An International Curriculum
In a constantly changing world, it is vital that our children are exposed to a very broad array of challenges and learning experiences so that they leave us as confident and self-assured individuals who are well prepared for the next stage of their lives.
EHPS offers a uniquely broad curriculum based closely on the National Curriculum for England (NCE) which covers all stages of learning from 0-18 years.
This curriculum includes a diverse languages programme that includes Mandarin for all children from Nursery age upwards. The main emphasis is on providing a secure, fun and nurturing environment for all children to overcome challenge, develop individually and at their own pace.
EARLY YEARS (EYFS)
In the Early Years (2-5 years) EHPS follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. This framework is delivered according to International primary Curriculum (IPC) themes which enable very positive cross curricular links to be made which support young children’s learning.
Young children learn best when they experience choice and connections in their learning. Our skilled early years practitioners create a ‘free-flow’ environment which support these factors.
In Years 1-6, pupils also follow the NCE designed around IPC themes and covering the following subject areas: English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, Art & Design and Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL). The curriculum is further complemented by specialist teaching in Mandarin, Physical Education (PE) and Music.
The curriculum is planned in detail using NCE programmes of study and internationally benchmarked learning objectives against which children’s progress is assessed. There is a seamless transition from the EYFS framework to the NCE studied in Year 1 which ensures that every child progresses according to their individual needs.
As students progress through the school, transitions continue to be important and the curriculum is planned taking account with increased skills levels and changing interests. Connections between discrete subjects are still important however and will be made wherever possible.
Students at this stage will continue to collaborate in inquiry based projects and will enjoy increased independence and control over their own learning.
1A creative curriculum promotes ‘Inquiry’
2Learning is linked to achievement and progress
3Optimum learning environments support excellent progress
4The learning context is the key to individual success
Internationalism & Global Thinking
The thematic design of our curriculum provides unique learning goals that help our youngest children begin the move towards an increasingly sophisticated national and international perspective. At primary stage (6-11 years) we aim for our children to gain:
- A knowledge and understanding of their own national culture. International is both inter and national.
- An awareness and understanding of the independence of and interdependence between countries.
- A developing ability to be at ease with others who are different from themselves.
- An awareness and understanding of the independence of and the interdependence between peoples.
- An awareness and understanding of the essential similarities between the peoples and countries of the world.
- is designed to take account of the host country of Korea as well as every child’s own “home” country.
In order for students to develop a clear sense of cultural identity we take account of the host country of Korea as well as each child’s ‘home’ country when planning learning journeys. This supports our aim of developing and promoting inclusion and tolerance as core values and encourages students to think beyond their own immediate experience.
We educate our children about the world around them through guided inquiry and give them an understanding of other countries and cultures in preparation for life as global citizens.
Environments at EtonHouse Prep send clear messages about our ethos, vision and mission. We create a nurturing but stimulating learning environment based around the promotion of specific behaviours and skills: inquiry and curiosity, independence, support and challenge, reflection, and critical thinking.
Where possible, we attempt to connect our internal environment with the natural world through field trips. Learning journeys and children’s achievements are celebrated through well-planned displays and sharing assemblies.
Information & Communications Technology
In order to ensure our students are equipped with the skills needed to excel in an ever-changing world we promote ICT as an integral part of their learning. The students follow the NCE programmes of study for ICT which are linked to the IPC themes. The emphasis is on developing the skills needed to use ICT as a tool to support and enrich learning and improve progress across the curriculum. From the earliest possible age our children become confident in:
- Finding things out
- Developing ideas and making things happen
- Exchanging and sharing information
- Reviewing, modifying, and evaluating work as it progresses
They achieve this through:
- Control technology (Blue-Bots)
- Mobile technology (tablets)
- Computing (laptops)
By the end of Year 6 students will be able to:
- Draft and edit skilfully
- Create animations
- Use advanced programming
- Upload and share work
- Search databases to respond to questions
- Stay safe online
S.E.A.L (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning)
SEAL promotes social and emotional literacy in children and helps our children become successful learners, responsible citizens, and confident individuals. It is a programme which equips them with the following skills we believe they need to lead a healthy, happy life:
The S.E.A.L. framework is divided into seven themes to be covered within a school year.
Getting On and Falling Out3
Say “No!” to Bullying4
Going for Goals5
Good to be Me6
Senior School Information
At EtonHouse Prep, our children will be prepared for successful entry to their chosen senior schools in the UK or Asia, either at 11 or 13 years of age.
We have developed very strong links with the top independent boarding schools in the UK and are well-versed in the entry requirements and academic standards needed to secure places at these schools. Through prior experience and our expertise, we can advise on the best school and route for your child, bearing in mind their character, abilities, aspirations and talents.
The UK has an unparalleled reputation and history in the independent school sector with some of the oldest and most famous schools in the world. There are currently over 1,200 private schools in the UK educating over 500,000 pupils of whom some 26,000 are from overseas.
UK Prep Boarding Schools
Life at a boarding school is very different in many ways to a day school and it can take time to acclimatise and develop the independence and confidence needed to thrive in one. With that in mind, it is a very common route for pupils from overseas to spend Years 7 and 8 (ages 11-13) in a boarding preparatory school in the UK before moving onto a senior school.
We have very strong links with many UK preparatory schools and in particular:
Papplewick offers a unique boarding school experience to boys aged 6-13 years and is situated in Ascot, near Windsor. Papplewick has an enviable reputation for academic success with pupils regularly winning academic, music and sports scholarships to Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Wellington and Charterhouse. In an ever changing world, Papplewick is a school where boys can still very much be boys, all set in a family friendly atmosphere.
DRAGON SCHOOL dragonschool.org
The Dragon Preparatory School (for 8-13 year olds) is one of the best known prep schools in the UK and numbers amongst its former pupils a very wide range of successful men and women. Boys and girls leave the Dragon, usually at 13, to join the finest independent senior schools – a great many with scholarships and awards across the range of academic, cultural and sporting achievement.
UK Senior Boarding Schools
HARROW SCHOOL harrowschool.org.uk
Harrow is a full boarding school for boys aged 13-18 in northwest London. Conscious of its history, culture and the charitable intentions of its Founder, Harrow responds to the demands of change by preparing boys for a life of leadership, service and personal fulfilment. Academic achievement is foremost amongst Harrow’s goals which also promote independence of thought, respect for others, creativity and responsibility within a broad range of activities.
ST. MARY’S SCHOOL ASCOT
St Mary’s Ascot is a leading Roman Catholic boarding school for girls aged between 11 and 18 years set in 55 acres of beautiful grounds in the heart of Berkshire. St. Mary’s is a friendly, stable and caring community, proud of their academic and extra-curricular achievements and dedicated to bringing out the full potential of each of their 370 pupils.
Charterhouse, with 400 years of history, is one of the leading independent schools in the UK. The School moved from London to its current 250 acre site in Godalming, Surrey in 1872. Charterhouse remains predominantly a boarding school with around 800 pupils, taking boys from 13 and girls in the Sixth Form.
WELLINGTON COLLEGE wellingtoncollege.org.uk
Wellington is one of the UK’s top coeducational day and boarding schools founded in 1859, just outside London, combining innovation with 150 years of history. With grounds and buildings of unsurpassed beauty and with access to truly outstanding facilities, pupils at Wellington receive a first class education.
Awonderful school in the most sublime setting which celebrates youth rather than stifling it. Stowe offers an inspiring environment for the education of boys and girls aged 13 to 18. Through teaching of the highest calibre, Stoics are encouraged to think for themselves, challenge conventional orthodoxies and pursue their own enthusiasms. They rejoice in the differences that exist between them – intellectually, in sporting prowess and in artistic and creative achievements.
International Schools: Asia
We are developing close links with British international schools in Asia that children from EtonHouse Prep will feed and which offer either a distinctive boarding school education or one which will complement the preparatory education at EHPS.
NORTH LONDON COLLEGIATE SCHOOL NLCSjeju.co.kr
North London Collegiate School Jeju is the first international school to be opened as part of the Global Education City on Jeju Island. The school has strong links with NLCS in London, England – an institution that has 160 years of history providing an outstanding education for students. NLCS Jeju caters for boys and girls and offers an education with high academic standards, a rich programme of co-curricular activities and a commitment to the development of the whole person in a supportive environment.
HARROW INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – HK harrowschool.hk
The first international coeducational boarding school in Hong Kong, HISHK is the third in the Harrow family of schools in the Asia region and has recently opened with 750 students. At Harrow International you will find a distinctive and high quality education with a strong emphasis on leadership and team-working skills.
MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE – MALAYSIA marlboroughcollegemalaysia.org
Marlborough College Malaysia is a fully co-educational, independent boarding and day school for pupils aged 11-18. Marlborough College is a community where scholarship is cherished, creativity celebrated, diversity enhanced and conversation is paramount. In addition to promoting and achieving academic excellence, MCM’s mission is to encourage children to explore, through compassion, companionship and conversation; and from that exploration, to build confidence and communities for good.