The Redhill Middle School has adopted the MYP (Middle Years Programme) to structure and inform the curriculum. As an IB World School, Redhill has already adopted the IBDP Programme in the Senior School and believes that the MYP will assist students in making an informed decision as to whether they would like to enter the IEB or Pre-IB programme in Grade 10.
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a curriculum framework designed for 11 – 16-year-old students by the International Baccalaureate (IB).
In the MYP, students are at the centre of learning and get to:
MYP is an extension of the traditional curriculum.
A unique feature is that it extends the traditional curriculum to include immersion in four themes – approaches to teaching, approaches to learning, global contexts, and concepts. Students also complete a personal project, an independent piece of work that may be an essay, an artistic production, or another form of expression.
What happens when students move into the Senior School in Grade 10?
While Redhill follows the IB MYP in the Middle School, the content covered is still in line with the IEB. The MYP framework lends itself to both the IB and IEB.
Students who enter the IEB stream in Grade 10 will be well-prepared with the content covered and will be able to continue seamlessly to Grade 12 IEB final exams. Alternatively, students may opt in to the “Pre-IB” stream in Grade 10 and then into the IB Diploma Programme in Grade 11 and 12. Students who opt for Pre-IB in Grade 10 may also switch to the IEB – which is also seamless – for Grade 11 and 12, should they determine the IB programme is not their best option.
Redhill is currently the only school in South Africa to offer students a choice between graduating with either an IEB Matric or an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
The research is unanimous in laying out the very distinct and unique challenges that Middle School children face in these critical developmental years.
It is Redhill Middle School’s aim to grow the leaders of tomorrow. With this in mind, we aim to nurture leadership potential in every student.
Redhill’s focus on the social and emotional wellbeing of students underpins all that we do. This is especially key in the pivotal Middle School years when our students require support on a number of levels.