Launching MYP5

MYP is a challenging and stimulating 5-year programme that prepares students for continued studies through the internationally acclaimed IB Diploma Programme (DP) and IB Career-related Programme (CP), as well as for studies at a Swedish ”gymnasium”, or any high school programme worldwide. BISM offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme for Primary Years and Middle Years studies with MYP4 as the final year. From academic year 2024/2025, the academic program will expand to also inlcude MYP5. This means that we will have the complete Middle Years Programme with all components, including the Personal Project as the culminating learning activity.

An extra year to improve
MYP is a programme that encourages students aged 11-16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, using project based learning and metacognitive as valuable tools. We believe that adding MYP5 to the BISM curriculum, can prepare our students even better for high school. They will be able to improve their academic language, needed to reach their goals in high school. They will also have an extra year to improve on their French or Spanish skills, thus having a greater chance of reaching a level 3 in phase 3 for a minimum of 19 merit points for these languages.

Well prepared for high school
At a time when students are establishing their identity and building their self-esteem, the MYP can motivate students and help them to achieve success in school and in life beyond the classroom. With the addition of MYP5 all students can be ready for the next chapter on their educational journey, and will already here at BISM have experienced many of the challenges of studying at a high school level. By offering MYP5, our students will also have the advantage of being appropriately age prepared for Swedish high school (Swedish compulsory schooling is from the year you turn 6 until 16).