The IB Middle Years Proramme is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. It is designed for students aged 11 to 16. This period, encompassing early puberty and mid-adolescence, is a particularly critical phase of personal and intellectual development and requires a programme that helps students participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world.
The MYP Curriculum Model shows how students must study at least one subject strand within each of the eight MYP subject areas. There is a minimum time requirement per year that the school must meet for each of these areas, which shows the commitment the MYP has to every subject.
The Learner Profile is core to the model and emphasizes the central importance of each student. Encircling the Learner Profile of the student are the Global Contexts which link the subjects and student learning to the real world. The Approaches to Learning (ATL) help students develop skills that have relevance across the curriculum and help them “learn how to learn”. They provide a solid foundation for learning independently and with others. ATL skills help students prepare for, and demonstrate learning through, meaningful assessment.