Facing the newest outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic in Vietnam, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and
HCMC – Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, has launched an all-through international pathway from the early years to the A-Level, called Oxford International Curriculum, in Vietnam.
The curriculum focuses on developing the critical thinking and problem-solving skills to equip tomorrow’s global citizens for future personal, academic and career success.
The Oxford International Curriculum for early years, primary and lower secondary, was piloted in Vietnam in 2020 and launched globally in 2021. It is currently available in many schools across the country, along with more than 90 schools worldwide.
The curriculum offers a new approach to teaching, learning and assessment, building the foundation to nurture lifelong learners.
Oxford University Press also introduced the international exam board, OxfordAQA, a partnership between Oxford University Press and AQA, the UK’s largest provider of academic qualifications.
OxfordAQA’s British curriculum exams offer a valid and reliable way of accrediting learning, which in turn, will support the ambitions of many across the world in their pursuit of high-quality education.
Drawing on over a century of assessment research and expertise, OxfordAQA’s Fair Assessment approach uses valuable tools such as the Oxford 3000™, a list of the most important and useful words to learn in English, to develop its exam papers, as well as the use of international contexts, to give every international student the best chance to showcase what they can do.
OxfordAQA Managing Director Andrew Coombe said, “The demand for British education continues to be a popular choice for many parents in Vietnam and across the Middle East and South East Asia. Being the fastest growing international examination board, OxfordAQA qualifications focus on higher order and cultural thinking skills proven to equip students for future success on their educational journey and beyond.
“Students with OxfordAQA qualifications have progressed to leading international universities and can be confident that educational institutions around the world recognize their achievements.”