Multilingual International Education (from Year 7 to Year 11). Continuity of Spanish, Valencian and English language. Introduction of German (from Year 7).
In this stage, a combination of the Spanish National Curriculum and the Middle Years Programme (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) is offered, in which a high percentage of subjects are delivered in English.
The student takes an active role in his/her own learning process through inquiry, action and reflection.
Middle Years Programme (MYP)
The programme of the IB for students aged 11 to 16 is the Middle Years Programme (MYP). It offers an international education designed to enable pupils to develop their knowledge, understanding, attitudes and the skills required to take an active role in an ever-changing world. This period, which covers the onset and midway stage of adolescence is a particularly critical phase in personal and intellectual development and therefore we offer a programme that encourages pupils to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers. Learning to Learn and evaluating information in a critical way is just as important as learning the content of the disciplines themselves.
In the MYP, the student is at the centre of the curricular model because, of course, their development and growth are the main focal point of his education. There are two concentric circles around the student which represent the most important requirements and aspects of the MYP teaching-learning process. The curriculum contains eight groups of subjects that are found in the outer zone: Mathematics, Sciences, Language and Literature (Spanish and English), Language Acquisition (German), Art (Music, Visual Arts, Performing Arts), Design (digital/product), Individuals and Societies (Geography and History) and Physical and Health Education.
Regardless of whether a student obtains the IBO Certificate or not, the flexible MYP offers our students many advantages in their learning process, and for that very reason Laude Newton College has successfully combined the MYP and the National Programme requirements, making this a unique feature of our Educational Programme.
Through its programmes, the IB proposes to develop international awareness within a global context. The teaching and learning within the MYP ensures this is explored by the students. Most educational studies are in agreement and indeed uphold the fact that all effective learning is contextual.
- Offer common starting points for inquiry which means students have a vision of “international-mindedness” and develop the necessary skills and personal values for global commitment.
- Provide a framework for a curriculum that fosters multilingualism and intercultural awareness.
- Stimulate pupils´ learning through questions and ideas of a personal, local and global importance.
- Create opportunities for dynamic cycles of inquiry/action/reflection that guide the student towards multicultural awareness.
- Inspire the exploration that unites us as human beings and the responsibility we all share to care for our planet.
These 6 global contexts answer the following questions:
- Who are we? IDENTITIES AND RELATIONSHIPS
- Where are we in space and time? ORIENTATION IN SPACE AND TIME
- How do we express ourselves? PERSONAL AND CULTURAL EXPRESSION
- How does the world work? SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INNOVATION
- How is everything connected? GLOBALISATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
- How do we share our planet? FAIRNESS AND DEVELOPMENT
Action in Service
Since its beginnings, the IB has had the aim of developing students' conscience and sense of responsibility towards the local and global community. MYP learning is not just about intellectual development but also embraces a socially responsible attitude through action, initiated by the pupil as a result of his learning process. This action will broaden the scope of a student´s learning, and it may even have a more widespread social repercussion. Through responsible action, directly linked to inquiry and critical reflection, pupils are able to develop the kind of attributes of the IB student considered essential to guarantee success in their academic future and adult life (initiative, collaboration, perseverance, ethical awareness, communication, teamwork and commitment).Service requires students to be capable of building real connections between what they learn in class and what they see in their environment.
Through different solidarity projects of the school social action plan and of specific theoretical-practical activities from different subject areas, students will complete these five stages during their MYP experience: investigation, preparation, action, reflection, demonstration.