Brighton International School facilitates learning through the use of the UK curriculum.
“The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools (in the UK) so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.”
It “is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). At the end of each key stage, the teacher will formally assess your child’s performance.” (https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum)
We benchmark against international standards through: “The maintenance of a student portfolio mapping the learning of each student in all areas according to the specifications of Ofsted” and often use local and regional contexts to further develop our ‘learning family’ and provide a platform to foster globalised citizens. (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted/about)
Click on the links below for further information:
Key Stage 1 and 2
Aims of the national curriculum in England
“The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential
knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the national curriculum specifications.
The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum” (The national curriculum in England, Key stages 1 and 2 framework document, September 2013)
For more information on Key Stage 1 and 2 please visit: