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IB Middle Years Programme (Yr8-10)

Welcome to the Le Fevre High School Course Information guide.

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Please be sure to use the following table when choosing your courses for years 8 – 10

 

What is the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)?

The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasises intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.

 

The IB Middle Years Programme
  • Addresses students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being
  • Enables students to understand and manage the complexities of our world, and provides them with the skills and attitudes they need in order to take responsible action for the future
  • Ensures breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding through the study of eight subject areas
  • Requires the study of at least two languages to support students in understanding their own culture and that of others
  • Provides the opportunity for students to undertake an independent project into an area of interest.

 

IBMYP

 
What is an IB education?
  • Focuses on learners – the IB’s student-centred programmes promote healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge
  • Develops effective approaches to teaching and learning – IB programmes help students to develop the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success
  • Works within global contexts – IB programmes increase understanding of languages and cultures, and explore globally significant ideas and issues
  • Explores significant content – IB programmes offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced, conceptual and connected.

IB learners strive to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. These attributes represent a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond intellectual development and academic success.

 

 The Personal Project

The Personal Project is an important part of the MYP. Students learn to manage and direct their own inquiry and further develop the skills they have learned through the MYP. Under a teacher’s supervision, each student leads the process of developing the Personal Project. The project is introduced in Year 9 and completed in year 10. Students conduct research into an area of personal interest which leads to the creation of a significant product or outcome.

 

The IB Learner Profile

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing our common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet help to create a better and more peaceful world.

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IB learners strive to be:

  •  Inquirers
  •  Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

 

 
IBMYP and the Australian Curriculum

The IBMYP has eight areas of study which align with those of the Australian Curriculum and the current South Australian Department For Education  (DFE) requirements.

 IBMYP  
AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM
Language and literature English
Language Acquisition Indonesian
Individuals and Societies Humanities and Social Science
Health and Physical Education Health and Physical Education
Sciences Science
Arts The Arts
Mathematics Mathematics
Design Technologies

 

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM GRADE
IBMYP GRADES
IBMYP GRADE DESCRIPTORS
 

A

 

7 Produces high-quality, frequently innovative work. Communicates comprehensive, nuanced understanding of concepts and contexts. Consistently demonstrates sophisticated critical and creative thinking. Frequently transfers knowledge and skills with independence and expertise in a variety of complex classroom and real-world situations.
A 6 Produces high-quality, occasionally innovative work. Communicates extensive understanding of concepts and contexts. Demonstrates critical and creative thinking, frequently with sophistication. Uses knowledge and skills in familiar and unfamiliar classroom and real world situations, often with independence.
B 5 Produces good-quality work. Communicates basic understanding of most concepts and contexts with few misunderstandings and minor gaps. Often demonstrates basic critical and creative thinking. Uses knowledge and skills with some flexibility in familiar classroom situations, but requires support in unfamiliar situations.
 

 

C

 

 

4 Produces good-quality work. Communicates basic understanding of most concepts and contexts with few misunderstandings and minor gaps. Often demonstrates basic critical and creative thinking. Uses knowledge and skills with some flexibility in familiar classroom situations, but requires support in unfamiliar situations.
C 3 Produces work of an acceptable quality. Communicates basic understanding of many concepts and contexts, with occasionally significant misunderstandings or gaps. Begins to demonstrate some basic critical and creative thinking. Is often inflexible in the use of knowledge and skills, requiring support even in familiar classroom situations.
D 2 Produces work of limited quality. Expresses misunderstandings or significant gaps in understanding for many concepts and contexts. Infrequently demonstrates critical or creative thinking. Generally inflexible in the use of knowledge and skills, infrequently applying knowledge and skills.
E 1 Produces work of very limited quality. Conveys many significant misunderstandings or lacks understanding of most concepts and contexts. Very rarely demonstrates critical or creative thinking. Very inflexible, rarely using knowledge or skills.
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