Mercer’s Programme of Inquiry
The Five Essential Elements
In the PYP, a balance is sought between acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, development of conceptual understanding, demonstration of positive attitudes, and taking of responsible action. In terms of achieving this balance, the five essential elements of the written curriculum are emphasized. The image below gives a picture of these elements.
These elements form the framework for our Programme of Inquiry or POI found here.
Mercer’s policies for language, assessment and special educational needs are aligned with best practice and the state and IB guidelines are listed at links below: