What is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Intermediate Years Program (MYP) about?
The Middle Years Program (IBP) of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a program for students aged 11 to 16 years, which has a complete and balanced curriculum that encourages students to establish practical connections between their studies and the real world. 1 & nbsp; The purpose of the MYP is to help students develop their personal understanding, their perception of themselves and their responsibility in the community.
How does the Middle Years Program work at Buckingham?
The curricular framework of the MYP consists of eight groups of subjects that offer a broad and balanced education to students during the first years of adolescence. Acquisition of Languages, Language and Literature, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts, Physical Education and for Health as well as Design. In the fourth and fifth year of the program, students have the option of studying, within certain limits, six of the eight subject groups. This offers greater flexibility to meet local requirements and meet the individual learning needs of students.
Students also complete a long-term project , in which they decide what they want to learn about, they identify what they already know, they discover what they will need to know to complete the project and they elaborate a proposal or the criteria to achieve it.
As part of the MYP curriculum, schools address differentiation within the written, taught and evaluated curriculum. This is reflected in the unit planner and the teaching environment, which are reviewed during the authorization and evaluation of the program.
The PAI promotes in our school, the elaboration of a differentiation policy where the adaptations to access the evaluation, the adaptations of the classrooms and the curricular modifications are planned and applied to satisfy the individual learning needs of all the students.