“The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, guiding the students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement—essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.” MYP: From Principles into Practice, September, 2014

In the MYP, students study 8 subject groups.
At BBIS we offer:
• Language and Literature
• Language acquisition (Spanish and German)
• Individuals and societies
• Sciences
• Mathematics
• Arts (Visual Arts and Performing Arts)
• Design (Digital Design)
• Physical and health educationFor more information, please see the subject briefs:

Distinctive features of the MYP include:
• Key and related concepts are big ideas, which form the basis of teaching and learning in the MYP.
• Global contexts provide contexts for inquiry and learning and promote multilingualism, intercultural understanding and global engagement. Using global contexts, MYP students develop an understanding of their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet through developmentally appropriate explorations of:
• identities and relationships
• personal and cultural identity
• orientations in space and time
• scientific and technical innovation
• fairness and development
• globalization and sustainability.

• Approaches to teaching and learning are skills which help students manage their own learning. They provide a foundation for success in further education and the world beyond the classroom.


IB ATL skill categories MYP ATL skill clusters
 Communication I Communication
Social II Collaboration
Self management III Organisation
IV Affective
V Reflection
Research VI Information literacy
VII Media literacy
Thinking VIII Critical thinking
IX Creative thinking
X Transfer

Action and service lies in the Core of the programme and is an essential component of the MYP. It sets out clear learning outcomes that grow from students’ participation in local and global communities.

MYP projects are informed by respected models of service learning and provide stepping stones toward the Diploma Programme’s core requirements for Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS).

The personal project, for students completing the programme in year 5, is a culminating experience in which students apply their approaches to learning skills to complete an extended, self-directed piece of work. This required component provides opportunities for creative and truly personal demonstrations of learning.


Budapest British International School is committed to developing confident, globally aware, motivated and self-disciplined learners, who can realize their full potential and make a responsible contribution to the world, in a caring, arts oriented teaching and learning environment.