Inquiry led growth and Inclusive by design. Builds on attitudes and skills acquired in PYP and prepares student for the demanding requirements of IB Diploma Programme
The Middle years programme at Lancers encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. It is a five-year programme of grades 6 through 10 which caters to students of the age 11 to 16 years. At Lancers students are provided with opportunities to develop their potential; explore their own learning preferences; take appropriate risks; reflect on, and develop a strong sense of personal identity.
The learner attributes are fostered in students promote their development as responsible members of their local, national and global communities. Key and related concepts are big ideas, which form the basis of teaching and learning in the MYP. They ensure breadth and depth in the curriculum and promote learning within and across the disciplines.
At Lancers you see students investigating a Real world topic making connections between Mathematics and social science; students learning about different diseases, and examine how the spread of diseases have had a significant impact on society over time combining science and humanities; learning how social movements work and how they can result in societal change while also looking at the power of poetry as a medium to pass social comment; exploring music through math and so on.
In addition to the study of Academic subjects, students engage in Approaches to Learning skills (ATL) through which they build self esteem, become responsible for their own learning and are prepared for the future who are critically alert of the world around them.
Examples of how the MYP Approach Develops Caring, Critical Thinkers
Through Language and Literature course, students get an opportunity to study language, texts and culture, which develops their analytical skills. Literature being a significant part of the course, students explore what aspects of a literary text are specific to an associated culture and what aspects cut across cultural and linguistic boundaries. This enriches the students’ international awareness and develops in them the attitudes of tolerance, empathy and a genuine respect for perspectives different from their own.
In Year 8 biology students learn about natural ecosystems and how they're interconnected, balanced, and the cause and effect of human interference in those system.
In learning about quadratic equations, students film a live-action documentary of themselves throwing a projectile then adding an animation overlay to illustrate the parabola. It gives students a tactile way to connect real life actions with abstract math concepts, and gives creative chance to shine.
In Design class students apply the MYP Design Cycle to develop a logo that best communicates their own personal brand. In addition to learning the psychographic qualities of colours and shapes, students reflect on what character traits best define them and how they want to be perceived by the public.