Middle Years Programme at Norlights International School Oslo

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) is an educational programme for students between the ages of 11 to 16 around the world as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum.

The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

It encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life. It naturally follows the Primary Years Programme and is designed to be an excellent preparation for the IB Diploma Programme.

The subject groups are defined by aims and objectives that are derived, in whole or in part, from the IB Learner Profile. The MYP programme at Norlights International School encompasses grades 7 – 10.

As a broad curriculum framework, the MYP requires all students to study eight distinct subject areas: individuals and societies, language and literature, language acquisition, mathematics, design, arts, sciences, and physical and health education.

The MYP framework emphasizes learning in authentic contexts, building and deepening conceptual understandings, and developing skills that enable students to learn and thrive in our world. Students who participate in the MYP build confidence, learn by doing and connecting to the larger world, develop an understanding of global challenges, and act as responsible citizens.

Service learning plays a significant role, requiring students to take part in service activities in the surrounding community, and they are expected to objectively analyze their work and progress on a regular basis. The MYP culminates in the personal project, which is an opportunity for students to apply all of the understandings and skills they have developed throughout the programme in a personal task of their choosing.

MYP Essential Elements

MYP Curriculum Guide

MYP Projects

Subject Group Overviews

Subject Group Overviews

Language & Literature

English A

Norwegian A

Language Acquisition

Norwegian B


Individuals & Societies

Individuals & Societies







Physical & Health Education

Physical & Health Education

The Arts



MYP Subject Briefs