The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) is a curriculum for children aged 11 to 14, based on neuroscientific research that recognizes the needs of the adolescent brain.
The curriculum design addresses this through conceptual Big Ideas that allow students to link their learning and make sense of the world around them, preparing them for the next stage of their education and personal growth.
Why choose the IMYC?
- The IMYC responds to the specific development needs of 11-14 year olds, providing structures and systems that support the needs of the adolescent brain
- It draws on current media platforms, involving active skills-based learning, and promoting self-reflection and the opportunity for students to make sense of their learning
- This relevant and engaging curriculum centres around a challenging Big Idea for life and a blend of individual and shared learning experiences
- The IMYC allows for single subject teaching and learning whilst facilitating collaboration around a Big Idea, linking all subject learning to a conceptual theme
- Offering a student-led learning structure, the IMYC helps 11-14 year olds develop a sense of their place in the world and that of others
- The IMYC prepares students for the next stage of their learning and for future work opportunities
- IMYC learners become Globally Competent learners, developing their understanding of the world
- The IMYC's Assessment for Learning (AfL) Programme tracks students’ skills learning through beginning, developing and mastering in every age group