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Education for Global Citizenship

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A Gradual Release & Socialised-learning Model

Parent Presentation - Education for Global Citizenship

We have designed our Curriculum to ensure that students achieve high standards in core subject areas to facilitate success at key transition points (for example at age 13, 16 and 19). Our ‘IAG Standards’ are woven throughout the curriculum and alongside our 6 curriculum design principles (Core – Metacognition, Feedforward, Collaboration, Enquiry, Authenticity, Self-direction) our curriculum will provide students with opportunities to make progress within the crucial knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes associated with a range of subject disciplines. In addition to the development of academic competencies our Curriculum will also enable learners to develop the attributes of a lifelong-lifewide and ‘future-ready’ learner. Such features, reflecting the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile, we call the Global Citizenship Profile.


Our Curriculum is guided by recognised best practice within the domains of teaching, learning and education, by the ongoing work of both the World Economic Forum and the OECD, and most significantly, as a candidate school, by the rigorous framework of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP). We are adopting, as a candidate school, the MYP as a facilitating Curriculum framework as it:

  • encourages international-mindedness, starting with a foundation in their own language and culture;

  • promotes a positive attitude to learning by challenging students to solve problems, show creativity and resourcefulness, and participate actively in their communities at an ever increasing scale;

  • reflects real life by providing a framework that allows students to see the connections among the subjects themselves, and between the subjects and real issues;

  • supports the development of communication skills to encourage enquiry, understanding and language acquisition, and to allow student reflection and expression to shape an individual’s journey across their education;

  • emphasises, through the learner profile, the development of the Global Citizen – physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically; and

  • is exciting, innovative, meeting students’ personalised needs, satisfying all National and many International Curriculum requirements and providing a supportive framework for all national qualifications and accreditation, including GCSE.

The IB MYP flows natu­rally into the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and IB Career-related Programme (CP), rigor­ous qualifications which we intend to offer within our Sixth Form (academic Year 12 & 13). All IB programmes are recognised by universities and employers world­wide as a more rigorous alternative to A levels and BTECs (Level 3) hence our desire to offer these as part of our commitment to An Education for Global Citizenship.