Year 7 & 8 – International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

International Baccalaureate Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Click on the following links for video information:

Video: What is IB Education

Learner Profile

At the heart of the IB is the “learner profile”, a long- term, holistic vision of education that underpins all three programmes and puts the student at the centre of everything we do. The learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century.

Key Stage 3

MYP Year 7 & 8

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) emphasises intellectual challenge.

It encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life.

What the MYP offers students:

The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathise with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

The programme empowers students to 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.

Video: Introduction to the IB MYP

Video: MYP Program – Parent Tutorial

MYP Subject information

The MYP curriculum is organised around a rigorous and thorough study of eight traditional subject areas, including Language and Literature (English) and Language Acquisition (French or Spanish).

The MYP comprises eight subject groups

  • Language acquisition (French or Spanish)
  • Language and literature
  • Individuals and societies (History, Geography and R.E)
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Arts (Art, Music, Drama, Dance)
  • Physical and health education
  • Design (Computing and Technology)

For more information on individual subjects please click here

MYP Assessment 

MYP Assessment guidance for Parents 

To view MYP Assessment guide for parents please click here 

MYP Assessment grades 

To view MYP Assessment grades please see below:

Y7 & 8 Assessment Grades table v2

The Halley Academy is a Candidate School* for the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme and Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that The Halley Academy believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorised by the IB Organisation can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorisation will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

Year 7 Curriculum Evening

Please click here for a copy of the presentation from the Year 7 Curriculum Evening held on Thursday 18th October 2018.

IB MYP Policies

Please click here to go to our IB MYP Policies page.