Skills Framework

Skills development runs through all Island School courses at every level. We focus on developing communication and collaboration skills, creativity and a student’s capacity to learn. Alongside these skills is the development of conscience, so students can understand their role and place in the world.  

In the Junior Years, student study a broad range of subjects including all disciplines which are grouped around ‘Island Time’ which focuses on developing conceptual thinking and research skills as well as introducing global awareness.

From Years 9-11 students follow the Island Futures curriculum which has at its core the idea that students are motivated by different things and learn in different ways. Students study a number of IGCSEs and in addition to these exam based courses they also choose from a wide range of Elements courses that can take them further and deeper than those constrained by the exam syllabus.

Our philosophy in the Senior Phase of Island School is that students should have choice. They must choose the best curriculum for their particular needs, whether that is the Applied Learning Pathway (including BTEC) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme.

For a more detailed description of the way the 5 Cs are broken down into separate subskills, see here.