ISIB is a CIC (Cambridge International Centre) accredited school which means it follows the Cambridge International Curriculum in the Primary school.
Cambridge Primary, gives schools a curriculum framework to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in younger learners. The Cambridge course enables teachers to assess children’s learning as they progress. The Cambridge Primary Curriculum framework for each subject – English, English as a second language, mathematics and science – providing a clear teaching structure. ISIB also use integrated assessments to monitor learners’ progress combined with a variety of other international subject options such as IPC, Art, PE etc.
The Core Principles of Cambridge Primary is to ensure learners are confident in their knowledge of English Maths and Science. Below is a description of the Cambridge framework for these areas.
English – This curriculum develops learners’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. It has been developed in conjunction with Cambridge English Language Assessment and is based on the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), used across the world to map learners’ progress in English.
Mathematics – The mathematics curriculum framework explores five content areas: numbers, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.
Science – This curriculum framework covers four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning, investigating, recording and analysing data. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.
Global Perspectives - This curriculum is a unique, transformational programme that helps students at every stage of school education develop outstanding transferable skills, including critical thinking, research and collaboration. This innovative and stimulating skills-based programme places academic study in a practical, real-world context. It gives students the opportunity to develop transferable skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, research, communication and collaboration that they need to be successful at school and university as well as in their future careers.