Middle School (Grade 6 to 10)
Middle Years Programme Model
The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups that encompass a broad, balanced and comprehensive education for early adolescents. BLISS Edify offers :
Language and Literature – English
Language Acquisition – Hindi, German, French, Marathi
Individuals and societies – Integrated Individuals and Societies
Mathematics – Mathematics
Design – Combined Design (Product & Digital)
Arts – Visual Arts & Performing arts (Music/ Dance/ Theatre/ painting)
Sciences – Integrated Sciences (Chemistry/ Biology/Physics)
Physical and Health Education
Community Action and Service Projects
Public speaking / Student Led Conference
SEEN Sessions – Student Education and Emotional Needs Sessions
Projects give students the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learnt in the Middle Years Education Program. These projects are essentially the learning processes in the Program and students are assigned project advisors.
Students must complete the community project in MYP 3. Students are encouraged to implement service as action in the community. Students may complete the community project individually or in groups.
Each student develops a personal project independently in MYP 5, producing a truly personal and creative piece of work that stands as a summative review of their ability to conduct independent work. The personal project is entirely based on the student’s personal interest. It allows students to expand their prior knowledge and provides them a platform to practice and strengthen their approaches to learning (ATL) skills.
CAS – Community in Action and Service
Service as Action in the MYP is an essential component of the learning process, both as part of the programme’s educational philosophy and as a practical outcome of students’ learning. The MYP aims to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self, and their appropriate role and responsibility in their community. As students become more aware and acquire a better understanding of the context and of their responsibilities, they stand empowered to make choices about how to take thoughtful and positive action. Service as Action in the MYP aims at the quality and objective of the service which is more important than the act itself or the number of hours devoted to it. Students, in the final years of the program should have responsible roles in planning, organizing and implementing service activities to reflect their learning curve. These service opportunities are aligned with the MYP 7 learning outcomes for service.
Teaching and Learning is supported by Approaches to Learning (ATL) which are deliberate strategies, skills, and attitudes that permeate the teaching and learning environment of MYP. These Skills are a solid foundation to learn independently and in collaboration with others. They also prove to be a common language that students and teachers use to reflect on the process of learning. These skills are relevant across the curriculum and help learners “learn how to learn”. ATL skills are learned and taught, improved with practice and developed incrementally.
IB programmes identify five ATL skill categories, expanded into developmentally appropriate skill clusters.
ATL Skill Categories
ATL Skill clusters
Assessment in the MYP
The MYP assessment model is criterion-based aimed to maintain rigour in the Program. The Faculty will structure varied and valid assessment tasks that students undertake to demonstrate achievements aligned to the objectives defined by the IB. Tasks are assessed against the established criteria in each subject group.
The assessment tasks include open-ended problem solving activities and investigations, organized debates, tests, examinations, experiments, analysis and reflection.
What is the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)?
The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16.
- It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers.
- It emphasizes 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 prepares students to meet the academic challenges of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC).