Secondary Level 2 IBMYP 4 and 5
We want to welcome you and your family to the IBMYP Course Selection Process for Year 9 (MYP 3) students. ARIS’s core purpose is “to inspire, empower and transform for a better world,” The IB Mission Statement focuses on developing students “who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect”.
It is now time for MYP 3 students to make their subject selections for the courses they would like to study in MYP 4 and MYP 5. The curriculum in MYP is designed to be rigorous, relevant, internationally minded and help promote the development of principled students. This is not an easy decision. Your support is vital to ensure your child makes the appropriate decisions.
At ARIS, we are opting to implement the IBMYP eAssessment at the end of Year 11 (MYP 5) for all our students as it provides a highly recognized and valued qualification accepted in many places worldwide. The IBMYP eAssessments are externally administered by the International Baccalaureate. This makes the certificate attained very reliable and acceptable by students, parents, universities and government bodies worldwide. The MYP, therefore, not only prepares ARIS students for the eAssessment, but is also designed to help prepare students for entering the IBDP/CP in Years 12 and 13 (DP1 and 2, respectively).
The MYP Subject Group Course Description Handbook is provided in the link below. We encourage you to read the Handbook better to understand options for some subject groups. We will have consultation sessions involving our college counsellor and programme coordinators to help you and your child select the courses that best suit their interests, passions, and future endeavours at university and beyond.
ARIS reserves the right to amend the programme of study if the student’s performance necessitates it. It must also be emphasized that the IBMYP Programme is not only a rigorous academic programme, but also aims at developing the whole person. In addition, students in MYP5 must do a Personal Project which provides an opportunity for students to explore an area of personal interest. The supervised project ends with a product or outcome and a 15-page academically written research report. Students must also participate in Service as Action throughout the entire IBMYP Programme, and also undertake co-curricular activities for a balanced educational experience.