The MYP is a course of study designed to meet the educational requirements of students aged between 12 and 16 years (Year 7 to Year 10). It is a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework which allows students to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to participate effectively with the changing demands of life in the twenty-first century. This programme provides young people with an education for life and teaches them to relate the learning content of the classroom to the realities of the world outside.
Intercultural awareness is concerned with developing students’ attitudes, knowledge and skills as they learn about their own and others’ cultures. It not only fosters tolerance and respect, but also leads to empathy and understanding
Holistic education helps students to see their knowledge as an interrelated whole. Holistic learning emphasizes the interconnectedness between subjects. Students will realize that what they learn in one subject is important and is connected to what they learn in every other subject.
We realize a good command of communication in all of its forms is fundamental to learning. It is essential that students know how to communicate well in expressing their understanding and ideas.
Areas of Interaction
These 3 fundamental concepts have led to the curriculum model of the MYP, providing five central elements which are called the ‘Areas of Interaction’
Approaches to Learning (ATL)
Problem solving, decision making, study skills.
How do I learn best?
How do I know?
How do I communicate my understanding
Community and Service
Taking responsibilities for the world in which we live.
How do we live in relation to each other?
How can I contribute to the community?
How can I help others?
The human capacity for creativity and invention.
Why and how do we create?
What are the consequences?
Understanding and protecting our environment.
Where do we live?
What resources do we have or need?
What are my responsibilities?
Health and Social Education
Preparing young people for healthy life.
How do I think and act?
How am I changing?
How can I look after myself and others?
The assessment system is criterion based. This means that students’ achievement is measured against criteria which have descriptors for each level of achievement rather than by comparing one student to other students in a class. The criteria provide a transparent system for the students and parents on what students need to do in order to reach a certain level. This system expects students to demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding rather than just recalling knowledge.