Curriculum

To thrive in today’s world, young people need both breadth and depth in their educational experience. Nexus fosters interdisciplinary learning across subjects. We also give learners ample opportunity to explore their interests and cultivate uniquely differentiated strengths.

Standards
International standards and benchmarks outline what each learner should know and be able to do in each subject area. The benchmarks provide the specific content and skills, at given points during a learner’s education, which will be assessed to determine their progress toward the standard. As our curriculum is dynamic, responding to new research and discovery in the 21st century, the standards and benchmarks are examined and amended regularly as we also grow in our knowledge of student learning.

Primary
In the Primary School, children learn with the highly-appraised International Primary Curriculum (IPC) together with the British National Curriculum standards for Maths.
The IPC is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum for 3-12 year olds, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning. NISP has been awarded Mastering Status for its delivery of the IPC.
 
Secondary
In the Secondary School, the curriculum is designed from year 7 to prepare students for a broad range of International General Certificates of Secondary Education (IGCSE)  In Years 12 and 13 Nexus learners follow the highly regarded International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) after completing their IGCSE. The IBDP is an academically rigorous preparation for University designed to equip learners with the best foundation possible for entry into the world’s top universities.
 
Curriculum Enrichment
While the classroom environment is undoubtedly a collaborative one, this spirit of cooperation - the importance of teamwork - becomes all the more pronounced when there is a collective goal - for example when you are part of a football team, or performing in a school play. Giving up something personal for the goals of the group is an important life skill - now and in later life when we have to go out and interact with the world and make a career for ourselves
 
CAS - Creativity, Activity and Service
A compulsory component of the IB Diploma Programme but we believe that all children benefit from a holistic education from Early Years upwards so at Nexus we encourage all learners to be well rounded individuals and participate in a range of activities.

Co-curricular Activities – CCAs
We offer a wide range of co-curricular activities four days a week. These range from waterskiing to fun with clay and include intellectual, sporting, artistic, dramatic and musical pursuits as well as opportunities to get involved with community service.

In addition to CCAs and CAS a wide range of activities and opportunities are designed to enrich and enhance our learners’ experience beyond the curriculum: Presenting at and participating in Showcase or Celebration assemblies; performing in a concert or play; joining a sports team; representing the school in an academic team such as Maths, debating or MUN; being part of a multi-media team or backstage crew etc.