Language and Literature
MYP Language and Literature equips students with linguistic, analytical, and communicative skills that can also be used to develop interdisciplinary understanding across all other subject groups. Students’ interaction with chosen texts will generate insight into moral, social, economic, political, cultural and environmental factors and so contributes to the development of opinion-forming, decision-making, and ethical reasoning skills. The six skill areas in the MYP language and literature subject group—listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and presenting—develop as both independent and interdependent skills.
MYP Mathematics aims to equip all students with the knowledge, understanding and intellectual capabilities to address further courses in mathematics, as well as to prepare those students who will use mathematics in their studies, workplaces and lives in general. The MYP mathematics programme is tailored to the needs of students, seeking to intrigue and motivate them to want to learn its principles. Students see authentic examples of how mathematics is useful and relevant to their lives and are encouraged to apply it to new situations.
Individuals and Societies
MYP Individuals and Societies helps students develop their identities as individuals and as responsible members of local and global communities. It also helps students appreciate the diversity of human culture, attitudes, beliefs and for developing empathy and international mindedness, including the idea that other people, with their differences, can also be right. Disciplines in this subject group are filled with potential for creating in students a lifelong fascination with “the human story” as it continues to evolve in an era of rapid change and increasing interconnectedness as seen now in our world through the use of ever-changing technology.
With inquiry at the core, the MYP Sciences framework aims to guide students to independently and collaboratively investigate issues through research, observation, and experimentation. The MYP sciences curriculum explores the connections between science and everyday life. As students investigate real examples of science applications, they will discover the tensions and dependencies between science and morality, ethics, culture, economics, politics, and the environment.
MYP Language Acquisition provides students with the opportunity to develop insights into the features, processes, and craft of language and the concept of culture, and to realize that there are diverse ways of living, behaving and viewing the world. The ability to communicate in a variety of modes in more than one language is essential to the concept of an international education that promotes multilingualism and intercultural understanding, both of which are central to the IB’s mission.
MYP Design requires the use of the Design Cycle as a tool, which provides the methodology used to structure the inquiry and analysis of problems, the development of feasible solutions, the creation of solutions, and the testing and evaluation of the solution. In MYP Design, the solution can be defined as a model, prototype, product or system that students have developed and created.