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Doubleview, 6018 WA
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Middle School at ISWA is a time of significant growth for our students. Being part of our welcoming school community helps to develop and build their academic and personal skills, and a deep sense of social awareness and justice.
As an International Baccalaureate World School, our Year 7 to 10 students follow the Middle Years Programme framework. This framework emphasises intellectual challenge and encourages students aged 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, ultimately preparing them for success in both further study and life. (IBO, 2023)
At ISWA, the Middles Years Programme provides an inquiry-based teaching and learning approach, through which the Western Australia Curriculum is delivered.
Students within the MYP participate in classes which are structured around eight subject groups:
Each year, MYP students also engage in an interdisciplinary unit that involve collaboration between at least two subject groups. These units allow for a deeper conceptual understanding across curriculum groups and for further development and application of their approaches to learning.
The Personal Project is completed by students in the last year of their MYP journey. It is a culminating experience that allows students to showcase what they have learned across their years within the MYP. Students set themselves a personal learning and product goal and work closely with a teacher mentor to complete this over approximately six months.
Service and Action
Service as Action is at the core of the Middle Years Programme enabling students to make positive contributions to both their local and global communities. Teaching and learning experiences provide opportunities for students to connect the curriculum content to specific actions.
Assessment within the Middle Years Programme occurs through both formative and summative structures. Students are assessed using subject-specific criteria, staff meet to moderate. Feedback is provided to all students
Student assessment and subject grading within the MYP is reliable, equitable and has a systematic approach across all subject areas. Assessment is criterion–related. The consistency of assessment criteria between subject groups provides reliable and valid information about the actual learning that takes place.
We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we are on, the Whadjuk (Perth region) people and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge, respect and seek to learn from their wisdom, continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.