Sophia High School provides an enriched online global education through the British National Curriculum For England, utilising our partnership with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC).
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Partnerships with IPC & IMYC
Our Partnership with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) enables us to deliver the broad and balanced UK National Curriculum, while at the same time balancing academic achievement, character development and the nurturing of a global perspective in our students.
As an international British online school, we aim to offer the standards of a premium private education through a curriculum which stirs the imagination, fosters creativity, develops students’ independence, critical thinking and inquiry skills and provides our students with the skills required for success in the 21st century at primary school and secondary school levels.
At Sophia High School, the following subjects are offered as part of our blended learning programme, receiving daily live interactive lessons timetabled throughout the week:
Enjoyment of reading is at the heart of our approach to the English curriculum. In English, we not only teach the fundamental skills of reading but also nurture children’s reading attitudes with the aim that all children read for pleasure and have access to a wide range of high interest texts.
- Pupils are encouraged to become confident, articulate writers who understand that writing is a means of learning, shaping experience, exploring ideas and expressing feelings.
- The teaching of grammar is also an integral part of all English lessons and children are taught how to punctuate and structure their writing correctly, becoming fluent and using the relevant terminology.
- We place great emphasis on encouraging children to talk about their ideas in mathematics and to reason mathematically, using a wide range of vocabulary.
- Developing the children’s confidence and accuracy with their understanding of different calculation strategies and recall of mathematical facts and knowledge is important.
- The application of these skills and concepts to real-life problem solving contexts, using a mastery approach is also at the heart of our learning and teaching.
The Science Curriculum builds on children’s natural curiosity, by providing experiences which foster and stimulate their interest about their environment.
- During lessons, children are presented with practical opportunities, so that their learning journey is one of discovery and is both meaningful and relevant to them.
- They are provided with the scientific terms and concepts to help them understand themselves and the world around them better, and through research and investigation, children continue to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for scientific inquiry.
- Students are encouraged to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing.
- Our language provision also provides opportunities for students to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language.
- Above all, our French Language curriculum should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping students to study and work in other countries.
IPC / IMYC
The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) are built on the foundations of the UK National Curriculum objectives in regards to the knowledge, skills and understanding that children should learn in Science, History, Geography, Computers, Technology, Music, Art, PE, Society and International Studies
These subjects are built into different thematic units of work, where they work independently yet interdependently with each other so that the students can talk about their learning through multiple perspectives.
The Learning Goals and the development of specific skills and competencies at the Primary and Secondary Levels help define what children are expected to know, what they should be able to do, and the understandings they will develop in their academic, personal and international learning.
Education plays a significant role in ensuring that children are prepared for life in the 21st century and their roles as global citizens through increased engagement with global issues from leaders, teachers, children and the community.
Our IPC and IMYC units contain a wealth of opportunities to dig deeper into issues such as sustainability, climate action, conservation, nutrition and well-being, whilst also developing children’s personal dispositions and international mindedness.
In doing so, Sophia High School is able to offer a well-balanced education, drawing on the benefits of online education as well as traditional classroom education.
Primary and Secondary School Curriculum
Based in the UK, our online education provision provides Sophia High School students with access to
The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for children aged 5 – 11 years old, and the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) for children aged 11-14.
These two programmes combined are delivered in over 1,140 schools, and over 90 countries worldwide.
From EdTech to online learning, Curriculum and Assessment; Sophia High School is delighted to have partnered with some of the best educational resource providers in the industry. Our school is also accredited by the UK register of learning providers (UKRLP), which ensures that we are a transparent education provider.
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