The MYP 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.

Subject groups

The MYP consists of eight subject groups: language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical and health education, and design.

Teaching

MYP teachers organize their own curriculum paying specific attention to ensuring that teaching and learning is in context, connected to the lives of the students and the world that they experience. In addition teaching is concept based, supporting student inquiry and giving a starting place for deeper academic understanding as well as interdisciplinary learning.

21st century skills

Students in MYP learn how to learn. This encompasses 21st century skills and brings these skills into the heart of the curriculum, ensuing that they are part of the whole learning process.

Assessment

In the IB-MYP assessment is designed to stimulate further learning. The assessment model is criteria based, and standardized across MYP schools over the world ensuring that assessment maintains the rigour for which the IB is renown. In the final year of MYP schools may opt to conclude the programme with MYP e-assessment, providing an external evaluation for students so they can achieve the internationally recognized IB-MYP certificate.

Why choose MYP?

The IB-MYP meets the needs of today’s student and prepares them for a success filled tomorrow. As well as developing the knowledge that our students require for future study the MYP equips them with the skills and attitudes they need to progress. The programme empowers students to understand their own cultures as well of those of others and to participate in service learning. These are the key ingredients of success in future education, the workplace and a lifetime of learning.

More information

For more information about the IB-MYP, visit: Ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/.