Key stage 1 and 2 (Primary) follows The Cambridge Primary Approach
Cambridge Primary starts learners on an exciting educational journey, setting out what they should be able to know and do at each stage of their primary education. The programme is designed to help learners develop the skills they need to succeed in their primary education and progress to Cambridge Lower Secondary, the next stage of learning.
Five elements lie at the heart of a Cambridge education:
A broad and balanced programme
The programme develops skills and understanding in a wide range of subjects including English, Mathematics and Science. It is designed to help you deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that suits your school’s context, culture and ethos.
We believe education is most effective when curriculum, teaching and learning, and assessment are closely aligned. For effective teaching and learning, there needs to be coherence between the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Therefore, we have designed Cambridge Primary around this principle.
The learning objectives in the Cambridge Primary Curriculum Frameworks define the content for teaching and learning. You can tailor the content to your learners’ needs. It is also flexible and can be taught alongside local and national curricula. You can teach as many or as few subjects as you wish.
At FK Schools, each subject is supported by an extensive range of high-quality teaching and learning resources, and a choice of assessments. These are all directly aligned to the learning objectives in the Curriculum Frameworks to make sure all aspects of our programme are coherent.
We offer a range of optional assessments to help you prove and improve learning:
- Potential: Our Cambridge baseline and diagnostic assessments help measure and benchmark learners’ potential.
- Progress: We use Cambridge Primary Progression Tests to check learners’ progress in Stages 3, 4, 5 and 6. They are updated annually and marked in school.
- Achieve: We monitor individual and group performance at the end of the Cambridge Primary programme using Cambridge Checkpoint tests. You will see how your learners are performing in comparison to the rest of their class and against an international benchmark. Cambridge International Examiners mark the tests.
Cambridge Primary Progression Tests and Cambridge Primary Checkpoint are developed in parallel with the Curriculum Frameworks. This means you can be sure that your learners will be tested on the content we have covered in the classroom.