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International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is one of the fastest-growing curriculums in the world today.  It is a comprehensive curriculum with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for personal learning and for international mindedness.  The IPC is now the curriculum choice of international and national schools in over 1,500 schools in 85 countries around the world.

The IPC has been developed to provide support to teachers so that four main aims can be achieved.  They are:

  • To help children learn the subject knowledge, skills and understandings they need to become aware of the world around them
  • To help children develop the personal skills they need to take an active part in the world throughout their lives
  • To help children develop an international mindset alongside their awareness of their own nationality
  • To do each of these in ways which take into account up-to-date research into how children learn and how they can be encouraged to be life-long learners

IPC Structure

Everything is based on clearly-defined learning goals or standards which lay out the subject, personal and international knowledge, skills and understandings children need at different stages of their primary or elementary school life.

Units of work provide practical activities which teachers can use in the classroom plus a wealth of other supportive information.  Each unit is structured to make sure that children’s learning experiences are as stimulating as possible.  Each Unit of Work begins with an Entry Point.  This is designed to set the scene for the children and grab their interest.  Each Unit of Work ends with an Exit Point which ties up the work they have done and includes an element of ‘action’.  This action is very important and aims to provide a sense of participation and empowerment.

We believe that learning is the most important event in any school and we want children to enjoy the learning that takes place through the IPC. 

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