The IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP)
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) is a curriculum framework designed to offer inclusive, challenging and age-appropriate education to students aged 11 to 16. The MYP aims to develop students’ personal, social and emotional well-being as they acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will support their further learning. The curriculum is underpinned by the IB Learner Profile which consists of ten attributes that embrace the development of the whole person. Students learn through inquiry, action and reflection across eight subject groups that are connected through key concepts and global contexts. They develop ‘Approaches To Learning’ (ATL) skills across the different subjects that empower them to manage their learning and meet the objectives of the different subjects, preparing them for life-long learning. Students, in all years of the programme are required to engage in the school’s Service and Action programme that develops their awareness of local and global issues and their commitment to helping others. In the final year of the MYP, students complete the Personal Project, an independent piece of work based on a topic of personal interest. The MYP provides a solid foundation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP).
Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar is pursuing authorization for Middle Years Programme (MYP) as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar believes is important for our students. Only schools authorised by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP).
For further information about the IB visit http://www.ibo.org