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Middle Years Programme


The Middle Years Programme (MYP), designed for students aged 11 to 16, is one of three programmes offered by the IB.  It is a programme of international education designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a changing world. 

The IB was founded in 1968 and is now being taught and implemented worldwide, with considerable growth in Europe, Asia and the Americas. 

The curriculum contains eight subject groups supported by the MYP framework for student development (Approaches to Learning, Learner Profile, Service as Action). The MYP curriculum is designed to encourage creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP students develop as inquirers taking on the challenges which deepen their understanding within real-life contexts and preparing them for a lifetime of learning. 

Teaching and learning in IB programmes emphasize the IB learner profile. The profile lists 10 attributes of IB learners. Some of these - inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators and reflective - imply the development of cognitive competencies. The other attributes - principled, open-minded, caring, balanced and risk-takers - emphasize dispositions and attitudes.

At KIS, students also meet the requirements of the Norwegian national curriculum by studying Norwegian and Religion and Ethics which are delivered within the framework of MYP subject areas of Language and Literature, and Language Acquisition and Individuals and Societies.    

Further information on the IB MYP can be found: