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The Royal Harbour



The IB-MYP meets the needs of today’s student and prepares them for a success-filled tomorrow. As well as developing the knowledge that our students require for future study, the MYP equips them with the skills and attitudes they need to progress. The programme empowers students to understand their own cultures as well of those of others and to participate in service learning. These are the key ingredients of success in future education, the workplace and a lifetime of learning

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Middle Year Programme

International Baccalaureate


The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), designed by the International Baccalaureate (IB), is an innovative education programme tailored to students who want to focus on career-related learning in the last two years of school. It allows students to create an individualised path that leads to either further study or employment after graduation.

By developing academic skills and employment-related competencies, the IBCP provides the basis for:

  • effective participation in the changing workplace

  • improved mobility and flexibility in employment

  • additional training

  • further education

  • lifelong learning.

The IBCP combines courses from the International Baccalaureate’s Diploma Programme with an approved career-related study programme and a unique IBCP core. The core consists of four components—community and service, approaches to learning course, language development and a reflective project—blended together to enhance critical thinking and intercultural understanding. Combined, these elements help students develop the communication and personal skills necessary for success in a rapidly changing world.


IBCP students study a BTEC Diploma subject, two IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses and the IBCP Core. For entry to an IBCP programme of study students must have 5 or more GCSE qualifications at grade 4+ to be considered.

Click here to go to our Key Stage 5 page to learn more.


The Royal Harbour Academy is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme. As a candidate school and provider of the Middle Years Programme we have a commitment to deliver a first-class, challenging, inclusive, globally international education, with students centred at the heart of everything we do at the Royal Harbour Academy.

The Middle Years Programme aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through cultural understanding and respect. MYP encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

The Year 7 and 8 curriculum is delivered through the Middle Years Programme, this holistic approach to teaching encourages the students to become lifelong learners with high academic aspirations and a desire to make the world a better place. All students studying the Middle Years Programme are encouraged to follow the core learner profile attributes; these are to have inquiring minds, to become knowledgeable, caring, reflective, open-minded, well balanced, principled, communicators who are able to think for themselves independently and take safe risks when learning. These learner profile attributes develop each student to have a love of learning and in turn lead happy healthy fulfilled lives as they move through their educational journey and ultimately their life.

Lessons are designed with students at the heart of teaching and learning allowing them to grow and inquire as they progress through each subject area. Lessons are taught with a main key concept or idea. This gives meaning behind every lesson and students can see the reasons behind what they are being taught. Alongside this, there is an overarching question that links each subject area to a global idea or concern, this encourages students to think outside of their immediate community and look at the wider world.

The Royal Harbour Academy is a Candidate School for the MYP. 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 The Royal Harbour Academy believes is important for our students.

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

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