IB Middle Years Programme

What is the Middle Years Programme?

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is for students aged 11-16.

The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.

International School Brescia is an authorised IB World School for the Middle Years Programme. These are schools that share a common philosophy, a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that International School Brescia believes is important for our students.

For more information about the IB and its programs, visit http://www.ibo.org

External assessment and recognition

In the final year of the programme, optional MYP eAssessment provides IB-validated grades based on examinations and course work.  Students who undertake external assessment are eligible for IB Course Results and the IB MYP Certificate.

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.

ISBrescia will offer the following programme, in order to meet the IB requirements as well as the national ones.

  • Language & Literature – English and Italian
  • Language Acquisition – Spanish
  • Individuals and Society – Humanities subjects in English
  • Sciences – Chemistry, Physics and Biology in English
  • Mathematics – in English and in Italian (Grade 9 only)
  • Arts – visual art, music and drama in English
  • Physical and Health Education – in English
  • Design – in English

The MYP is open to any students, however ISBrescia requires the consistent knowledge of the English language. English-As-Additional-Language lessons will be provided to students in need (at parents’ expense).