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 organization 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.
Secondary school Programme
The school curriculum is organized around several broad learning outcomes found in the «IB Learner Profile», which reflect closely our core values and beliefs. We believe in a holistic education, with inter-cultural awareness and communication at the forefront.
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 curriculum for grades
The outstanding features of this curriculum are:
- Plans, which describe tostudents learning outcomes, key learning experiences and major assessments for each unit ofstudy.
- Development ofhigher-level organization and thinking skills.
- Astrong emphasis onthe real-life context ofboth skills and content.
- Rigorous attention toessential work habits.
- Criteria driven development ofknowledge, skills and attitudes.
Assessment of student progress is through the use of MYP criteria. Marks for these skills are used to provide students and parents with information regarding progress at the end of each semester, in the form of an MYP Grade and a Kazakh Standards Grade. Details of MYP assessment principles and procedures are described more fully in the MYP Handbook.
Miras International School is a licensed centre for Cambridge University in the UK, which allows us to offer students the opportunity to register for the internationally recognized International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination. The school acts as a centre for administering these examinations in Astana.