Curriculum
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Curriculum

OFS Curriculum is the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) Pre-K1 (2 years old) to K2 (5 years old), the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) Grades 1 to 5 and International Baccalaureate (IB) Grades 6 to 12 with Model United Nations incorporated into our core curriculum.

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Curriculum at a Glance

The International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC)

The International Early Years Curriculum at Overseas Family School is a research-based curriculum recognising global best practice in early childhood education and the developmental needs of students 2-5 years old. It supports key areas of learning through holistic enquiry and play-based approaches that cover all curriculum areas including personal, social and emotional development.

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A group of female OFS Kindergarten students riding tricycles during recess in the Kindergarten playground
Four OFS Kindergarten students playing cooking with the toy kitchen set
Three OFS Kindergarten students playing in the playground

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

The International Primary Curriculum at Overseas Family School is a comprehensive curriculum for students 6-11 years old, made up of many exciting, engaging and globally relevant thematic IPC Units of Work, designed around a clear process of learning.

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Two female OFS Elementary School students laughing during Grade 5 OFS Primary Years Model United Nations (PY-MUNOFS)
A group of OFS Elementary School students walking and conversing outside the OFS Junior block
A group of OFS Elementary School students in the class during OFS Primary Years Model United Nations (PY-MUNOFS)

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP)

The Middle Years Program (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) is a course of study designed to meet the educational requirements of students in the 11-16 age range. This is a holistic program concerned with developing intercultural awareness and strong communication skills within a framework of interrelated disciplines. The Middle School teaches the first three years (in grades 6, 7 and 8) and the High School the final two years of the five year Middle Years Program.

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Two male OFS Middle School students wearing eye protectors doing experiment in the Middle School Science Laboratory
A group of OFS Middle School students dissecting animals in the Middle School Science Laboratory
A female OFS Junior High School students pouring chemical liquid into a flask while three other are observing in the High School Science Laboratory

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP)

The International Baccalaureate Diploma is a rigorous pre-university course of study that leads to examinations, for highly motivated secondary school students. It is a comprehensive two-year curriculum that generally allows students to fulfil requirements of various national education systems. IB Diploma holders gain admission to universities throughout the world, including the most elite.

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OFS Senior High School students posing for the camera on their last day of school before graduation on the basketball court

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education is one of the most recognised qualifications around the world. IGCSE courses are renowned for developing vital educational skills, including recall of knowledge, oral skills, problem solving, initiative, team work and investigative skills. The resulting qualification provides a foundation for higher level courses, such as A and AS Levels, the Advanced International Certificate of Education, the North American Advanced Placement program and the International Baccalaureate.

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A female OFS Senior High School student stirring chemical in a flask during science experiment while another student observes
A female OFS Senior High School student mixing paint during art lesson in the High School Art room
A female OFS Senior High School listening to a female art teacher in the High School Art room

OFS High School Diploma

All students who completed grade 12 and earn the minimum credits will graduate with the award of OFS High School Diploma.

This diploma program is accredited by an outside body (WASC) and is recognised around the world.

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Four female OFS High School graduates throwing their graduation caps in the air in OFS Atrium
A male OFS Senior High School students standing and leaning on a pillar on the walkway while four others chatting in the background
A group ofs OFS Senior High School students conversing in the Atrium with OFS logo in the background