The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) helps your teachers to connect learning by:
- Interlinking Learning
- Preparing students for the next stage of learning
- Being part of a worldwide community to share learning experiences, ideas and resources
To help students link their learning, the IMYC asks all subject teachers to collaborate to connect all subject learning to the Big Idea.
Although subject learning remains independent and rigorous, it also forms part of a whole, interdependent unit. Subject teachers connect through the conceptual idea and collaborate during various stages of the IMYC process of learning. Experience has shown that this teacher collaboration helps to develop a shared focus on student learning.
Preparing students for the next stage of learning
IMYC learning builds upon enquiry-based thematic primary and helps teachers to prepare students for the next stage of their learning.
This includes the development of foundation subject knowledge and skills that students need for GCSE, iGCSE, IB Diploma and A levels; skills required for complex researching and recording, for presenting and for using a range of media forms to present learning. In addition, the personal and international skills that students develop throughout their learning with the IMYC also provide crucial foundations for their senior school learning and even for future work opportunities.
Being a part of a worldwide community to share learning experiences, ideas and resources
The International Middle Years Curriculum is being successfully implemented in schools around the world. This has created an expanding global learning community of member schools that are able to share learning as well as best practice and resources. This means that, as an IMYC member school, you are never alone; opportunities exist for both your teachers and students to connect their learning with member schools the world over.
An IMYC support network provides professional development, and conferences, events and workshops provide learning and networking in collaboration with other member schools.
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