Introduction to MYP
The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.
The MYP is a five-year programme, which can be implemented in a partnership between schools, or in several abbreviated (two, three or four-year) formats. Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP).
It encourages students aged 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and life.
What the MYP offers students
The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally-minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.
The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally, and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.
The MYP curriculum
The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents.
The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group, in each year of the programme. In the final two years of the programme, carefully-defined subject group flexibility allows students to meet local requirements and personal learning goals.
The following subject groups are being offered at Ilmesters:
English Language and Literature
Language Acquisition - Urdu
Individuals and Societies
Physical Health and Education
Each year, students in the MYP also engage in at least one collaboratively planned interdisciplinary unit that involves at least two subject groups.
MYP students also complete a long-term project, where they decide what they want to learn about, identify what they already know, discover what they will need to know to complete the project and create a proposal or criteria for completing it.
Apart from the MYP subjects, students take 2 more subjects which are Pakistan Studies and Islamiat to meet the local college requirements. The HEC has improvised the rules of equivalency for admissions.