At elc International School the children will follow a broad and varied curriculum based on the National Curriculum for England & Wales in conjunction with Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE).
Cambridge Assessment International Education is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. CIE offer international education programmes and qualifications that lead seamlessly from primary through to secondary and pre-university years. Their flexible approach means that schools can offer every stage of a Cambridge international education or just focus on specific stages. CIE offer full support, designed carefully around the curriculum, qualifications, classroom resources and the needs of their global learning community.
A typical school day at elc will involve active learning through a wide range of subjects and activities that focus on developing our students into lifelong learners who adapt to their circumstances making them into confident and conscientious global citizens.
In order to make the academic programme at elc competitive, the programme is designed to engage students and give them the knowledge, understanding and skills they will need to meet the day-to-day challenges that they will face. elc will take from CIE its best practices and combine them with the leading teaching practices of today so that the elc curriculum best suits the demands of the local requirements and meets the expectations of the international market.
The National Curriculum of England & Wales is divided into 4 blocks of years called “Key Stages” for Lower Primary (Key Stage 1), Upper Primary (Key Stage 2) and Secondary School (Key Stages 3 & 4). This will be the primary term of reference used by elc. The last year of kindergarten is referred to as the “Foundation Stage”.
The values and principles towards learning are applied with the sole intention of creating well rounded young adults prepared for life beyond elc with a strong sense of appropriateness.
Apart from the academic life at elc, built into the school week are activities that help students to develop their self-esteem, confidence and discipline. Students need to develop an awareness of their surroundings, the problems they may face or see and the skills to cope and overcome them. Activities ranging from extra-curricular activities (ECAs), volunteer work and community based projects are all a part of the school programme.
While elc would like to be able to provide education for all of groups of children, in reality this is simply not feasible. Children with special education needs require schools that have the infrastructure and qualified staff in place to teach appropriately. Since elc has no special learning support unit [SEN] for students with either learning, physical and/or behavioural difficulties, elc is not adequately equipped or qualified to provide such support.
It is also essential that all students seeking admission to elc have a minimum standard of spoken English and verbal comprehension for their age before admission to elc is possible.