Curriculum | Primary

The Primary Programme

Primary Teaching and Learning Guide

Korean International School Primary International Section Teaching and Learning Guide Grace Yen Vice Principal/ Head of Primary On Behalf of Primary Team Communication Enquiry Cooperation Thoughtfulness Adaptability Respect Resilience Morality

Foundation Stage:
The Reception Class follows the Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum for England. The teacher to student ratio is 20 students with one teacher and one assistant.

The areas of learning for the Foundation Stage are as follows:
  • Communication and Language ( including Chinese / Korean)
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical development
  • Expressive Art and Design
Lower and Upper Primary:
Cambridge International Primary Programme:

The International Section Years 1 – 13 follow the curriculum developed by CIE (Cambridge International Examinations).

In Years 1 to 6 the Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) specifies the content in the core subjects of Mathematics, Sciences and English but for the other subjects (Art, PE, Music, PSHE, Information Communication Technology and Social Studies) that comprise our primary programme we use the broad curricular outline of the National Curriculum for England. These general specifications are used by the International Section to develop a programme of studies unique to the Korean International School. For Social Studies at Key Stage 2, we use the specifications of the National Curriculum to design a curriculum based on the Asian context in which we live. The additional languages on offer to students are Chinese and Korean.

At the end of Year 6, students complete the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint external examinations in English, Mathematics and Science.