IBMYPIB-MYP-Basics

What is the IBMYP all about?

IB: The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers a rigorous, consistent high school curriculum for the children of globally mobile families. An IB curriculum comprises of four programmes: Primary Years Programme(PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP), and Career-related Programme(CP) that focus on teaching students to think critically, independently and towards developing a global outlook. In India, IB curriculum is followed in about 18 world Schools of about 11 cities.

IB-MYP: The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme is an international curriculum designed for students aged between 11−16 years and is part of the four programmes of learning from the International Baccalaureate taught in international schools across the world.

The AIU (Association of Indian Universities) has officially accepted the MYP curriculum in India- there are about 32 schools offering the IB-MYP curriculum.

The MYP is a five-year programme. Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP).

IBMYPIB-MYP Subject Groups

The MYP curriculum framework comprises of the following eight subject groups:

  • Language acquisition
  • Language and literature
  • Individuals and societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Physical and health education
  • Design

The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group in each of the five years of the programme. In years 4 and 5, students have the option to take courses from six of the eight subject groups but within certain limits.

Additionally, each year, students in the MYP also engage in at least one collaboratively planned ‘interdisciplinary unit’ that involves at least two subject groups. Creating this unit aims at making the students understand bodies of knowledge from two or more subject groups and integrating the knowledge to create a new understanding.

Lastly, the MYP also requires the students to complete a long-term project, where they decide what they want to learn about, identify what they already know, discovering what they will need to know to complete the project, and create a proposal or criteria for completing it

After finishing the MYP, students are well-prepared for further education, including national and international courses of study for 16-19-year olds.

IB-MYP TESTS ARE SCORED ON A 1 TO 7 SCALE AS FOLLOWS:
  • 7 -Excellent
  • 6 - Very good
  • 5 -Good
  • 4 - Satisfactory (considered as 'pass')
  • 3 -Mediocre
  • 2 - Poor
  • 1 - Very poor

IBMYPIB-MYP Test Timelines

The IB-MYP tests commence in May and follow the official exam date sheet released by IB.

IBMYPIB-MYP Preparation

At Tutela, we offer IB-MYP coaching programmes in the following subjects: IB Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, and Economics. Our course structure is as follows:

COURSE DURATION FOR IB-MYP at Tutela: 1 YEAR

  • Frequency: 1 -2 classes per subject per week; Class Duration: 2 hours each; Batch Size: Up to 6 students
  • Diagnostic Test to evaluate aptitude and test-taking skills
  • Comprehensive set of study materials
  • Coverage of topics and contemporary methods to increase speed and accuracy
  • Intensive workshops before the actual test
  • Mock Tests followed by One-On-One exhaustive review and evaluation
  • Extended assistance after course-completion

IBMYPIB-MYP- Misconceptions

IB curriculum is not suited for Indian students

The IB Diploma Programme is a challenging programme which covers depth and breadth in 6 subjects at a time. It fosters in its students the need to think outside the box. Emphasis is on concepts and individualized research rather than on memorizing facts and achieving sky rocketed scores. Moreover, the IB MYP is recognized by the Indian Government.

We cannot ignore the fact that IB curriculum is expensive in comparison to local colleges. Furthermore, it also does not prepare students wishing to apply for IIT and BITS. The IB curriculum is different from Indian curriculums like CBSE, ICSE and hence coping up with IB as well as Indian entrance curriculum exams can be a tough task. However, the IB curriculum gives Indian students a glimpse of the university level courses abroad. Hence, IBMYP is well suited for an Indian student who plans to study overseas

Changing from Indian curriculum like CBSE to IB in grade 11 is a bad choice

IBMYP hones the skills and knowledge of a student and raises it up to a global scale. It is an internationally accepted and renowned programme which paves the path for Indian students willing to study abroad. Though there is a significant difference in the two curriculums, shifting to IB is not a bad choice provided you have really thought it through.

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