Middle Years Programme
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) in grades 6-10 connects the
IB Primary Years Programme (preschool-grade 5) and the IB Diploma Programme (grades 11-12).
The MYP provides a framework of academic rigour that encourages students to embrace and
understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, becoming
critical and reflective thinkers.
The MYP curriculum requires mastery of eight subjects – Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, Physical and Health Education, Design, and the Arts.
The engine driving the MYP through every class moves on the belief that all students can be taught to be independent problem-solvers with strong study skills.
The Learner Profile
allows students to assess their progress against clearly defined personal attributes.
MYP teachers use internationally published IB assessment criteria as a benchmark for their grading.
They provide a variety of assessment tasks, such as open-ended activities, investigations, organized debates, hands-on experimentations, and reflections, allowing students to demonstrate their achievement according to the determined criteria.
The MYP culminates with the submission of a Personal Project in grade ten,
an independent, eight-month long assignment that showcases the skills that our
students have developed throughout the five years of their MYP studies.
The project is a rich opportunity for students to create an extended piece of work that
challenges their own creativity and thinking about personal issues. Graded against a
rigorous set of IB criteria, the Personal Project is not only an integral part of the MYP but
also a continuation requirement for students moving towards the IB Diploma Program.
Service as Action:
Students in grades 6 – 10 are expected to engage in service as action activities; meaningful action
created in response to the student’s own needs and the needs of others. The quality of each activity
is measured by the student and their mentor against the following criteria: Commitment, Leadership,
Impact on the community and Spark of Genius. Students will write a reflection at the end of each
activity and will complete a rubric, together with their mentor, measuring the quality of the activity
completed. Each academic year culminates in a Service & Action exhibition where students will
share their achievements with the wider Dwight community.
In keeping with the mission of the Dwight schools and the curriculum framework
of the International Baccalaureate, Dwight Seoul has a Service as Action requirement
for grades 6 – 10 where students are expected to show an increasing amount of initiative
in sourcing and creating relevant and meaningful activities throughout the year.
Grade 6 and 7 students must complete an activity that addresses one learning outcome.
Grade 8 and 9 students must complete two activities that address one learning outcome each.
Grade 10 students must complete an activity that addresses one learning outcome.
Service As Action Requirements: