Curriculum >> Key Stage 1 >> 21CC
the advances in digital technology, our world is undergoing a period of rapid
change, the likes of which has never been seen before. Soon our children will
be living in a world with driverless cars and wireless charging and they will
be employed in professions that do not currently exist.
educators we have to therefore ensure our curriculum prepares children to meet
the demands of the 21st century and at Qatar Petroleum we are
committed to giving pupils the different skills they need to excel.
believe pupils need to be able to:
and process multiple forms of information
concepts in unfamiliar contexts
order to do this we have developed a set of 21st Century Competencies
(21CC) that are embedded across the primary curriculum.
are four common core competencies:
Thinking – evaluating and processing information through
– solving problems in an innovative and creative
Collaboration – working in teams
Communication – using a range of media and technologies to communicate effectively
the primary phase teachers use a range of strategies and project-based
learning, to plan purposeful experiences in all lessons, which allow our pupils
to develop these competencies.
support pupils, we use the NXplorers thinking toolkit – a set of 12 graphical representations that help pupils to structure
their thinking. The tools allow children to explore issues in a structured manner
and consider how to manage change and propose creative solutions to problems.
term there are Challenge Days, during which pupils work collaboratively with
their peers in different key stages to solve real-life challenging problems
that affect modern societies. These are opportunities for pupils to apply the
21CC competencies they learn throughout the year. To enrich this experience,
pupils are also able to take part in extra-curricular competitions such as
Destination Imagination. Family Learning
Days are also organised throughout the academic year when parents work with
their children on a variety of complex problem solving activities.
more information please feel free to contact the school.