The MYP aims to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community
What is the Middle Years Programme?
The 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 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 — essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.
The Middle Years Programme Curriculum
The MYP consists of eight subject groups: language acquisition, language and literature, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical and health education, and design.
Student study is supported by a minimum of 50 hours of instruction per subject group in each academic year. In years 4 and 5, students have the option to take courses from six of the eight subject groups, which provides greater flexibility.
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About the Middle Years Programme
The MYP is flexible enough to accommodate most national or local curriculum requirements
Addresses students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being.
Provides opportunities to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills students need in order to manage complexity
Ensures breadth and depth of understanding through study in eight different subject groups.
Requires the study of at least two languages to support students in understanding their own cultures and those of others.
Empowers students to participate in service within the community through the service learning programme requirements.
Prepares students for further education, the workplace and a lifetime of learning.
Helps provide meaning for student learning and make students aware of the world around them.