The Middle Years Programme

Glenlyon Norfolk School is proud to be authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) from Grades 6 to 10.

The IB MYP at GNS is intended to help students aged 11 to 16 years develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world. It is designed to teach students to become independent learners who can recognize relationships between school subjects and the world outside. While the programme requires a thorough study of various disciplines, it focuses on their interrelatedness. Assessment of student work is carried out by teachers using criteria established by the International Baccalaureate; the IB does not set or mark Middle Years' examinations but provides external moderation to validate the school’s assessment standards. Authorized schools are visited and evaluated regularly.

While maintaining the mission and philosophy of the IB, the MYP curriculum follows provincial and local guidelines. This programme of studies is offered to every student, because it benefits all levels of ability and learning styles.

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