Curriculum

ESF primary schools and kindergartens are all authorised IB World Schools that deliver the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). The PYP is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in and outside the classroom. It is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.

At secondary level, ESF schools operate a school-designed curriculum with an approach that is broad and balanced leading to a suite of IGCSE and GCSE qualifications. Students study a range of subjects including English, Mathematics, Science, the Humanities, Creative and Performing Arts, Design Technology and an Additional Language[s] at an appropriate level. Renaissance and Discovery Colleges offer the IBO’s Middle Years Programme (MYP). At post-16, the majority of students follow the IB Diploma programme. At all levels, we seek to differentiate the curriculum to cater for students with learning difficulties, including at post-16, where we have introduced a three pathway model, where students choose the most appropriate pathway for future education or career.