Curriculum

The school uses ACE for its core teaching: Maths, English, Social Studies, Science, Word Building, Literature and Biblical Studies.  ACE is used from YN to Y13.

The ACE curriculum is highly technical and sophisticated and uses mastery learning and individualisation to deliver a differentiated and personalised academic curriculum with training in character, work study and self management skills.  It is thorough and its assessments are robust.

The school has developed a complementary curriculum to extend, enrich and embed the teaching of the ACE curriculum.  Where PACEs provide the theory and some practical, in science and maths for example, the complementary curriculum extends the practical.  Where it provides the grammar of a language, the complementary curriculum will provide additional opportunities for reading, speaking and writing.  British History teaching and British Geography skills are added.

The ACE workbooks contain formative tests.  The summative assessment is through separate tests given at the end of each workbook.

Progress is also assessed through the level and workbook number.

The complementary curriculum is assessed in most subjects by half-termly checklists and in some subjects also by termly tests.

Additional external assessment is provided for Senior students in extended writing, bible, art & design, IT, Science and Social Studies, Music, Speech & Drama and sport at the annual European Student Convention.

At ICCE, formal external assessment is provided in essay writing and practical science by the coursework requirements at General, Intermediate and Advanced Certificates.

 Please note that work continues across the years. Once a student has completed the work in one level they continue to the next level without waiting for a new year.  Students in the Juniors and Seniors without issues should complete 72 PACEs a year.

 

EYFS

YN

ACE

Reading Readiness Manuals and 60 PACEs:

Maths (12), English (12), Social Studies(12), Science(12) and Bible Reading(12)

Reading Readiness Test

Co-ordination Development Tests

Extension

Complementary/enrichment/outside curriculum

Complementary curriculum includes: practical maths, practical science, history, art, craft, music, IT, PE.

EYFS requirements

 

 

YR

ACE

ABCs Manuals, 67 PACEs, forming part of Level 1:

Maths (9) English (6) Social Studies (6) Science (6) Word Building (12) Animal Science (12) Bible Reading (12)

Post Test

Advanced Sounds, 1-4

Extension

Co-ordination Development Tests

Additional Reading scheme (e.g. Peter & Jane and other Ladybird readers to 6b)

Complementary/enrichment/outside curriculum

Complementary curriculum includes:  practical maths, practical science, history, art, craft, music, IT, PE.

EYFS requirements

 

Infants

Y1

ACE

25 PACEs to complete Level 1:

Maths (3) English (6) Social Studies (6) Science (6), completing Level 1

Advanced Sounds, 5-8

30 PACEs at Level 2 including Maths (6) English (6) Social Studies (6) Science (6)  Wordbuilding (6)

Total:  55 PACEs

Extension

Complementary/enrichment/outside curriculum

Complementary curriculum includes:  including practical maths, practical science, history, art, craft, music, IT, PE.

Additional Reading scheme (e.g. Peter & Jane and other Ladybird readers to 12b)

 

Y2

ACE

30 PACEs to complete Level 2 in core subjects:

Maths (6) English (6) Social Studies (6) Science (6) Word Building (6)

18 PACEs to begin Level 2 in enrichment subjects:

Bible Reading (6) Lit and Creative Writing (6) Animal Science (6)

Total: 48 PACEs

Extension

Complementary curriculum, including practical maths, practical science, extended writing,  French, history, art, craft, music, IT, PE.

Complete additional reading scheme; read half Infant Reading List

ACE software programmes:  Readmaster Level 1 (speed reading and comprehension), Mathbuilder, Wordbuilder

 

 

 

 

Juniors

Y3

ACE

Level 2:

Bible Reading (6) Lit and Creative Writing (6)  Animal Science (3)

Level 3:

Maths (12) English (12) Social Studies (12) Science (12) Word Building

Total PACEs:  66

Extension

Complementary curriculum, including French, history, practical and other maths, practical science, English and extended writing, art and craft, music, IT, General Knowledge quizzes and sport

Readmaster Level 2, Wordbuilder, Mathbuilder and IT

Complete Infant Reading List; begin Junior Reading List

 

Y4

ACE

Level 2:  Animal Science (3)

Level 3:  Bible Reading (12) Lit and Creative Writing (12)

Level 4:  Maths (12) English (12) Social Studies (12) Science (12)

Total PACEs:  75

Extension

Complementary curriculum, including French, history, practical and other maths, practical science, English and extended writing, art and craft, music, IT, General Knowledge quizzes, sport

Readmaster, Wordbuilder, Mathbuilder and IT

Complete one quarter of Junior Reading List

 

Y5

ACE

Level 4:  Bible Reading (12) Lit and Creative Writing (12)

Level 5: Maths (9) English (9) Social Studies (9) Science (9)  Wordbuilding (9)

Total PACEs:  69

Extension

Complementary curriculum, including French, history, practical and other maths, practical science, extended writing, art, craft, music, IT, General Knowledge quizzes, sport

Readmaster, Wordbuilder, Mathbuilder and IT

Complete one quarter of Junior Reading List

 

Y6

ACE

Level 5:  Maths (3) English (3) Social Studies (3) Science (3) Word Building (3)

Bible Reading (12) Lit and Creative Writing (12)

Level 6:  Maths (6) English (6) Social Studies (6) Science (6) Word Building (6)

Total PACEs: 69

Extension:

Complementary curriculum, including French, (Latin), history, practical and other maths, practical science, extended writing, art and craft, music, IT, General Knowledge quizzes and sport.

Readmaster, Wordbuilder, Mathbuilder and IT

Complete at least half of Junior Reading List

 

Seniors

Y7

ACE

Level 6:

Maths (6) English (6) Social Studies (6)  Science (6) Word Building (6)

Bible Reading (12) Lit and Creative Writing (12)

Total PACES:  72

Extension:

Complementary curriculum, including French, (Latin), history, practical and mental maths, practical science, English Literature and extended writing, art and craft, music, IT, General Knowledge quizzes and sport.

Readmaster, Wordbuilder, Mathbuilder and IT

Completed Junior Reading List

 

Y8

ICCE begins

ACE

Level 7:  Maths (12) English (12) Social Studies (6) Local Studies (6) Science (12) Word Building (12) Typemaster I and II (6)

Total PACEs:  66

Extension:

Complementary curriculum, including French, (Latin) history, practical and mental maths, practical science, English Lit and extended writing, art and craft, music, IT, General Knowledge quizzes, sport

Readmaster, Wordbuilder, Mathbuilder and IT

ESC entries (external assessment in Writing, Memory, Speech and Drama, Music, Art and Design, Sport)

Begin Senior Reading List

 

Y9

ACE

ICCE General certificate, first level

Level 8:  Maths (12) English (12) British and European History (12) Earth Science (12) Word Building (12) BNTS (6)  Lit Level 8 (6)

Total PACEs: 72

Extension:

Complementary curriculum, including French, (Latin), history, practical and mental maths, practical science, extended writing, art, craft, music, General Knowledge quizzes and sport

Readmaster Level 8, Wordbuilder, Mathbuilder and IT

ESC entries (external assessment in Writing, Memory, Speech and Drama, Music, Art and Design, Sport)

Completed one quarter of Senior Reading List

 

Y10

ACE

ICCE General Certificate, beginning second level

Level 8:  BNTS (6)

Level 9:  Maths (9) English (9) World Geography (9) Biology (9) Word Building (9) BNTS (6)  Lit  Level 9 (6)

Practice coursework:  Essay and Science Project.  Language elective.

Total PACEs:  63

Extension:

Complementary curriculum, including French, (Latin), history, practical and other maths, practical science, extended writing, art and craft, music, IT, optional General Knowledge quizzes and sport

Readmaster Level 9, Mathbuilder, Wordbuilder

ESC entries (external assessment in Writing, Memory, Speech and Drama, Music, Art and Design, Sport)

Completed one half of Senior Reading List

 

Note:  Students wishing to pursue higher level courses at elite universities should complete ICCE General Certificate in Y10.

 

Y11

Completing ICCE General Certificate

ACE

Level 9

Maths (3) English (3)  World Geography (3) Biology (3) Word Building (3) Successful Living (12)  Apologetics (6)*

Coursework: Social Studies Essay and Science Project

IT credit (12)

Elective credit (12)

Total PACEs:  57

Extension:

Complementary curriculum, including French, (Latin), history, practical and mental maths, practical science, English Lit and extended writing, art, craft, music, IT, optional General Knowledge quizzes and sport.

Readmaster, Wordbuilder, Mathbuilder and IT

ESC entries (external assessment in Writing, Memory, Speech and Drama, Music, Art and Design, Sport)

Completed three quarters of Senior Reading List

 

Note:  Students aiming for higher level courses at elite universities should complete the Intermediate Certificate in Y11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th Form

Y12

ICCE Intermediate Certificate

ACE

Level 10

Maths (12) English (12) History of Civ I (12) Physical Science (12) NTCH (10) Apologetics (6)

Coursework

Elective credit (12)

Total PACEs: 76

Extension:

Complementary curriculum options which may include French and other modern or classical languages, history, practical and other maths, practical science, English Literature and writing, art, music, IT, optional General Knowledge quizzes and sport

Readmaster Level 11

ESC entries (external assessment in Writing, Memory, Speech and Drama, Music, Art and Design, Sport)

Complete Senior Reading List

 

Note:  Students wishing to study languages at university should begin the Languages Bias Course at Intermediate.

 

Y13

ICCE Advanced Certificate

ACE

Level 11/12, Standard or Bias Courses

Standard course:  Maths (12) English (12) History of Civ II (12) Chem/Phys (12) Life of Christ (12)

Elective credit (12)

Apologetics (6)

Coursework

Total PACEs:  78

Extension:

Complementary curriculum, options:  from – maths, Eng/Eng Lit, French and other modern and classical languages,  history, practical science, art and craft, music, IT, sport

Readmaster Level 12

ESC entries (external assessment in Writing, Memory, Speech and Drama, Music, Art and Design, Sport)

Complete half Senior Further Reading List

 

Bias Courses:  There are bias courses in maths/science, arts, social sciences, biblical studies, music.  The Language bias course begins at Intermediate.

 

Students who have completed the ICCE Advanced Certificate may continue to complete the ICCE Advanced Higher Certificate

 

 

Alternative Y13*

ICCE Advanced Higher Certificate

Level 12 only

Course to be agreed with ICCE Office

Level 11/12, Standard or Bias Courses

Standard course:  Maths (12) English (12) History of Civ II (12) Chem/Phys (12) Life of Christ (12)

Elective credit (12)

Apologetics (6)

Coursework

Total PACEs:  78

Extension:

Complementary curriculum, options:  from maths, Eng/Eng Lit, French and other modern and classical languages,  history, ppractical science, art, music, IT, sport

[Readmaster Level 12]

ESC entries (external assessment in Writing, Memory, Speech and Drama, Music, Art and Design, Sport)

Complete half Senior Further Reading List

 

Students completing the Advanced Higher Certificate with an overall average of grade A are awarded the certificate with Honours