BEPS International School is an authorised IB World School for the Middle Years Programme (MYP).
Using The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme at BEPS Secondary helps us as we aim for learning to be:
- Connected – through a variety of formal and informal networks that allow access to learning.
- Authentic – engaging curiosity by asking real and challenging questions about the world.
- Individualised – clear learning outcomes are shared and mastery is supported by meaningful small group and 1:1 learner/mentor relationships.
- Future oriented – the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous nature of the future means transferable skills are needed to thrive. Learners are preparing for exciting but yet to be defined challenges.
- Ethical – meaningful human interactions require an understanding and acceptance of varying moral principles and how they interact with, influence and define our responses.
- Socially and emotionally supportive – the learning environment is safe both physically and emotionally, an atmosphere exists where learners are free to experiment with their learning, learn from mistakes and have fun.
- Purposeful – learners understand the learning process, are invested in and can articulate their learning journey.
It is a challenging, internationally minded and concept-focused curriculum, which helps develop engaged and active learners. With specific subject and personal learning goals, it provides a clear structure to develop knowledge, skills and understanding whilst making subject learning more connected.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is for students aged 11-16.
It is a challenging framework that
- connects learning with global concerns, disciplinary concepts, languages of learning, local action, and uses ongoing formative and summative assessment
- connects learners through collaboration using technology to spans skills, ages and competencies, students, as experts, mentoring learning in others, informing decisions and developing informed action
- connects purpose and outcome through rigorous assessment, shared professionalism, informed reflection and adaptable responses to encourage individual development towards resilient learning
The MYP helps students develop both subject-specific and interdisciplinary understanding.
The MYP curriculum framework includes:
- Approaches to learning, helping students learn how to learn by developing skills for research, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration and self-management.
- Key and related concepts, helping students explore big ideas that matter
- Global contexts, helping students understand the relevance and importance of their study for understanding their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet.
English Language and literature
Students encounter a variety of texts from the English literary canon, to modern fiction, works in...
English Language Acquisition
The study of additional languages in the MYP provides students with the opportunity to develop insights...
Individuals and societies
This subject takes a close look at the human condition over time, both from the perspective...
A variety of topics are approached, everyday life revealing how areas of Science become relevant in...
MYP mathematics is tailored to the needs of the students, seeking to motivate them to want...
Arts (Visual Arts, Drama, Music)
Art is a universal human expression that has always mirrored the spirit of society in which...
Physical and health education
Experiences about how the human body works and its physical development are offered through theory and...
The Design course embeds many topics, from nature and sustainability to merchandising and visual communication. Students...
French Language and Literature
French Language and Literature is to encourage and enable students to use language as a vehicle...
French Language Aquisition
The French Language Acquisition Programme develops the ability to communicate effectively across a range of languages...
Why BEPS Secondary School?
- We offer an ambitious curriculum (International Baccalaureate) opening doors to universities around the world.
- Our learners grow in a unique and welcoming environment guided by teachers who particularly enjoy working with this dynamic age group.
- Our teachers are mentors providing opportunities for individual feedback, reflection and goal setting.
- We engage learners in authentic learning experiences: working with artists in their studios to develop their creativity, hiking through forests to develop collaboration and resilience, and interacting with inspirational professionals: journalists, doctors and entrepreneurs.
- Our learners study Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Mathematics, Sciences, Design, Physical and Health Education and the Arts (Visual Arts, Drama and Music).
- We guide our students to learn the skills to be digitally-literate, financially principled, innovative and adaptable and prepare them to navigate complex careers of the future and thrive in every aspect of their lives.
- We encourage our students to stay connected to their own culture using their home language for different projects.
- Our learners have differentiated, whole class and individual learning time according to tailor made timetables and varied subject choices.
- Our Secondary school offers opportunities for Community and Service in order to develop a sense of responsibility and care for our extended community. Joining in Follow your Passion Projects, they will pursue their own interests.
- We have more than 49 years track record of excellence in education.
Day trips & Residential trips
Day trips are an integral part of learning at BEPS and are a key part of our curriculum. They give the children the opportunity to experience what they are learning about in real life and within...
Students are developing and discovering the world together with others and as individuals. Their emotions, strengths and weaknesses, backgrounds, dreams and plans all contribute to this discovery. Wellbeing lessons seek to explain important information, help students...
Thinking about thinking
Students bring their experience, reflections, culture and backgrounds to their learning. These aspects of identity colour the significance students give to and find in learning. Thinking lessons help identify and articulate what is valuable, beautiful and...
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Our daughter has again made marked progress this year, developing more organisational structure inside herself and so in her school work and activities. She is showing more and more interest in school and as parents, we are now feeling positive about her gaining in confidence and finding her place in the world. She has a remarkable group of teachers. They are interested, understanding, patient, creative and always highly responsive to any concerns we or our daughter may have. She feels safe, nurtured, encouraged, challenged and respected at school. This is a gift for her and for us as parents. To have all this in a school is rare. So, thank you wholeheartedly.