General IPC Information
About The International Primary Curriculum
At Island Christian Academy we have looked around the world for up-to-date, well-respected curricula for our school. The one that we have chosen is the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
Learning with the IPC means that children focus on a combination of academic, personal and international learning that is exciting and challenging. The aim of the IPC is to help every child enjoy the learning of a wide range of subjects and to develop an enquiring mind, the personal attributes that will help throughout teenage and adult years, and a sense of his or her own nationality and culture, at the same time developing a profound respect for the nationalities and cultures of others. Through the IPC approach to learning children develop the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to face confidently the world of tomorrow. The IPC has been designed to ensure rigorous learning and also to help teachers make all learning exciting, active and meaningful for children.
The IPC was introduced in 2000 and has been successfully meeting the learning needs of children since then. It took four years for leading educational thinkers, school leaders, highly skilled teachers and curriculum writers to create the IPC. Its continued development today ensures that children are learning a current and highly relevant curriculum, based on the very latest research into the brain, and increasing understanding of how children learn.
The IPC is a part of Fieldwork Education which, since 1984, has been helping schools all around the world to develop children’s learning. For more information about the IPC visit www.greatlearning.com/ipc
Our Approach: The Bottom Line Nine
The IPC provides a framework (Bottom-Line Nine) with which to monitor our teaching and learning.