Head & Head Coordinator: Jaya Kalsy

Coordinator: Vishwajeet Kumar

Age Range: 11 – 16 years

What is the Middle Years Programme?

The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a holistic framework of learning that emphasizes on developing and nurturing lifelong learners who have a caring and a balanced outlook towards the world.
An MYP learner:
• is an active learner
• has intercultural understanding
• is globally engaged
• is multilingual
• demonstrates empathy
• possesses intellect and skills that enable him to live a meaningful life with a goal and objective.

(Recognition Statement by AIU for the Middle Years Programme)

The MYP Curriculum

The MYP aims to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) comprises eight subject groups:
At Victorious Kidss Educares, we offer:
MYP 1 to 3
• Language and Literature (Hindi, English, French (2021 – 2022))
• Language Acquisition (French, Hindi, English, Spanish (2020 – 2021))
• Combined Design
• Visual Arts
• Drama
• Individuals and Societies
• Physical and Health Education
• Modular Sciences
MYP 4 and MYP 5
• Language and Literature (Hindi, English, French (2021 – 2022))
• Language Acquisition (French, Hindi, English, Spanish (2020 – 2021))
• Design (Digital, Product and Combined)
• Mathematics
• Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
• Individuals and Societies/ History
• Visual Arts/ Drama
• Physical and Health Education

MYP Core

The high school programme consists of eight subject groups integrated through five areas of interaction that provide a framework for learning within and across the subjects.
In the final year of the programme, students also engage in a Personal Project, which allows them to demonstrate the understandings and skills they have developed throughout the high school programme.

MYP ~ Frequently Asked Questions

IB Learner Profile

IB Learner Profile Attributes

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop certain attributes within a learner which would enable him/her to become internationally minded, recognize common humanity and become responsible members of local, national and global communities.
As IB learners, we strive to be: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.

MYP Learner Profile Week at VKE

Approaches to Learning (ATL)

The essence of approaches to learning (ATL) is to aid the students to develop skills that have relevance across the curriculum that help them ‘learn the process of learning’. The ATL skills can be learned, taught and improved with practice and developed but are never assessed. These skills empower the students to learn independently and with others. This is how the IB propagates its ideology of creating lifelong learners. ATL skills help students prepare for, and demonstrate learning through, meaningful assessment.

MYP ATL Week at Victorious Kidss Educares

Service as Action

Service Learning: Learning about a community in order to serve them to the best of your ability.
Action: Learning by doing, learning through experience and taking principled action.
It is an opportunity for learners to engage in service learning and demonstrate their approaches to learning skills. It is a way to develop a deeper sense of empathy and develop a deeper understanding of their role with the community, both local and global.

MYP Projects

MYP 5 Personal Project

The personal project is an independent project that allows students to explore an area that is of interest to them, while developing the capacity for self-motivated study. The project itself could be anything from learning a musical instrument, to organising a fashion show, to researching an issue of global significance. It is an opportunity for students to choose a subject area and develop, design and implement a project from start to finish.

MYP 5 Personal Project Exhibition at VKE

MYP 3 Community Project

The Community Project is an important learning experience for our Year 3 MYP students. Although Year 5 culminates in the Personal Project, in order to prepare our students and offer the opportunity to engage in service as action in the community.
The community project focuses on community and service, encouraging students to explore their right and responsibility to implement service as action in the community.

Interdisciplinary Unit (IDU)

Each year, students in the MYP also engage in at least one collaboratively planned interdisciplinary unit that involves at least two subject groups.

IB Middle Years Programme - (IB-MYP)

Extra-Curricular Activities

Mother Tongue Club

The school emphasizes on the importance on the belief that each student should have opportunity to maintain and develop their mother tongue. The school offers Mother tongue club for the languages-Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Marwadi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil and Telugu based on the survey on mother tongue to identify the diversity of languages, the types and range of mother tongue in the learning community. The library and media centre is equipped with resources to support language learning through books, videos, dictionaries, magazines, journals and newspapers (in English and mother tongue). More extra-curricular activities at VKE

MYP Assessments
The aim is to support and encourage student learning. The assessments play an important role in the development of ATL skills, especially the ones related to subject-group objectives.

Internal Assessments:
Varied in approach- written, oral presentations, field work, practical work, role plays, debates, exhibitions, research papers, tests and examinations, peer and self-assessment.
Criterion related- students assessed against learning objectives which are published for each subject and each grade level. The aim is to find out what skills the students have acquired and what level of understanding can they demonstrate.

External assessment
The MYP offers a range of innovative eAssessments (external assessments) that go beyond traditional examinations. MYP eAssessments focus on conceptual understanding and the ability to apply knowledge in complex, unfamiliar situations. MYP eAssessment helps schools make robust and reliable judgments about students’ development as global learners, their ability to transfer understanding to unfamiliar situations, and their capacity to connect academic study with the world beyond the classroom.
In the MYP, the IB will be able to assess students’ work in two ways:
ePortfolio of coursework,
ePortfolio for the personal project.
on-screen examinations, with each exam lasting two hours.