The Middle Years Programme
The IB MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP is academically rigorous.
It emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement; all of which are essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.
An MYP student will work towards acquiring the learner qualities outlined in the IB Learner Profile. The programme is built upon the framework of the MYP programme model.
Distinctive features of the MYP are:
- Teaching and learning are based on inquiry, action and reflection.
- Learning is centred on the understanding of key concepts or big ideas in global contexts. The key and related concepts provide breadth and depth, within and across, the different disciplines, while the global contexts support international mindedness and global awareness. The 12 Approaches to Learning (ATL), is a set of skills that are developed across all subjects. The aim is to acquire relevant skills that support learning across the curriculum and for the student to be better able to manage his/her own learning, both independently and with others.
- Service as Action is a required component of each year of the MYP. Students engage in activities that build connections between what they learn in the classroom and the communities outside. The students are guided in their service activities to ensure that the activities are age appropriate and offer a challenging learning experience.