Middle Years Programme

Ages 11-14 (Years 7 to 9)

Introduction to the Middle Years Programme

Pupils in Years 7 to 9 at St Leonards follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, known as the MYP. The curriculum is centered around concepts that allow pupils to focus on both knowledge and understanding. Through inquiry-based learning, they are taught to process, critically evaluate and communicate information, and have the opportunity to develop their research, social, self-management and thinking skills.

It is a globally-recognised educational programme, which encourages reflection, action, and preparation for life and further academic study, in line with the ethos of St Leonards.

MYP Leadership Team
Years 7-9 Subjects
The following subjects are studied as part of the Middle Years Programme.
  • Mathematics
  • Language Acquisition

    French, German, Spanish, Latin, English as an Additional Language

  • Language & Literature


  • Individuals & Societies

    History, Geography

  • Sciences

    Biology, Chemistry, Physics

  • Physical & Health Education

    PE, Games, Swimming

  • The Arts

    Visual Arts, Music

  • Design

    Textiles, Digital Music, Product, Computer and Theatre Design

The Community Project

All Year 9 pupils at St Leonards undertake an extended community project, bringing together the threads of their three-year MYP learning journey. Pupils must identify a need on a local, national or international level, propose an action, and seek to make a meaningful difference.


Pupils are assessed on their attainment throughout the Middle Years Programme through debates, compositions and written work. Parents are also invited to attend Pupil-led Conferences, at which the students share and discuss their learning.

Contact us to find out more or to arrange a tour of our Senior School