The IMYC addresses the needs of middle years (11- 14 year old/KS3) students and helps them develop as 21st Century learners. It is based on clearly defined subject learning goals and standards which outline
the knowledge, skills and understanding across all subjects, international mindedness and the personal
development students need during their middle years experience.
The IMYC provides freedom and autonomy for teachers. It enables them to choose how to reach each
learning goal, using the IMYC unit tasks, or adapting them to their students’ needs, to facilitate learning and
skills development. Throughout the three years of the IMYC they will have multiple opportunities to enable
the practical development of skills and allow sufficient time in class for students to practise properly.
For schools, the IMYC provides a cohesive structure that links learning and develops knowledge, skills and understanding across multiple subjects all linked to a unifying conceptual idea delivered over a six-week period. It has been developed with the understanding that schools should not be forced to revise their school structure. It complements and supports existing middle and secondary school structures and planning processes. It creates formal opportunities for subject teachers from multiple disciplines to collaborate and
provides a cohesive learning experience for all students – again promoting relevance, engagement, skills and
subject knowledge acquisition, personal and international development.
Once schools become members of the IMYC they can access the IMYC Members’ Lounge. The Members’
Lounge supports teachers in their planning and use of the IMYC and helps them to become part of a
worldwide learning community using the IMYC. It includes handy tools like the Route Planner - an innovative
teacher-friendly tool that helps teachers plan for their subjects for a whole year, ensuring suitable subject
coverage of the learning goals for every year group. The Assessment for Learning programme and its
tracking tool are resources that help teachers track subject skills over three years and give teachers online
access to the latest updated IMYC units.
What others are saying
School leaders at Dartmouth Academy in England talk about learning with the International Middle Years Curriculum
A teacher at the International School of Bremen in Germany talks about the impact of the International Middle Years Curriculum on learning at the school
Marcela and Jose at the International School of Bremen in Germany talk about learning with the International Middle Years Curriculum.