The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) was introduced by Fieldwork Education in 2000. Since then, the curriculum has been adopted in over 700 schools in 90 countries.
The curriculum is made up of four learning stages which are early years (ages three to five), milepost 1 (ages five to seven), milepost 2 (ages seven to nine), and milepost 4 (ages nine to twelve).
Here are five schools in Singapore which offer the IPC:
Dover Court was established in 1972 and is a Nord Anglia Education School. In August 2019, a secondary block and a sports hall will be added to the existing campus. The school offers the British Curriculum and the IPC to students aged three to 18 years old. Students can sit for the IB Diploma Programme at pre-university level. The medium of instruction at the school is English but Mandarin, Spanish and French are also offered.
Founded in 2015, Invictus International School offers a unique international curriculum combining the IPC, Singapore Mathematics and the Jolly Phonics language programme. Students are also taught Mandarin lessons three times a week. Invictus International School caters to students from Grade 1 to Grade 6.
Middleton International School is a school under the Etonhouse International Education Group. Its first campus in Bukit Timah was established in 2017 and caters to students from Early Years to Grade 10. Middleton International School offers the British Curriculum, the IPC and the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC). The school opened its second campus in May 2018 and offers an education to students in Nursery to Grade 12.
Hollandse School is a Dutch-language international school offering the IPC since 1920. The school expanded in 2000s and now caters to preschool and primary school students aged two to 12 years old. Although the medium of instruction is Dutch, students receive English lessons daily. The school’s curriculum is built around three concepts which are IPC education, 21st century skills and cooperative learning.
The Winstedt School initially started as a small private practice in 2002 under the name, Learn Different. After collaborating with the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) to set up the first ever library to cater to the dyslexic reader, the private practice expanded to become the Winstedt School. The school emphasises inclusive learning and has provisions for students with learning disabilities. Students aged four to 16 are taught the British Curriculum, the IPC and the IMYC leading up to the IGCSE examinations.
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