Our Curriculum

At Hyundai Foreign School we deliver an engaging curriculum of broad content that ensures rich learning experiences and real-life applications in a stimulating educational environment.

At  Hyundai Foreign School we define High-Quality Teaching and Learning as Teaching and Learning that:

  • is Engaging – Students are engaged in the learning process
  • is Appropriate – Students learn the skills and knowledge that are relevant to them and their future
  • is Accessible by all – All students have an equal opportunity to succeed

The Curriculums we use

We use a combination of the IPC and Cambridge International Curriculums.


IPC – International Primary Curriculum – Years 1-6

IEYC – International Early Years Curriculum – For Foundation Stage 1 and 2 (Kindergarten)

IMYC – International Middle Years Curriculum – For Years 7-9

These are three levels of the same curriculum. IPC tends to be used to refer to the curriculum as a whole.

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) focuses on providing a comprehensive and engaging curriculum that promotes holistic learning and the development of essential skills in young learners. The IPC is known for its cross-curricular approach, which integrates subjects like science, history, geography, language arts, and more, into thematic units or topics.

Key features of the International Primary Curriculum include:

  1. Cross-Curricular Themes: The IPC organizes learning around themes or units that span multiple subject areas. This helps students see connections between different subjects and encourages a more holistic understanding of the world.
  2. Skills Development: The curriculum emphasizes the development of key skills such as communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. These skills are essential for students to succeed in the modern world.
  3. Global Perspective: The IPC incorporates global themes and encourages students to explore different cultures, traditions, and perspectives. This helps foster a sense of international-mindedness and an understanding of the interconnectedness of the world.
  4. Active Learning: The curriculum promotes active learning strategies, such as hands-on activities, projects, discussions, and interactive experiences, to keep students engaged and motivated.
  5. Assessment: The IPC uses a range of assessment tools that focus not only on academic achievements but also on the development of personal qualities and skills. This can include self-assessment, peer assessment, and teacher-led assessment.
  6. Personal Goals: The curriculum incorporates personal development goals, such as adaptability, resilience, and respect, alongside academic goals. This helps promote the overall growth and well-rounded development of students.

Find out more about these curriculums:

Maths and English

Maths and English at HFS are based on the Cambridge International Curriculums.

Cambridge International is a renowned provider of international education programs and qualifications for students of various age groups, from primary to secondary levels. The organisation offers a wide range of educational programs that are recognised and respected globally.

Cambridge International’s programs are designed to help schools and educators deliver high-quality international education that focuses on developing students’ skills, knowledge, and understanding across various subject areas. The organisation’s qualifications are widely regarded for their academic rigour and emphasis on holistic learning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Key features of Cambridge International Education include:

  1. Curriculum and Qualifications: Cambridge International offers a variety of curriculum frameworks and qualifications for different age groups. This includes the Cambridge Primary, Cambridge Lower Secondary, Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education), and Cambridge International AS & A Level programs.
  2. International Recognition: Cambridge International qualifications are recognized by universities, colleges, and employers around the world. They provide students with opportunities to pursue further education and career pathways both within their own countries and internationally.
  3. Global Perspective: The programs often include a global perspective, encouraging students to think critically about global issues and develop an understanding of different cultures and contexts.
  4. Flexibility: Schools and educators have the flexibility to adapt Cambridge International’s curriculum frameworks to suit their local context, while still maintaining the organisation’s standards and principles.
  5. Assessment: Cambridge International assessments are designed to evaluate students’ understanding of subject content as well as their ability to apply knowledge, analyse information, and think critically.
  6. Professional Development: Cambridge International provides professional development opportunities for teachers to enhance their teaching skills and knowledge of the curriculum frameworks.
  7. Support: The organization offers a range of resources, including textbooks, teaching materials, and online tools, to support teachers and schools in delivering the curriculum effectively.

Cambridge International Education’s programs are commonly offered in international schools around the world, as well as in schools that value an internationally recognized curriculum. These programs provide students with a strong foundation for further education and equip them with skills that are valuable in a rapidly changing global landscape.

The Wider Curriculum


As an International School located in Korea, we are proud to offer Korean Langauge and Culture lessons to all students from Year 1. Korean lessons are offered at various levels to accommodate students of varying abilities.

Some students who need a bit of extra help with English may take EAL classes instead of Korean when they first join HFS.


At HFS we love to sing, dance and make music. All students have a music lesson with a specialist teacher once a week. In music classes, we also sometimes like to explore some drama activities. Music is also often included in IPC lessons.


Our resident Art Expert, Miss Yuli spends two hours each week with each class. Check out the Art Page to see what we have been making.

Physical Education – PE

We also love to keep physically active and learn new sports and games. Each class has 2 hours of PE lessons per week.

Digital Literacy

Digital literacy is the capacity to navigate, critically assess, and proficiently employ digital technologies and information in today’s digital era. With technology’s growing integration into every area of life, digital literacy has become a vital skill. In school, teaching digital literacy equips pupils with the means to navigate the digital world responsibly, empowering them to access, evaluate, and generate digital content, all while nurturing informed decision-making and online safety.

Personal, Social and Health Education -PSHE

Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE) focuses on equipping students with essential life skills, values, and knowledge. It covers a wide range of topics including emotional well-being, relationships, personal development, healthy lifestyles, and citizenship. PSHE is important because it empowers students with the tools they need to navigate challenges, make informed decisions, develop strong interpersonal skills, and lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of their communities.

English as an Additional Language

Many students join HFS who need a little bit of extra help with English. EAL lessons are provided to help these students integrate into school and fully access the curriculum.