Middle Years Programme 4-5
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) 4-5 is an educational framework that aims to foster holistic development and critical thinking skills in students aged 15-16. Designed by the International Baccalaureate (IB), it offers a comprehensive curriculum that promotes academic rigor, creativity, and global-mindedness.
One of the distinguishing features of MYP 4-5 is the Personal Project. This student-driven initiative encourages learners to investigate a topic of their choice, enabling them to develop research, communication, and critical thinking skills. The project culminates in a presentation or exhibition, where students showcase their learning journey and accomplishments.
The MYP curriculum
The Middle Years Programme 5-5 consists of 24 IB Academy lessons plus 16 H-FARM Academy lessons.
IB Academy includes the educational pathways that are traditionally known as “subjects”: Italian, English, Maths, Science, History and Physical Education for a total of 24 lessons.
The subjects are designed and taught according to the approach that the IB requires of its schools and teachers: a focus on academic learning, units-based learning and structured assessments according to rigorous academic criteria.
The H-FARM Academy Journey
H-FARM Academy educational paths aim at developing formal and informal learning by supporting passion and talent.
There are 18 lessons divided into H-Labs (Startup Lab, Ignition Lab, H-Skills and Service as Action) to improve personal development and relational skills; PLUS Subjects lessons focusing on passion development, and 6 Electives lessons selected by students to complete their school curriculum.
This is more than a course in entrepreneurship, in a classic sense; it is here that we give students the confidence and the metacognitive strategies needed to ‘fail better’.
THE H-FARM EDUCATIONAL APPROACH enhances the first two years of the high school curriculum with the H-LABS that develop soft skills such as team building, content design, problem-solving and design thinking. To inspire students to dream big, work hard, build relationships, and surround themselves with people who will help them realize their ideas.
Human Skills Lab
Service as Action
French, Spanish, German, Mandarin
Furthermore, the MYP emphasizes the development of conceptual understanding throughout the curriculum. This involves engaging students in exploring key concepts that transcend subject boundaries, enabling them to establish connections and deeply comprehend their learning.
We support all High School students who have not had an international education and/or whose level of English needs reinforcement before commencing the IB Diploma Programme with a bespoke programme, based on a personalised approach to learning. An individualised 6-month or 1-year plan is discussed and created with an expert in school to meet the wishes of the student for his career aspirations.
Conversations take place in April or May and start by acknowledging the academic history of the student, his passions and strengths, and their goals for the future. This information will be used as a springboard for a coaching like conversation aiming at creating a tailored study plan that meets the needs and the potential of the student.
To learn more about requirements and the entrance exam, visit our Procedures and Requirements page.
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