Curriculum

As an internatinal school within the Czech Republic,  we are required by Czech law and the Ministry of Education to follow a national curriculum.  Meridian Internation School has chosen to adapt the British National Curriculum.

This means that we are obliged to give the same kinds of courses in our school as students in the UK would receive.

The British Curriculum is divided into 4 Key Stages:

This graph matches key stages to age groups.

Key stage 1 applies to primary school children between the ages of 5 through 7.

Key stage 2 applies to primary school children between the ages of 7 t hrough 11.

Key stage 3 applies to secondary school pupils between the ages of 11 and 14.

Key stage 4 applies to secondary school pupils between the ages of 14 and 16

In the British school system, children from the ages of 5 – 6 would be considered in Year 1.  Here at  Meridian, this is equal to our Pre-school.  It also means that our children at this age have a definite amount of courses which  must be taught to them.  These courses are:

Literacy (English, reading, writing {composition and penmanship},

speaking  {drama})

Maths

Science

Social Studies (History and Geography)

Design and Technology (D&T)

Information Communication Technology (ICT)

Art

Music

Personal social and health education (PSHE)

Physical Edcaation (PE)

Foreign Language (Czech)

As one can see from the above listing, there are many subject s which are required of children at this age.   This is to prepare them for the following years of edcuation within schools that use the British Curriculum.

How does Meridian International School implement the British National Curriculum?

Each course is given 40 minutes of class time.  This is how the time is spent in each course