The International Middle Years Programme

The foundation for success at IGCSE 

Why Choose to Study IMYP1?

The IMYP provides the foundation for success for GCSE and A Level and indeed life beyond school. The curriculum is based on the concepts of Project Based and Experiential Learning. The curriculum is assessed using clear academic Learning Objectives and Success Criteria. Each subject area is theme or topic based and is set out in a preferred teaching sequence, each week of study building on the previous one.

The 7 CORE AIMS of the IMYP curriculum: To develop:

  1. Language, Literacy and Communication (including Modern Foreign Languages)
  2. Numeracy
  3. Science and Scientific Method
  4. Humanity and Society
  5. Environmental Awareness
  6. Creativity and the Arts
  7. Character Education and Critical Thinking

The first year of the International Middle Years Programme builds on Primary School learning and develops core skills and competencies for the second year of the IMYP.

 *NOTE: This Distance Learning option is only available to Private Candidates

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Checkpoint 1 Chemistry

Stimulating curiosity, interest in and enjoyment of science. Developing an awareness of science as a social and cultural activity. Developing skills to design and perform investigations.

International Middle Years Programme 1: Afrikaans

Inspiring a love of the Afrikaans language, for a better cultural understanding of South Africa and in preparation for the IGCSE

International Middle Years Programme 1: Science copy 1

Are you a curious person who always wants to know more? Do you think about why something happened, ask questions, and make observations? Do you investigate things that interest you? Do you share what you learned with others and explain how you were able to answer your own questions? If so, you use a type of scientific thinking known as scientific inquiry.