At BVIS, we deliver the National Curriculum for England plus the International Primary Curriculum or IPC. Both curricula are taught in British schools all over the world.
As BVIS is a dual language school, we link learning in English and Vietnamese as much as possible with obvious benefits for the children as young language learners. Therefore, the IPC is known here at BVIS as “Lien Ket” or “Link It” because the children learn every topic in both languages.
One of the main strengths of the IPC, or Lien Ket, is that the topics or ‘units’ are relevant to children living in any country across the world. The topics are adjusted by teachers to include areas of study that are appropriate to the country where the children are living.
The IPC website describes the learning process involved in each topic or unit as follows:
“The Learning Process
There is a distinct learning process with every IPC unit, providing a structured approach to make sure that children’s learning experiences are as stimulating and rigorous as possible.
“No one can properly predict the nature of work that will be available for today’s primary age children by the time they are adults. Many of the jobs they will have simply don’t yet exist, especially in the fields of ICT, technology and science. So the principle of the IPC is to focus on personal, academic and international learning that will prepare children, wherever they may live, for the world of tomorrow.”
How to find out more about Lien Ket
There will a series of Lien Ket exit points held during the school year for different year groups. The exit point could be an event, experience or activity that is designed to bring the unit of work to a close. It celebrates or reinforces the learning that has taken place. An excellent way to do this is to provide an opportunity for the children to share their learning with their parents so do look out for your invitation to join your child’s class for their Lien Ket exit point.
Ms Rosy Clark
Head of Primary