The Mission of Renaissance clearly indicates that the overarching learning framework consists of a curriculum that is broad, balanced and based on the National Curriculum for England, complemented by the EYFS, IPC, IGCSE and IBDP to meet the individual needs of our students.

Our curriculum provides excellence relative to each student’s capability, and academic external examination results that are higher than world averages. The curriculum offers exposure to Internationalism, Interculturalism, the Round Square IDEALS and how to respect the principles enshrined in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Through spiritual, moral, social and cultural education we provide a safe and secure environment now and in the future enabling our students to become proactive, successful and supportive members of the global society.

Renaissance, as a Round Square school, promotes the six IDEALS and it is these upon which our future is built.

  • International understanding and tolerance of others
  • Democratic governance and justice
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Self-discovery through adventure
  • Leadership
  • Service to others

Curriculum Overview

The curriculum offered is based on the British system, modified to meet the international profile of our students. Similar programmes are taught worldwide at schools working within the framework of the British system. The Pre-school ‘Future Kids’ programme is based on the UK’s Foundation Stage Curriculum. At the Primary level, the curriculum taught incorporates the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). This offers a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum delivered through the medium of English with appropriate modification of content, catering for the international composition of the student body. The curriculum covers the following key subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Music, Drama, Information and Communication Technology, Health and Physical Education, Art and Design and selected Modern Foreign Languages. Renaissance fully satisfies the Ministry of Education’s requirements for Vietnamese students to follow aspects of the Vietnamese curriculum. At Secondary level, the school again follows the British framework until the final two years, when students are prepared for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

The school integrates the best practices and values from both western and eastern educational systems. Students are provided with structured programmes that encourage ‘brain-friendly’ investigative learning. This ‘hands-on’ approach provides students with opportunities to develop skills and understanding through practical investigations and research. Concepts, skills, knowledge and positive attitudes to learning are developed in a meaningful way, preparing the students to become life-long learners.

Primary Framework

Primary National Curriculum for England

National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2

International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

Further Information

Renaissance Information for Parents Primary Year Group Curriculum Overviews

Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 5 | Year 6

Secondary Framework

Key Stage 3 National Curriculum for England

KS3 Guide Book 2018/19

Further Information

IGCSE – University of Cambridge Assessment International Examinations

IGCSE Handbook 2018/19

IB – International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO)

IB Handbook