The MYP encourages students aged 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life.
It aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.
The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.
The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group in each year of the programme. In years 4 and 5, students have the option to take courses from six of the eight subject groups within certain limits, to provide greater flexibility in meeting local requirements and individual student learning needs. The subject groups within the MYP are:
Each year, students in the MYP also engage in at least one collaboratively planned interdisciplinary unit that involves at least two subject groups.
MYP students also complete a long-term project, where they decide what they want to learn about, identify what they already know, discovering what they will need to know to complete the project, and create a proposal or criteria for completing it. Students at RWA will also have the opportunity to take IB e-assessments at the end of their final year of MYP.
The MYP provides the grounding and foundation required for our students to be successful as they move into either the IBDP course at RWA in Grades 11 and 12 or indeed into any of the other pathways available to students entering their senior cycle.