IB Middle Years
Sharanya Narayani International School (SNIS) is authorized to offer the Middle Years programme (MYP), of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), which encourages students of Grade 6 to 10 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.
What is IB Middle
Years Programme?
The IB MYP is a five-year programme offered for students aged 11 to 16 in grades 6 to 10. It encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world and develops life skills. It emphasizes intellectual challenge and provides broad and balanced curriculum.
In 1994, IB adopted the MYP as a flexible curriculum framework that promoted the fundamental concepts of intercultural under-standing, communication and holistic learning.
IB MYP offers a rigorous learning objectives, student centered approach to teaching, focuses on how to learn, develops life skills, and creates young learners who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers who can evaluate information critically and apply knowledge in complex unfamiliar situations.
Through IB MYP, schools are able to develop students who are
    • Active learners
    • Internationally minded people who can empathize with others
    • Inquiring wide range of issues and ideas which are significant locally, nationally and globally
    • Creative, critical and reflective thinkers
Why offer IB MYP?
IB MYP provides a seamless transition for students moving from IB PYP to middle school and also for students moving from IB MYP to IB DP.
Research shows that students participating in MYP:
    • Build confidence in managing their own learning
    • Learn by doing, connecting the classroom to the larger world
    • Outperform non-IB students in critical academic skills
    • Consistently have greater success in IB Diploma Programme (IB DP)
    • Are engaged and motivated to excel in positive school culture
    • Develop an understanding of global challenges and a commitment to act as responsible citizens.
Curriculum Model
IB MYP curriculum consists of eight subject groups, along with Personal project and Service as action project. Students learn subjects through the lens of concepts and six global contexts.
IB MYP Subject Groups
    • Language and Literature
    • Language Acquisition
    • Individuals and Societies
    • Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Arts
    • Physical and Health Education
    • Design
Students also complete an Interdisciplinary Unit that involves at least two subject groups, and Service as Action project.
In grade 10, students complete exciting research for Personal project and submit the process report.
IB MYP Subject offering at
SNIS for grade 6 to 8

Students of grade 6 to 8 will undertake study of all the 8 subject groups listed below.

One interdisciplinary unit will be completed every year in all grade levels. Service as action projects will come from units. We also offer Information Literacy, Kannada, Music and Dance.

IB MYP Subject offering at
SNIS for grade 9 and 10

Based on student’s aptitude, interest and career goals, students pick at least one subject from each of the subject groups – Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences and Mathematics. Students are also expected to pick at least one subject from Arts, Physical & Health Education and Design. One interdisciplinary unit will be completed every year in all grade levels. Students are guided in the subject selections by teachers and the college counsellor.

Service as action projects will be done as a part of units. Students will complete a Personal project in grade 10. We also offer Information Literacy, Kannada, Music and Dance.


Personal Project: Students explore an area that motivates and interests them. Students set their own goal and choose how to achieve it. Students create their own articulation of what success will look like. Students demonstrate and develop ATL skills. Students reflect on the impact that the personal project has had on themselves and/or their community.


All MYP students in schools in the fifth year of the programme demonstrate consolidation of their learning through completion of a personal project. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 25 hours on their personal project and document their process. Students will submit a report for personal project in the form of written or combination of written and spoken.

MYP eAssessments
In the final year of the programme, optional MYP eAssessment provides IB-validated grades based on examinations and course work.
MYP eAssessment offers students opportunities to demonstrate disciplinary and interdisciplinary understanding, international-mindedness, critical and creative thinking, problem-solving skills and the ability to apply knowledge in unfamiliar situations. On-screen examinations and ePortfolios provide a balanced model of assessment for schools seeking IB-validated grades.
Official IB recognition of achievement in the MYP is only available for students who participate in and successfully complete the required eAssessments.
Although MYP eAssessments are optional, it is highly recommended that all students who might opt to pursue undergraduate courses in India should take the eAssessment.
Overview of the MYP
eAssessment model
MYP Awards

MYP certificate:
The MYP certificate is the highest standard of achievement in the MYP and results in official recognition and IB-validated grades. The MYP certificate requires participation in the final year of the programme, with recommended participation for two years, and successful results from:

    • Six on-screen examinations (one from each of five required subject groups, plus an interdisciplinary assessment)
    • One ePortfolio from a course in physical and health education, arts or design.
    • The personal project.

In addition, in order to obtain the MYP certificate, students must meet the school’s expectations for community service.

MYP course results:
For MYP year 5 students who do not seek, or who do not succeed in attaining the MYP certificate, MYP course results will report their achievements in the programme.

Recognition for IB
MYP in India
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme has been given equivalence with grade 10 of an Indian Board Assessment by the Association of Indian Universities. Students having completed the MYP can apply for admission for higher studies in any school or college in India.
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