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The Primary Years Program (PYP) provides an international educational framework based upon what is current research-based knowledge about how young children learn. 

The curriculum framework consists of: 

The written curriculum: What do we want learners to learn? 

The taught curriculumHow best will learners learn?

The assessed curriculum: How will we know what learners have learned?

IBPYP draws on research-based best practices of effective elementary school instruction: Authentic formative and summative assessment, including student self-assessment and reflective practice:

Collaborative planning among teachers 

Collaborative reflection by all teachers and staff 

Creating a concept-driven curriculum that teaches learners six concepts per grade level that are based on age appropriate essential understandings 

Constructivism: learners are guided to construct their own meaning in order to acquire knowledge. 

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) was introduced in 1997.The PYP was developed through the vision and effort, sustained over ten years, of the former International Schools Curriculum Project (ISCP).The goal was to produce a common curriculum framework, for learners in the 3-12 age range, which would provide continuity of learning within each school and ensure that the curriculum developed international-mindedness on the part of learners.The PYP followed the introduction of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP)—established respectively in 1994 and 1968. The Career-related Programme (CP) was introduced in 2014. 

In response to the challenges and opportunities found in our rapidly changing complex world, and in line with movements in global education to develop lifelong learners, a future-focused PYP has evolved. The PYP curriculum framework emphasises the central principle of agency that is threaded throughout three pillars of the curriculum: the learner, learning and teaching and the learning community. Through this evolution, the PYP provides a framework that is transformational and continues to meet the initial aims of developing internationally-minded people who recognise their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet. 

The PYP is offered by many schools in over 109 countries, including state, private and international schools. Any school educating learners aged 3 to 12 can apply to implement the Primary Years Programme. 

The IBPYP program acknowledges and values the multicultural diversity of the school community by emphasizing human commonalities and celebrating the uniqueness of its cultures. The end result is an internationally-minded person with 21st century skills:

• Learners who can use critical thinking skills 

• Learners with effective communication skills 

• Learners who have multicultural perspectives 

• Learners who are creative and innovative 

Learners are taught to understand that learning is about asking higher order questions to find answers, which in turn may generate new, and perhaps more complex questions in need of answers. Learners are encouraged to make connections to their prior knowledge and their personal experiences. As teachers work with learners, they also help learners understand what their relationship and responsibility is towards what they are learning. 

The learner profile traits and character-building attitudes share a prominent place alongside learning. All IBPYP teachers and staff model the learner traits and attitudes. Learners recognise the learner traits and attitudes in themselves and in their peers. Learners are expected to make good choices. Learners are expected to reflect on their learning, take action as a result of what they have learned and reflect on the actions they take.The IBPYP requires all teachers in the school to plan units of instruction and lessons collaboratively around six important themes.The units in the themes provide both learners and teachers a rich and inviting learning environment. The school wide articulation and collaboration facilitates a carefully thought-out and sequential development of skills, knowledge and attitudes. The school provides IBPYP professional development opportunities for teachers that support the pedagogy of the programme. 

Concepts and related questions: 

•  Form: What is it like?

 • Function: How does it work?

 • Causation: Why is it like it is?

 • Change: How is it changing?

 • Connection: How is it connected to other things?

 • Perspectives: What are the points of view?

 • Responsibility: What is our responsibility

The six transdisciplinary themes that integrate essential knowledge from all content areas

• Who we are

• Where we are in place and time

• How we express ourselves

 • How the world works

• How we organise ourselves

• Sharing the planet 

Transdisciplinary skills that all learners need to have for the 21st century 

Communication skills 

Critical thinking skills 

Research skills 

Self-management skills

Social skills 



The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It attracts almost 500,000 entries from 144 different countries every year. The IGCSE is designed to be taught as a two-year course beginning in Year 9 and culminating in external examinations in Year 10. In some subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making the IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities. Students can enter examinations for the level that is most appropriate for them and this need not be the same across all subjects.


Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning, particularly when their first language is not English. In many subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities.

Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades, A* to G, which have clear guidelines to explain the standard of achievement for each grade.

Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions occur twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January.


The core curriculum is based on an overview of the subject and is suitable for students expected to achieve grades C to G. The extended curriculum is more challenging and designed for students who are expected to achieve grades A* to C. This is in line with the School’s focus on differentiation and students can choose either stream according to their ability. Students will generally make that choice in Year 10 after consultation with their parents and teachers. Beforehand we will teach all students the extended curriculum.

Biology 0610 (Extended)/ Computer 0478
Physics 0625 (Extended)
Chemistry 0620 (Extended)
Mathematics 0580
English First Language 0500 (Extended)
Pak Studies 0448
Islamiat 0493
Urdu Second Language 0539
Students need to study all subjects with the option of Biology or Computer.

Additional information is available on our Health Office page.

Students appear in Urdu, Islamiat and Pak study Cambridge examination in their third year of education.

The IGCSE provides the perfect springboard to the Cambridge International AS and A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and all Higher School Certificates in Years 11 and 12. The IGCSE is also used as a benchmark for entry into many UK universities.

Your child will receive an embossed certificate which can be used in a student portfolio for employment and further study.


Yes, Hifz is a full time programme; the teachers listen and provide the required personalised help to the hufaaz to be.

Yes, the hufaaz to be have special time provision for other subjects in the school for example, sports, English, Maths, Science and Digital literacy.

General Questions

The school uses an online platform; ilmversity where all the fee bills are uploaded and a hardcopy is also sent with the child 10 days before the last date of fee submission.

PYP uses an online platform called “Toddle” to share the details of the child’s learning and the important announcements from the school.

Hifz programme and IGCSE uses Ilmversity as a medium of communication.

The login details are shared with the parents at the time of confirmation of admission.

No, the school encourages healthy home made snack for the children of all ages.

The school has a dining hall where the children come and eat their snack at the designated time.