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IB Middle Years Programme
Uwekind is the only school in Bulgaria that teaches according to the MYP. This programme encompasses a period of 5 years and is elaborated for the academic needs of Grade 6-10 students. It encourages the students to be involved in their own learning process, to share their knowledge and to be open and tolerant towards people with different experiences and from different cultures.
The national program
Which subject areas do we learn?
Group 1: Bulgarian language and literature
Our students work on many texts and thus develop understanding of moral, social, economic, political, cultural and natural dimensions of life. They improve their ability to formulate opinions and to make decisions based on ethical arguments.
Our teaching goals in Bulgarian language and literature classes are to study a number of fictional and nonfiction texts, to work with various genres and writing techniques, to comment in different contexts, audience and goal, and to freely use linguistic and literary terminology.
Group 2: Foreign languages
Students face linguistic and academic challenges, in order to learn how to communicate in different ways in more than two languages. They are provided with an opportunity to develop their language skills according to their own potential by progressing in groups through development phases.
The programme also provides a certification opportunity according to the students’ achievement level and personal goals.
Group 3: Individuals and societies
The students collect, describe and analyze the data from various scientific and media resources, test their own hypotheses and learn how to interpret complex information, which also includes original primary resources. They focus on real-life examples, investigate and analyze important aspects of global themes.
Students are taught to respect and understand the world around them and develop the necessary skills to investigate historical, geographical, political, social, economic, religious, technological and cultural factors, which influence individuals, societies and the environment.
Group 4: Sciences
The students explore real-life examples of scientific applications and discover the interactions and relationships between sciences and morality, ethics, culture, economics, politics and the environment.
Scientific investigations develop critical and creative thinking skills through the search of alternative explanations.
Students learn to accept and respect the ideas of others and to develop their own sense of responsibility as members of society and citizens of the world.
Group 5: Mathematics
Studying mathematics develops research skills and practical application of knowledge, and helps students perfect solution techniques for problematic situations, which can be applied to the real world. Students are taught to present information, to investigate, to create model situations and to find solutions to familiar and unfamiliar problems.
Mathematics provides a basis for studying natural sciences, technologies, computer sciences and skills, which are applicable in social sciences and arts.
At Uwekind mathematics instruction is organized into two levels, ending with the respective exam at the end of Grade 10.
- Standard mathematics – provides the students with a sound knowledge of basic mathematical principles while allowing them to develop the necessary mathematical.
- Extended mathematics – the standard mathematics framework is supplemented by additional topics and skills, providing greater breadth and depth in mathematical understanding.
Group 6: Arts
Arts stimulate young imaginations, challenge perceptions and develop creative and analytical skills. Students are encouraged to understand the arts in context, to learn cultural histories of artworks and to develop empathy to various individuals.
Group 7: Design and digital competencies
Students follow the steps of a design cycle (inquiry and analysis of design problems; development and creation of feasible solutions; product testing and evaluation) and are taught to apply the acquired skills in solving real-life situations.
Group 8: Physical and health education
Students are taught to accept and respect the ideas of others and to develop their collaboration and communication skills.
PE classes take place in the halls and sport grounds of the “Sportna Sofia” complex.
Students learn the most efficiently, when they can make a connection to the world around them and to their own personal experiences. They study the curricula in various contexts – personal and cultural expression, orientation in space and time, identities and relationships, scientific and technical innovation, globalization and sustainability, fairness and development.