The Middle Years Programme at Codrington
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) at The Codrington School comprises a wide range of curricular and extra curricular subjects based upon the hexagonal model shown below. It is the central Programme in the IB continuum of programmes with students moving on to the Diploma Programme afterwards. All programmes follow the the International Baccalaureate’s philosophy of an holistic approach to teaching and learning. Such an approach is exemplified by our annual inter-disciplinary week.
The Middle Years Programme is geared towards 11-16 year olds; our year levels are called MYP one through MYP five (approximately equivalent to US grades six through ten / UK years seven through eleven).
The school’s philosophy is maintained from primary through secondary school, as we believe that all children should be proper citizens and be socially and culturally respectful.
The class size of a maximum of 15 students per class is implemented school wide.
The Subjects that students take are shown in this table and is based upon the idea of a broad and balanced curriculum.
In MYP1 and 2 students also take PSHE (Personal and Social Health Education) classes to assist in the transition from the Primary, whereas in MYP 4 and 5 students follow a slightly changed curriculum offering choices which will lead on to the Diploma Programme.
MYP 5 Personal Project
One of the culminating aspects of the MYP5 is that all students must produce a Personal Project and keep a detailed process journal throughout the year.
The details of what this entails can be found in this presentation.
Community and Service
Providing community and service is a central aspect of the International Baccalaureate programme. All students are expected to get involved with a variety of community projects either with the assistance of the school or through their own efforts. A presentation on Community and Service at the Codrington School can be found here.