Students completing the PYP will have experienced a broad and engaging curriculum, which culminates with the PYP Exhibition. This is an age-appropriate demonstration of learning involving inquiry into the world around them at the end of the PYP in Grade 5.
The MYP project prepares students for further education projects and presentations, such as those in the DP, particularly the extended essay. There are strong links between the MYP projects and subject-specific assessments in the DP, such as the global politics engagement activity, through the nature of the task and the presentation style of the report
While the personal project enables students to pursue their personal interests further in the MYP, the DP extended essay enables students to pursue an academic interest through a research essay. The personal project is not necessarily a research essay; however, personal projects always involve research, including the use and collection of information and sources. The personal project emphasizes experiential learning, which is developed further in community and service in the DP.
Through these projects, students experience the responsibility of completing a significant piece of work over an extended period of time, as well as the need to reflect on their learning and the outcomes of their work—key skills that prepare students for success in further study, the workplace and the community.