PYP Curriculum

At the center of the PYP curriculum are five essential elements: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action. The aim of the program is to help students acquire a holistic understanding of six main themes, shown on the outside of the curriculum model, through the interrelatedness of these essential elements.

The PYP identifies a body of knowledge for all students in all cultures, in six subject areas:
• languages
• social studies
• mathematics
• science and technology
• the arts
• personal, social, and physical education
In the spirit of internationalism, in addition to the language of instruction of the school (English), students are required to learn a second language. At IICS, these languages in the Primary School are French and Turkish.