Primary (Key Stages 1 and 2)
At HCIS Primary we follow The Cambridge Primary Curriculum, which is aimed at Year 1 to Year 6. (5 to 11 year olds) Our aim is to develop the 10 core subjects through an enquiry based learning approach with a strong focus on the development of problem solving and thinking skills. Incorporated into the curriculum are inbuilt, deliberate reflection strategies which help learners to develop complex thinking processes. Innovation and creativity are a fundamental aspect of the Cambridge curriculum and this allows our students to apply their imagination and creativity to their learning, allowing them to express themselves. We aim to encourage our children to be global citizens through projects that nurture strong personal characteristics alongside high levels of academic performance.
We incorporate ‘Talk for Writing’ techniques in our English lessons. This is a teaching framework which helps our children to learn the language they need before they then analyze it and use it in their writing. This technique has been found to substantially increase rates of children’s progress and help with language acquisition.
Lower Secondary (Key Stage 3)
In lower secondary, the Cambridge Curriculum is also used to develop 10 core subjects including English, Maths and Science. This is tailored to fit the needs of our diverse student cultural identity. It is a broad and balanced curriculum which is taught in conjunction with the Cambridge Learner Attributes - confident, responsible, reflective, innovative & engaged.
It builds on the solid foundations built by our Primary School and provides a platform for our students to successfully navigate the Cambridge IGCSE subjects that they will progress to in Upper Secondary.
Our assessment involves internationally recognized benchmarks tests which provides detailed, structured feedback that allows our teachers to have detailed information about our students’ performance. This allows them to create a personalized learning experience for all of our students.