British National Curriculum


At Optimist International School we use the British National Curriculum to teach Language (English), Reading and Mathematics. The British Curriculum (English National Curriculum) is a standardised set of subjects used by thousands of primary (and secondary) schools around the world, teaching all children aged 3-16 the same things.

Teaching and learning of the national curriculum is enquiry based, with a focus on problem solving and aims to build up pupils’ abilities as learners. Children do their work both individually and in groups. In the curriculum, sport, music, drama and educational trips among other activities, form an important part that aims to help children learn essential skills, discover interests and develop the confidence to go after new challenges. When possible we integrate the goals of this curriculum in our IPC curriculum.


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