Who is the MYP for?

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Any student aged 11 to 16 can study the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP).

There are MYP students all over the world – the programme is taught in almost 100 countries.

Every school teaching that age range can apply to implement the programme and become an IB World School.

Developing students in the MYP

The MYP aims to develop students who are:

  • Active learners
  • Internationally minded
  • Able to empathize with others
  • Have the intellect and skills to pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

As part of the IB continuum, the MYP is designed to help students develop the characteristics of the IB learner profile.

It offers students opportunities to:

  • develop their potential
  • explore their own learning preferences
  • take appropriate risks
  • reflect on, and develop, a strong sense of personal identity.

At a time when students are establishing their identity and building their self-esteem, the MYP can motivate students and help them to achieve success in school and in life beyond the classroom.


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