PROGRAMME OF STUDY

The MYP consists of eight subject groups: language acquisition, language and literature, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical and health education, and design. Student study is supported by a minimum of 50 hours of instruction per subject group in each academic year.


The programme of study gives an overview of the content to be studied for the year in each discipline. The British National Curriculum forms the backbone of the programmes of study in MYP 1 - 3, while also incorporating other elements, such as the necessary requirements of the Ministério de Educação (MEC) for all schools here in Brazil.

In MYP 4 and MYP 5, IGCSE course content is used as the basis for the curriculum. The IGCSE is a two year curriculum programme of study offered by the University of Cambridge International Examination that is equivalent in standard to the British GCSE. Pupils who obtain an IGCSE qualification from Cambridge are prepared for further academic success, including progression to A and AS Level study and the IB Diploma. IGCSE is recognised as evidence of ability by academic institutions and employers around the world. At the end of MYP5, pupils sit their IGCSE exams in the following subjects: English, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, Science, Maths, and Humanities.

Parents of current St Francis pupils are encouraged to use these year-level documents in conjunction with information available on Managebac. On Managebac, parents will find summary overviews of each unit of study, as well as additional information on upcoming assessment tasks, etc. Together, the programmes of study and access to Managebac allow for parents to accompany their child’s studies as close as they wish.