The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents that enable them to make sense of the world. Students get an opportunity to explore a conceptual and connected curriculum that equips them with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to take responsible action in the future. In addition, the approaches to teaching promote student independence and engagement that help them to make connections across disciplinary, cultural, and geographical boundaries. Students are encouraged to question and evaluate information critically, seek out and explore the links between subjects, and develop an awareness of their own place in the world.
At ISPS, the disciplines offered include:
- Language and Literature
- Language Acquisition
- Individuals and Societies
- Physical and Health Education
- The Arts (drama, music, visual art)
A unifying thread throughout all MYP subject groups is the Approaches to Learning skills (ATL) which not only provide the foundation for independent learning but also encourages the application of knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts. Developing and applying these social, thinking, research, communication, and self-management skills help students learn how to learn.
Distinctive features also include:
- Key and related concepts
- Global contexts
- Action and service