During the year, students learn a range of complementary subjects that are linked to a unit of study with a particular theme. Over an extended period of time, usually around 5-7 weeks, a single unit of study will allow the teacher to cover a number of learning goals, drawn from the IPC.
The learning goals of the curriculum are split into four age groups covering the primary years. Within each age group, there are three strands of learning goals:
- Subject Goals
- Personal Goals
- International Goals
Subjects include Language, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, Art, Design, Information Technology (IT), Physical Education (PE), Music and Society. Through the units of work, links are made to the host country and home countries of the students.
Parents will be informed by the teacher about which units of work the group will study during the year through an informative and regular curriculum letter. The learning goals, which are addressed in that unit of study, will be explained. Parents will have many opportunities to be involved in the IPC work, together with their children.