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The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP)

The IB MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16 (approximately grades 6 through 10). It provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills, delivered through eight subject groups, integrated through global contexts and key concepts. The MYP aims to encourage students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life.

Key components of the MYP IB include:

  • Interdisciplinary learning: Encouraging students to see the connections between subjects.
  • Community service: Making a connection between what is learned in the classroom and the community.
  • Personal Project: Completed in the final year of the programme, allowing students to demonstrate the skills they've developed throughout.
  • Assessment: MYP assessment standards are consistent around the world. In order to assess student work, teachers match the student's performance against pre-specified assessment criteria based on the objectives of each subject group.

The MYP is intended to prepare students for the further challenges of the IB Diploma Programme and the Career-related Programme.

The MYP curriculum

The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents.

The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group, in each year of the programme. In the final two years of the programme, carefully-defined subject group flexibility allows students to meet local requirements and personal learning goals.

Read about the MYP curriculum.