International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (Grades 7 to 10)
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) runs across Grades 7 to 10 and provides excellent preparation for the programmes the school offers in Grades 11 and 12. These Senior School programmes include the full IB Diploma Programme, the IB Certificate Programme and a School Based Diploma Programme which provides access to the Indonesian National Examinations (UNAS) in either the Sciences or the Humanities.
The MYP aims to produce independent learners who are internationally minded and who possess the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to participate responsibly in a changing and increasingly inter-related world.
The MYP curriculum consists of eight subject groups: Language and Literature (English and Indonesian), Language Acquisition (English, Indonesian and Mandarin), Mathematics, Sciences, Individuals and Societies/Humanities, Physical and Health Education, Arts and Design.
To meet Indonesian Government regulations, Religion is taught as a separate subject with specialist teachers currently providing lessons for Christian, Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim students. Civics is integrated into Humanities except in Grade 10 where it is taught as a separate subject. Teachers in all curriculum areas integrate Indonesian culture and values into their programmes.
English is the language of instruction and communication in all MYP subjects except for Bahasa Indonesia. This provides a solid foundation for the Senior School programmes offered by the school.
The classroom curriculum is supported by a range of camps, excursions and activities in which all students are required to participate.
Each year, MYP students must complete Service as Action, a service-based activity, out of school hours and maintain a journal for recording their activities and reflections. In Grade 10, the final year of the MYP, students complete a major Personal Project which engages them in independent inquiry and reflection.
MYP assessment is school based, continuous and varied. Sekolah Ciputra offers the school-based MYP certificate which summarises the performance of students during the MYP years at the school.
At the end of Grade 10, students are counseled into a choice made from the full IB Diploma Programme, the IB Certificate Programme of 6 IB subjects, or the School Based Diploma Programme which leads to the Indonesian National Examinations (UNAS). The choice is made after a comprehensive information and counselling programme during the second semester of Grade 10.