Cambridge Key Stages 1 & 2 | Primary (5-11 years old)
➡️ Lower Primary (Key Stage 1) – (5-7 years old)
At Endaze British International School, we use the University of Cambridge educational programmes to educate our children to the highest standards. The University of Cambridge is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 – 19year olds. The programme is used in over 9000 schools in over 160 countries and we at EBIS are part of the Cambridge learning community.
The Cambridge programme allows access to the benefits of high-quality education around the globe. The programmes and qualifications are progressive and flexible, helping us develop successful students. Their curricula and qualifications are designed to support high-quality educational performance.
Cambridge Primary, typically for 5-11 year olds, gives schools a curriculum framework to develop English, Mathematics, and Science skills. Cambridge Primary provides guidance for curriculum development and classroom teaching and learning. It enables teachers to assess children’s learning as they progress with two assessments: Cambridge Primary Progression Tests and Cambridge Primary Checkpoint.
At Endaze British International School, we aim to provide a curriculum with learning opportunities that recognize and celebrate each child’s individual uniqueness, develop their full potential and prepare them to meet new challenges.
The Primary Program focuses on developing 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. Other subjects taught in Primary are: History, Geography, Spanish, German, Computing, Art, Music, Physical education and PSHE/RE.
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.
➡️ Upper Primary (Key Stage 2) – (7-11 years old)
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 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 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.
For more information regarding Key Stage 1 and 2 and the subjects and topics that they study, download these curriculum overviews and timetables: