Cambridge Primary (Age 5 to 11 Years)
Cambridge primary gives schools a world class curriculum to develop skills and understanding in English, Mathematics and Science. It is offered by over 550 primary schools in almost 80 countries worldwide.
Lower Primary – year groups 1-2 (5-7 years old)
Upper Primary – year groups 3-6 (7-11 years old)
At Kings College India, we aim to provide a curriculum with learning opportunities that recognise and celebrate each child’s individual uniqueness, develop their full potential and prepare them to meet new challenges.
The Primary Programme develops English, Mathematics and Science skills in young children. It provides a natural progression through the stages of primary education and focuses on what children should be able to do at each of the primary stages.
It is designed to help parents gain a greater understanding of their children’s abilities, and their strengths and weaknesses. This is very important, as it helps teachers to know which areas to focus on for each child.
From the beginning of the Upper Primary: it provides teachers with a summative assessment at the end of each academic year in English, Mathematics and Science. These tests are called Cambridge Primary Programme Progression Tests, which are marked by the teacher. These tests enable teachers to track the progression students are achieving as they progress through the Upper Primary years and supplies teachers with an International benchmark.
Children completing Year 6, pupils have the opportunity to sit the external Cambridge Primary Checkpoint examinations within all three subject areas. Checkpoint is designed to supply feedback to teachers, pupils and parents: providing them with a transferable indication of academic progress and achievement. Students who sit the examinations also receive certification of achievement.
The Cambridge International Primary Programme is an excellent framework for learning in the primary years and provides a solid foundation for progression to secondary education, including Cambridge IGCSE.
More information is available on the CIE website here: http://cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-primary/