Key Subjects Taught in the MYP

Middle Years Programme Subject Brief

The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning
that emphasizes intellectual challenge and encourages connections between studies in traditional subjects and
the real world. The MYP focuses on “learning how to learn” through the systematic development of approaches to learning (ATL) skills for communication, collaboration, organization, self-management,
reflection, research, informational literacy, media literacy, creative and critical thinking, and
transfer of learning. It also fosters intercultural understanding and global engagement
—essential qualities for young people today.
Interdisciplinary teaching and learning builds a connected curriculum that addresses
the developmental needs of students and prepares them for further academic study
and life in an increasingly interconnected world. The MYP uses concepts and contexts
as starting points for meaningful integration and transfer of knowledge across eight
subject groups.
For students seeking a formal qualification at the end of the programme’s Year 5, the
IB offers eAssessments that lead to the IB MYP certificate or course results for individual
subject areas. To earn the MYP certificate, students must complete 2 hour on-screen examinations in each of the following: language and literature, individuals and society, sciences,
mathematics and interdisciplinary learning; submit an ePortfolio in language acquisition and
one of the following: design, arts or physical and health education; complete a moderated personal
project; and complete school-based expectations for service as action (community service).


I. Course description and aims     II. Curriculum overview    III. Assessment criteria    IV. MYP eAssessment