International Middle Years Curriculum

International Middle Years Curriculum

The IMYC is a curriculum that focuses foremost on student learning. It responds specifically to the needs of 11 to 14 year olds by providing independence and interdependence in their learning through discrete subject learning and themes, encouraging learning that helps them make connections that are relevant to their own lives. The IMYC is now used in over 100 schools in 41 countries.

It involves active, skills-based learning, promotes self-reflection and offers the opportunity for students to make sense of their learning. It also encourages students to use the very latest media platforms to present their learning and express their thinking.

It is the first curriculum that really addresses what 11 to 14 age students need. It actually attempts to put theory into practice and openly addresses the challenges that schools face when trying to bridge this gap.

The IMYC shows real understanding of the unique philosophy and approach to learning that students at this developmental level require. Working in this way has been a confidence-builder for many children. It’s helping them to want to solve problems.

Alison Lipp

American International School of Rotterdam