Westcoast is a member of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) which ensures the quality of education offered by the school.
The IPC is one of the fastest-growing curricula in the world and is endorsed by schools, authorities and governments alike. Subjects taught at Westcoast include Art, Design Technology, English, French, Geography, History, Information & Communication Technology, Literacy, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science and Society.
Cross-referencing the IPC and National Curriculum for England
When Westcoast was founded we sought a curriculum and methodology of teaching focused on continuous assessment, rather than one solely based on tests. The curriculum also had to embrace the teaching of children in a way that is relevant to their lives today and in the future. The curriculum furthermore needed to ensure children acquired basic life skills and an all-rounded education - from sports to academics, to social to spiritual - without them feeling the pressure of having to perform and achieve other than for themselves. Our ambition was for the curriculum to offer great learning, great teaching and great fun. The key to achieving these goals lies in the curriculum a school uses as well as the quality, dedication and training of the principal and teaching staff.
The IPC is an outcome-led, enquiry-based and future-oriented curriculum for all subjects, and is assessment- and evaluation-focused. Uniits have been developed to bring together the social sciences and arts subjects in a thematic approach so that children make links between the subjects in an exciting and stimulating way. The units can also be adapted to encompass Mauritian influences, i.e. Mauritian history and culture class for all grade levels, to promote a sense of Mauritian identity within the school.
“The IPC has been designed to help children receive a 21st-century education in real classrooms. International understanding has become vital. The ability to work with and relate to different cultures is crucial both to the new world of work, to our personal lives and our continuing hope for a peaceful and sustainable planet."
“The IPC’s learning goals underline the importance that both teachers and children should enjoy what they do!”.
The IPC has also been found to translate well into secondary settings based on IGCSE, A levels and the IB Diploma.
For more information about the IPC, visit
Examples of IPC Units
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