Cambridge is an international program that offers international qualifications through its a pathway program to 10,000 schools in 160 countries from ages of 5 to 19 years. The program promotes an inquiry based approach to develop thinking skills and encourage intellectual engagement. The curriculum is learner centered and takes a thematic approach in order to integrate learners’ personal and emotional beliefs. The Cambridge curriculum is designed as well to help schools develop and deliver a broad, and balanced system which develops skills in more than 9 subjects. Its main and core subjects being Maths, English, Science and Global Perspectives for Primary and Middle School. The curriculum flexibility also allows integrating co-curricular subjects that suit different school contexts, cultures and ethos. These subjects include Portuguese, Art and Design, Physical education, Music and Digital Literacy.
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The Cambridge Primary Mathematics focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships that develop holistic understanding in learners, enabling them to solve real life problems. It provides a solid foundation upon which the later stages of mathematical education can be built. This course supports progression to Cambridge Lower Secondary Mathematics. The curriculum is offered from Stages 1 to 6 and covers the following areas:
- Handling Data
- Problem Solving
Cambridge Primary Science develops curiosity in Learners’ minds, helping them to investigate problems, learn more about the world around them, understand and use scientific explanations for a wide range of phenomena. The subject is offered from Stage 1 to 6. In every stage, learners develop their understanding of foundational concepts in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, which they will build on throughout the Cambridge Pathway. This course supports progression to Cambridge Lower Secondary Science.
The subject covers four content areas:
- Scientific enquiry
Scientific enquiry considers ideas, evaluating evidence, planning, practical investigations, recording and data evaluation. It underpins Biology, Chemistry and Physics, which are focused on developing confidence and interest in scientific knowledge, including environmental awareness and history of science.
Cambridge Primary Global Perspectives subject is for learners aged 5 to 11 years. It develops the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication, thereby strengthening the links across English, Mathematics, Science and Information Computer Technology. The programme is made up of a series of Challenges that prepares the learner for pre-requisite research skills required for There are six Challenges a year. Each Challenge is six hours long, subdivided into a range of activities, and covers a range of skills. The skills are taught through a wide range of topics using a personal, local and global perspective. Teachers help students to look at a variety of global issues or topics that give a range of contexts. This course supports progression to Cambridge Lower Secondary Global Perspectives.
Cambridge Primary English stimulates an enquiry-based approach, developing learners’ confidence, creativity and intellect. The subject is designed for learners who have English as a first language and can be used in any cultural context. Learners develop English skills and apply them in everyday life situations. This will promote confidence, critical skills in responding to a range of information and effective communication with understanding and satisfaction. This course supports progression to Cambridge Lower Secondary English. Divided into six stages (Stage 1 to 6), the curriculum framework covers knowledge, skills and understanding in the three strands:
- Speaking and listening
Digital literacy is an essential skill for learners of all ages, including the youngest ones. The digital world allows us to connect, collaborate, innovate and discover new information on an ever-broadening scale, and learners must be able to effectively use technology from the very beginning of their educational journey. Students develop the digital skills that will help with many aspects of their future learning and development.
This course supports progression to Cambridge Lower Secondary Digital Literacy
The following skills will be acquired by learners:
- understanding their place, and the place of others, in an interconnected world and make educated decisions about the information that they encounter online.
- develop knowledge, understanding, and evaluation of recent technology for future improvements.
- develop skills to create increasingly sophisticated documents and presentations.
- learn how to become positive contributors to the digital world.
- use digital technology safely and protect their own physical and emotional well-being.
Cambridge Primary Art & Design gives learners the opportunity to express their ideas, creativity and artistic imaginations. The subject explores and push boundaries enabling learners to become innovative, reflective, critical, decisive and independent thinkers making it a tool for effective visual communication to exhibit real life experiences. The subject develops creative skills that will help with many aspects of their future learning and development. Cambridge Primary Art & Design is taught through a broad range of investigative, art-making and reflective activities. This course supports progression to Cambridge Lower Secondary Art & Design. These include the following study areas:
- print making
- model making
- digital art
- textiles and fashion
- graphic communication
Cambridge Primary Music is an interesting subject which develops social engagement, creativity, funny, respect, leadership, collaboration skills and self-confidence in learners by helping them to express themselves physically and emotionally. It shows the importance of communication through engagement with other musicians and audiences. Learners explore music as performers, composers and informed listeners. They make, understand and appreciate music from different cultures, times and places. Learners can perform through singing and playing various musical instruments with an appreciation and evaluation between old and modern technology. The programme is designed to complement, rather than replace, instrumental or singing lessons. This course supports progression to Cambridge Lower Secondary Digital Literacy.
Cambridge Primary Physical Education is an important part of a balanced school curriculum. Establishing good patterns of exercise in primary school provides learners with an active physical, social and mental healthy lifestyle. The learners develop skills through various age-appropriate physical activities, including games, gymnastics and dance. Learners study as individuals and team members to increase confidence, esteem, creative thinking, responsibility, fluency and understanding of concepts, rules, tactics, strategies and compositional ideas. Students develop creative skills that will help with many aspects of their future learning and development. The course supports progression to Cambridge Lower Secondary Physical Education.