The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 12 to 16 provides a framework which blends together academic challenge and life skills, encouraging students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional school subjects and the real world, and to become critical and reflective thinkers.
The curriculum and the co-curricular programme enrich the student experience both inside and outside the classroom. Service learning activities are embedded in the curricular and pastoral programmes and are guided by the MYP’s Approaches To Learning (ATL) skills.
At WIST, students from Year 7-11 (MYP 1-5) follow a broad based academic curriculum aimed at giving them the knowledge, skills and understanding to allow them to progress to the 2-year IB-Diploma Programme. The Middle Years Programme ensures breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding through the study of eight subject areas. All MYP students follow a schedule that includes:
- Group 1: Language and Literature
- Group 2: Language Acquisition
- Group 3: Individuals and Society
- Group 4: Mathematics
- Group 5: Sciences
- Group 6: Arts
- Group 7: Physical and Health Education
- Group 8: Design
In addition, all MYP students study Russian and French and all MYP5 students complete the Personal Project, an independent exploration into an area of interest which serves as a way to consolidate the MYP experience.
The MYP develops students who are independent learners and responsible members of their local and global communities. It provides a student-centred education and helps students build valuable skills and learn how to learn.
Once authorised, WIST will become an IB World School, joining a network of over 5000 schools around the world who use the IB programme.
For more information about the IB Middle Years Programme, see the IB website: