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IB Middle Years Programme

At the crucial juncture, where students are establishing their identity and self-esteem, Indus through the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) helps the children embrace this transition with motivating and helping them by offering opportunities to: unlock their potential, discover their learning penchants, take necessary risks, take action, reflect and build high self-esteem.

A full time MYP Head of School and a MYP coordinator work along with the Principal to successfully mentor the teachers and students, plan and implement the MYP academic calendar.

Indus International School is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

 

What is International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP)?

It encourages students aged 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life.

The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.

The MYP builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed by the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), and prepares students for the demanding requirements of the IB Diploma Programme (DP).

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) helps students develop both, subject-specific and interdisciplinary understanding. The MYP curriculum framework includes:

Approaches to learning (ATL)

Where students learn how to ‘learn’ by developing skills for research, critical and creative thinking; communication, collaboration, and self-management

Key and related concepts

To enable students to explore big ideas that matter

Global contexts

To help them understand the relevance and importance of their education towards humanity and their shared guardianship of the planet

As part of the MYP curriculum, schools address differentiation within the written, taught and assessed curriculum. This is demonstrated in the unit planner and in the teaching environment, both of which are reviewed during programme authorization and evaluation.

The MYP culminates in an independent learning project. Students complete a significant piece of work over an extended period of time, encouraging them to consolidate their learning and reflect on the outcomes of their work.

The MYP organizes teaching and learning through eight subject groups:

  • Language acquisition
  • Language and literature
  • Individuals and societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Physical and health education
  • Design

Candidates for the internationally-recognized IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) certificate must complete eight eAssessments.

There are: 

on-screen examinations in:

  • Mathematics
  • Language and literature
  • Sciences
  • Individuals and societies
  • Interdisciplinary learning

EPortfolios (coursework) in:

  • Language acquisition
  • Physical and health education, arts, or design

The MYP Personal project

  • Candidates also must meet Indus International School Hyderabad’s requirements for participation in community service (service as action).

Students receive IB MYP course results for each component completed.

The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) equates IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) with grade 10 of an India Board Assessment. Students having completed the MYP are now entitled to apply for admission for higher studies in any school or college in India.

 

Transition to International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP)

After finishing the MYP, students are well-prepared for further education, including national and international courses of study for 16-19 year olds.

The MYP aligns most closely with the IB Diploma Programme (DP), ensuring a smooth transition for students who continue their education within the IB continuum.

 

MYP students acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need in order to be successful in the final years of secondary school and beyond. The MYP’s focus on approaches to learning provides ideal preparation for the kind of rigorous study that opens doors to higher education.

 

The MYP prepares students for the DP by reflecting the depth, breadth and balance that is characteristic of all IB programmes.

In the final two years of the MYP—as they anticipate the DP– students and their families work with their IB World School to make important decisions about subject choices, qualifications and career options.

 

Key Facts

  • The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) was introduced in 1994.
  • It is preceded by the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and is followed by the Diploma Programme (DP) – established respectively in 1997 and 1968.
  • The MYP is taught to students aged 11-16 years old
  • Designed as an inclusive, whole-school programme, the MYP is now implemented by 1,356 schools in 108 countries
  • 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
  • The MYP was revised in September 2014 to provide a more rigorous and highly flexible framework that powerfully integrates with the local educational requirements at Indian International Schools. New industry-leading onscreen examinations, and ePortfolios offer exciting opportunities for reliable, robust digital assessment of student achievements.

 

Origin

The MYP began as an initiative of the International Schools Association (ISA). Aspiring to meet the needs of middle level learners in international schools, ISA led the development of a flexible curriculum that promoted the fundamental concepts of intercultural understanding, communication and holistic learning.

Since being introduced as part of the IB continuum, the MYP has retained the spirit of collaboration encouraged by the dedicated educators by whom it was conceived.  After twenty years of rapid growth and development, the programme was fully reviewed and then re-launched in 2014—ready to meet the needs of a new generation of students, teachers and school communities.

 

To know more about the IB MYP, click here.