The Middle Years Programme provides a framework of academic rigor that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, becoming critical and reflective thinkers.
The MYP curriculum requires mastery of eight subjects: Language and Literature, Language Acquisition (Arabic plus choice of French, Mandarin, Spanish or German), Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, Physical and Health Education, Design, and Arts. Islamic Studies is an additional subject for those students required to follow this course, per KHDA guidelines. The engine driving the MYP through every class is the belief that all students can be taught to be independent problem-solvers with strong study skills.
MYP teachers use internationally published IB assessment criteria as a benchmark for their grading. They provide a variety of assessment tasks, such as open-ended activities, investigations, organized debates, hands-on experimentations, and reflections, allowing students to demonstrate their achievement according to the determined criteria. In addition, the MYP provides experiential learning through Community Service (CAS), whereby, students take planned action and reflect on their personal growth.
The MYP culminates with the submission of a Personal Project in Grade 10, an independent, eight-month long assignment that showcases the skills that our students have developed throughout the five years of their MYP studies. The project is a rich opportunity for students to create an extended piece of work that challenges their own creativity and thinking about personal issues. Graded against a rigorous set of IB criteria, the Personal Project is not only an integral part of the MYP, but also a continuation requirement for students moving toward the IB Diploma Programme.