TRACK (Theory of Research, Active Citizenship and Knowledge)

Our TRACK programme has been developed in-house and is exclusive to d’Overbroeck’s International School. This is an innovative part of the curriculum for all students, helping to develop key skills for future studies in the UK or abroad including the International Baccalaureate.

Programme overview

The TRACK programme has been created by EAL-qualified teachers from a range of different disciplines, helping students to develop critical thinking and research skills to consider world issues in a structured way. 

Students study four modules:

  • Global Citizenship
  • Community Action and Service
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Project work


During the project work module, students choose a topic area (homelessness, language and communication, food, water and the environment) and work as a team to research the causes of the particular problem, a negotiated and agreed viable plan, and some form of meaningful action.

Key skills

The TRACK programme aligns very with our school ethos of focusing on developing individual students to be the best they can be as well as supporting our globally-minded and curious community. 

Students build on a range of skills, including:

  • Critical thinking
  • Research skills
  • Independent studying
  • Communication
  • Debating
  • Collaboration
  • Presentation skills
  • Life skills (including time management and organisation)

Preparing for the future

The TRACK programme encourages students to engage in discussions and debate in a way they may not be used to in their home culture. We place an emphasis on students delivering presentations then discussing their ideas and thoughts in groups, guided by our teachers. Throughout the programme, students learn to synthesize their arguments and find evidence for their own opinions based on things others have said. This helps to set them up for success not only in their future academic careers, but also for the wider world of work.