The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a programme of study designed to meet the particular educational needs of students between 11 and 16 years. It is internationally accredited and prepares students over a period of five years for entry into the IB Diploma programme. At CIS, the MYP fills the part of our whole school IB continuum which spans both campuses across grades 6 to 10 - Grade 6-8 forming the Middle School on the Hellerup Campus, and Grades 9-10 being part of the High School on the City Campus.
The eight subject areas of the MYP provide a broad traditional foundation of knowledge. The methodology used to impart that knowledge aims to encourage students to question and evaluate information critically, to seek out and explore links between subjects, and to relate the content of the classroom to the realities of the world outside.
The MYP is based upon five Areas of Interaction, which are not extra subjects but themes embedded within and across the different subjects.
Approaches to Learning concerns the development of effective study skills and of critical, independent and coherent thought.
Health & Social Education aims to prepare students for a physically and mentally healthy life.
Environments concerns the understanding of everyday environmental situations at home, at school and in the community as well as of global environmental issues.
Human Ingenuity strives to provide students with opportunities to appreciate (and make use of!) the human capacity to invent, create, transform, enjoy and improve the quality of life.
Community and Service addresses each student's role and responsibilities as a member of a wider community and aims to develop an interest in today's world, social awareness, and altruistic attitude and a sense of responsibility and self-esteem.
Our courses, wherever possible, embrace the Areas of Interaction and crucially focus on the way in which students approach their learning tasks either subject-specifically or in an interdisciplinary context.
Students demonstrate their understanding of the five Areas in the Personal Project, an independent, extended piece of work carried out in the final year of the MYP (grade 10).
Assessment in the MYP is based on criteria for achievement in each subject using the IB grading scale ranging from 1 (very poor) to 7 (excellent).