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British National Curriculum

British National Curriculum


At KIES, we follow and deliver lessons based on the British National Curriculum. The curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by thousands of Primary and Secondary schools around the world. The National Curriculum covers what subjects are taught and the standards or skills children aged 3 to 16 should reach in each subject, for their specific year group.

The Curriculum we provide at KIES is designed to meet the needs of the individual child. Our Curriculum is based on the British National Curriculum and but adapted to the needs and requirements of the International environment and Requirements of Individual Examination Boards. By choosing an English education for your son or daughter, you ensure the quality and consistency of their education anywhere in the world that follows the British National Curriculum.

Why the British National Curriculum?

The curriculum sets out the knowledge and skills that are important for your children to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. Schools bring learning to life; raise aspirations and help children meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Teaching and learning of the national curriculum is enquiry based, with a focus on problem solving and aims to build up pupils’ abilities as learners. This includes using a range of teaching and learning resources to deliver lessons. Children can do their work both individually and in groups. Class sizes are arranged to ensure greater personal attention to every pupil’s learning needs. All children are taught in mixed ability classes, with children of the same age. A range of activities are used to deliver the Curriculum, including practical problem solving activities, online interactive learning and book based learning. Textbooks are only one of the resources available to deliver the Curriculum. Many schools use different text books and branded schemes of work to deliver the learning (e.g. Oxford, Cambridge, Nelson). These are often mistaken for a Curriculum, but are not a curriculum, they are resources used to allow the teaching of the standards and skills, in the British National Curriculum. 

In the curriculum, sport, music, drama and educational trips among other activities, form an important part that aims to help children learn essential skills, discover interests and develop the confidence to go after new challenges.

National Curriculum Plans 

Individual subject curriculum plans from the British national Curriculum are available below. Please note that we have adapted these curriculum plans to fit the requirements of different exam boards and the needs of our learners throughout the school. All necessary adjustments to these plans have been made taking into account to the social, moral, geographical and historical requirements of the region in which we live. Our highly skilled teachers make appropriate modifications to the curriculum to match the individual student’s needs. You can find the original British Government National Curriculum plans and programmes of study below: