Curriculum

Curriculum

The ISP curriculum features rich first-hand experiences, is responsive to individual needs, and is underpinned by our Core Values and Learning Habits.

The curriculum that The International School @ ParkCity provides is developmentally appropriate to ensure progression from our youngest Nursery students to our oldest A-Level students. We recognise that all students are different, whether this is in their individual talents or their preferred learning styles and as such provide a curriculum framework that ensures every student achieves their full potential.

The Curriculum has been carefully designed for children of all abilities and learning styles, and encourages individual and group work competencies. Our students experience success; acquiring and developing Skills, Knowledge and Understanding as part of a ‘Spiral Curriculum’. This means that each ‘Key Stage’ ensures that curriculum content and learning goals build on each prior Key Stage and prepare students for transition into the next.

Primary School

Early Years

The students in Nursery and Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum from England. These students are located at our Early Years Centre (EYC). More information about this phase of the school and the curriculum can be accessed here.

Key Stage 1

The students in Year 1 and 2 form Key Stage 1. These students follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), and the National Curriculum for England in English and Mathematics. These curricula are adapted to suit the needs of our students. There is also a key focus on the teaching of Phonics through our innovative and engaging programme.The curriculum document for KS1 is available below.

Key Stage 2

The students in Year 3 to Year 6 form Key Stage 2. These students follow the National Curriculum for England in English and Mathematics, and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Both of these curricula are adapted to suit the needs of our students in the context of their learning. Further information can be found in the curriculum KS2 curriculum guide.

Secondary School

Key Stage 3

The students in Year 7 to Year 9 form Key Stage 3. These students follow the National Curriculum for England, slightly adapted to remain relevant to our context which is common in many international schools around the world. More information about this phase of the school and the curriculum can be downloaded here.

 

Key Stage 4

The students in Year 10 and Year 11 form Key Stage 4. These students follow the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum leading to the internationally recognised IGCSE qualifications. It is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14 to 16 year olds and is widely used as preparation for pre-university courses such as A Levels or the IB Diploma Programme. More information about the IGCSE courses can be accessed below.

Sixth Form

The students in Year 12 and 13 are our Sixth Form students (also referred to as Key Stage 5). The Sixth Form curriculum is based on both the AQA and the Cambridge International programmes. These internationally recognised qualifications enable students to gain places at leading universities worldwide. Use the link below to find out more about the Sixth Form A-Level options.