International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

Ages 11 to 16

The International School of Nanshan Shenzhen is authorized as an IB World School and offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) has been developed for students aged 11 to 16 and provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. 

  • Students are exposed to conceptualized inquiry that targets the learner profiles
  • We provide a rich, inquiry-based environment
  • We help prepare them for academic study and to be life-long learners
  • Students are becoming aware and responsible for their own learning
  • We promote higher order thinking skills and advanced comprehension strategies
  • We are developing intercultural awareness
  • Students have the ability to study additional languages
  • Students are involved in service and action opportunities in and outside the school community

Assessment is based on a demanding set of criterion and specific to each of the subject groups. Those subject groups include:

  • Language and Literature (English and Mandarin)
  • Language Acquisition (English, Mandarin, French)
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Arts (Music, Visual)
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Design

At ISNS, we are proud of our wide subject range, offering a comprehensive and deep exploration of different fields through inquiry. All students in the MYP are involved in service and action opportunities throughout the middle years. 
In Grade 10, each student will engage in a personal project that allows them to demonstrate the understandings and skills they have developed throughout the programme. 

MYP Sample Schedules

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MYP Brochure and FAQ

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