Grades 6 – 8

Gyeongnam International Foreign School is a candidate school* for the MYP (Middle Years Programme). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.

Gyeongnam International Foreign School middle school students take part in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) curriculum from grades 6 through 8.

The IB MYP emphasizes conceptual, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based learning where students’ study is linked to real-world application, thus giving students a practical and experiential education.

In the middle school, students take ten courses so that they are exposed to a wide variety of studies so that they can make informed decisions of their subject choices when they enter the high school.

The courses students take are listed below. For further information, please click the link to be directed to the course documentation on the IB website.

All students

Second Language Student Choice – Pick one dependent on language ability

For further information, please contact the GIFS Middle Years Programme Coordinator.

Grades 9 – 10

Gyeongnam International Foreign School is a candidate school* for the MYP (Middle Years Programme). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.

Gyeongnam International Foreign School middle school students take part in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) curriculum in grades 9 and 10.

The IB MYP emphasizes conceptual, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based learning where students’ study is linked to real-world application, thus giving students a practical and experiential education.

In grades 9 and 10, students study eight two-year courses, some of their choosing, to prepare for the MYP eAssessment given at the end of 10th grade. These externally assessed exams will give students a well-recognized 10th-grade certificate.

The courses students take are listed below. For further information, please click the link to be directed to the course documentation on the IB website.

All students

Second Language Student Choice – Pick one dependent on language ability

Art or Design Student Choice – Pick one dependent on interest

10th-grade Only

For the MYP eAssessment, students will be assessed in the following subjects: English Language and Literature, Individuals and Societies, Mathematics, Science, Interdisciplinary Learning, and the Personal Project. Students will also choose one between Physical and Health Education, Visual Arts, or Design. Students taking Korean Language and Literature will test in that course, while language acquisition students will test in that course.

For further information, please contact the GIFS Middle Years Programme Coordinator.

Grades 11 – 12

Gyeongnam International Foreign School students take part in the IB Diploma Programme (IB DP) in grades 11-12. Students have the options of completing the full IB Diploma, taking individual IB courses, or pursuing the GIFS Diploma. Please see our Graduation Pathways page for more info on the various pathways.

Students aiming for the full IB Diploma choose six courses, three at Higher Level and three at Standard Level, to take over a two-year period. They also complete the IB Core requirements. They will complete all necessary examination and assessment requirements over the two-year period.

Below are the subjects currently offered at GIFS during the 2021-22 school years. Subject choices can change every year depending on our students and staff. Students also have the choice of taking some classes online via Pamoja Education, the official provider of IB DP online courses. Please see their website for more info: Pamoja Education.

Students have the following course options:

  • One course from each subject group
  • Two courses from one of subject groups 1 to 4, and none from Group 6
    • Students selecting two courses in Group 1 do not need to a Group 2 subject. They could choose a second course in Groups 3 or 4 or choose to do a Group 6 course.

For more information on the courses themselves, please click the links to be directed to the course documentation from the official IB website.

Class of 2022 (12th graders)

  Group 1(Language and Literature) Group 2(Language Acquisition) Group 3(Individuals and Societies) Group 4(Sciences) Group 5(Mathematics) Group 6(Arts) IB DP Core
HL

English Language and Literature

Korean Language and Literature

N/A Business Management

Biology

Chemistry

Math:Analysis and Approaches

Math:Applications and Interpretation

Visual Arts

Theory of Knowledge

Extended Essay

Creativity, Activity, and Service

SL

English Language and Literature

Korean Language and Literature

Spanish B Business Management

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Math: Analysis and Approaches

Math: Applications and Interpretation

Visual Arts

Class of 2023 (11th graders)

  Group 1(Language and Literature) Group 2(Language Acquisition) Group 3(Individuals and Societies) Group 4(Sciences) Group 5(Mathematics) Group 6(Arts) IB DP Core
HL English Language and Literature N/A

Business Management

History

Biology Math:Applications and Interpretation N/A

Theory of Knowledge

Extended Essay

Creativity, Activity, and Service

SL English Language and Literature Spanish Ab Initio

Business Management

History

Biology Math:Applications and Interpretation N/A

For further information, please contact the GIFS Diploma Programme Coordinator.