The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is a learning-focused comprehensive curriculum that provides children with opportunities to explore engaging and international themes. It is a philosophy and approach to learning that honor’s how children learn best in a specific age group and it is an approach that is aimed at improving children’s learning.
The IPC is one of the fastest-growing curriculum choices in the world today, used in schools in over 90 different countries. It is a comprehensive curriculum for 5 -11 year old’s, made up of over 130 exciting, engaging, and globally relevant thematic units of work, which are designed around a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for subject, personal and international learning.
Each IPC unit is designed around one core purpose: improving children’s learning. The IPC’s world-class writers have created a range of cross-curricular units based on globally relevant themes that excite children and teachers alike. They are designed to nurture children’s personal qualities and develop international-mindedness, and at the heart of these units are the IPC Learning Goals.
One of the main reasons that IPC has become one of the most widely used Primary curriculums in the world is its three-tiered approach that focuses upon 3 types of learning goals:
- Subject (Academic) Learning Goals
- Personal Learning Goals
- International Learning Goals
With its own Assessment for Learning Programme, the IPC provides immediate support for teachers and learners through its comprehensive design and rigor, whilst being flexible enough for each school to adapt the planning and build on their own strengths.
The IPC Process of Learning
There is a distinct learning process with every IPC unit, providing a structured approach to make sure that children’s learning experiences are as stimulating and rigorous as possible.
These subjects are built into the different thematic units of work, where they work independently yet interdependently with each other so that children can talk about their learning through multiple perspectives.
The IPC actively encourages parent involvement and provides Primary schools with many opportunities throughout the year for parents and guardians to be invited to school and participate in their children’s learning.
With the IPC children can develop the academic knowledge, skills, and understanding to prepare them for Secondary school and beyond whilst also developing the personal qualities and characteristics to help them flourish in our increasingly connected and dynamic world. In short, the IPC can unlock students’ imagination and transform their education.