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The International Middle Years Curriculum


The International Middle years Curriculum Grades 7 and 8 (IMYC) is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum for 12 - 14  year olds, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning.

The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) engages learners aged 11-14-year-olds, focusing on the     specific needs of the teenage brain, guided by brain-based research, and coupled with a progressive pedagogy, that encourages teenagers to be informed, globally competent, and future-ready learners.

Academically informed and designed to be rigorous yet flexible in its design, the IMYC guides the transformative nature of learning and the development of the whole student, preparing them for lifelong learning, within school and beyond.

The IMYC is designed upon the internationally-researched seven foundations of the International Curriculum: Learner-focused Personal, International and Subject Learning Goals; A Progressive Pedagogy; A Process to Facilitate Learning for All; Globally Competent Learners; Knowledge, Skills and Understanding are taught, learned and assessed differently; Connected Learning; and Assessment for Improving Learning.

As the culminating age-range of the International Curriculum, the IMYC utilizes the latest educational research and evidence to ensure its design remains at the forefront of learning design for international education.

he International Curriculum features a set of comprehensive Learning Goals which encompass Knowledge, Skills, and Understanding across all subjects. Within the IMYC, International Learning Goals are also an overarching principle, encouraging students to cultivate an interest in cultures, places and issues to develop globally competent citizens empowered to positively impact society.

To foster holistic development, the Personal Learning Goals further prepare middle years learners for current and future opportunities and challenges. The International Curriculum defines 8 Personal Learning Goals for each IMYC student to aim to be, as they prepare for further study and life beyond: Adaptable, a Communicator, a Collaborator, Empathetic, Ethical, Resilient, Respectful and a Thinker.

In Regality Academy the IMYC covers geography, Science and History, we have an addition science focus each term as well.  Links are also made with Art, Music and PE.

Understanding the Teenage Brain


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