National Curriculum of England & Wales
The English National Curriculum begins at Early Years Foundation Stage for children age three to five, progressing to the highly respected IGCSE qualifications for older students.
Verita offers rigorous, internationally-recognised curricula and qualifications including the English National Curriculum. We believe that this provides your child with a global education passport, equipping them to study anywhere in the world.
In our Early Childhood (EC2) programme until the end of Keystage 3 (Year 9), Verita uses Fieldworks three international curriculums to deliver the National Curriculum of England and Wales.
The International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) are designed for a new world of opportunity. Your child will learn big themes that will help them to develop subject knowledge and a sense of the world around them.
These strong and adaptable curricula set students personal and subject goals, combining subject teaching with a focus on values and resilience. As well as languages, arts, sports and specialist subjects, your child will explore traits such as morality, communication, enquiry and respect.
CIS Member School
Council of International Schools community (CIS) is a leader of school evaluation and accreditation worldwide. They provide a unique international accreditation with a focus on student learning and global citizenship. Their accreditation drives a school’s continuous improvement, through rigorous evaluation against internationally-agreed standards through a peer-based model that brings together international educators from across the world of CIS-Accredited schools.
International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC | Ages 2.6-5)
The IEYC 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.
For more information about the IEYC visit their website.
International Primary Curriculum (IPC | Ages 6-11)
The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is used in schools all over the world. This includes nearly 1,800 national and international schools in over 90 countries.
Learning with the International Primary Curriculum means that children focus on a combination of academic, personal and international learning that is exciting and challenging. The aim of the IPC is to help every child enjoy the learning of a wide range of subjects and to develop an enquiring mind, the personal attributes that will help throughout teenage and adult years, and to develop a sense of his or her own nationality and culture, at the same time developing a profound respect for the nationalities and cultures of others. Through the IPC approach to learning children develop the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to confidently face the world of tomorrow.
For more information about the IPC visit their website.
International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC | Ages 11-14)
The IMYC focuses on building skills that students will need as they move toward adulthood. This curriculum enables them to make sense of what they are learning, as well as to connect and collaborate with others.
Each unit has a theme, which helps students to engage with subjects from adaptability to identity, curiosity, tradition and discovery. These Big Idea challenges push students to think broader and to connect subjects and themes together in new ways.
The IMYC is based on neuroscientific research of what the adolescent brain requires by following a specific process of learning that helps your child to become a better organiser and planner.
Your child will be set learning goals that will develop knowledge, skills and understanding, personal goals that help them connect and grow, and international learning goals that give students a clearer sense of their place in a global community.
For more information about the IPC visit their website.
Certificate of Education(IGCSE)
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education is an English language based examination that recognized in the UK for the purposes of recognizing prior attainment. It was developed by University of Cambridge International Examinations. We use the examination board Edexcel who offer its own versions of International GCSEs. Students begin learning the syllabus at the beginning of Year 10 and take the test at the end of Year 11.
The qualifications are based on individual subjects of study, which means that one receives an “IGCSE” qualification for each subject one takes. Typical “core” subjects for IGCSE candidates include a First Language, Second Language, Mathematics and one or more subjects in the Sciences.
International Schools’ Assessment
The ISA is a high-quality assessment used by international schools and schools with an international focus to monitor student performance over time and to confirm that their internal assessments are aligned with international expectations of performance.
The ISA is not based on any one curriculum, but tests core skills in mathematical literacy, reading, writing and scientific literacy that it is reasonable to assume most students at a particular age level have been taught. The ISA test material is as culturally inclusive as possible. The ISA reading, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy assessments are based on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Verita uses our own school’s data as the reference point in interpreting ISA data. By administering the ISA tests regularly we have built a good picture of what is happening in our school. We set internal targets based on the achievement levels of our students taking into account our school’s context and the significant factors that affect student learning in our school. The PISA country data and ISA/PISA levels give us stable points of reference.
The data from all other schools gives us a sense of overall achievement in the ISA and provides a guide to typical rates of growth and typical achievements at different Year levels.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is a 2 year curriculum designed for Year 12 and 13 students. The DP programme is comprised of six subject groups and three additional required components.
Verita International School is a Candidate School* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Verita International School believes is important for our students.
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