Excellent, international curriculum from preschool to high school.
International School Olomouc is a Cambridge International School and a registered member of International Primary Curriculum. Thus the school curriculum is based on a number of modern, internationally approved and high quality curriculum frameworks developed by world leading educational organizations.
In Preschool we model the curriculum on the International Early Years Curriculum that has been developed to support the early stages of learning experience. We use this programme for children from 1 to 5 years old. It is rigorous and robust in its structure but still offers an effective and easy way to support personalised and individual learning of each child. It also fulfills the requirements of the Czech national framework programme for preschool education.
In primary school we use three main curriculum frameworks to build strong, active and hands-on learning programmes for children from 5 to 11 years old. For the subjects of English, Maths and PE we use the relevant frameworks provided by Cambridge Primary and for all the remaining subjects such as Science, History, Geography, Technology, Art, Music, Computing, Society and International Relations, we use the International Primary Curriculum developed by Fieldworks Education together with educational specialists from the University of Bath.
The lower secondary curriculum is developed based on the Cambridge Secondary 1 frameworks for English, Mathematics and Science. For all other subjects we follow the National Curriculum for England. Both curricula are modern, regularly updated and offer children an excellent content for their next stage of learning.
Pupils in Upper Secondary study towards their IGCSE qualifications, following the Cambridge IGCSE framework. This qualification is internationally accepted and offers a variety of routes for pupils with different abilities and skills including those who are not native speakers. English, Maths and Science are compulsory and pupils choose the rest of their subjects according to their interests and abilities.
We are currently preparing our two-year Advanced programme for pupils that have completed their IGCSE qualifications for school year 2022/2023.
If you want to know what the organization and content of learning in the school is, feel free to have a look at our Curriculum policy.
Jolly Phonics is an engaging way to teach children pre -reading and pre -writing skills using phonics. Phonics is the teaching of the sounds that letters make, rather than the names of letters that are taught in the alphabet, because it is the sounds that are useful for reading and writing, not the names. These sounds are taught in a systematic way, alongside all of the skills needed for being a fluent reader and writer in future. Jolly Phonics also teaches all of this in a fun and engaging way, through characters, stories, actions, songs and games! To read more about Jolly Phonics, clickhere.
ORT is a reading scheme which has been developed to help children learn to read from the age of 4. This scheme is used by a vast majority of preschools and schools in the UK and around the world.ORT includes popular characters and illustrations such as Biff, Chip and Kipper, Floppy, Wordless Stories and easy regular word books to capture children’s imagination and interest and help them develop their pre reading skills. It is an excellent way to practise the skills learned through the Jolly Phonics Programme..
Cambridge Primary ENGLISH promotes an enquiry-based approach, developing learners’ confidence, creativity and intellectual engagement. Learners develop English skills that they can apply to a range of different purposes and audiences in everyday situations and in study.
We teach English as a first language. Pupils that are only starting to learn English or need some additional support are allocated to our intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) programme.More about Cambridge Primary English
Cambridge Primary MATHEMATICS focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject. Knowing your times tables facts without practical application and without developing alongside some good problem solving skills is not that helpful - in our school, we make sure our pupils know why they are learning it and how they can use the specific knowledge and skill.More about Cambridge Primary Maths
This subject develops the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication. We focus on developing pupils’ transferable skills that will be essential for success in their other subjects, higher education and work life. Pupils work on ‘challenges’ throughout the year. These can include but are not limited to topics such as:
Ty mohou mimo jiné zahrnovat témata jako například:
For more information about each subject, please see here.