The Middle Years program at BIS is designed to cater to the diverse intellectual and developmental needs of children, integrating the IB Middle Years Programme seamlessly. This structured approach provides students, aged between 11 and 16, with a robust framework to tackle the challenges of the 21st century. By imparting essential skills and values, the program empowers students to evolve into well-rounded, confident young adults who are fully equipped to engage meaningfully with the world.
During this pivotal stage of development, children are in the quest for recognition and the construction of self-esteem. It is a transformative phase in their physical, intellectual, and psychological growth. Recognizing these unique needs, the MYP at BIS is tailored to meet the requirements of adolescent learners which not only facilitates their exploration of self but also encourages their curiosity about the world and their place within it.
Subjects offered in The Middle Years Programme
Service as Action
In the MYP, Service as Action is fundamental, guiding students to develop personal understanding, self-awareness, and community responsibility. Emphasizing quality over quantity, it empowers students to make thoughtful choices in planning and implementing service activities, aligning with MYP’s 7 learning outcomes, reflecting their learning journey.
Approaches to Learning (ATL) in the MYP provide deliberate strategies, skills, and attitudes essential for independent and collaborative learning. Serving as a common language for reflection, ATL skills foster self-directed learning and effective collaboration. These skills, learned incrementally, are crucial for mastering diverse subjects, equipping students to “learn how to learn.”
Upon finishing the IB MYP, students can opt for the globally recognized e-Assessment, aligning with the adaptable curriculum. This assessment, tailored for diverse schools worldwide, informs academic paths, enhances adaptability, stimulates skill development, and aligns with 21st-century learning needs, preparing students for various challenges in new settings.