Middle Years Programme
The Middle Years Programme is an international curriculum framework designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a changing world. Known as the IB MYP, it is a part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum at ISL, linking with the Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) and the Diploma Programme. Our curriculum is challenging and engaging and students explore different ways of learning. We build upon the curiosity and creativity that students bring from the IB PYP and continue to encourage intellectual risk-tasking. We strive to equip our students with critical and independent thinking skills that prepare them for the rigor of further education anywhere in the world.
ISL has been teaching the IB MYP since August 2008.
The Curriculum Model
The IB MYP curriculum requires the teaching of eight compulsory subject groups: Language and Literature (English and French), Language Acquisition (Spanish or German), Individuals and Societies (Humanities), Mathematics, Design, Arts (Music, Drama, Visual Arts), Sciences, Physical and Health Education. During the year some topics are explored across a number of subject areas to form an interdisciplinary unit of work.