Secondary Level 2 IBMYP 4 and 5
We would like to extend a big welcome to 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” and 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 that is accepted in many places around the world. 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 all over the world. The MYP therefore not only prepares ARIS students for the eAssessment, but it 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 through the Handbook to better understand options for some of the subject groups. We will have consultation sessions involving our college counselor and programme coordinators to help you and your child select the courses that best suit their interests, passions, and future endeavors 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 undertake an independent exploration into an area of personal interest. The supervised project ends with a product or outcome accompanied by 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.