At Horizon International Bilingual Schools, we believe that the curriculum
The school curriculum should deliver a broad, balanced, coherent and consistent programme of learning with clear and smooth progression routes designed for the needs of all learners
The curriculum supports the development of learners and teachers who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, engaged and principled
Each subject curriculum should be designed to provide learners and teachers with inspiring and relevant content and an appropriate breadth of subject knowledge and skill development appropriate for the learners’ developmental stage.
The school curriculum should recognise the language background of learners and provide them with the support they need to access the curriculum. Subjects that are taught in the medium of English should be accessible for learners with English as their second language.
Assessment has a number of purposes that are essential to the educational process. These include assessment for learning (providing feedback in support of the learning process), and summative assessment (determining a learner’s level of performance).
Clear and meaningful educational standards are essential to ensure accurate measurement of progress and achievement and allow for international benchmarking and comparability.
The quality of teaching is a critical determining factor in learner development.
Reflective practice supported by professional development is an essential and continuous part of a teacher’s life.
The pedagogy required to enable learners to achieve their maximum performance using Cambridge curricula and assessments is based on active learning.
Strong leadership is a necessary condition for school improvement and curriculum development.