The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.
The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.
What is the IB Middle Years Programme? The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.
The MYP builds upon the knowledge; skills and attitudes developed in the IB PrimaryYears Programme (PYP) and prepare students to meet the academic challenges of the IB Diploma Programme and the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC).
The IB Middle Years Programme addresses students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being enables students to understand and manage the complexities of our world, and provides them with the skills and attitudes they need in order to take responsible action for the future.
The program ensures breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding through the study of eight subject areas requires the study of at least two languages to support students in understanding their own culture and that of others provides the opportunity for students to undertake an independent project into an area of interest
The IB Middle Years Programme consists of eight subject groups:
Using global contexts, MYP students develop an understanding of their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet through developmentally appropriate explorations in their subject studies of:
identities and relationships
personal and cultural identity
orientations in space and time
scientific and technical innovation
fairness and development
globalization and sustainability.
MYP assessment standards are consistent around the world. In order to maintain the rigor for which the IB is renowned, the MYP assessment model is criterion-related. Teacher’s structure varied and valid assessment tasks so that students can demonstrate achievement according to objectives defined by the IB. Task are assessed against established criteria, not against the work of other students.
Service and Action
Students are encouraged to take their learning into action by volunteering for service opportunities in the community, in an effort to see how their work will affect the world.
Students who complete service opportunities should complete the following information: