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The International Middle Years Curriculum provides independence and interdependence in learning through discrete subject learning and themes, encouraging learning that helps students make connections that are relevant to their own lives. It involves active, skills-based learning, promotes self-reflection and the opportunity for students to make sense of their learning.

The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) helps:

  • Making Meaning
  • Connecting Learning
  • Developing Minds

Making Meaning

The IMYC helps your students to make meaning of their learning by:

  • Linking all subject learning to a conceptual theme
  • Responding to the specific developmental needs of 11-14 year olds
  • Working towards understanding through a personal and global perspective

Connecting Learning

The IMYC helps your teachers to connect learning by:

  • Linking all subjects together through the agreed big idea
  • Preparing students for the next stage of learning
  • Being part of a worldwide community to share learning experiences, best practice, ideas and resources

Developing Minds

The IMYC helps your students to develop their minds by:

  • Delivering rigorous and transformational knowledge, skills and understanding
  • Creating a challenging, student-led learning environment
  • Providing assessment for learning for students, and support for teachers

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We focus on developing and applying student intelligence & imagination