“The Middle Years Progamme (MYP) shares the same philosophy as the Primary Years Programme (PYP). It is student-centered, aimed at developing the ‘whole child’ intellectually, socially, aesthetically and culturally.“
What is the MYP?
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is for students aged 11-16.
The MYP is a skill based framework that encourages students to make connections between real world experiences and knowledge gained in the classroom. It is a five year programme that prepares students successfully for the IB Diploma Programme.
The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents.
The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group, in each year of the programme. In the final two years of the programme, carefully-defined subject group flexibility allows students to meet local requirements and personal learning goals.
The MYP 5 year culminates with the MYP eAssessment that comprises of on-screen examinations as well as coursework. Students who undertake external assessment are eligible for MYP course results and the IB MYP Certificate.
The Personal Project is a culminating Middle Years Programme (MYP) project to develop the student’s personal interest and to show and apply the skills, which are developed through the MYP’s Approaches to Learning. This project is based on the student’s interests and talents, resulting in a product or outcome. The project is a year-long project, which begins in MYP 4 and ends in MYP 5.
The personal project has a principled action, which means the students make choices that extend beyond their MYP learning.
Principled action includes:
Action and service have always been shared values of the IB community.
Students take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond. IB students strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a commitment to service—making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.