The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework of learning. The MYP encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century. The MYP offers students opportunities to develop their potential, to explore their own learning preferences, to take appropriate risks, and to reflect on and develop a strong sense of personal identity. The MYP design is guided by three fundamental principles of the IB mission statement:
- Holistic Learning
- Intercultural Awareness
The MYP builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the PYP and prepares students to meet the challenges of the DP and the IBCC. The design of the MYP is sufficiently flexible to accommodate the demands of national or local curriculums as schools develop their own units of study. Therefore, the MYP offers teachers the opportunity to develop learning experiences for students that meet the demands of their curriculum standards.
The MYP Programme provides a thorough study of various subject disciplines, as listed in the dark red ring of the curriculum model. While acknowledging the unique role that each subject contributes to a student’s basic educational foundation, it also emphasizes the inter-relatedness of these subject areas through interdisciplinary projects and activities.
The curriculum model provides an impression of the layers and themes permeating the MYP, with the student being placed in the center. The Global Contexts and Concepts in the inner ring connect the subjects to today’s ever-changing world. Through Service, Action and Projects, students are supported in applying their knowledge on a personal, local, national and international level. Encircling the model is a band of International–Mindedness, which signifies the open-mindedness of our students to different approaches to problems and points of view around the world.
ENKA Schools is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme. Our school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that ENKA Schools believes is important for our students.
In the current academic year we are offering MYP to the 5th, 6th and 7th grades as a candidate school. We will enrich the program in successive years to the following grade levels. There are eight subjects offered at MYP Year 1, 2 and 3. They are: Turkish, English-German/French, Individuals and societies, Science, Mathematics, Design, Performing Arts (Music)/Visual arts, Physical and Health education.