At Kingscourt, academic skills are developed through carefully planned schemes of work which follow and extend the National Curriculum.
Kindergarten and Early Years
The Kindergarten curriculum is planned across the areas of learning and experience and is based on children’s interests and learning needs encompassing the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) learning outcomes and supporting children in achieving as much as they can. The main areas of learning and experience in which we provide many opportunities for our youngest children to develop are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication, Language and Literacy
- Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
- Knowledge and understanding of the world
- Physical development
- Creative Development
Main School Curriculum
The curriculum in the Prep department is based on the demands of the 11+ entrance exams however one of the hallmarks of Kingscourt’s ethos is its recognition of what childhood is about so the foundations are laid for combining hard work with fun. The curriculum is based on focus and rigour, underpinned by a strong pastoral ethos. We believe that excellence involves setting high standards and then creating a climate in which everybody works together to achieve it. Our curriculum is designed to develop:
- Self esteem and motivation
- Study skills (learning how to learn)
- Life skills, thinking skills
- Specific academic, physical, musical, artistic and spiritual skills
Each pupil’s performance is formally assessed at various stages, but the dignity and value of each individual is upheld and the curriculum embraces the needs of pupils of all abilities.