S&A | What is it like to be a MYP student at LIS?
By Jenny Ryu
Our school LIS (Lund International School) is an International Baccalaureate World School. I’ve been and lived in many countries as I grew up, and I am certain that LIS has the best system in education.
The subjects we MYP students learn are:
Math, Science, Individuals and Societies, Language and Literature, Design, Arts, Physical Education, Spench (Spanish and French) and Swedish.
There are units in each subject, which is about 3~5 units in a year. And after each unit, we usually have something called a ‘Summative Assessment’. This is the moment we use our knowledge to complete the assessment. Summative Assessments can be different depending on the subject and the unit.
For example, in Maths, Spench, and Swedish, we usually take tests that deal with the information we observed throughout the unit. In Science, we normally carry out an experiment that relates to our unit and write about the scientific knowledge we have learned. In Ind Soc (Individuals and Societies), we ordinarily create a presentation to present in front of the whole class or write an essay. But I’ll have to say that these aren’t the only types we have for the Summative Assessments.
We have timetables in the corridor that tell us when we have lessons, which help us with our organisation skills. The school provides a homework diary at the beginning of the year, where we can sort out our homework and the due date.
Between lessons, we walk to the classrooms where our next lesson takes place. Every subject has different classrooms and teachers. There is an exception for PE (Physical Education) because the lessons take place in a public gym called ‘Gerdahallen’, which is about 10-15 minutes away from the school by walking. Due to Covid 19, we now are not showering or entering the gym by the main entrance. Instead, we enter through the emergency door that no other people use, and try to minimise the contact with people who use the gym also.
We learn many things in our lessons and get a bunch of knowledge. At the start of the year, we buy notebooks we will use during lessons in order to take notes. The school recommends the notebooks they sell, and personally, I am quite pleased taking notes on those. The school also provides each student with a Chromebook where they can research and create presentations and documents on google drive. Moreover, the teachers create a google classroom where students can check their assignments and homework at the start of the year.
I am very pleased with the material the school provides, the nice teachers, and the overall knowledge I get from the lessons. The life of an MYP student is hard, but in the end, I am always proud of myself, for how successful I am as a student at Lund International School.