We use the International Primary Curriculum IPC for Grades 1-6, a curriculum designed to help children learn to enjoy learning.
The IPC is an integrated, unit based curriculum which incorporates activity based learning. It focuses on knowledge, skills, understanding and the process of learning with an international perspective. There is an emphasis on developing the concepts of community service and becoming a global citizen. There are IPC Words that are used to develop the affective aspects of the student’s education. They are Respect, Cooperation, Thoughtfulness,, Communication, Morality, Resilience, Adaptability, and Enquiry.
In Grades 7-9 we will use the IMYC. Grade 7 will be introduced in the 2013-14 school year, Grade 8 in the 2014-15 school year and Grade 9 in the 2015-16 school year.
The IMYC is a curriculum that focuses foremost on student learning. It responds specifically to the needs of middle school students by providing independence and interdependence in their learning through discrete subject learning and themes, encouraging learning that helps them make connections that are relevant to their own lives. It involves active, skills-based learning, promotes self-reflection and the opportunity for students to make sense of their learning, and encourages students to use the very latest media platforms to present their learning and express their thinking.
We believe that learning should be based on evidence based research, that is why Futuraskolan has invested in the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the International Middle Year Curriculum (IMYC) in all our learning focused Schools and Pre-Schools.
The IPC and IMYC provides rigorous learning, but also makes learning exciting and active, by connecting the students learning and making it meaningful. It is comprehensive, thematic and creative learning with specific goals for every subject. It provides assessment of learning for the students and supports the teacher in the process of learning by its focus on knowledge, skills and understanding.
IPC and IMYC has been developed to meet the goals in both International and National Curriculums around the world. It is used in 92 countries around the world. Futuraskolan is the only Swedish school using this 21st century model of learning in all its Schools and Pre-Schools.