International Early Years Curriculum (Ages 2-5)
The International Early Years Curriculum uses international best practices, holistic enquiry and play-based approaches that cover all curriculum areas including personal, social and emotional development. Informed by new research and feedback from schools around the world, the IEYC was developed to meet the needs of children at this crucial stage of their development.
The IEYC has set themes for schools, which consist of:
Learning Strands to describe what students will experience.
Learning Outcomes to describe the knowledge, skills and increasing understanding children will have as they progress.
Units of Learning that guide teachers’ planning and provide lesson ideas.
The My-Fieldwork online portal to support planning, sharing, webinars, and resources.
A Self-Review process that provides guidance on the effective use of IEYC.
An Accreditation Process (optional) that validates the use of IEYC.
Full professional learning programme for IEYC (F2F, online and blended).
IEYC learning outcomes
The IEYC suggests that by the end of the curriculum, children will have an increased understanding of learning and development and will have developed skills that will help them demonstrate this in practical ways. Children are supported to learn and develop at their own unique pace, following the IEYC Learning Principles.
What we offer
We believe that studying the IEYC at our schools helps young children grow into truly global citizens, learning about different cultures and building the foundations necessary for a successful multilingual education. We are unique because each school adapts the curricula to embrace local customs and traditions, for example, our schools in China provide opportunities for students to learn about local culture and linguistics as part of their studies. Your child will learn under the expert tutorship of leading educational thinkers, with access to state-of-the-art facilities.
International Primary Curriculum (Ages 5-11)
The IPC takes a holistic approach to learning, developing knowledge and awareness by exploring overarching themes. Students are assessed at the end of each milestone at 7, 9 and 11-years-old. They are tested on their knowledge of several core subjects including Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Art, Society, Geography, History, Technology, Music and Physical Education.
Students are given international learning goals to foster a global mindset. An international aspect is included in each themed IPC unit, and guides students toward a sophisticated, multicultural perspective. The IPC is now used by over 2,000 schools in over 90 countries worldwide, and the course helps children develop international mindedness and encourages individual learning paths.
The International Primary Curriculum has a number of advantages over other primary school curricula, and here are themes of the course that help children thrive in early education:
The IPC is flexible and can be adapted to each child’s individual learning path, based on their interests and level of understanding.
It can be integrated with other curricula in a creative and engaging way.
It offers a structured curriculum focused on subject, personal and international learning goals.
Studying the IPC at a Nord Anglia Education school places you in an international community of schools, teachers and learners with access to our Global Campus, an online space for sharing information.
The IPC helps parents understand the relevance of learning in the classroom and at home.
Assessment is done by teachers and children to help them understand their levels of skills and knowledge, and better engage with learning.
The IPC encourages collaboration at all levels of education, not just between teachers and pupils, but amongst teachers within the school and worldwide.
IPC learning outcomes
The IPC have eight specific learning goals or qualities young children will have developed after studying this prestigious curriculum. They are listed as:
Resilience – learning to stay focused and persevere until a task is completed.
Adaptability – learning to understand and respect the views, cultures and opinions of others.
Enquiry – developing their research skills and learning about wider global issues.
Communication – learning to communicate efficiently to a range of audiences.
Thoughtfulness – learning to use a range of thinking and problem-solving skills.
Morality – learning to do the right thing and understand more about moral issues.
Co-operation – learning about the different roles different people play in groups.
Respect – developing an understanding of how to respect and look after all living things.
What we offer
Our talented teachers nurture all the qualities listed above, while providing a challenging and rewarding education for young students. Children who study the IPC go on to be successful at higher education and find their place in an increasingly globalised world. Our adapted strategy accommodates local cultures and customs, helping your child open the door to opportunities around the world. In order for our students to make a real connection to the IPC unit, they attend field trips throughout the year to build knowledge, skills and understanding of their studies in class.