Cambridge International Curriculum and Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE)prepare students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. Cambridge programmes and qualifications have a proven reputation for being an excellent preparation for university, employment and life.
The Cambridge approach supports schools to develop learners who are:
- Confident in working with information and ideas their won and those of others.
- responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others.
- reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
- innovative and quipped for new and future challenges
- engaged intellectually and socially, and ready to make a difference in the world.
The programmes are progressive, giving learners a clearly defined path to success. There is flexibility to shape Cambridge curricula to the needs and abilities of learners. The programmes and qualifications are compatible with other curricula, so that one is free to build a unique curriculum that suits the values of one’s school. Support and guidance in the following four areas are offered on how to implement Cambridge programmes.
- Curriculum develops learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills by setting clear goals for learners and teachers.
- Classroom : support and guidance helps teachers and learners perform to their maximum ability.
- Qualifications : provide learners with a global passport to success due to reliable, rigorous and flexible assessment.
- Community : brings Cambridge schools, teachers and learners closer together through the sharing of best practices and ideas.
Cambridge Primary Curriculum develops learner skills and understanding in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. Its key features are:
- Foundation for secondary education
It prepares learners for a smooth transition to Cambridge Secondary and beyond.
- International curriculum
Appropriate and relevant internationally, Cambridge Primary has been designed to be culturally sensitive. It includes top-quality teaching and assessment resources, appropriate for teaching and learning in local and international schools.
Cambridge Primary complements a range of teaching methods and curricula. No part of the programme is compulsory and schools have freedom to choose the parts that best suit their situation. This means they can use Cambridge Primary while following their school
Cambridge Primary English enables learners to communicate confidently and effectively and to develop the critical skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with understanding and enjoyment. Learners who follow this curriculum framework develop a first language competency in English, based on a curriculum designed to be successful in any culture and to promote cross-cultural understanding.
Cambridge Primary Mathematics explores five content areas : number, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, system, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.
Cambridge Primary Science covers four content areas : scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning, investigating, recording and analyzing data. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.*www.cie.org.uk
The Preschool Curriculum paves the way to holistic development. The areas of development include
- Litercay : Listening , Speaking , Reading and writng
- Numeracy : sorting, seriation, Sequencing , counting, ordering skills and concept.
- Physical : gross and fine motor coordination and control skills
- Social & Moral : team work, communication , collaborating and cooperating with others
- Cognitive : knowledge and understanding of the world-people and environment
- Creative-Aesthetic : ability to use imagination to differentiate form, shape, colour, texture and to appreciate beauty in nature.
The teaching methodology involves activities such as: freeplay corners, sports, circle time, concept time, nursery rhyme and sing along time, visual arts, conversation time, gross motor development exercises, music and movement, science and discovery time.
The planned curriculum is thematic and integrated, developmentally appropriate and holistic, providing immense opportunities for creativity. It caters to all types of learners (visual/auditory/kinaesthetic) and encompasses Dr. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences’.