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Network International School
The first British curriculum school in Yangon

Network International School

Kindle the fire, brighten your future

Curriculum

Overview

All students at Network International School experience a rich, balanced and vibrant curriculum that meets their educational and social needs in a rapidly changing world. The curriculum is designed to be flexible, support personalised learning and cater for students of all abilities. We provide a stimulating learning and teaching environment in which every student enjoys their education, feels safe and secure and is able to fulfil their potential

The curriculum provides high-quality inspirational learning, which enables students to become independent learners; develops their unique personal talents, ensures that they are self-confident and inquisitive and prepares them to be active and responsible global citizens.

From the Early Years Foundation Stage onwards students are expected to develop responsibility for their own learning leading to the opportunity for self-directed learning at secondary level in preparation for further education and the world of work. The curriculum blends high-quality imaginative learning with small class sizes and a low student teacher ratio, to impact positively on student achievement.

Network International School follows the revised 2014 UK National Curriculum adapted for an international context and provides a rigorous broad and balanced curriculum, which challenges students to develop their learning skills as well as their knowledge and understanding. Beyond the curriculum, students from all phases have the opportunity to take part in a wide programme of extracurricular learning activities including educational visits, which form an important and exciting part of the Network curriculum offer. Students experience a range of curriculum trips, which helps to support the promotion of high standards of achievement and academic attainment.

Your child will be taught all the National Curriculum subjects and in addition they will also learn to develop essential qualities and skills to enable them to become independent learners.At Network International School every student can flourish and each learner is valued and respected equally, enjoying the highest possible standard of education and the chance to participate in and excel at everything they do. Students demonstrate this in a number of ways, including making their contribution to the way that Network is run, understanding the learning process and accepting the responsibility for taking their learning forward. We encourage and support them to make a positive contribution to our community.

Early Years Foundation Stage 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) has its own curriculum, which emphasises learning based on play and experiences. It is a broad, balanced and purposeful curriculum delivered through planned and child initiated play activities to help ensure all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential and experience the best possible start to their education within an enabling environment.

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Key Stage 1 

In Key Stage 1 transition to a formal structure of the curriculum is a strong focus and children are learning the necessities to build a solid foundation for their learning. The curriculum is strongly based on learning through tangible activities giving students opportunities to develop and work towards a more formalised classroom setting.  Through the provision of a well-rounded curriculum children are able to build the necessary skills to allow them to progress and develop at their own rate. The children are also introduced to cultural and language studies of Myanmar to help build up their knowledge of the country they live in.

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Key Stage 2 

In Key Stage 2 the children are further challenged; strengthening and developing the skills they have learnt in Key Stage 1, thus enabling them to perform well in all subjects.  All students follow the National Curriculum and learn through experience and inquiry learning, this helps them to become more independent learners – allowing them to take ownership of their learning and enabling them to become secondary ready by the end of their primary career.  During Key Stage 2 students gather the skills needed to become confident learners and show their creativity within their learning. Myanmar studies, due to the importance of the culture we live in, are further developed in lessons during this Key Stage.

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Key Stage 3 

In Key Stage 3 all students follow the revised 2014 National curriculum adapted for an International context with a full rage of subjects including English, Maths, Science, Art, French, Health Education, Humanities, ICT, Music, Myanmar Language, Physical Education, Religious Education and Social Development. Learning provides the foundation for study at Key Stage 4 and is enjoyable, meaningful and exciting. Students develop learning and thinking skills as part of their independent learning repertoire.

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Key Stage 4 

In Key Stage 4 students study for IGCSE qualifications awarded by the Cambridge Examinations Board. The two-year IGCSE programme is academically challenging and Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for Key Stage 4 students. It is recognised by leading universities and employer’s world wide, and is an international passport to progression and success. All students study a core curriculum of English, Math’s, Science, ICT and Physical Education. Students then have access to a range of IGCSE option courses where they will be able to make a guided and informed choice. Current Key Stage 4 options include: Art; Business Studies; Computer Science; Economics; Global Perspectives; History; ICT and Languages.

To support the curriculum Homework (phase dependent) will be set each day in accordance with a planned timetable in order to support the progress and attainment of each student. Every student will be given a student diary to record the homework given and assist organisation.  Parents should check that their child is completing their homework and sign their student diary each week to indicate that this has been done to the highest standard. The homework tasks are designed to aid deeper reflection and the development of independent study skills.  To be effective homework needs to be relevant, fit for purpose and accessible to all students. Effective homework encourages students to develop the skills, confidence and motivation needed for independent learning and overall achievement. Homework extends class based learning and has the following objectives.

  • To encourage students to develop the practice of independent study.
  • To develop perseverance and self-discipline.
  • To encourage students to have self-awareness, self-confidence and initiative.
  • To enable students to learn through the practice of skills acquired in the classroom.
  • To permit more rapid progress to be made by each individual: to promote quiet reflection on the work covered in the lesson.
  • To enable class work to concentrate on those activities requiring the teacher’s presence.
  • To encourage students to investigate topics of study in depth, particularly through the use of effective follow-up questions.
  • To open up areas of study and to make possible the use of materials and sources available outside the classroom.
  • To encourage students to enjoy the skills, concepts and experiences related to each subject.
  • To encourage students to talk, discuss and research using the rich variety of resources, which our community can provide.

In summary Network School seeks to provide an educational experience which promotes confidence, creativity, leadership and learning with the aim that students leave the school academically well qualified and with a breadth of experience that has allowed them to develop and enrich all their talents and aptitudes.

Further curriculum information is available on the website for each phase of education at Network International School and for each subject at Secondary level. This includes a more detailed description of each phases’ curriculum; the long-term plans for the Early Years Foundation Stage, Primary Year Groups 1 to 6 and the individual subjects and IGCSE syllabuses at secondary level. The long term plans set out the programmes of study by term for the whole academic year and enables parents to see the topics being studied term by term. 

Please use the links on this page to access the phase or subject you are interested in reading more about.  

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