Middle Years Programme (Grade 6 - 10)

The Middle Years Programme at Neev aims to develop active lifelong learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

The Middle Years Programme, also known as the MYP empowers students of age group 11-16 years to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The curriculum framework is designed to help students become creative, critical and reflective thinkers.

The programme provides students opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to realize their true potential.

Neev became an MYP authorised school on 26th October 2016.

The MYP Curriculum Model

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Approaches to learning skills

Approaches to learning skills in MYP is a unifying thread across the curriculum that helps students ‘’learn how to learn’’. It provides the foundation for independent learning and encourage the application of their knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts. These skills can be learned and taught, improved with practice and developed incrementally. They provide a solid foundation for learning independently and with others. ATL skills help students prepare for, and demonstrate learning through, meaningful assessments.

In the MYP, ATL encompasses both general and discipline-specific skills. Every MYP unit identifies approaches to learning skills that students will develop through their inquiry and demonstrate in the unit’s summative assessment.

Concepts

A concept is a big idea which generates enduring understanding. They serve as an integrating lens and encourage the transfer of ideas within and across the disciplines “as students search for patterns and connections in the creation of new knowledge.” Concepts are abstract, promote interdisciplinary approach and are not restricted to one particular subject area.

MYP has 16 key concepts:

key concepts

Related Concepts of MYP:
A related concept organises subject specific knowledge, understanding and skill. They provide focus and depth to subject specific content and are more discipline-specific.

Global Context

Teaching and learning in the MYP involves understanding of concepts in context. Global contexts provide a common language for powerful contextual learning, identifying specific settings, events or circumstances that provide more concrete perspectives for teaching and learning. MYP, global contexts help students to develop a global perspective and hence promotes international mindedness. The six transdisciplinary themes of PYP translate into the global contexts of MYP.

PYP transcdisciplinary theme MYP global context
Who we are identites and realationships
Where we are in place and time orientation in space and time
Forms of expression personal and cultural expression
How the world works scientific and technical innovation
How we organize ourselves globalization and sustainability
sharing the planet fairness and development

Global Context:

  • Answers the why of the unit
  • Identifies a context for the unit
  • Must be a natural fit for the key and related concepts

MYP Subject Groups

Grade 6-8
Group Subject
MYP Subjects  
Language and Literature English
 
Language Acquisition
Hindi
Spanish
French
German
 
Integrated Individuals and Societies
History
Geography
Integrated Sciences
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Earth Sciences
 
Mathematics Mathematics
Arts
Visual Arts
Drama
Design Digital Design and Product Design
 
PHE PHE
Non - MYP subjects
Music
ICT
Grade 9 and 10
Group Subject
Language and Literature English
 
Language Acquisition
Hindi
Spanish
French
German
 
Integrated Individuals and Societies
History
Geography
Economics
Integrated Sciences
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Earth Sciences
 
Mathematics
Core Mathematics
Extended Mathematics
 
Student needs to choose any one from the following:
Arts Visual Arts or Drama
PHE PHE
Design Digital and Product Design
 
Non - MYP subjects ICT

Personal Project

The personal project encourages students to practice and strengthen their approaches to learning (ATL) skills, to consolidate prior and subject-specific learning, and to develop an area of personal interest.

The personal project provides an excellent opportunity for students to produce a truly personal and often creative product/outcome and to demonstrate a consolidation of their learning in the MYP. The project offers many opportunities for differentiation of learning and expression according to students’ individual needs. The personal nature of the project is important; the project should revolve around a challenge that motivates and interests the individual student. Each student develops a personal project independently.
IBO Projects guide p 4

eAssessment

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a framework for teaching and learning, organized around teachers’ judgment of achievement against pre-published criteria. Formal recognition of achievement for MYP year 5 students is provided by the IB via eAssessment.

eAssessment comprises three strategies for assessing what students know and are able to do:
•ePortfolios of carefully defined coursework in language acquisition, arts, design and physical and health education, using a process of dynamic sampling to moderate results to a global standard
•on-screen examinations (two hours in duration) for selected courses in language and literature, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, and interdisciplinary learning
•personal project; a student-centered and age-appropriate extended project in which students consolidate their learning throughout the programme. While other eAssessments are optional for schools, all MYP year 5 students must take part in personal project eAssessment
IBO Guide to eAssessment p 3
eAssessment

Requirements of the IB MYP certificate

Candidates may study one subject from each of a minimum of six subject groups in years 4 and 5.
The choice must be from:

  • Language and Literature
  • Language Acquisition (Or A Second Language And Literature)
  • Individuals And Societies
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • One Subject from Arts, Physical and Health Education or Design.

Meeting the requirements of the core
In addition to completing the assessment requirements of six subjects, to be eligible for the award of the IB MYP certificate a candidate must also meet the requirements of the following.

  • Interdisciplinary on-screen examination
  • Personal project
  • The school’s requirements for community service
IBO Handbook of procedures for the Middle Years Programme: Assessment 2016 Second edition p 2

MYP eAssessment