Secondary Level 2 IBMYP 4 and 5

IBMYP SUBJECT CHOICES

 

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 “inspire, empower and transform for a better world” and the IBO 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 & 5. The curriculum in MYP is designed to be rigorous, relevant, international-minded and promoting 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 for Secondary School transfer or University Acceptance in many places around the world. The IBMYP eAssessment is an external examination regulated by OFQUAL(UK). This international qualification guarantees schools, students, parents, universities and government bodies that MYP eAssessments are fair, reliable and accessible. Our MYP 4 & 5 Curricular Programme not only prepares ARIS students for the eAssessment, but it is also designed to help prepare students for entering the IBDP in Years 12 & 13. Our course selections mirror subjects students can select in the DP Programme.

At ARIS, all MYP Students are expected to take at least one full year of a course in each of the 8 Subject Groups. We are providing you with an MYP Subject Group Course Description Handbook; we encourage you to read through Handbook to better understand options for some of the Subject Groups. In addition to enrolling in 1 Subject per Group, students may select second subjects from 1 or more groups; the second subject may be limited by the subject combinations that will be taught at the same time.

  • History (Group 3) OR Physics (Group 4)
  • Geography (Group 3) OR Chemistry (Group 4)
  • Economics (Group 3) OR Biology (Group 4)

We will have a consultation session 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. The school expects a full commitment to the design and implementation of the Personal Project in MYP 5, to Service as Action throughout the entire IBMYP Programme, and to co-curricular activities to help students achieve a Balanced Educational Experience.

 

MYP Subject Groups Course Descriptions