The IMYC is our International Middle Years Curriculum for children aged 11 - 14 years old. It is used by over 1000 teachers in 103 schools across 50 countries worldwide including Sweden, Sudan, Latvia, Malta, Laos, Indonesia, and Turkey.
It is a challenging, internationally minded and concept-focused curriculum, which helps develop engaged and active learners. With specific subject and personal learning goals, it provides a clear structure to develop knowledge, skills and understanding whilst making subject learning more connected.
Schools can work towards becoming IMYC accredited by using the rigorous self-review process that forms part of the IMYC membership. We also offer joint accreditation with the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Our schools have found the self-review process has provided a useful framework for making improvements and for implementing the IMYC in general.Become an IMYC school
We believe schools would be able to use the [self-review] document for school improvement plans because the document is about best practices, not prescription. The rubrics and suggestions for evidence are as such: guidance for support and suggestions. This broadens the utility of the document beyond accreditation to a framework of best practice in education."
The IMYC is a research-led, engaging curriculum helping us to have ultimately happy, motivated, students who engage in deep learning, and develop the skills of reflection and metacognition.”
Isabel Du Toit is the Head of International Middle Years Curriculum & Membership
Isabel joined Fieldwork Education in 2008 and now heads up the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) with responsibility for developing, improving and updating the IMYC according to the schools’ needs.
She started her career as a Mathematics and Science teacher in secondary schools and went on to become a school leader and advisor. She has worked with many schools, consulting leaders, training teachers, writing articles and speaking at many conferences, including International School Conferences like ECIS, AIE and ELSA.
Isabel is passionate about improving learning and understanding how the brain learns.