Middle Years Programme Subject: Design

Year 7


As part of the Middle Years Programme (MYP), design challenges all students to:

  1. apply practical and creative thinking skills to solve design problems
  2. explore the role of design in both historical and contemporary contexts
  3. consider their responsibilities when making design decisions and taking action.

MYP design focuses a holistic design process rather than final products and solutions.

IB MYP Design Assessment Criteria

Criterion A: Inquiring and analyzing Maximum: 8

At the end of year 1, students should be able to:
i. explain and justify the need for a solution to a problem
ii. state and prioritize the main points of research needed to develop a solution to the problem
iii. describe the main features of one existing product that inspires a solution to the problem
iv. present the main findings of relevant research.

MYP Year 7 Design Rubric

Criterion A
Criterion B: Developing ideas Maximum: 8
Criterion C: Creating the solution Maximum: 8
Criterion D: Evaluating Maximum: 8