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The International Primary Curriculum was officially established in our school in October 2018. It is for children aged 5-11 years old. It is used by over 1000 schools in over 90 countries worldwide.

IPC is an essential part of the International Primary School curriculum, along with national curriculum, school specific curriculum, and language curriculum.

It is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum, with a clear process of learning and specific learning goals for every subject. It also develops international mindedness and encourages personal learning.

1. The IPC is flexible and can be adapted to children's interests and level of understanding

2. It can be integrated with other curriculum to ensure you're meeting statutory requirements, in a creative and engaging way

3. It offers simple but structured curriculum focused around subject, personal and international learning goals

4. With the IPC you're part of an international community of schools, teachers and learners with access to an online space for information sharing

5. IPC helps engage parents with learning, and to understand the relevance of learning in the classroom and at home

6. Assessment is done by teachers and children to help engage them with learning, and understand their level of skills and knowledge

7. The IPC encourages collaboration and reflection not just between teachers and pupils, but among teachers within the school and worldwide

Subject learning goals

The subject goals cover the knowledge, skills and understanding that children should learn in Science, History, Geography, ICT, Technology, Music, Art, PE, Society and International. 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.

Personal learning goals

The IPC Personal Goals underpin those individual qualities and learning dispositions that Fieldwork Education believes children will find essential throughout the first half of the 21st Century. There are eight IPC Personal Goals: Enquiry, Resilience, Communication, Thoughtfulness, Cooperation, Respect, Adaptability. Opportunities to experience and practice these very specific dispositions are built into the learning tasks with each unit of work.

International learning goals

The IPC is unique in defining learning goals that help young children begin the move towards an increasingly sophisticated national, international, global and intercultural perspective. Each IPC unit has embedded within it, learning focused activities that help children gain an increasing sense of themselves, their community and the world around them, whilst developing the capacity to take action and make a difference.


Our definition of Knowledge as a type of learning refers to factual information. Knowledge is relatively straightforward to teach and assess. Knowledge is continually changing and expanding.


We define Skills as a type of learning that refers to things children are able to do. Skills have to be learned practically and need time to be practiced. The good news about Skills is the more your practice, the better you get at them! Skills are also transferable and tend to be more stable than knowledge


We refers to Understanding as making meaning. Understanding is personal and connections have to be made actively by the learner in order to make meaning. Multiple opportunities should be offered for learners to develop and demonstrate their understanding. The IPC units allow you to provide a whole range of different experiences through which children’s understandings can deepen.

The IPC concentrated on the inquiry- based learning process, emphasizing students hands- on experience of the learning content. Different from traditional ways of teaching and learning, the IPC focuses on the process of students’ learning experiences. It is student-centered while teachers in an IPC classroom play the role of facilitators or guidance. Children learn to see different perspectives, broaden their horizons, and build new cognitive structures on existing knowledge and experience

IPC is an essential part of the International Primary School curriculum. Since October 2018, teachers in our IPC program has been working on implementing the curriculum in our daily teaching in terms of IPC thematic units.

Beijing New Oriental Foreign Language School at Yangzhou
#958 Qinyou Road,Yangzhou City,Jiangsu Province,P.R.China
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