MYP Electives Presentation for Years 7 & 8 Parents, November 2010

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MYP Electives Presentation for Years 7 & 8 Parents, November 2010

  1. 1. THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME (IBMYP) AT CIS
  2. 2. MYP FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS <ul><li>Intercultural awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Holistic education </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>
  3. 3. MYP FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS <ul><li>Intercultural awareness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing attitudes, knowledge and skills as students learn about their own and others’ social and national cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fostering empathy with, understanding and tolerance of and respect for the beliefs of others </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. MYP FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS <ul><li>Holistic education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching and learning includes and transcends traditional subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Areas of Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary links </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. MYP FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central importance of communication in MYP goals and assessment criteria for all subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two languages required </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. THE STRUCTURE OF THE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME Curriculum model © IBO
  7. 7. Areas of Interaction: incorporated into the subjects (not separate subjects) <ul><li>Approaches to Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Community and Service </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Social Education </li></ul><ul><li>Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Human ingenuity </li></ul>
  8. 8. Subject areas: fundamental importance <ul><li>Chinese (language & literature) </li></ul><ul><li>English (language and literature) </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities (History & Geography) </li></ul><ul><li>Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics: co-ord.) </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Arts (Drama, Music, Visual Arts: semesterised) </li></ul><ul><li>Technology (CT, DT) </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>CIS additional elective subject (a third language or Arts/Technology semester courses) </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Elective in Years 7-9 </li></ul><ul><li>a third language (French or Spanish) </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>a range of non-language electives in the Arts/Technology areas </li></ul>
  10. 13. Personal Project <ul><li>An individual, independent study in the last two years (Years 10 - 11) </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on the Areas of Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Forms part of summative assessment </li></ul>
  11. 14. Documentation of Student Achievement <ul><li>Students receive 3 official IB documents: </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio of Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>MYP Record of Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>MYP Certificate </li></ul>
  12. 16. Diploma Programme Six subjects studied concurrently major fields of learning, sciences & humanities one subject from each of the six groups at least three but not more than four taken at higher level (HL) others at standard level (SL) Requirements for the subjects Group 6 experimental sciences The six academic subjects Theory of Knowledge the arts Group 1 language A1 extended essay Group 3 Group 5 Group 2 second language creativity, action, service individuals & societies mathematics Group 4
  13. 17. Diploma Programme Extended Essay Group 3 Economics Geography History Group 2 Chinese A2, B, ab initio English A2 Group 4 Biology Chemistry Physics Design Technology Group 6 Film, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts Computer Science, ITGS, French, Spanish, Chemistry or Economics Group 5 Mathematics at 3 levels Group 1 Chinese A1 English A1 Theory of Knowledge CAS

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