MYP - Middle Years Programme

The European Azerbaijan School is a Candidate School* for the MYP Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that European Azerbaijan School believes is important for our students.


Broad, Rigorous and Relevant, the MYP is a curriculum framework grounded in concepts that provide both interdisciplinary breadth and disciplinary depth within an authentic, real-world context. Students are assessed in eight disciplines, as well as in their interdisciplinary synthesis skills. The MYP programme also requires that students act on what they learn through Service as Action, Community Project and Personal Projects. The MYP curriculum is delivered through units of inquiry, which allow students to learn by asking and seeking the answers to challenging questions.

Subject Areas

The MYP curriculum is broad allowing students to the following disciplines in each year of the

  • Language and Literature (English and Azerbaijani)
  • Language Acquisition ( Russian, German and Spanish) 
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • The Arts (Art, Music, Drama)
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Design Technology

Approaches to Learning

The MYP helps students learn how to learn. The Approaches to Learning are taught explicitly in all subject areas and help to build both academic skills and character.

  • Communication skills
  • Social skills: collaboration
  • Self-management skills: organization, affective, reflection
  • Research skills: information literacy and media literacy
  • Thinking skills: critical thinking, creative thinking, transfer

 Assessment in the MYP is criterion referenced, so students around the world are assessed against pre-specified criteria for each subject group. A variety of assessment strategies are used to enable students to best demonstrate the learning that has taken place. Tasks are set by teachers throughout the course of the programme and are assessed internally in the school.

*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, or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit