Middle Years Programme
THE IB Middle YEARS PROGRAMME
At Grades Six, Seven and Eight, our programme is based on, and follows, the IB Middle Years Programme. This programme builds on the Primary Years Programme, as it embraces the concepts of intercultural awareness, holistic or integrated learning, and communication.
Like the Primary Years Programme, the MYP is based on the best practice and research from around the world. Its structure is based on eight distinct subject areas, enhanced by the fundamental concepts described above, and by the global contexts which provide an authentic real world lens through which to understand the concepts and bind the programme together. The subjects studied at the Beacon School include English, Humanities, Science, Mathematics, Mandarin or Spanish, Art, Music, Drama, Physical Education and Technology. At Middle School level too, students continue their study of the Filipino language. Grade 6 and 7 students choose between Religious Education and World Religion.
In addition to the I.B. Middle Years curriculum, each year a range of special events occurs. This year, these events, which are usually transdisciplinary in nature, include Filipino Week, International Week, the Christmas Holiday Celebration, and a Science Week, as well as a continuing focus on books.
A full program of after school activities and sport is available for all students.
In summary, we believe that our Middle School curriculum is rich, well-balanced and exciting for our students. It is, too, an excellent preparation for the rigours of High School.