At ISA, our youngest children in the Reception class (age 4–5 years) follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) programme from the UK. This is a particularly important year for our students as it is during these early stages that they develop essential skills in literacy and numeracy. The Foundation Stage covers seven areas of learning anddevelopment which are interconnected:
From Year 1 (age 5-6) to Year 6 (age 10-11)
Our students follow the Cambridge Primary Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The Cambridge curriculum focuses on the three core subjects of Literacy, Mathematics and Science. There is a clear framework for each subject in which teachers have the flexibility to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of their students. Progress is measured by use of the Cambridge Progression Tests and also the externally marked Cambridge Checkpoint assessment at the end of Year 6 which compares children’s performance to other children around the world.
The IPC uses a thematic approach to learning with a strong emphasis on enquiry-based learning, and covers all other areas of the curriculum. It maintains an international focus and promotes the development of ‘international mindedness.’ The IPC focuses on the three learning areas of Knowledge, Skills and Understanding and assessment is undertaken in each of these areas. Ghanaian Culture, Music and PE are taught as discrete subjects, and French is offered to children from Year 3.
For further information on the Cambridge Primary Curriculum please visit: http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/
For further information on the International Primary Curriculum please visit: https://fieldworkeducation.com/