A very few UK independent schools have adopted the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). This is 5-year programme for pupils aged 11-16 (although some UK schools have been authorised to teach it over fewer years). Emphasis is on the inter-relatedness of subjects. 8 academic areas are covered including two languages, humanities, technology, maths, arts, sciences and physical education. Schools can add other subjects required by their state or national authorities. Further information, including schools offering the MYP programme, from the International Baccalaureate Organisation (http://www.ibo.org“>www.ibo.org; tel 02920 547 777).