Middle Years Programme
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed to provide students with opportunities that will enable them to develop and challenge their own personal values; this is seen as a critical step in the lives of adolescents, which can help them acquire sound judgment.
The subject groups are defined by aims and objectives that are derived, in whole or in part, from the IB Learner Profile. The MYP at Arendal International School goes from grade 7 – 10.
The teachers in the MYP deliver a concept and inquiry-based curriculum that encourages students to challenge what they know, generalize knowledge to a higher conceptual level. Conceptual-based education is focused around the idea that a school cannot deliver a curriculum that encompasses everything, it is therefore more important to understand transferable ideas. This makes our students able to transfer their knowledge to new contexts. The students in the MYP get assessed based on internationally standardized criteria applied in all IB schools around the world and can transfer into the IB Diploma Programme in high school when they have completed the programme.