Mathematics in the MVP is tailored to the needs of students, seeking to intrigue and motivate them to want to learn its principles. Students should see authentic examples of how mathematics is useful and relevant to their lives and be encouraged to apply it to new situations .
The aims of MYP mathematics courses are to encourage and enable students to: Enjoy mathematics, develop curiosity and begin to appreciate its elegance and power
Develop an understanding of the principles and nature of mathematics
Communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of contexts
Develop logical critical and creative thinking
With inquiry at the core, the MYP sciences framework aims to guide students to independently and collaboratively investigate issues through research, observation, and experimentation. The MYP sciences curriculum explores the connections between science and everyday life. As they investigate real examples of science applications, students discover the tensions and dependencies between science and morality, ethics, culture, economics, politics, and the environment.
Scientific inquiry fosters critical and creative thinking about research and design, as well as the identification of assumptions and alternative explanations. Students learn to appreciate and respect the ideas of others, gain good ethical-reasoning skills and further develop their sense of responsibility as members of local and global communities.
The MYP sciences group aims to encourage and enable students to:
Understand and appreciate science and its implications
Consider science as a human endeavour with benefits and limitations
Cultivate analytical, inquiring and flexible minds that pose questions, solve problems, construct explanations and judge arguments
Develop skills to design and perform investigations, evaluate evidence and reach conclusions
Build an awareness of the need to effectively collaborate and communicate
Apply language skills and knowledge in a variety of real-life contexts
Develop sensitivity towards the living and non-living environments
Reflect on learning experiences and make informed choices.
The MYP individuals and societies subject group incorporates disciplines traditionally studied under humanities and social sciences. This subject group encourages learners to respect and understand the world around them and equips them with the necessary skills to inquire into historical, geographical, political, social, economic, and cultural factors that affect individuals, societies, and environments.
The study of individuals and societies helps students to appreciate critically the diversity of human culture, attitudes, and beliefs. Courses in this subject group are important for helping students to recognize that both content and methodology can be debatable and controversial, and for practicing the tolerance of uncertainty.
The IB's approach to this subject area includes a strong focus on inquiry and investigation. Students collect, describe and analyze data; test hypotheses; and learn how to interpret increasingly complex information, including an original source materialThis focus on real-world examples, research and analysis is an essential aspect of the subject group.
The aims of MYP individuals and societies are to encourage and enable students to:
Appreciate human and environmental commonalities and diversity
Understand the interactions and interdependence of individuals, societies and the environment
Understand how both environmental and human systems operate and evolve
Identify and develop concern for the well-being of human communities and the natural environment
The MYP personal project is a student-centered and age-appropriate practical exploration in which students consolidate their learning throughout the programme. This long-term project is designed as an independent learning experience of approximately 25 hours. The personal project formally assesses students' ATL skills for self-management, research, communication, critical and creative thinking, and collaboration.
The personal project encourages students to practice and strengthen their All skills, to connect classroom learning engagements with personal experience, and to develop their own interests for lifelong learning.
Students who finish the MYP in year 3 or 4 must complete the MYP community project. MYP year 5 students must successfully complete the externally moderated personal project to be eligible for IB MYP course results and the IB MYP certificate. Students participating in MYP years 3, 4 and 5 may engage in both projects.
The aims of the MYP projects are to encourage and enable students to:
Participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry within a global context
Generate creative new insights and develop deeper understandings through in-depth investigation
Demonstrate the skills, attitudes and knowledge required to complete a project over an extended period of time
Communicate effectively in a variety of situations
Demonstrate responsible action through, or as a result of, learning
Appreciate the process of learning and take pride in their accomplishments.