Our mission and actions are geared towards developing global citizens of the future who are culturally sensitive and respectful towards others. Tenby students are also groomed to be effective communicators and internationally minded lifelong learners.
The Early Years and Primary School
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) comprises Nursery and Reception classes, and offers a fun, safe and caring environment for children to learn through play and exploration. We adopt a hands-on approach to learning which allows the child to have fun exploring the world, while developing their physical, cognitive and social skills in a creative way.
In EYFS we follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) where the curriculum and activities for 3 to 5-year-olds are based on the Early Years’ Programme of the National Curriculum for England (UK). This covers three prime areas of learning and development:
and four specific areas:
While this programme allows for learning through play, it provides a holistic experience and prepares children for learning in Key Stage 1 (Year 1 & 2).
Primary School students in the international school follow the IPC, which is based on the National Curriculum for England (UK) but is adapted for international students. This dynamic curriculum is being rapidly taken up by international primary schools all over the world. It follows a child-centred, thematic approach with rigorous assessment to ensure not only that each student’s progress is monitored and enhanced but also that children enjoy their schooling. External assessment at the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) is through the Checkpoint tests administered by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
The Secondary School
The Secondary School students in the international school follow the programmes of study of National Curriculum for England (UK) appropriately modified for international students. Throughout Key Stage 3 (Year 7 to 9), all students study the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Information Communication Technology (ICT) together with Geography, History, Design & Technology, Music, Drama, Physical Education (PE), Art & Design and two further languages. External assessment at the end of Key Stage 3 (Year 9) is through the Checkpoint tests administered by CIE.
In Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11), students in the international school choose from a range of courses leading to the internationally renowned and recognised qualification, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations. The options choices at our school have been designed to provide all students with a breadth of study that will ensure the widest and least restrictive subject combination with which to enter post-16 study. For this reason there are six compulsory areas:
A programme of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is offered throughout the school for all students.
Co-curricular activities play an important role in the life of the school, ensuring an all-round holistic education for our students. All students are expected to participate in the programme. The range of activities offered depends on the skills and interests of both school staff and students but includes activities within the expressive arts, sports and team building activities.
The complete list of activities will be updated here.