• Our Lincoln Park Campus

    Our state-of-art facilities will inspire our children to be ambitious.

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire each and every student

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  • Highest Quality Learning

    Our approach to learning gives each individual student the skills to thrive

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  • Love to Learn

    Our students love to learn, and our curriculum encourages inquiring minds and to always aim high

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  • Join Our Family

    We welcome you to our inclusive community. From day one, you and your child will feel at home with us

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  • Stay Connected

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you

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  • Keeping Track of Busy Lives

    Find out about the latest activities and developments in our school, including our new campus developments

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  • Lifelong Values through Skills Development

    The benefits of physical activity extend beyond the gym and work towards children’s inspiration and growth.

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Understanding the Curriculum

An Ambitious, Thematic Approach to Learning

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What the IPC Means for Your Child

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is an ambitious, thematic approach to learning. It supports rigorous learning while making all learning exciting, active and meaningful for children. Learning with the IPC takes a global approach; helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries. Each half-term, students study a particular topic. The key knowledge, skills and understanding involved in each topic are covered not only in specific ‘Topic’ lessons but can also be explored in lessons such as English, Math, Science and Art for example. In order to provide students with as meaningful an experience as possible, activities are often project-based and related to relevant and current contexts, such as the presidential elections, climate change or the Olympic Games. A range of field trips over the course of the year add to the students’ experience and provide a fun way of learning in a variety of settings.

Students’ key knowledge, skills and understanding are steadily built upon over the course of each key stage, allowing students to consolidate their prior learning while simultaneously developing new learning. A range of informal assessment strategies are used and students become increasingly able to discuss their achievements and set their own targets for improvement.

As leaders of the International Primary Curriculum, we have the pleasure of inspiring and encouraging both the teachers and the students in their Topic learning. Although it could be easy to think of the IPC as focusing on history and geography, it is our responsibility to ensure that as a school, we maintain a broad, internationally-minded curriculum that works across all the subjects we teach. A significant part of our role includes keeping up-to-date with recent developments in the subject area and acting as a resource for other teachers. Our goals this year are: to ensure that BISC-LP maintains high levels of creativity and challenge in the IPC; to ensure that the learning connects students with ‘real’ world contexts and situations; and to ensure that students can successfully discuss their achievements and next steps for improved learning. We have an exciting and busy year ahead of us.

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