Also known as the National Curriculum for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this curriculum has been developed to promote independent critical thinking and embrace creativity. The core curriculum is framed by a broad and balanced system which covers all of the major arts, sciences and humanities subjects, while focusing on creative thinking, forward planning and the developing those all important life skills. With equal emphasis on both independent and group work, this curriculum has one core goal: to help young people flourish academically and personally inside a flexible system.
British Schools tend to have a broad-based curriculum that emphasizes standardized test to prepare students to enter schools, colleges, and universities around the world. Upon graduation, students are awarded the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), AS and A level certification.
It should be noted that while some do, not all international schools that have adopted the curriculum are members of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) or belong to the Independent Schools Council (ISC) of the United Kingdom.