Gilmore College for Girls runs the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) from year 7 to 10.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP)
The MYP prepares students to be successful in school and to be active, lifelong learners.
What is the IB Middle Years Programme?
The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, inter cultural understanding and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.
The IB Middle Years Programme
• addresses students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being
• enables students to understand and manage the complexities of our world, and provides
them with the skills and attitudes they need in order to take responsible action for the
• ensures breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding through the study of eight
• requires the study of language and literature as well as an additional language to support students in understanding their
own culture and that of others
• provides the opportunity for students to undertake an independent project into an area of
The IB Middle Years Programme consists of eight subject groups integrated through five interactive areas providing global contexts for learning.
Students are required to study language and literature, an additional language (language acquisition), individuals and society, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical education and health, and design. In their final year, students will also undertake an independent ‘personal project’ to demonstrate the development of their skills and understanding.
Click here to read more on the Middle Years Programme Curriculum.
MYP assessment standards are consistent around the world. In order to maintain the rigour for which the IB is renowned, the MYP assessment model is criterion-related. Teachers structure varied and valid assessment tasks so that students can demonstrate achievement according to objectives defined by the IB. Tasks are assessed against established criteria, not against the work of other students.
Click here to read more on the Middle Years Programme assessment process.
Quality assurance and professional development
All IB World Schools are required to participate in an ongoing process of review and development, using the same programme standards and practices. As part of its ongoing commitment to the development of a highly skilled global learning community, the IB provides a wide range of high-quality professional development opportunities to help new, experienced and expert school leaders and educators understand, support, and successfully deliver IB programmes reflecting IB standards and practices.