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Curriculum

IES broadly follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales and the International Baccalaureate Diploma, with all teaching carried out in English (except Arabic, Quran, French and Spanish lessons).

In the Infant school children start their learning journey in the Early Years department. In Pre-school and Reception years we follow the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum (EYFS) which precedes the National Curriculum of England and Wales which starts in Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2).

This journey of learning continues as the children move into Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6). Here our children learn to become more independent; applying their skills and knowledge in an increasing range of contexts. The National Curriculum standards continue to be our guide and a basis for our assessments.

In Years 7-9 the curriculum follows the standards and learning outcomes as set out by the British Government. In Years 10 and 11 students opt to continue studying some subjects at (I)GCSE level. These are externally set syllabi with formal examinations at the end of Year 11. All students in Year 10 and 11 will study English, Mathematics and at least one Science subject. Post 16 there are three options for our students: a two year IB diploma course which is recognized by Universities all over the world and students opting to take this course are aiming to go straight to university degree programmes and it is very well regarded internationally.
There is also a one year AS level course where students take English and Mathematics and then choose three other subjects. These again are formally examined at the end of the year. Most students opting for this course will be aiming to go to foundation courses at University. We also offer BTEC as an alternative option for students combined with some AS-level subjects or IGCSE subjects.

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