MYP students in their final year explore an area of personal interest over an extended period. It provides them the opportunity to consolidate their learning and develop important skills they’ll need in both further education and life beyond the classroom. It also helps them develop confidence to become principled, lifelong learners.
The personal project formally assesses students’ approaches to learning (ATL) skills for self-management, research, communication, critical and creative thinking, and collaboration.
Students complete three elements:
The report is assessed by the supervisor and externally moderated by the IB to ensure a globally consistent standard of excellence. Each project is awarded a final achievement grade.
Starting with the personal project? IB World Schools can find hints and tips about the personal project in a blog series called 'How to prosper with MYP personal projects'.
Other must reads for IB World Schools include the following documents on the programme resource centre: