Curriculum Overview

Nordic International School Lahore offers classes for Early Years and Primary Years.

Through our blended curriculum, we teach English, Mathematics, and Local Studies in separate lessons but the rest of the program (i.e. Science, History, Geography, ICT, Art, Drama, PE etc.) is covered in interdisciplinary themed units of work. These units have been prepared for us as part of the UK based International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), International Primary Curriculum (IPC) leading to Cambridge University International Examinations.

Our Programmes

International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC)

International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC)

The International Early Years Curriculum uses best international practices, holistic enquiry and play-based approaches that cover all curriculum areas including personal, social and emotional development.


  • 2–5 years old


  • 140 nurseries


  • 47 countries worldwide
International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

It is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum, with a clear process of learning and specific learning goals for every subject. It also develops international mindedness and encourages personal learning.


  • 5 – 11 years old

  • 730 schools

  • 92 countries worldwide
International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC)

International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC)

It is a challenging, internationally minded and concept-focused curriculum, which helps develop engaged and active learners. With specific subject and personal learning goals, it provides a clear structure to develop knowledge, skills and understanding whilst making subject learning more connected.


  • 11 – 12 years old


  • 103 schools


  • 50 countries worldwide

Face-time Programme

Face-time Programme

In our Face-time Programme, students sit with teachers on a one-to-one basis to discuss learning and to jointly plan goals for the future. Such an approach helps students become aware of their learning needs. The teacher plays a supportive role in increasing student’s confidence in seeking help.

Student Leadership and Development Programme

Student Leadership and Development Programme

Our LPD programme provides students with self-confidence and skills to accelerate their ability to learn effectively, eventually becoming self-directed learners. We also equip students with the knowledge and personal skills to enable them to be successful in their dealings with others as individuals and/or groups and to become leaders in society.

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Assessment

“If we are passionate about improving children’s learning, then we have to be passionate about assessment too. It makes no sense to say that our main purpose is to help children learn academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually without wanting to find out whether they have or not.” – IPC Assessment for Learning

At Nordic, assessment is an ongoing process, is directly linked to learning and is both formative and summative.

Assessments at Nordic

International GL Assessment

Internal Assessments

Cognitive Abilities Test – Fourth Edition (CAT 4)

CAT 4 is a standardized assessment of developed ability and likely academic potential. It highlights students’ strengths and weaknesses across four types of reasoning: Verbal, Non-Verbal, Quantitative and Spatial.

Baseline & Baseline Progress

Baseline and Baseline Progress provides an efficient, child-friendly and reliable way of assessing literacy, language and communication and mathematics, for children aged 4 – 5 years.

Ongoing Formative Assessment

Ongoing formative assessment at Nordic International School consists of daily observations, student samples, quizzes etc.

End of Term Summative Assessment

Summative assessments include mid-year and end of year student achievement tests.

Parents Involvement

Nordic International School keeps the parents involved in all the school activities.

  • We use an interactive communication tool called ClassDojo to keep parents updated on a regular basis. The application gives parents access to learning activities, photographs, their children’s daily performance and school based information. ClassDojo also has a messaging portal that parents can use to keep regular contact with the school.
  • We arrange Effective Parenting Workshops regularly, where the Principal, Ms. Susie Recsei, shares useful tips with parents that aid them in the growth of their child at home.
  • We invite parents to Exit Points of each unit for both Early Years and Primary. At these Exit Points, students present their work and explain about the unit. In Primary Years, the students also lead an activity where parents are supposed to complete a task.
  • We arrange Parent Teacher Meetings at the end of each term, where teachers share a detailed report with parents about their child’s performance and behavior.
  • We call parents for various family activities as well. These activities vary from participating in a classroom activity with the child to as simply reading a book with them.
  • Last but not the least, we send out Newsletters at the end of each term, to share the highlights and achievements of the school during that term with parents.

Our classrooms are ClassDojo powered

Nordic classrooms are ClassDojo powered

Creates a positive culture

Gives voice to students

Teachers share moments with parents