UCSI International School (International Curriculum)
Child Development Centre (Nursery & Reception)
UCSI’s Child Development Centre (CDC) is designed to provide a pleasant and conducive learning environment for children to get a head start in academic excellence and overall, character development. We adopts an integrative learning approach using various child-focused themes, projects and activities which are tailored to the needs of each individual child.
Our centre offers plenty of interactions between teacher and child, and among children themselves, to encourage them to pursue their particular interests and talents through creative, independent thinking, as well as teamwork and responsible conduct. Thus, children are exposed to hands-on, multi-sensory learning which incorporates a blend of teacher-directed and child-directed instructions as well as generated-learning experiences.
To ensure a well-rounded development, due attention is also given to their social, health, emotional growth and healthy food intake. Our students engage in exploratory learning that blends both teacher-directed and child-directed approaches on a daily basis. Our syllabus is carefully designed to balance classroom learning with the development of life skills through games, outdoor activities and teamwork.
Primary Level (Years 1-6)
The IPC programme is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning. These learning goals include:
- Subject Goals: The IPC subjects include Information & Computing Technology, History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, and Art. All with the objective to cover the knowledge, skills and understanding of children relating to the subjects they are learning.
- International Goals: Each thematic IPC unit includes an international aspect with the goal develop a sense of international mindedness in the students.
- Personal Goals: Students will develop 7 personal learning goals as part of the leaning tasks for each IPC unit, which are enquiry, resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, cooperation, respect and adaptability.
Beyond IPC, the Cambridge Curriculum will be used for English, Mathematics and Science subject, and Mandarin will be taught throughout the school. The curriculum sets clear learning objectives and focuses on developing knowledge and skills in all subjects, providing excellent foundations for the next stage of education.
Secondary Level (Years 7-11)
The secondary school curriculum is divided into two stages: Cambridge Secondary 1 (Year 7-9) and Cambridge IGCSE (Year 10-11). Years 7- 9 is designed to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, Humanities, Languages (Mandarin), Art, PE, Drama and Music. In Years 10 and 11 students will follow the two-year IGCSE exam curriculum in at least 7 subjects. This will mirror subjects studied in Years 7-9. The IGCSE exams create a direct pathway to A-Levels.
IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:
- Intellectual Enquiry
- Working and Communicating in English
- Cultural Awareness
- Flexibility and responsiveness towards change
- A Wide and Balanced Variety of Subjects
- Applying knowledge and understanding in different situations
- Influencing Outcomes
Additionally, the Cambridge syllabus will develop learners who are:
- confident in working with information & ideas – their own and others'
- responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
- reflective towards their own learning and actions
- innovative and empowered to handle 21st century challenges
- engaged intellectually and socially, and prepared to make a difference.