Middle Years

Fountainhead School is authorized as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy-a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

Award of the IB MYP certificate

The IB MYP certificate will be awarded when all conditions have been met in compliance with the General regulations: Middle Years Programme and as described below.

A candidate may register for any number of subjects (including language acquisition, arts, physical and health education, and design), but only six subjects contribute to the award of the certificate. A candidate must also register for the personal project and an interdisciplinary on-screen examination. If a candidate takes more than one subject from the same subject group, the highest grade from all the subjects in that subject group will count towards the certificate. Where a candidate chooses to take multiple subjects from arts, physical and health education or design, the highest single grade from these subject groups will count towards the certificate.

A grade from at least one subject from each of the following six subject groups must contribute to the award of the certificate.

  • Language and literature
  • Language acquisition (or a second language and literature)
  • Individuals and societies
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Arts OR Physical and Health Education OR Design

The IB will award an IB MYP certificate to each candidate who has:

  • gained a grade total of at least 28 from six subject groups, the interdisciplinary on-screen examination and the personal project combined, out of a possible maximum of 56.
  • gained at least a grade 3 in at least one subject from each subject group
  • gained at least a grade 3 for the personal project
  • gained at least a grade 3 for the interdisciplinary on-screen examination
  • completed the school's requirements for community service.

Source:

occ.ibo.org. (2017). Handbook of Procedures for the Middle Years Programme: Assessment 2017. [online] Available at: http://occ.ibo.org/ibis/occ/Utils/getFile2.cfm?source=/ibis/occ/home/subjectHomeMYP.cfm&filename=dSpace%2Fen%2Fm_0_mypxx_coh-nc_1609_2_e%2Epdf [Accessed 20 Mar. 2017].

http://occ.ibo.org/ibis/occ/Utils/getFile2.cfm?source=/ibis/occ/home/subjectHomeMYP.cfm&filename=dSpace%2Fen%2Fm_0_mypxx_coh-nc_1609_2_e%2Epdf

Easy interpretation of the passing criteria

The minimum requirement to get a grade total of at least 28 from six subject groups, the interdisciplinary on-screen examination and the personal project combined.Other essential requirements to get IB MYP certificate
Gained at least grade 3 in any 4 subjects. Gained at least grade 4 in any 4 subjects.gained at least a grade 3 in at least one subject from each subject groupGained at least a grade 3 for the personal project.Gained at least a grade 3 for the interdisciplinary on-screen examination.Completed the school's requirements for community service.

Subjects offered at Fountainhead School

Subjects offered at 7 & 8 from each of the eight subject groups and the Core subjects

Subject GroupsSubjects offered
Language & LiteratureEnglish Language & Literature
Language AcquisitionHindi
Individuals & SocietiesIntegrated Humanities (Including History, Geography, Economics & Business Studies)
SciencesDiscrete Sciences (Including Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
MathematicsMathematics
DesignDigital Design (The study of digital design equips students to create computer-generated digital products/solutions to solve a problem and meet a perceived need.
Product Design (The study of Product design equips students to manipulate a variety of materials to create tangible products/solutions to solve a problem and meet a need.
Arts(Visual Art & Performing Art)
Physical and Health EducationPhysical and Health Education
Core subjects (Compulsory)
Interdisciplinary LearningAt least one collaboratively planned interdisciplinary unit at each year of the MYP in order to integrate knowledge and skills from two or more subject groups in an interdisciplinary manner.
ServiceStudents must meet the service requirement of each MYP year.

 

Subjects to be offered at 9 & 10

Subject GroupsSubjects offeredNo. of slots allocated in the Time Table
Compulsory subjects
Language & LiteratureEnglish Language & Literature5
Language AcquisitionHindi3
Individual & SocietiesIntegrated Humanities (Including History, Geography, Economics & Business Studies)5
Integrated Sciences (Including Biology, Physics, Chemistry)
8
MathematicsStandard / Extended Mathematics6
Optional subject (Students need to choose minimum one subject from any one group as mentioned below)
DesignDigital Design Standard / Product Design3
OR 
ArtsVisual Arts / Performing Arts (Dance or Drama) / Media4
OR 
Physical and Health EducationPhysical and Health Education4
Additional subjects (Student can choose the additional subject from this group depending upon their career choice and overall academic performance. 
English Literature3
Economics Extended3
Digital Design Extended (only if you have chosen DD)3
Core subjects (Compulsory)
Interdisciplinary LearningAt least one collaboratively planned interdisciplinary unit at each year of the MYP in order to integrate knowledge and skills from two or more subject groups in an interdisciplinary manner. 
Personal ProjectMYP year 5 (Grade 10), students must successfully complete the externally moderated personal project to be eligible for IB MYP course results and the IB MYP certificate.
Additional Slots (Compulsory)
PS 4
AS 2
Assembly 1
HRM 1

It is compulsory to choose one subject between Arts / Physical and Health Education / Product Design / Digital Design to meet MYP requirement.

Subject combinations might change based on the subject selection of the students. The school has the final rights to make required changes.

Along with the above-mentioned subjects, students have to study compulsory core subjects-

  • Interdisciplinary learning
  • Personal project
  • Community Project

Any subjects in addition to the six that contribute to the award of the MYP Certificate will also be indicated on the accompanying MYP Course Results document. Because any additional subjects will not contribute to the MYP Certificate, the results document will not indicate the total number of points achieved.

Comparative study of the subjects offered in IGCSE and IB MYP under similar subject groups

Name of the subject groupIGCSEIB MYP
Language & Literature
Language Acquisition

OR 

Individual & Societies

OR

India Studies 0447

Sciences
Mathematics
Physical & Health Education
Arts

OR

OR

  • Media
ICT/Design

OR

Product Design
OR
Digital Design
Core Subjects (Compulsory)None

MYP subject alignment with DP (Diploma Years Programme) subjects
DP subject groupSubjects currently offered at DPAlignment with MYP subjects
Group 1

English A Language & Literature - HL

English A Language & Literature - SL

Hindi A -Literature

English Language & Literature

Hindi

Group 2

Hindi B - HL

Hindi B- SL

Hindi
French ab-initio - SLNew subject which can be taken after studying Hindi in MYP
Group 3

Business Management - HL

Business Management - SL

Global Politics - HL

Global Politics - SL

Integrated Humanities (Including History, Geography, Economics & Business Studies)

Information Technology in Global Society - HL

Information Technology in Global Society - SL

Digital Design (Standard) (compulsory for ITGS/CS)Digital Design (Extended) (preferred for ITGS/CS)

Economics - HL

Economics - SL

Economics (strongly recommended for Economics HL)

Psychology - HL

Psychology - SL

New subject which can be taken up in DP
Group 4

Biology - HL

Biology - SL

Integrated Sciences

Physics - HL

Physics - SL

Integrated Sciences

Chemistry - HL

Chemistry - SL

Integrated Sciences

Computer Science - HL

Computer Science - SL

Digital Design (Extended)

Design Technology - HL

Design Technology - SL

Product Design
Environmental system and Societies (ESS)Integrated Sciences (can take ESS or PCB at SL)
Group 5

Mathematics -Analysis & Approaches HL

Mathematics -Analysis & Approaches SL

Mathematics

Mathematics Application & Interpretation - HL

Mathematics Application & Interpretation - SL

Group 6

Visual Arts - HL

Visual Arts - SL

Visual Arts

Film - HL

Film - SL

Media
DP Core subjects
Extended essayPersonal Project
Creativity, Activity & ServiceCommunity project

Bibliography

Source:

  • occ.ibo.org. (2017). Handbook of Procedures for the Middle Years Programme: Assessment 2017. [online] Available at: http://occ.ibo.org/ibis/occ/Utils/getFile2.cfm?source=/ibis/occ/home/subjectHomeMYP.cfm&filename=dSpace%2Fen%2Fm_0_mypxx_coh-nc_1609_2_e%2Epdf [Accessed 20 Mar. 2017].
  • occ.ibo.org. (2017). General Regulations: Middle years programme. [online] Available at: http://occ.ibo.org/ibis/occ/Utils/getFile2.cfm?source=/ibis/occ/home/subjectHomeMYP.cfm&filename=myp%2Fm_0_mypxx_reg_1404_4g_e%2Epdf [Accessed 20 Mar. 2017].

For more details regarding IB MYP subjects, click on the link below to access the subject briefs

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0By9V6LqFVFnnUzlVWGJKQUIzc0E