Haugesund International School is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) of the IB Organization from August 2016.

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed to provide students with opportunities that will enable them to develop and challenge their own personal values; this is seen as a critical step in the lives of adolescents, which can help them acquire sound judgment.

The subject groups are defined by aims and objectives that are derived, in whole or in part, from the IB Learner Profile. The MYP programme of study at Haugesund International School encompasses grades 6 – 10.

The teachers in the MYP deliver a concept and inquiry-based curriculum that encourages students to challenge what they know, generalize knowledge to a higher conceptual level. Conceptual-based education is focused around the idea that a school cannot deliver a curriculum that encompasses everything, it is therefore more important to understand transferable ideas. This makes our students able to transfer their knowledge to new contexts. The students in the MYP get assessed based on internationally standardized criteria applied in all IB schools around the world and can transfer into the IB Diploma Programme in high school when they have completed the programme.

The IB’s Middle Years Programme (MYP) provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills for students aged 11-12 to 16-17 years. It naturally follows the Primary Years Programme and is designed to be an excellent preparation for the IB Diploma Programme.

The MYP, like the other two programmes of the International Baccalaureate, is based on the belief that education can promote understanding among young adults around the world. Fostering intercultural awareness is a fundamental principle of the programme, along with communication and the importance of providing a holistic curriculum in order to better promote the development of the ‘whole’ child. This is done through considering multiple perspectives, helping students make connections and by using interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning.

For more information look at www.ibo.org

The IB Middle Year Programme