CIE’s aim is to provide an environment in which students from a wide range of cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds can
We try to do this by:
In order to help us achieve these goals we will ask you for feedback at the end of your first week and again at the end of your course. However, if you would like to discuss anything at another time, please come and talk to us.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking out new landscapes but in having new eyes”. Marcel Proust
“The Curriculum should enable all young people to become:
successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
confident individuals who are able to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society”- revised National Curriculum Aims QCA 2007.
“One of our greatest needs is the feeling of worth, value and respect”. Abraham Maslow.
Aims and outcomes.
The curriculum should be about the development of the whole person.
This means that the curriculum is about attitudes and values as well as skills and knowledge. Students should:
feel valued and develop a feeling of worth and self-esteem
understand the importance of their relationship with others, via consideration, responsibility and honesty “No man is and island”
be able to communicate their feelings and opinions to others
be a constructive member of the community.
All learners should be given equality of opportunity for learning.
This means that the curriculum should be relevant to them and accessible. Students should:
understand the relevance of what they are doing
enjoy what they are doing
take an active part in their own learning
use their own experience on which to base their learning.
The curriculum should encourage the students to develop important skills.
The curriculum should introduce students to communication, analysis, problem solving, enquiry and logical and creative thinking. Students should be able to:
think creatively, analytically and critically
understand that learning skills are transferable
communicate effectively about their learning.
The curriculum should present students with new challenges and opportunities
Through experiencing challenge, opportunity and risk in a safe environment students should be able to:
be resourceful and show initiative and enterprise
take risks responsibly and creatively
understand and work towards the needs of their community
use technology as a tool for innovation
work independently and as a member of a team.
The curriculum should reflect the learners place in the national and global communities. It should allow them to develop their sense of identity beyond their personal experience, to develop a sense of belonging and empowerment to make a difference for the better in a wider world. Students should:
develop a pride in their own national culture and a respect and understanding of the culture of other nationality and regions
understand the concept of interdependence at the micro and macro levels
recognise their responsibilities as members of a national and a global community.
What do we need to consider?
How do we ensure that the outcomes for learners take as much account of their personal development and well being as their academic achievement?
Positive personal relationships within the school
One to one sessions
Choice of EFL materials
Motivation theory in Business Studies
Staff INSET on Humanist approaches to education
How do we ensure that all learners should have equality of opportunity for learning?
Positive social relationships
The negotiated day
Interesting and well planned lessons
Advice about educational progression from senior staff and Higher Education adviser
How do we ensure that the curriculum encourages students to acquire important skills?
Schemes of Work including problem solving exercises
How do we ensure that the curriculum provides challenge for the students?
Individual and group projects and presentations
Personal targets set and revised in tutorials
How do we ensure that the curriculum reflects the learners place in the national and global community?
Choice of materials
Positive social relationships