The Middle Years Programme (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IBO) is a course of study designed to meet the educational needs of students aged 11 to 16 years. This period, is a particularly critical phase of personal and intellectual development and requires a programme that helps students participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world. At ABA, we place a premium on our students developing fundamental skills of researching, thinking critically and creatively, and communicating effectively. Our students begin to appreciate learning but places new knowledge within contexts enabling a deeper and richer more transferable experience of learning.
The programme consists of eight subject groups integrated through a conceptual approach to teaching that provide a framework for learning within and across the subjects. At the core of the program the IB Learner Profile serves as an encouragement to students to learn and develop social responsibility, cooperation, pride, empathy, and a realization of the importance of listening carefully to the opinions of all. Students are encouraged to question and evaluate information critically, to seek out and explore the interdisciplinary links between subjects, and to develop an awareness of their own place in the world. Learning how to learn and how to evaluate information critically is as important as learning facts.
At ABA Middle School covers the years 6 – 8 or MYP1 – MYP3. Students in MYP1 are introduced to the conceptual thinking of the MYP and each course prepares them for further study in MYP4 & 5 and into the Diploma programme.
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