexts should be (or should model) authentic world settings, events and circumstances. Contexts for learning in the MYP are chosen from global contexts to encourage international-mindedness and global engagement within the programme. Global contexts direct learning toward independent and shared inquiry into our common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet. The MYP identifies six global contexts for teaching and learning that are developed from, and extend, the PYP’s transdisciplinary themes. Using the world as the broadest context for learning, MYP sciences can develop meaningful explorations of

  • identities and relationships
  • orientation in time and space
  • personal and cultural expression
  • scientific and technical innovation
  • globalization and sustainability
  • fairness and development.

An essential principle of IB assessment is that standards are the same worldwide.

The assessment model is criterion-related in order to maintain the rigor for which the IB is renowned. Teachers are responsible for structuring varied and valid assessment tasks, based on the assessment criteria defined by the IB, which will allow students to demonstrate achievement according to the required objectives within each subject group.

The IB, in line with modern research recognises that a good curriculum will develop a range of student skills. The IB encourages teachers to assess this acquired skill set, including exam performance. Typically, these assessment tasks include open-ended, problem-solving activities and investigations, organised debates, tests and examinations, hands-on experimentation, analysis and reflection. In all cases, the assessment is carried out internally by teachers, according to the criteria defined by the IB.