Cambridge Primary Curriculum (Year 1 – Year 6)
Cambridge Primary is typically for learners aged 5 to 11 years. It develops learners’ skills and understanding through the primary years in English, Mathematics, and Science. The curriculum:-
- Sets clear learning objectives in English, Mathematics, and Science for each year of primary education
- focuses on developing knowledge and skills in core subjects which form an excellent foundation for future study
- focuses on learners’ development in each year
- provides a natural progression throughout the years of primary education
- is compatible with other curricula, internationally relevant, and sensitive to different needs and cultures
- is suitable for learners whose first language is not English, with an optional English as a second language curriculum
- gives you optional routes to use sections that suit your learners’ needs best
- provides schools with international benchmarks.
The study areas of the Cambridge International Primary Curriculum at our school include:-
Besides Cambridge Curriculum study areas students are also taught the following subjects as per Ministry of Education, UAE guidelines.
6- Islamic Education (mandatory for Muslims)
7- Arabic (for Arabs & Non-Arabs)
8- Social Studies
9- Moral education
10- French (Year 5 & Year6)
At the end of Year 6 students have to sit for transition checkpoint (Cambridge Primary Checkpoint examination) conducted externally by Cambridge International Examination in three main study areas of the curriculum that include English, Mathematics, and Science.
These checkpoint examinations:
- are a test to assess learning at the end of Cambridge Primary and provide evidence of readiness for the next stage
- are available for English, Mathematics, and Science
- test skills, knowledge, and understanding at the end of primary curriculum for English, Mathematics, and Science.
- are marked in Cambridge to provide an international benchmark of learners’ performance and learners receive a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report.
- give feedback reports to show how a learner has performed concerning the curriculum, their learning group, the whole school, and against all learners who have taken tests in that series around the world.
- help teachers to monitor group and individual performance and manage learning programs.