The youngest children in the Reception class (age 4–5 years) follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) programme from the UK. The EYFS curriculum is rich and varied, reflecting the school’s mission, and is rooted in a culture of inquiry. This is particularly important for students as it is during these early stages that they develop essential skills in reading, writing and number. Literacy and numeracy are strong and often individualised with a multi-faceted approach in both areas. Students are also supported at a variety of reading levels. The Foundation Stage covers seven areas of learning and development which are interconnected:
For further information on the EYFS, please go to: www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage
The school day for reception ends at 12:30pm.
From Year 1 (age 5-6) to Year 6 (age 10-11)
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 English, 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 given each year from Year 3, and the externally marked Cambridge Checkpoint assessments at the end of Year 6 in English, Mathematics and Science. ICT, PE, Art, African Drumming and Dance, French, Ghanaian Language and Culture and Music are offered as discrete subjects.
All other areas of the Primary curriculum are taught through the IPC which fosters inquiry-based learning through its internationally focused units and via a cross-curricula approach. In addition, the IPC promotes the development of international-mindedness and personal learning goals which are focused on:
For further information on the Cambridge Primary Curriculum, please go to: https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-primary/
For further information on the International Primay Curriculum, please go to: http://www.greatlearning.com/ipc
The school day for Year 1 to 6 ends at 2:55pm.