Middle Years Programme
The Middle Years Programme at UWC Thailand is designed for students in grades 6-10. As the title suggests, it represents the five years of the International Baccalaureate that run between the Primary Years Programme and the Diploma Programme, which is the final two years of the International Baccalaureate. The Middle Years Programme is designed to challenge students in the pursuit of academic excellence in each of the eight core subjects (Language A, Language B, Mathematics, Arts, Humanities, Technology, Physical Education and Sciences), and also places a high value on what is known as Approaches to Learning. In the Middle Years Programme we maintain small class sizes so that teachers are able to differentiate student learning.
At UWC Thailand we believe that students learn best when their learning experiences have context and are connected to their lives and the world that they have experienced. Using global contexts, MYP students explore human identity, global challenges and what it means to be internationally minded.
Conceptual understanding in the Middle Years Programme: Concepts are big ideas that have relevance within specific disciplines and across subject areas. MYP students use concepts as a vehicle to inquire into issues and ideas of personal, local, and global significance; and examine knowledge holistically.
Approaches to Learning (ATL): A unifying thread throughout all MYP subject groups, Approaches to Learning provide the foundation for independent learning and encourage the application of their knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts. Developing and applying these skills help students learn how to learn.
Service as Action (Community Service): Action and service have always been shared values of the IB community. IB schools aim to build a community of learners who strive to be caring members of the community and who demonstrate a commitment to service—making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. Service as action is an integral part of the UWC Thailand International School programme, especially in the MYP community project.
Language and Identity: MYP students are required to learn at least two languages. Learning to communicate in a variety of ways is fundamental to their development of intercultural understanding and crucial to their identity affirmation
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