Middle Years Program

Middle Years Program Overview

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP), which Oman Private School is a candidate school for, is designed for students aged 11 to 16 years old, corresponding with our Grades 6 to Grade 10 classes. The MYP is a challenging framework, where each unit of study will focus on a Statement of Inquiry that encourages students to make practical connections between key concepts, related concepts and global contexts, while developing specific Approaches to Learning Skills and IB Learner Profiles. The curriculum consists of eight subject groups, each requiring a minimum of 50 hours of instruction per academic year. 

The following subjects are taught from Grades 6 to 8:

·       Arts (performance and visual)

·       Design

·       Individuals and Societies

·       Language Acquisition (English)

·       Language and Literature (Arabic)

·       Mathematics

·       Physical and Health Education

·       Sciences (General)

The following subjects are taught from Grades 9 to 10:

·       Arts (performance and visual)

·       Individuals and Societies

·       Language Acquisition (English)

·       Language and Literature (Arabic)

·       Mathematics

·       Physical and Health Education

·       Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

In addition to the MYP subject groups, the following Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Education required subjects are taught throughout all years of the MYP:

·       Islamic Studies

·       Social Studies

The MYP helps to prepare students for further education, the workplace and a lifetime of learning. During their fifth year of study in the MYP, all students are required to undertake an independent Personal Project that will showcase what they have learned throughout their studies in the program. The Personal Project will collectively assess the student’s ability to conduct individual research, creatively showcase their understanding of a personal topic, and make global connections with key and related concepts.

To learn more about the MYP, please click here. To learn more about the MYP at Oman Private School please contact us here.