IB MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME
Learning in the MYP
The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is an international curriculum framework designed to meet the educational requirements of students aged 11-16 years in Grades 6 to 10 (often referred to at OSC as MYP1-5). This holistic program-fosters internationalism, interculturalism, and skills for life-long learning within a framework of interrelated disciplines. As an IB World School, OSC offers the MYP as part of the IB continuum, linking with the Primary Years Programme and the Diploma Programme.
The IB MYP is a student-centred programme designed to learn through a constructivist approach. Through inquiry, action, and reflection, students apply their learned skills, knowledge and understanding to make sense of the world outside of the classroom. This process leads to independent learners who can identify and address real-life issues.
Middle Years Programme - Courses
The MYP framework includes 8 subject groups to organise our curriculum. However, the programme encourages students and teachers to connect their learning across different disciplines by using similar contexts or concepts as they explore the subject content.
Approaches to Learning (ATL) in the MYP
As students learn, they are encouraged to build a set of transferable skills that allow them to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world facing unseen challenges. This ability to learn how to learn is central in developing independent problem solvers who are curious about the world around them and empowered to take action. These Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills help students to develop a lifelong love of learning.
The Approaches to Learning framework below gives an overview of the skills we aim to develop across the MYP years 1 to 5:
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IB MIDDLE YEARS AT A GLANCE
Number of consecutive years above the world average project grades
Students involved in weekly service activities
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO
Languages studied as either mother-tongue or additional languages