IB MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME WELCOME
A very warm welcome to the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Somersfield Academy!
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. - Barack Obama
Let me be the first to welcome you to Somersfield Academy’s Secondary Division, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme school. Our goal is to enable young people to better understand and manage the complexities of our world, and to provide them with the skills and attitudes to take action to improve it. This inclusive programme encourages students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Our philosophy is grounded in progressive educational thinking and the essential belief that the world can be improved by socially-conscious independent thinkers. The IB Middle Years Programme has been designed as a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework that provides academic challenge and develops the life skills of students from the ages of 11 to 16. These years are a critical period in the development of young people. Success in school is closely related to personal, social and emotional well-being. At a time when students are establishing their identity and building their self-esteem, the MYP motivates students and helps them to achieve success in school and in life beyond the classroom. The MYP offers students opportunities to develop their potential, to explore their own learning preferences, to take appropriate risks, and to reflect on, and develop, a strong sense of personal identity.
Calling out to all inquirers, thinkers, creators and risk-takers. We hope you join us on the educational journey of a lifetime.
Head of Secondary Division
Our student-focused, inquiry-based approach provides a balanced, rigorous and engaging educational experience that ensures that our students are prepared for the global stage and can compete at the highest international levels.
Essentially, it is expected that each of our Somersfield Stars will achieve personal excellence– excellence of scholarship, excellence of leadership, excellence of citizenship, and excellence of character.