Language and Literature (English Language Arts) This course is an academically rigorous study of both language and literature aiming to equip students with linguistic, analytical and communicative skills fundamental to learning, thinking, communicating, and reflecting. Further, it seeks to develop six key skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, writing, research, and reasoning, which cultivate independent and interdependent skills.
Language Acquisition (French/Spanish) The aims of the study of modern foreign languages are to acquire a means of communication and an understanding of the linguistic, cultural, and social elements of the communities where these languages are spoken. Students need to be able to communicate information, ideas and opinions and to demonstrate comprehension of these, both orally and in writing.
Individuals and Societies (Humanities) This course aims to encourage students to gain and develop knowledge, conceptual understanding, research skills, analytical and interpretive skills, and communication skills, contributing to the development of the student as a whole. It encourages students to respect and understand the world around them, and to provide a skills base to facilitate further learning. This is achieved through study of individuals, societies and environments in a wide context: historical, geographical, political, social, economic, technological and cultural.
Sciences Science and the scientific method offers a way of learning that contributes to the development of analytical and critical thinking skills. MYP science aims to develop students as scientifically literate inquirers who are able to think critically and creatively to solve problems and make decisions affecting themselves, others and their social and natural environments.
Mathematics MYP mathematics aims to equip all students with the knowledge, understanding and intellectual capabilities to address further courses in mathematics, as well as to prepare those students who will use mathematics in their workplace and their everyday life.
Visual and Performing Arts (Art, Music, Band, Chorus) The arts stimulate imagination, challenge perceptions and develop creative and analytical skills. Learning through the arts helps us to explore, shape and communicate our sense of identity and understanding of the world, while providing opportunities to develop self-confidence, resilience and adaptability. The IB MYP Arts value the process of creating artwork as much as the finished product.
Design - Technology MYP Design is required for all students in grades 5-8. It covers two areas, digital design and product design. In Grades 6-8, students complete two full design projects, with some shorter focused tasks. Some of the software used in Digital Design includes Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Movie Maker, Animoto, Prezi, Emaze etc.
Health and Physical Education (PE) Physical and health education courses foster the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will contribute to a student’s balanced and healthy lifestyle. Student learning experiences in the PE program are diverse and comprehensive, allowing students to attain knowledge and experience within a maximum of environments and situations. The PE curriculum aims to guide students with their development of self- and group-confidence, emotional and physical competency, along with fitness management and life-long learning across the curriculum.
Global Contexts for learning in the MYP
Approaches to Learning Skills
Approaches to Learning represent general and subject specific skills that the student develops and uses during the study of each of the 8 subjects here at King/Robinson. The focus is on teaching students how to learn, to develop learning skills and to support them to take responsibility for their learning.