At LYBS, in our Middle School, Grades 6 to 9, we teach the Chinese National Curriculum (CNC), supporting agency further with the implementation of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) framework, using Chinese and English as the languages for inquiry in our bilingual and integrated classes. In this way, we guide students on how to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life. Students are empowered to strengthen their cognitive foundations in all disciplines and cultivate their academic literacy. They are also supported to reflect about local and global issues from a variety of perspectives and encouraged to use what they learn across all subjects to consequently make a positive change in the local community.
More specifically, the IB MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It is a challenging framework that aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers. In this way our students, learn how to build confidence in managing their own learning; learn by doing, connecting the classroom to the larger world; consistently have greater success in examinations; thrive in positive school cultures, where they are engaged and motivated to excel and develop an understanding of global challenges and a commitment to act as responsible citizens. For more information, click here.
The MYP framework spans across five years. Students who study the Chinese National Curriculum supported by the MYP are well-prepared to undertake any programme of further study. The MYP framework comprises of eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents. Carefully defined subject group flexibility allows students to meet all local and national requirements, as well as their personal learning goals. The framework is inclusive by design; students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from their participation and our students at LYBS are the living example of this process of transformation and maturation.