The Vinschool Curriculum is a challenging, unique framework offered exclusively to the students of Vinschool. Inheriting the best features of highly respected curricula around the world, the Vinschool Curriculum aims to develop internationally-minded global citizens who embrace their own culture and national identity. The curriculum is also built upon the latest research on curriculum design, ensuring the alignment of learning outcomes, instructions, and assessments. Within the scope of this curriculum, students not only obtain knowledge but also have numerous opportunities for attitude and character building. Additionally, the curriculum promotes the mastery of important skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, leadership, and synthesis, further enabling students to make meaningful contributions to the society.
Vinschool categorizes its subjects into 6 domains: Languages, Social Sciences, Mathematics & ICT, Arts, Natural Sciences, and Personal Education. Besides the primary purpose of developing subject-specific proficiency, all courses are responsible for supporting students to master essential skills in the 21st century. The 21st Century Skills framework currently implemented at Vinschool is written by Dr. Lance G. King, one of the world’s leading experts on skills training for students. His works have been adopted by thousands of international schools in 160 countries worldwide.
The Vinschool Curriculum is a combination of subjects from the new general educational curriculum by the Ministry of Education and Training, or MoET (namely Vietnamese Language/Literature, History, Geography) and international curricula handpicked by Vinschool (including Sciences, Information & Communications Technology, English, Math, Physical Education). For the “imported” subjects, the Advanced Track follows the original curricula taught in English by certified, native-speaking teachers; while the Standard Track offers such courses in Vietnamese with adapted syllabi and materials.
Vinschool places a strong focus on character and skills development for students. Particularly, in recent years, Vinschool has collaborated with global and national education experts to design new skill-based and character-shaping subjects such as Global Citizenship Education (GCED), Vietnamese Studies, Character and Life Skills Education (CLISE), Music and Art.
In grade 11&12, students are entrusted with customizing their own learning paths with the help of academic counselors. At the beginning of each school year, the school rolls out a course catalog of over 40 different classes designed to meet the specific needs of many careers and aspirations. Along with some subjects commonly seen in typical curricula of Vietnamese high schools, Vinschool offers courses on Psychology, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Critical Thinking, Applied Statistics, and Artificial Intelligence. By getting a head start on those professional areas, Vinschool students will gain for themselves a competitive edge at any university of their choice, either abroad or in Vietnam. Moreover, students can earn college credits upon completion of these specialized courses.
In service of our mission to nurture talents, the identification and development of gifted students has always been our top priority. As such, Vinschool has established the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Center, providing our brightest students with personalized enrichment programs and an ideal environment for them to reach their maximum potential. Each student will have his/her own individualized Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) and be supported by a professional network in their chosen fields. Cognitive ability, creativity, scientific competencies, and many other diverse gifts of GATE students have been showcased and recognized at prestigious international competitions.
To realize the stated educational mission, Vinschool has constructed and implemented its curriculum in such a way that:
Comprehensive curriculum encompassing:
KNOWLEDGE – SKILLS – VIRTUES
80% of the curriculum is “imported” or written by leading experts exclusively for Vinschool
Vinschool is the first school system in Viet Nam eligible to teach a dual,
integrated Cambridge – Vietnamese curriculum
Talented students in various sectors are able to pursue their strengths at the Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) Center