Overview of the MYP

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) was designed specifically for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning which encourages students to ask questions and to understand how their learning in school matters in the ‘real world’. It is a programme that emphasizes intellectual challenge and fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement – essential qualities for young people with the potential to become global leaders.

The MYP builds upon the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and prepares students to meet the academic challenge of the IB Diploma Programme (DP).

The MYP’s curriculum model is both broad and balanced; and addresses students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being. It provides students with opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills needed to take responsible action both in the community and in the future.

Through the study of eight subject groups that includes three language options, students develop a breadth and depth of knowledge, while building conceptual understandings. Research has proved that maintaining excellent skills in a student’s first language enriches all other areas of their education. Supporting our students’ mother tongue development is at the heart of everything we do. Newly arrived English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners are given targeted support to help them in the initial stages of learning English, and so allowing them full access to school life from their first day with us.

The subjects include:

Language and Literature
Language and Literature
Maths, Extended Maths
Sciences, Biology, Chemistry and Physical
Digital, Product, Architecture
Fine Art, Sculpting, Painting, Digital Art
Indoor and Outdoor sports
Humanities, Global Perspectives
Drama, Music
Various Languages of the World
Arabic, French, Spanish
Ministry approved curriculum

Click on the subjects above to explore the units covered in each academic year.

The Community and Personal Projects provide the opportunity for students to undertake a self-directed and independent project through the focus of one of six global contexts.


MYP Curriculum Guide for Parents:

Essential Documents