The curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
The curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There are time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the curriculum specifications. The curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding, and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.
Throughout the year, all teachers assess their pupils’ progress in each subject like a normal part of their teaching. Pupils in Grade 2 write the Key Stage 1 Examination at Year 2. At the end of Year 6, pupils write the Key Stage 2 Examination. These tests, taken at the end of each key stage, give a snapshot of a pupil’s attainment in the core subjects.
Early Years (Reception Class) caters for children from age 4 to 5. It is a distinct learning stage where leaners are prepared for later schooling. We give priority to making the learning permanent, connected to real life. We have established a happy and a safe environment for our students where learning through structured, carefully planned lessons and play are the core activities of the class and through these activities, learners develop the social, emotional, physical and creative aspects of their character.
Our Early Years Class (Reception) follows The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework from the UK. Throughout their stay in the Reception Class, the learners are guided through the following curriculum areas:
Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development(PSED) involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children are given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measure.
Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.
Cambridge Primary is run by the Cambridge Assessment International Education which prepares students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. Typically for 5 to 11-year-olds, it provides a strong foundation for students at the beginning of their schooling before progressing through the Cambridge Pathway in an age-appropriate way.
The following are the subjects taught at the primary level:
- Religious Education
- Cambridge Global Perspectives
Our students sit the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint examination at the end of Year 6 in English, Mathematics and Science.
For more information, visit: https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-primary/
CAMBRIDGE LOWER SECONDARY
Cambridge Lower Secondary is typically for learners aged 11 to 14 years. It helps prepare students for the next step of their education, providing a clear path as they progress through the Cambridge Pathway in an age-appropriate way.
The curriculum at this level provides a broad and balanced education for our learners, helping them to thrive throughout their schooling, work and life.
The following subjects are taught at the Lower Secondary level:
- English Literature
- Cambridge Global Perspectives
CAMBRIDGE UPPER SECONDARY (IGCSE)
Cambridge Upper Secondary is typically for learners aged 14 to 16 years and builds on the foundations of Cambridge Lower Secondary. At the end of this level, students take the IGCSE conducted by the Cambridge Assessment International Education.
The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14 to16-year-olds, leading to globally recognized and valued Cambridge IGCSE qualifications.
The IGCSE course requires students to take between eight to ten subjects depending on their ability, interest, and career aspirations.
Cambridge Advanced Level is typically for learners aged 16 to 19 years who need advanced study to prepare for University and Higher Education. It offers learners two routes: Cambridge International AS & A Level, and Cambridge Pre-U.
Students who successfully complete the Cambridge IGCSE continue with the Cambridge AS and A-Level programme for another two years. Over the course of the two-year Cambridge International AS and A-Level, students study three or four subjects chosen from the five subject groups of the Cambridge AS and A-Level curriculum. Cambridge Advanced builds on the foundations of Cambridge Upper Secondary.