Cambridge Primary Programme (5-11 years)
Designed to meet the needs of children around the world, the Primary programme develops not only knowledge and understanding but also skills in three core subjects: English, Mathematics and Science. It complements a range of teaching methods and curricula, which allows for flexibility in its implementation alongside the national or another international programme. In our school, students can choose between two integrated models: Cambridge + British National Curriculum (taught in English only) or Cambridge + Serbian National Curriculum (taught bilingually).
There is a Cambridge Primary curriculum framework for each subject – English, English as a second language, Mathematics and Science – providing a clear teaching structure.
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.
English as a second language
This curriculum develops learners’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in english. It has been developed in conjunction with Cambridge English Language Assessment 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. Key benefits of the Primary Programme The Cambridge approach supports schools to develop learners who are:
- Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
- Responsible for themselves, responsible to and respectful of others
- Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
- Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
- Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.