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There is a Cambridge Primary curriculum framework for each subject – English, English as a second language, mathematics and science – providing a clear teaching structure. Many schools use the integrated assessments to monitor learners’ progress.
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 will develop a first language competency in English based on a curriculum designed to be successful in any culture and to promote cross-cultural understanding.
This curriculum develops learners’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. It has been developed in conjunction with Cambridge Assessment English and is based on the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), used across the world to map learners’ progress in English.
The mathematics curriculum framework explores five content areas: number, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.
This curriculum framework covers four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning, investigating, recording and analysing data. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.
Cambridge Primary Global Perspectives will be available for teaching from June 2018 onwards. It develops the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication. Find out more about how the programme is taught and assessed.
Cambridge Primary schools can download full versions of the frameworks from our password protected Cambridge Primary site. An outline of each framework is available to download below.
The Cambridge Primary curriculum has been mapped against the National curriculum for England. This guide outlines the similarities and differences between them.
VIDEO: Teachers at Belgrano Day School in Argentina comment on the benefits of teaching Cambridge Primary.