Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Malmö International School is an authorized school for the IB Middle Years Programme.

At MIS, the MYP is designed for students aged 12 to 16. It provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers.

The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between subjects and 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 curriculum builds upon the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and prepares students to meet the academic challenges of the IB Diploma Programme and the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC).

The IB Middle Years Programme

  • addresses students' intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being
  • enables students to understand and manage the complexities of our world, and provides them with the skills and attitudes they need in order to take responsible action for the future
  • ensures breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding through the study of eight subject areas
  • requires the study of at least two languages to support students in understanding their own culture and that of others
  • provides the opportunity for students to undertake an independent project into an area of interest.

The Curriculum

The IB Middle Years Programme consists of eight subject groups integrated through five interactive areas providing global contexts for learning.

The eight subject groups are:

  • Language and Literature
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Mathematics
  • Design
  • The Arts
  • Sciences
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Language Acquisition

Read more about the Middle Years Programme curriculum


MYP assessment standards are consistent around the world. In order to maintain the rigour for which the IB is renowned, the MYP assessment model is criterion-related. Assessment tasks are structured so that students can demonstrate achievement according to objectives defined by the IB. Tasks are assessed against established criteria, not against the work of other students.