Middle Years Programme (11-16 years)

The Middle Years Programme emphasises intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is taught at our Westminster campus and aims to meet the educational needs of students between the ages of 11 and 16.

Young people at this stage of their education require an engaging and holistic curriculum that is relevant to the important real world issues that concern them – from the personal to global.

Students need to become experts at learning; the ability to locate, process, critically evaluate and communicate information is essential.

As members of an international community, they need to develop intercultural awareness and an understanding of the history and traditions that underlie cultural identity.

The MYP emphasises intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement – essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.

The MYP is flexible enough to accommodate most national or local curriculum requirements. It builds upon the knowledge; skills and attitudes developed in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and prepare students to meet the academic challenges of the IB Diploma Programme (DP).


Middle Years Curriculum

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is taught at our Westminster campus and aims to meet the educational needs of students between the ages of 11 and 16.

Young people at this stage of their education require an engaging and holistic curriculum that is relevant to the important real world issues that concern them – from the personal to global.

Students need to become experts at learning; the ability to locate, process, critically evaluate and communicate information is essential.

As members of an international community, they need to develop intercultural awareness and an understanding of the history and traditions that underlie cultural identity.

The MYP curriculum is organised around a rigorous and thorough study of eight traditional subject areas, including Language and Literature (English or another mother tongue) and Language Acquisition (French or Spanish).

The MYP comprises eight subject groups

  • language acquisition
  • language and literature
  • individuals and societies
  • sciences
  • mathematics
  • arts
  • physical and health education
  • design

For more information, please download our MYP Prospectus below.

For a list of extracurricular activities offered at our Portland Place campus, please visit the School Life page.