Roma Mitchell Secondary College is an IB World School delivering the MYP in conjunction with the content from the Australian Curriculum.

The IB MYP for students aged 11-16 provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand connections between traditional subjects and the real world and become critical and reflective thinkers. The IB MYP focuses on developing students in all areas of learning such as: academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural. The outcome for students is that they are able to analyse and make sense of information rather than simply recalling it.

Students develop a set of approaches to learning skills, which enables them to inquire into their own learning. The program consists of eight subject groups integrated through global contexts. These global contexts provide a framework for learning within and across the subjects.

The IB MYP has the following eight areas of study –

Languages and Literature

Individuals and Societies

Sciences

Mathematics

Language Acquistion

The Arts

Design

Physical and Health Education

 

In addition to studying eight areas of study, students are required to complete a Personal Project. The Personal Project is a compulsory part of the IBMYP Certificate. Students will demonstrate skills, attitudes and knowledge required to complete a project over an extended period of time. The project aims to develop communication and self-management skills.

The IB MYP also requires students to participate in Service as Action in each year of the program. Students may choose to participate in action that benefits their community through opportunities presented in the taught curriculum or they may choose to find their own service opportunities outside the school. Students will choose their own service engagement and plan, conduct and reflect on it. Students participation in Service is compulsory in Years 8, 9 and 10 however it does not form part of their summative grades.

For more information about the MYP please visit the website contact Noel Hernes, Assistant Principal IB MYP, Gifted & Talented and International Programs on 8161 4600.

Upon completion of the IB MYP at the end of Year 10 students may be eligible to receive graduation certificates if they have met the following requirements:

CertificateCriteria
AchievementStudents have achieved an overall average score of 3 or higher across all subjects and successfully completed the Personal Project
Subject MeritStudents have achieved a final score of 7 in one or more subjects and successfully completed the Personal Project
DistinctionStudents have achieved an overall score greater than 6 across all subjects and successfully completed the Personal Project.

Students final subject grades (0-7) from Years 8, 9 and 10 are used to determine eligibility for receiving these certificates at the Year 10 Graduation Assembly.

Successful completion of the Personal Project is a pre-requisite for eligibility to receive any graduation certificates.

To successfully complete the Personal Project students must achieve an overall average score of 3 or higher across all four of the Project assessment criteria.

Students must have participated in at least 2 years of the IB MYP to be eligible to receive graduation certificates.