In the final year of the MYP, each student completes a personal project, a significant piece of work that is the product of the student's own initiative and creativity.
The personal project is a significant body of work undertaken by all MYP students over an extended period of time from the end of Grade 9 until the middle of the second semester in Grade 10. It is an important aspect of the MYP reflecting the students' personal appreciation of the MYP global contexts and the application of approaches to learning skills. Students’ development of their approaches to learning skills prepares them gradually for working independently and developing a project over an extended period of time.
The personal project is regarded as the culminating activity through which students present, in a truly personal way, their understanding of real-world themes, concepts and issues using the global contexts.
Students are expected to choose a project, which can take many forms, that allows them to explore a topic of interest to them and to present it in a way that reflects their learning style. Students may produce their project report in their mother tongue if they wish. Students independently complete the project while under the supervision of a teacher in the school. The student is required to undertake significant planning, research and reflection. The MYP personal project is assessed against four criteria, each with a maximum achievement level of eight.
MYP personal project assessment criteria:
• Criterion A: Investigating
• Criterion B: Planning
• Criterion C: Taking Action
• Criterion D: Reflecting