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Introduction to IPC

Introduction to IPC

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is one of the fastest-growing curriculums in the world today. It is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum for 3-12 year olds, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning.


IPC is being used in over 1800 schools in 90 countries around the world. It was launched in 2000 having taken three years to create by a group of leading experts in children’s learning from around the world and was designed to ensure rigorous learning but also to help teachers make all learning exciting, active and meaningful for children. Learning with the IPC takes a global approach; helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries.


Over the years that they have been designing and producing curriculums, three key questions have guided all of their work.


  1. What kind of world will our children live and work in.

  2. What kinds of children are likely to succeed in the world.

  3. What kind of learning do our children need and how will they learn it.



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