MYP Curriculum

The MYP program aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning. The program empowers students to build confidence by managing their own learning, learn by doing and inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP organizes teaching and learning through eight subject groups:

  • Language Acquisition
  • Language and Liiterature
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Arts
  • Design

Teaching and learning in the MYP is underpinned by global contexts which allow learners to develop their identities with an understanding to their humanity and shared responsibility to the planet. Through the six global contexts (identities and relationships, orientation in space and time, personal and cultural expression, scientific and technical innovation, globalization and sustainability, fairness and development) students transfer their knowledge to the globe by framing a curriculum that develops multilingualism, intercultural communication and global engagement as well as establishing the purpose of learning. Through the eight subject groups the MYP approaches to learning (ATL skills) provide the foundation for independent learning and encourage the application of the learners’ knowledge and skills. ATL skills help students become lifelong learners who rely on their communication, social, self-management, research and thinking skills.

Driven from the MYP eight subject groups, learners at AIS take the following subjects:                                                                                                                     

Arabic Language, English Language, Mathematics,-=Sciences (Biology-Chemistry-Physics), Design Technology-Individuals and Societies,Visual and performing arts, P..H.E, Business (Grades8-10)-and IT-Robotics .

In ICT classes, students learn the skills that enable them to code and create applications and websites using Python which is one of the most user-friendly programming languages. This will grow our students' critical thinking skills and help them adapt to the developments and the continuous changes worldwide. 

In addition to that, grades 8 and 9 learn ICDL and computing skills (Python, App Inventor) while Grades 9 and 10 learn Image Editing and Animation.

 Our written curriculum is designed in a way that is based on the knowledge and skills needed for students to master by the time they reach grades 11&12 and aims at preparing grades 6-10 students for specific DP requirements.  

AIS learning approach is based on Inquiry. This approach allows students to be problem- solvers and lifelong learners by connecting what they are learning to real life situations. 

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