International Baccalaureate - Middle Years Programme

Glendowie College is working towards introducing the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) in its junior school, i.e. years 9 and 10. 

 

IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

 

What is the MYP?

The MYP is  a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement—essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.

The MYP is flexible enough to accommodate the demands of most national or local curriculums.

The MYP:

  • addresses holistically students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being
  • provides students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need in order to manage complexity and take responsible action for the future
  • ensures breadth and depth of understanding through study in eight subject groups
  • support students in understanding their own cultures and those of others
  • empowers students to participate in service with the community
  • helps to prepare students for further education, the workplace and a lifetime of learning.

 

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