As the first primary school in Singapore to offer both the Cambridge International Primary Curriculum together with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for students ages 5 to 12, The Grange Institution’s (TGI) future-focused curriculum offers academic rigor through an unique blend of structured and enquiry-based learning, equipping students with aptitude for academic and personal successes through various exciting learning opportunities.
The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is a rigorous multi-disciplinary curriculum where students are engaged in different thematic Units of Learning designed to appeal to their interests and help them to learn more about the world around them. These Units of Learning help children to see how subjects such as Art, Design Technology and Innovation, Geography, Health and Well-Being, History, ICT and Computing, International, Music, PE, Science, Language and Mathematics are both independent and yet interdependent. This enables them to see the big picture of their learning, make connections across different subjects, and see topics and issues in the world from multiple perspectives. The ultimate goal is to help students develop global competencies and a growing sense of international-mindedness.
The renowned Cambridge International Primary Curriculum is founded on the values of the University of Cambridge and best practices in schools. The curriculum is dedicated to developing learners who are confident, responsible, innovative and engaged. Each curriculum framework for English, Mathematics and Science is designed to engage learners in an active and creative learning journey.
These Cambridge subject frameworks provide a comprehensive set of progressive learning objectives detailing what the Iearner should know or what they should be able to do in each year of primary education and provide a structure for teaching and learning and a reference against which learners’ ability and understanding can be checked. It provides the foundation for students to access, process, organise, and present their knowledge, skills and understanding in the thematic IPC Units of Learning.
The best learning must be contextualised, and the IPC Units of Learning provide those authentic opportunities where what they have learned in the English, Mathematics and Science curriculum provide the prior knowledge our Grange Kids need to apply and extend their understanding in the carefully chosen IPC Units of Learning. In this way our Grange Kids see the connection between what they learn in the classroom and real-life situations and issues, and see how literacy, numeracy and science interact with other subject disciplines in the daily world around them.
The Grange’s specialist subject curriculum further completes their multi-disciplinary approach to delivery their unique Creators-in-Action©️ educational philosophy focusing on 8 key competencies. Through Art, Music, Personal Social and Physical Education, Technology, and Languages, students experience holistic learning at TGI. The specialists and language teachers support the development of personal values and attitudes, international-mindedness and the interdisciplinary enquiry of the world around them. These areas are also where students can express their unique creativity, perspective and self-identity.