Cambridge Primary Education, typically for learners aged 5 to 11 years, gives students an opportunity to develop learner skills and understanding in four core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science and the recently introduced ICT. It enables teachers to assess children’s learning as they progress by preparing them for the Pre-IGCSE programme.
CAMBRIDGE PRIMARY SUBJECTS:
The Cambridge Primary English programme enables learners to communicate confidently and effectively, and to broaden the critical skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with comprehension and amusement. Learners who follow this curriculum framework will develop a first language competency in English based on a curriculum designed to be successful in any culture that promotes cross-cultural understanding.
The Cambridge Primary Mathematics curriculum framework explores five content areas: number, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships in order for learners to apply their mathematical knowledge and develop an integrated comprehension of the subject.
The Cambridge Primary Science curriculum framework covers four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning, investigating, recording and analysing data. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is now part of the educational experience worldwide and regarded as a new ‘literacy’ alongside reading, writing and numeracy. Cambridge ICT Starters introduces learners, typically aged 5 to 14 years, to the key ICT applications they need to achieve computer literacy and to understand the impact of technology on our daily lives.
Cambridge ICT Starters gives schools a flexible framework to develop learners’ ICT competence. Modules can be delivered according to the needs of each learning situation and age of the learners – across the curriculum or as a separate course of study.
Learners will develop key ICT skills in a range of applications including word processing, computer graphics, databases, spreadsheets, email, internet, presentations, video/animation and web authoring. They also consider wider issues such as internet safety and adapting their work to the audience.
Cambridge Primary Progression Tests provide valid internal assessment of knowledge, skills and understanding in English, Mathematics and Science. The tests:
- Enable learning to be assessed each year
- Provide detailed information about the performance of each learner for years 3, 4, 5 & 6
- Enable teachers to give structured feedback to learners and parents
- Enable teachers to compare strengths and weaknesses of individuals and groups
- Come with clear guidance, standards and mark schemes