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Middle Years Programme

The Middle Year Programme (MYP) is a five-year programme for students aged 11 to 16. It builds on the values, learning patterns and skills developed in Primary. With increased workload and content, the challenge is for students to become independent learners. Students have 2 choices of MYP:

  • a programme entirely in English with French as a second language (beginner or intermediate level)
  • a bilingual programme with French and English immersion courses in order to fully develop fluency in both languages.

Both programmes have sciences, maths, languages, and humanities topics but courses are crafted to the MYP philosophy and curricula.

Performance art has an important place in our MYP programme. It allows students to develop their imagination, oral expression, self-confidence, collaborative work and opens a door to the world of academic arts. This course is divided into two parts:

  • Theatre Art
  • Film

For the first half of the year students prepare a theatre performance which is performed in a theatre in Brussels. For the second half, students make a short film on a given subject. This is presented to parents at the end of the school year.

In the final year of the Middle Year Programme (MYP 5), all students undertake the IB MYP Personal Project, which is presented to the entire EIM community at the end of the year. They are guided and advised by their supervisor, but the project is a significant benchmark in student intellectual curiosity, thinking and individual study. This is an important work, individual to each student, which hones their research, writing, creative and presenting skills. The Personal Project is central to success in the MYP programme.

Every week, students have sports lessons: basketball, hockey and volleyball. For this, we are able to take advantage of the new sports facilities of VUB (University of Brussels), located just a few minutes from EIM.

 

 

Below are the tables for the English-only and Bilingual programmes for MYP, noting the subjects taught and the hours per week allocated to them.

 

English Programme

  MYP 1 MYP 2 MYP 3 MYP 4 MYP 5
English A: Language and Literature 4 4 4 4 4
French B: Language Acquisition 4 4 4 4 4
Civics 3 3 4 0 0
Business & Management 0 0 0 4 4
Integrated Sciences 3 3 3 0 0
Biology       1 1
Chemistry       2 2
Physics       2 2
Mathematics 4 4 4 4 4
Design 3 3 3 0 0
Theatre & Film 3 3 3 3 3
Personal project         1
Physical and health education 1,5 1,5 1,5 1,5 1,5

 

Bilingual Programme

  MYP 1 MYP 2 MYP 3 MYP 4 MYP 5
Français A ou English A: Languge and Literature 4 4 4 4 4
English B* ou Français B: Language Acquisition 4 4 4 4 4
Histoire 3 3 3 4 4
Integrated Sciences* 3 3 3 0 0
Biology*       1 1
Chemistry*       2 2
Physics*       2 2
Mathematics* 4 4 4 4 4
Design* 3 3 3 0 0
Theatre & Film** 3 3 3 3 3
Personal project*         1
Physical and health education** 1,5 1,5 1,5 1,5 1,5

* courses given in English
** courses given in English and French

 

More information about the IB MYP can be found by following the link: https://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/

 

Supervised study

Every day from 3:45 - 4:45 pm students who wish can study at EIM with teacher supervision/support.

Google for Education

We use the Google for Education system so each EIM student has an EIM e-mail address that can be used with the Gmail interface and documents.