Primary Curriculum

Primary Curriculum

What is Cambridge Primary?

Cambridge Primary is an international education programme, typically for young learners aged 5 to 11 years and is used in primary schools around the world. It develops young learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engage.

Cambridge Primary Curriculum

The Cambridge Primary Curriculum is founded on the values of the University of Cambridge and the best practice in schools. Each framework for English, Mathematics, and Science is designed to engage learners in an active and creative learning journey while providing a comprehensive set of progressive learning objectives. The objectives detail what the learner should know or what they should be able to do in each year of primary education. They provide a structure for teaching and learning and a reference against which learners' ability and understanding can be checked. The Cambridge Primary Curriculum promotes an inquiry-based approach to learning to develop thinking skills and encourage intellectual engagement.

Core Subjects of Cambridge Primary

English - First or second language

Mathematics - Number, Geometry, Measure, Handling data, Problem-solving

Science - Scientific inquiry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Additional subjects of Cambridge Primary

ICT- Documents, Multimedia, Spreadsheets, Databases, Programming, Website Design, Networks, Video or Animation

Global Perspective - Six Challenges a year

SMSC - The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, PSHEE - Personal, Social, Health, Economic Education

Cambridge Primary Assessment

Cambridge Primary assessment uses internationally benchmarked tests, giving parents extra trust in the feedback they receive. There are two assessment options:

  • Cambridge Primary Progression Tests (marked in school)
  • Cambridge Primary Checkpoint (marked by Cambridge examiners)

Cambridge Primary Checkpoint

The exams take place in 6 Grade.

Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests skills, knowledge, and understanding at the end of the primary programme in English as a first or second language, MAths, and Science.

The tests are marked in Cambridge to provide an international benchmark of learner performance. Learners receive a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report. Feedback reports show how a learner has performed in relation to the curriculum, their learning group, the whole school, and against all learners who have taken tests in that series around the world.

International Primary Curriculum IPC

The International Primary Curriculum is a topic-based approach, that caters for three types of learning: Academic, Personal and International.

Within the IPC Topics, our students cover the British National Curriculum goals set for the Social Studies and in grades 1-4 for Science, as well.

Every topic is developed as a journey, every task is a stop in a new place, where our students, as a team, face different challenges, research specific issues and record their findings. Very often they need to conduct a test in order to check their understanding and improve.

Another key-feature of IPC is the Children’s Rubric that all our students use for self-assessment, reflection, and analysis, in order to plan their targets, achieve the goals and reach their full potential.

The Holistic Approach

BSS provides a holistic approach to education. It educates the whole student, developing the capacity for inquiry, research, and problem-solving as well as essential skills for communication and collaboration. Students are taught to apply what they have learned in different contexts and across disciplines.

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