The Cambridge Primary Curriculum is founded on the values of the University of Cambridge and best practice in schools. The curriculum is dedicated to developing learners who are confident, responsible, innovative and engaged. Each curriculum framework for English, Mathematics and Science is designed to engage learners in an active and creative learning journey.
These subject frameworks provide a comprehensive set of progressive learning objectives detailing what the Iearner should know or what they should be able to do in each year of primary education and provide a structure for teaching and learning and a reference against which learners’ ability and understanding can be checked.
These subjects provide the foundation for students to access, process, organise, and present their knowledge, skills and understanding in the thematic International Primary Curriculum (IPC) Units of Learning.
Cambridge Primary Curriculum
Cambridge Primary Checkpoint
At each year level, students are engaged in different thematic Units of Learning designed to appeal to their interests and help them to learn more about the world around them. These Units of Learning help children to see how subjects such as Art, Geography, History, ICT and Computing, Music, PE, Science, Society, Technology, Language and Mathematics are both independent and interdependent. This enables them to see the big picture of their learning, make connections across different subjects, and see topics and issues in the world from multiple perspectives. The ultimate goal is to help students develop a growing sense of international-mindedness.
The three types of Learning Goals are the foundation of the International Primary Curriculum. They define what students are expected to know, what they should be able to do, and the understandings they will develop in their subject, personal and international learning.
All programmes at The Grange are full time. We deliver our programme face-to-face from 10am to 4.30pm with a maximum class size of 24 students. Our average 1:9 teacher to student ratio provides students a personalised learning experience.
Below, you may find more information about our programme. Information includes, the age group placement for our Year 1 to 6 courses and course duration.
|Primary Curriculum Year 1||23 months*||5-7|
|Primary Curriculum Year 2||11 months||7-8|
|Primary Curriculum Year 3||11 months||8-9|
|Primary Curriculum Year 4||11 months||9-10|
|Primary Curriculum Year 5||11 months||10-11|
|Primary Curriculum Year 6||11 months||11-12|
*Students enrolled from age 6 onwards who have prior kindergarten experience may be considered for exemption and be eligible for placement in the 11-month programme.
At The Grange, we find assessment an integral part of teaching and learning. That is why we closely monitor our student progress using both formative and summative assessment practices.
- Formative assessment – provides teachers with quick feedback that they can use for driving instruction and learning
- Summative assessment – evaluates every student’s learning at the end of an instructional chapter or unit
Both students and teachers are actively involved in these assessments. Also, The Grange ensures that every student’s social and academic progress are valued equally.
Assessment Strategies and Tools include, but not limited to:
- Peer assessments
- Student reflection
- Open-ended tasks
- Performance tasks
- Process-focused tasks
- Student-led conference
Detailed descriptive reports are given to parents twice a year and two parent/teacher conferences are conducted to discuss each student’s social and academic progress. A Student Led Conference is also conducted towards the end of each academic year. Academic achievement of students is benchmarked according to the Cambridge International Primary Curriculum. At the end of Year 6, students are able to sit the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Assessments which provide valuable feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses before they progress to secondary education.