A whole school approach to future-readiness for students aged 2-19
Lead with Oxford
With decades of education and assessment expertise, Oxford International Curriculum and OxfordAQA together focus on developing the skills and attitudes students need for future personal, academic and career success.
Designed especially for international schools, Lead with Oxford equips students with the skills they need to thrive in an ever-changing world, from ages 2 to 19.
Lead with Oxford is structured to foster a culture of well-being and a love of learning in students, right from Early Years’ curricula to the suite of international GCSE, A-level and project-based qualifications offered by OxfordAQA which are recognised all around the world.
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Nurturing creativity, inspiring curiosity, shaping the future.
The Oxford International Curriculum is an approach to teaching and learning with a difference. It places joy at the heart of the curriculum by fostering wellbeing in education and develops real-world, lifelong learning skills for students’ future personal, career and academic success.
The early years, primary and lower secondary curriculum offers an innovative, research-backed approach to teaching and learning, building the foundations to nurture lifelong learners.
It is the perfect preparation for OxfordAQA’s International GCSEs and A-levels, with seamless progression from one stage to the next to prepare every student for academic success.
Developed by Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, the Oxford International Curriculum and OxfordAQA programmes together offer a compelling all-through offer for international schools which ensures students develop the skills they need to thrive in an ever-changing world.
- A curriculum for early years to secondary, providing seamless progression to international qualifications, including OxfordAQA
- Designed with learners in mind who have English as an additional language
- Includes formative assessment tools as well as end-of-year tests for years 6, 7, 8 and 9
- Gives schools a visionary, research-based and effective approach to develop the skills students need to thrive.
The Oxford International Curriculum enables students to succeed by recognising that lasting success is contingent on both academic performance and emotional wellbeing.
What does the Oxford International Curriculum offer you?
This all-through curriculum integrates curriculum materials, continuous professional development, assessment and world-class resources, developing the critical and creative thinking skills for success in further study, including in OxfordAQA’s International GCSEs, AS and A-level exams.
Through six subjects, the Oxford International Curriculum offers your school a coherent and holistic approach with year-on-year progression:
- Global Skills Projects
This spiral, supportive approach deepens students’ knowledge and ensures a smooth transition across every stage of their educational journey, equipping them with the skills to shape the future.
The Oxford International Curriculum enables students to succeed by recognising that lasting success is contingent on both academic performance and emotional and mental wellbeing. It has been designed to bring wellbeing to all teaching and learning through all core subjects, with wellbeing taught both explicitly and through all subjects.
The holistic approach to wellbeing aims to foster a classroom environment where students develop healthier skills for coping and thriving in life.
Find out more in the Wellbeing curriculum guide.
The all-through curriculum integrates curriculum materials, continuous professional development, assessment and world-class resources. It develops the critical and creative thinking skills for success in further study, including in OxfordAQA’s International GCSEs, AS and A-level exams.
Developed with the same focus on building future-facing skills, students will be well-equipped to progress to international qualifications.
An intrinsic part of the OIC, the Global Skills Projects combine project-based and interdisciplinary learning to develop thoughtful, innovative change-makers who are equipped with the skills to succeed in a changing world.
The curriculum fosters a classroom environment where students develop the skills for success, including:
• Creativity and critical thinking
• Real-world skills
• Communication and collaboration
• Self-development skills
This prepares students for the project-based, analytical, and independent style of learning in the International GCSE Plus and International Independent Project Qualification (IPQ), as well as for the future.
Did you know project-based learning increases students’ chances of achieving higher grades at A-level? Read the research and find out more about the power of project-based learning.
“We have seen real change in pupil self-confidence as the curriculum purposefully supports the development of curiosity, critical thinking, empathy building, good decision making, and self-determination.”
– Heathfield International School Vientiane, Laos
“The support from the team at OIC has been fantastic, leading us through the complex psychology and science behind the curriculum so that we can get on with the teaching, which of course as everyone knows is the best and fun bit!”
– EtonHouse International School, Bahrain
“With the world in a constant state of change, it is essential that schools not only provide a world class education for their students, but are also mindful of the wellbeing of their pupils. Through implementing the Oxford International Curriculum, our school has been enabled to become not just a place of learning, but a community that encourages a climate of support for the mental health and wellbeing of the young people in our care. Our students have certainly benefited from the Oxford International Curriculum and are being prepared for both their academic future and the wider world beyond.”
– International Community School Branch 4, United Arab Emirates
Equipped with the skills to succeed in a changing world
Students develop skills for success, including creativity, critical thinking, real-world skills, communication and collaboration.Find out more
By promoting wellbeing in education and developing critical and creative thinking skills, the Curriculum helps students thrive in an ever-changing world.
- a trustworthy and flexible route to equip all learners with the lifelong skills they need to fully engage with a changing world
- a structured guide to shape learning, starting with simple tasks and becoming more challenging to develop skills further
- clear guidance on what to teach with the ability to adapt it to suit students’ own experiences and their local context
- teacher support to provide the richest possible learning environment for your students
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The Oxford International Curriculum places joy at the heart of the curriculum by fostering wellbeing in education and develops real-world, lifelong learning skills for students’ future personal, career and academic success.