Middle Years Programme
The MYP, designed for students aged 11–16, has been offered by the IB since 1994. It began as an initiative of the International Schools Association (ISA) and was formulated by groups of practising teachers and administrators in international education who wanted to develop a curriculum for the middle years of schooling. The aim was to develop a curriculum encouraging international awareness in young people with emphasis on the skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to participate in an increasingly global society.
Why offer the MYP?
Students learn how to learn
Students are able to take responsibility for their own learning and understand how knowledge itself is constructed; this is to further to our unique Design course. They are encouraged to try different approaches to learning and to take responsibility for their own educational progress.
Our programmes help IB students:
- ask challenging questions
- think critically
- develop research skills proven to help them in higher education.
IB programmes also encourage students to be active in their communities and to take their learning beyond academic study.
Research shows that students participating in the MYP:
- build confidence in managing their own learning
- learn by doing, connecting the classroom to the larger world
- outperform non-IB students in critical academic skills [PDF, 647KB]
- consistently have greater success in IB Diploma Programme examinations
- thrive in positive school cultures where they are engaged and motivated to excel [PDF, 3.2MB]
- develop an understanding of global challenges and a commitment to act as responsible citizens.