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Middle Years Programme

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Once they graduate from the PYP, students at Ambassador International Academy embark on their journey through the middle years with the Middle Years Programme of the IB. The approach remains inquiry-based and student-led. The MYP has been designed as a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework that provides academic challenge and develops the life skills of students from the ages of 11 to 16. The MYP focuses on the student’s intellectual and social development along with teaching an understanding of the student’s own history and global awareness in each subject area. It encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life.

The MYP is a five-year programme, which can be implemented in several abbreviated (two, three or four year) formats. At Ambassador International Academy students have a choice and may take the MYP as Year 1 – 3 or as Year 1 – 5, depending on whether they opt for MYP in Grades 6 – 10 or MYP in Grades 6 – 8 and IGCSEs in Grades 9 and 10.

In an MYP classroom, students are at the centre of learning. They make connections between all subject areas and learning is explicitly linked to the world around them. Participation in a foreign language is required. A variety of formal and informal assessments are used to inform teaching and learning. MYP learning experiences include global points of view wherever possible in order to promote understanding of other cultures, an awareness of the human condition and an understanding that there is a commonality of human experience.

During the MYP, students develop an understanding of their own approaches to learning, independence in the subject-specific objectives and assessment practices, and an appreciation of service and action. These experiences deepen their understanding of the concepts embedded in the programme and what it means to be an internationally minded member of our global community. There are eight core disciplines in the MYP: Language and Literature, Individuals and Societies (Social Studies), Arts (Music and Visual), Design, Physical and Health Education, Sciences, Mathematics, Language Acquisition. This student-centered programme both embraces and transcends traditional school subjects by helping students see the connections between the academic disciplines.

For further information on the MYP at Ambassador International Academy, please see the detailed curriculum brochure available to download below.