Middle Years Programme


The MYP is a course of study designed to meet the educational requirements of students aged between 12 and 16 years (Year 7 to Year 10). It is a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework which allows students to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to participate effectively with the changing demands of life in the twenty-first century. This programme provides young people with an education for life and teaches them to relate the learning content of the classroom to the realities of the world outside.

Fundamental Concepts

  • Intercultural Awareness
    Intercultural awareness is concerned with developing students’ attitudes, knowledge and skills as they learn about their own and others’ cultures. It not only fosters tolerance and respect, but also leads to empathy and understanding.
  • Holistic Education
    Holistic education helps students to see their knowledge as an interrelated whole. Holistic learning emphasizes the interconnectedness between subjects. Students will realize that what they learn in one subject is important and is connected to what they learn in every other subject.
  • Communication
    We realize a good command of communication in all of its forms is fundamental to learning. It is essential that students know how to communicate well in expressing their understanding and ideas.

Global Contexts

These 3 fundamental concepts have led to the curriculum model of the MYP, providing 6 Global Contexts:

Identities and relationships Who am I? Who are we?
Orientation in space and time   What is the meaning of “when” and “where”?
Personal and cultural expression    What is the nature and purpose of creative expression?
Globalization and sustainability   How is everything connected?
Fairness and development What are the consequences of our common humanity?
Scientific and Technical Innovation How do we understand the worlds in which we live?


The assessment system is criterion based. This means that students’ achievement is measured against criteria which have descriptors for each level of achievement rather than by comparing one student to other students in a class. The criteria provide a transparent system for the students and parents on what students need to do in order to reach a certain level. This system expects students to demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding rather than just recalling knowledge.