ACADEMIC STRUCTURE

 At The English School of Kyrenia, we have a hunger to innovate and create a trusting environment for our future leaders to strive in. A focus on academic performance is vital, as well as developing passions and identifying a range of talents through extra-curricular offerings. 

 

Academic Structure

The ESK Primary School covers the early developmental and formative years from ages 2 to 11. The primary school consists of three stages:

Foundation Stage (Pre-Nursey, Nursery and Reception Classes)

Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2 Classes)

Key Stage 2 (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 Classes)

There are many schools that deliver a British curriculum, but few enhance it. At ESK, we offer a fulfilling and diverse co-curriculum, that goes beyond the UK National Curriculum. The curriculum integrates the philosophy, aims, objectives and content of an International and UK system with the Cyprus Turkish Education System.

primary school student
students enjoying playtime

FOUNDATION STAGE

The British Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is taught in our Pre-Nursery, Nursery, Reception, and the start of Year 1 classes.  This is a vital developmental stage for your child which lays the foundation for all his/her future learning.

Children gain these foundation experiences at ESK through playing and exploring, while being guided on their learning journey by experienced teachers.  

Through the Foundation Stage curriculum, our children learn skills, acquire new knowledge and demonstrate their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

7 AREAS OF
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
  1. COMMUNICATION & LANGUAGE

  2. LITERACY

  3. MATHEMATICAL DEVELOPMENT

  4. UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD

  5. EXPRESSIVE ARTS & DESIGN

  6. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

  7. PERSONAL, SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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KEY STAGE 1&2

In Key Stage 1, we strive to create a welcoming, caring, learning community where relationships are based on mutual respect, enabling our younger learners to feel safe, valued, happy and able to succeed. As the children progress into Key Stage 2 they are encouraged to develop their independence and self-study skills.

 

We follow the Cambridge International Primary Programme to teach English and science.  Mathematics is taught using the pioneering Singaporean Mastery system through the scheme of ‘Maths No Problem’. 

From early on, Turkish Language lessons form part of the Primary School Curriculum. Students are encouraged to become bilunual learners from the very begining of their educational JOurney with us.  All subjects are taught in English, with the exception of Turkish as a Second Language.

 

Other subjects including Computing, History, Geography, Religious Education, Physical Education, Art, Drama, Music and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) are taught using the skills-based UK National Curriculum objectives and are delivered through Creative Topic work.  These Creative Topics change every half-term and they are designed to enthuse and excite the children while learning.  For each Topic, we organise special events and trips that make them ‘come to life’ for the children.

happy primary school studentss
TESTIMONIALS
english school graduation

"Today I got accepted into the University of Cambridge to study Medicine, where only 21 international places are given every year.  ESK helped me in every step, turning my dreams into goals."

ESK GRADUATE