IB MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME
Collegiate International School is an IB World School, seeking to fully implement the IB Middle Years Programme. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a five-year programme that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.
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The MYP builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed by the IB Primary Years Programme (IBPYP). Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP).
The MYP model shows an overview of the various aspects of the programme:
In the programme model for the MYP, the first ring around the student at the center describes the features of the programme that help students develop disciplinary (and interdisciplinary) understanding.
Approaches to learning (ATLs) — demonstrating a commitment to approaches to learning as a key component of the MYP for developing skills for learning.
Approaches to teaching (ATTs) — emphasizing MYP pedagogy, including collaborative learning through inquiry.
Concepts — highlighting a concept-driven curriculum.
Global contexts — showing how learning best takes place in context.
The second ring describes some important outcomes of the programme.
Inquiry-based learning may result in student-initiated action, which may involve service within the community. The MYP culminates in the personal project (for students in MYP year 5) or the community project (for students in MYP years 3 or 4).
The third ring describes the MYP’s broad and balanced curriculum.
The MYP organizes teaching and learning through eight subject groups:
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The eight subject group objectives correspond to assessment criteria. Each criterion has nine possible levels of achievement (0–8), divided into four bands that generally represent limited (1–2); adequate (3–4); substantial (5–6); and excellent (7–8) performance.
Each band has its own unique descriptor that teachers use to make “best-fit” judgments about students’ progress and achievement.
Students involved in the MYP are eligible to receive a detailed portfolio showing all their achievements at school, including their attainment levels in each subject.
In Grade 10, students are required to submit a Personal Project.