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The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme is designed for students aged 11 to 16.

Middle Years Overview & Philosophy

Xi’an Hanova International School is fully authorized to offer its students the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP); a programme of international education designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a changing world by addressing all learning domains through a holistic and balanced curriculum.

MYP Assessment, Projects & Service

1) Assessment and Reporting

The Middle Years Programme values a variety of forms of assessment. The final grade is based on regular summative assessments and a final examination. Five reports are issued during the course of an academic year, two reports half way through each semester, one report at the end of each semester and one final report at the end of the academic year.

2) Personal Project

At the end of the Middle Years Programme, the IB requires students in Year 11 to submit their Personal Project. The Personal Project is a 6-8 month project and is a unique opportunity for students to independently design and undertake an activity from inception through to completion, and promotes creativity and reflection. Individual supervising teachers support our students throughout this process, which is managed by the MYP Coordinator.

3) Service as Action

At Hanova, Service as Action is integrated into the academic curriculum. We believe in the importance of students taking an active role in the communities in which they live, to improve the lives of those around them. Service as Action can be performed at local, regional, national, and international levels. By helping those in need, students will have a greater understanding of the ways communities work and the problems communities face. By working together, each of us can understand how we can make a difference. The Service as Action Programme has specific learning expectations, and progress for these are tracked through inception to completion on Managebac – our student, teacher and parental curriculum portal. Students are required to reflect on their contributions in relation to the learning outcomes set by the Service as Action Programme.

Encouraging students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners

Hanova's MYP Curriculum Subjects

The Middle Years Programme groups subjects into 8 distinct learning areas. Student subject choices in Year 10 & 11 should be based on consultations with their teachers, parents, homeroom teachers and our university and careers counsellor.

Language & Literature

English, Mandarin, Korean


Sciences (Year 7, 8 & 9)

Biology, Chemistry and Physics (Year 10 & 11)

Physical & Health Education

All students participate in this learning area (Year 7, 8 & 9)

Students may choose to do this subject (Year 10 & 11)

Language Acquisition

English, Mandarin


MYP Mathematics Classes


All students participate in this learning area (Year 7, 8 & 9)

Students may choose to do this subject (Year 10 & 11)

Individuals & Societies

Integrated Humanities (Y7, 8 & 9)

Students choose to do either History or Geography (Year 10 & 11)


Two of the following: Drama, Music and/or Visual Arts (Year 7, 8 & 9)

Students may choose one of these subjects (Year 10 & 11)

See our Middle Years Programme in action!

Take some time to look through some of the most recent MYP events and activities at Hanova:

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