The Middle Years Programme (MYP) was offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in 1994. It provides a curriculum framework that encourages students aged 11 to 16 (Year 6-10) to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between 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.
Compatibility with other systems: The MYP can operate effectively with national curricula, encouraging students to develop the skills, attitudes and knowledge required in an increasingly globalized.
Inquiry-based learning: The MYP offers students numerous opportunities to develop their potentials.
and explore their own learning preferences. It aims to transform students as they learn, through cycles of inquiry, action and reflection, and help students explore and construct their own personal and cultural identities.
Thinking skills: The MYP encourages students to use critical and creative thinking skills and develop their interest in civic engagement as well as an international outlook.
Practical contexts: The MYP encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. It promotes interdisciplinary study that helps students understand the relevance of their study. MYP learners strive to take action to apply what has been learned and demonstrate a commitment to service.
Emphasis is placed on the following concepts: conceptual understanding, interdisciplinary understanding, approaches to learning and global contexts.
Students are required to complete the community project and the personal project, which are known as MYP projects.
The community project focuses on community and service, encouraging students to explore theirright and responsibility through community service. It enables students to develop the understanding of the various needs in the community and address those needs through service learning. It may be completed individually or by groups of a maximum of three students in Year 8.
The personal project encourages students in Year 10 to participate in a self-directed inquiry, generate creative insights and develop deeper conceptual understanding. Students decide what they want to learn about, identify what they already know and discover what they will need to know to complete the project. It encourages the application of their knowledge and skills that students develop through subject-specific learning. Students are required to record the developments of the project, create a product or develop an outcome, and reflect on their project.
In September 2000, our school began to introduce and implement the Middle Years Programme.
In June 2001, our school was officially authorized by the IB to offer the MYP.
In June 2002, our school hosted the IB MYP Asia-Pacific Workshop successfully.
In September 2004, our first MYP graduates received the IB MYP Certificate. The work by Huiming Xu was chosen as an example by the IB Curriculum and Assessment Centre.
In April 2005, our school received the first IB MYP evaluation.
In December 2005, our four teachers were appointed as the IB assessors by the IB Curriculum and Assessment Centre.
In March 2006, Bin Li, the manager of the IB Asia-Pacific Regional Office, and some other workshop leaders conducted a workshop in our school.
In October 2006, our two teachers were appointed as subject workshop leaders by the IB Asia-Pacific Regional Office.
In June 2007, our school hosted the IB MYP Asia-Pacific Workshop successfully.
In April 2010, our school received the second IB MYP evaluation.
In September 2012, all the students in the first MYP certificate class received the IB MYP Certificate successfully.
In April 2015, our school received the third IB MYP evaluation.
In May 2015, our school held the first Community Project Exhibition.
In May 2015, our school volunteered to participate in the IB MYP Pilot eAssessment.
In October 2015, our school was recognized by the IB as Leading MYP eAssessment School.
In March 2016, 26 teachers in the MYP were appointed by the IB as the MYP examiners.