High School Curriculum: Overview
EIS – JUMEIRAH: AN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OFFERING THE BEST IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS AT EIS – JUMEIRAH
- EIS – Jumeirah is an IB World School authorized to provide the Primary Years Programme
(PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career Related
- As such, we follow and incorporate within our school’s structure, the IB’s Mission
- ‘The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring
young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural
understanding and respect.’
- ‘To this end, the International Baccalaureate works with schools, governments and
international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education
and rigorous assessment.’
- ‘These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate
and life-long learners who understand that other people, with their differences,
can also be right.’
Embracing the IB Mission statement, our programs have been devised at EIS Jumeirah
to guide students in their search for a sense of belonging in the world around them.
The courses also aim to help students to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills
they need to participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly
interrelated world. We teach students to become independent learners who can recognize
relationships between school subjects and the world outside, and learn to combine
relevant knowledge, experience and critical thinking to solve authentic problems.
THE MYP CURRICULUM MODEL
THE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME CURRICULUM MODEL
THE IB CAREER RELATED CERTIFICATE (IBCC)
WE ARE ALSO AN AUTHORIZED EDEXCEL EXAMINATION CENTER AND OFFER EDEXCEL EXAMINATIONS
AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR INTERESTED STUDENTS.
THE LEARNER PROFILE
The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing
their humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and
more peaceful world.
IB learners strive to be:
Inquirers – Students develop their natural curiosity. They actively enjoy
learning which will be sustained throughout their lives.
Knowledgeable – Students explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local
and global significance thus acquiring knowledge and understanding across and range
Thinkers – Students apply thinking skills critically and creatively to complex
problems and make reasoned and ethical decisions.
Communicators – Students understand and express ideas and information in
more than one language using a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively
and willingly with others.
Principled – Students act with integrity and honesty with a strong sense
of fairness, justice and respect for individuals, groups and communities. They take
responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that follow from them.
Open-minded – Students understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal
histories. They are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals
and communities. They are also open to a range of points of view and are willing
to grow from experience.
Caring – Students show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs
and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service and make a positive
difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
Risk-takers – Students approach unfamiliar situations with courage and forethought.
They have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies.
They are brave in defending their beliefs.
Balanced – Students understand the importance of intellectual, physical and
emotional balance for their own well-being and that of others.
Reflective – Students give thoughtful consideration to their own learning
and experiences. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations
in order to support their learning and personal development.