What Is the MYP?
MYP stands for Middle Years Programme. It is “designed for students aged 11 to 16 (G6 - G10). It provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement-essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.
The MYP is flexible enough to accommodate most national or local curriculum requirements. It builds upon the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and prepares students to meet the academic challenges and requirements of the IB Diploma Programme (DP)”.
Source: "The IB Middle Years Programme." International Baccalaureate, 2015, www.ibo.org/globalassets/digital-tookit/brochures/myp-programme-brochure-en.pdf.
“The MYP ensures breadth and depth of understanding through study in eight subject groups. Addressing the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students holistically, the MYP prepares them to take principled action by participating in service within the community and requiring study of at least two languages (at IKNS they are English and Arabic languages) to support the understanding of their own culture and those of others.
MYP students also engage with big ideas, rather than simply memorizing facts in order to prepare for exams. As a result, they develop learning skills that they can rely on throughout the course of their independent, purpose-driven lives.”
Source: "The IB Middle Years Programme at a Glance." International Baccalaureate, 2016, www.ibo.org/globalassets/digital-tookit/brochures/1703-myp-at-a-glance-en.pdf.
IKNS is a candidate school* for the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) since July 2019 and is pursuing IB authorization to offer the programme.
*Only schools authorised by the IB Organisation can offer any of its
four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP),
the Diploma Programme (DP) and the Career-related Programme (CR). Candidate status
gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about
the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org