The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is an educational framework which encourages students to make connections between their learning and the world around them. The MYP is flexible curriculum that promotes the fundamental concepts of intercultural understanding, communication, and holistic learning.
MYP consists of years 7 to 11. The curriculum for years 7 to 9 prepare our students for the IGCSE years 10 and 11. Each department in the school has vertically mapped the curriculum of each subject so that the skills learnt as from year 5 gradually builds till the students start IGCSE year 10.
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) helps students develop both subject-specific and interdisciplinary understanding. The MYP curriculum framework includes:
- Approaches to learning (ATL), helping students learn how to learn by developing skills for research, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management
- Key and related concepts, helping students explore big ideas that matter
- Global contexts, helping students understand the relevance and importance of their study for understanding their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet.
ASSESSMENT IN THE MYP
Teachers assess students both formatively (practice work, homework, etc) and summative (tests, papers, quizzes, labs, performances, etc.) to evaluate students’ growth in terms of the subject’s objectives. Each subject has four criteria with multiple objectives. Students are assessed on these criteria at least two times per year to monitor their growth.