Eight Academic Subject Groups & Subject-Specific Criteria

MYP students study eight different subjects each year of MYP. Curriculum is organized and designed to encourage students to make connections between these subjects and with the real world. The eight subject groups include:

  • Language and literature (English and French)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Language Acquisition (French, Spanish, and Mandarin)
  • Individuals and Societies (World History, American History)  
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Design (product and digital design, computer science, convergence journalism, etc.)
  • Art (visual and performing)

Curriculum and assessments are designed so that students learn the subject-specific content and skills as they relate to the four prescribed criteria identified by IB. MYP assessment requires teachers to assess the prescribed subject-specific objectives using the subject-specific criteria listed in the chart below.

Language and Literature Analyzing Organizing Producing text Using language
Language Acquisition Comprehending spoken and visual text Comprehending written and visual text Communicating Using language
Individuals and Societies Knowing and understanding Investigating Communicating Thinking critically
Sciences Knowing and understanding Inquiring and designing Processing and evaluating Reflecting on the impacts of science
Mathematics Knowing and understanding Investigating patterns Communicating Applying mathematics in real-world contexts
Arts Knowing and understanding Developing skills Thinking creatively Responding
Physical and Health Education Knowing and understanding Planning for performance Applying and performing Reflecting and improving performance
Design Inquiring and analyzing Developing ideas Creating the solution Evaluating
MYP Projects Investigating Planning Taking action Reflecting
Interdisciplinary Disciplinary grounding Synthesizing and applying Communicating Reflecting