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

Holistic

Addresses students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being.

Engaging

Provides opportunities to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills students need in order to manage complexity

Comprehensive

Ensures breadth and depth of understanding through study in eight different subject groups.

Global

Requires the study of at least two languages to support students in understanding their own cultures and those of others.

Caring

Empowers students to participate in service within the community through the service learning programme requirements.

Rigorous

Prepares students for further education, the workplace and a lifetime of learning.

Conceptual

Helps provide meaning for student learning and make students aware of the world around them.

MYP Subject Briefs

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

Individuals & Societies

Language Acquisition

Language & Literature

Mathematics

Physical & Health Education

Meet The IB MYP Coordinator

IB Coordinators come from a variety of cultures and professional experiences to create a balanced and experienced leadership team
Julie Horne
MYP Coordinator
For questions related to the MYP programme, please contact the MYP coordinator:

julie.horne@oeirasinternationalschool.com

The IB Approaches to Learning

Approaches to Learning (ATL) are deliberate strategies, skills and attitudes that permeate the IB teaching and learning environment.

Assessment in the MYP

MYP eAssessment represents a balanced, appropriately-challenging model that comprises examinations and coursework.
Two-hour onscreen examinations in four subject groups (language and literature, sciences, mathematics, individuals and societies) and interdisciplinary learning are externally marked by IB examiners, as is a portfolio of student work for courses in language acquisition. Students also submit an ePortfolio of coursework for a performance-oriented subject group (physical and health education, arts, and design), which is moderated to international standards.