The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.
The MYP is a five-year programme,[which] comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents.
The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group, in each year of the programme. In the final two years of the programme, carefully-defined subject group flexibility allows students to meet local requirements and personal learning goals.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) comprises eight subject groups:
In years 4 and 5, students have the option to take courses from six of the eight subject groups within certain limits, to provide greater flexibility in meeting local requirements and individual student learning needs.
Each year, students in the MYP also engage in at least one collaboratively planned interdisciplinary unit that involves at least two subject groups.
MYP students also complete a long-term project, where they decide what they want to learn about, identify what they already know, discovering what they will need to know to complete the project, and create a proposal or criteria for completing it
In the final year of the programme, optional MYP eAssessment provides IB-validated grades based on examinations and course work. Students who undertake external assessment are eligible for MYPcourse results and the IB MYP Certificate.
The MYP is open to any student aged 11 to 16, at schools that have been authorized to implement the programme.
The MYP is inclusive by design; students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from their participation. Implementation of the MYP is a whole-school endeavour, although the programme can accommodate academically-selective models.
International Baccalaureate Organisation. (n. d.). Middle Years Programme. Retrieved 25/11/2015: http://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/