Why Choose to study the IMYP Level 2?

The IMYP provides the foundation for success for GCSE and A Level and indeed life beyond school. The curriculum is based on the concepts of Project Based and Experiential Learning. The curriculum is assessed using clear academic Learning Objectives and Success Criteria. Each subject area is theme or topic based and is set out in a preferred teaching sequence, each week of study building on the previous one.

The 7 CORE AIMS of the IMYP curriculum: To develop:

  1. Language, Literacy and Communication (including Modern Foreign Languages)
  2. Numeracy
  3. Science and Scientific Method
  4. Humanity and Society
  5. Environmental Awareness
  6. Creativity and the Arts
  7. Character Education

The International Middle Years Programme Level 2 builds on Level 1 and develops core skills and competencies for the General Certificate of Secondary Education.


Why Study IMYP PSHE?

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), a carefully planned, developmental programme of learning through which children and young adults acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their choices and relationships with the view of maximising their chances of becoming healthy, happy, responsible, balanced and productive members of their family and society.

The course focuses on the development of critical and creative thinking skills that students can apply in a wide variety of areas of interest and careers. The knowledge, skills and attitudes that students develop in this course provide a meaningful foundation for further study and helps prepare students for academia, and the world of work.

How will Candidates be Assessed?

Candidates must demonstrate their ability to:

  • AO1.1 Make healthy, safe and fulfilling life choices
  • AO1.2 Explore, clarify and challenge their own and other's values, attitudes, beliefs and responsibilities.
  • AO1.3 Describe, analyse and explain the relevance and application of religious ideas and practices, and issues arising from the study of religion and foundational texts;
  • AO1.4 Evaluate different responses to religious and moral issues, including a personal response, using relevant evidence and argument, and appropriate language and terminology.

Candidates should develop their knowledge and understanding of:

  • AO2.1 Different Religious beliefs and interpretation of foundational texts of 6 major world religions.
  • AO2.2 Safe choices and high risk behaviour.

Candidates should develop their skills of:

  • AO3 Exploring, clarifying and challenging  their own and other's values, attitudes, beliefs and responsibilities.


The IMYP PSHE is delivered through Project Based Learning. Each project will have specific Assessment Objectives drawn from those above. In addition Formal Examinations take place at the end of each of the two years of the course.

Paper 1: Knowledge and Understanding: Short answer, structured Questions. 45 mins. 40% of Total

Paper 2: Longer Response questions with material / data provided. 45 mins 30% of Total

Paper 3: (Course Work) a Choice of Project from one of the 4 subject Areas. 30% of Total

IMYP 2 Spanish

Why Study IMYP2 for Spanish?

The International Middle Years Programme's Spanish syllabus has been designed to prepare students for further study by building firm foundations of vocabulary and grammar and developing their abilities to read, write and communicate their knowledge and understanding in Spanish, building on the work of IMYP1 

The Aims of the IMYP for Spanish

  • develop the skills of reading to allow the development of vocabulary suitable for the age ranges;
  • enable candidates to use grammar effectively for clear expression and practical communication;
  • provide a basis for continuing study of language, and encourage independent study and learning, including the use of libraries, language books and the media;
  • give candidates opportunities to work with a wide variety of text and audio material;
  • provide enjoyment and stimulation to encourage a positive attitude towards every aspect of the language.

How are candidates assessed at IMYP2?

This course leads to formal, Summative examinations prior to IMYP2. By the time candidates sit the examination, they should be able to:

  • Read a passage unaided and give independently written responses to questions involving a range of comprehension skills;
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the use of grammatical structures, vocabulary and conjugations. 
  • Write unaided at reasonable length on one topic selected from a choice of work suitable for the age range.
  • Communicate orally at a basic level on the subjects of everyday life, family, home, school and holidays.


Stage 9



Paper 1: Written test (Grammar, vocabulary, conjugations, reading comprehension and a written essay.)

55 minutes

70 marks

Paper 2: Oral test (Dialogue)

5 minutes

30 marks

Total: 100 marks