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Understanding Our Curriculum

The word “curriculum” can represent a multitude of ideas in the minds of teachers, parents and students.

Many will see curriculum as a checklist of subjects and topics that are worked through. Some will see curriculum as knowledge and skills that need to be learned, memorized or developed. Others might even view a curriculum as a programme of experiences for students to work through as they progress through school.  

Here at the British International School of Houston, we view curriculum as a key and integral part of a learning programme that seeks to empower and support our students as they set out to achieve the highest possible academic goals and prepare for a successful life both in school and beyond. The following quote encapsulates the belief that our curriculum should be viewed as far more than something that is required to be passed, checked off and worked through. It should be part of an engaging, rewarding and memorable life experience for all concerned. 

When we set our imaginations free from the narrow notion that a course of study is a series of textbooks or specific outline of topics to be covered and objectives to be attained, broader more meaningful notions emerge. A curriculum can become one's life course of action. It can mean the paths we have followed and the paths we intend to follow. In this broad sense, curriculum can be viewed as a person's life experience. Connelly and Clandinin, 1988

Our curriculum contains five distinct areas of focus:

The requirements for delivering our curriculum: 

  • Place learners and learning at the centre of everything we do 
  • Offer Constructivism / Student choice / Collaboration 
  • Provide a holistic educational experience based on global best practices  
  • Challenge each individual based on personal interests and skills 
  • Prepare for unrivalled success in internationally recognised qualifications: 
  • Give opportunity to join the world’s top universities 
  • Lay the foundation for success beyond school 
  • Provide opportunities for our students to develop into the world’s future leaders 
  • Fully commit to developing learner and leader attributes, our core school values of Pride, Unity and Respect, and passion for lifelong learning 

To ensure a curriculum that is both rigorous and capable of preparing our students for all of their ultimate exit points, our curriculum is developed from a range of internationally recognized sources including:  

By drawing upon key elements from each of these internationally recognised curricular, we firmly believe that our students have the best possible preparation for success both with us and beyond. 

High school curriculum at the British International School of Houston

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