Primary School

Cambridge International Primary Programme = IS Primary School Years 1-5

The Cambridge Primary Programme is a curriculum framework to develop English, Mathematics, and Science skills, knowledge and understanding in younger learners. The curriculum of the IS is based on the Primary Programme curriculum frameworks in Years 1 - 5 in English and maths and Years 1 - 6 in science.

We use a number of tests to enable teachers and parents to see the students’ progress. Three times a school year students write Assessment Tests. Please check on the right box show how the different tests for English, Maths and Science are spread over the year.

At the end of every school year students sit the Cambridge Primary Progression Tests in Years 2 to 5. Progression Tests provide valid internal assessment of knowledge, skills and understanding in the three subjects and enable learning to be assessed each year. By using the Progress Checker the Progression Tests provide detailed information about the performance of each learner for stages 3, 4, 5 and 6 and enable teachers to give structured feedback to learners and parents. Teachers are able to compare strengths and weaknesses of individuals and groups.

Cambridge Primary Checkpoints in English and Maths are taken by the Year 6 students in autumn; the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint in Science is taken in spring. These tests are taken at the end of Cambridge Primary. They are marked in Cambridge and each learner receives a statement of achievement and a diagnostic report. The Cambridge Primary Checkpoint feedback reports help our school to make strategic decisions, drawing on a pool of results information. The feedback gained from Cambridge Primary Checkpoint is also an invaluable source of information for learners and parents, providing them with a transferable indication of academic progress and achievement.


Arundhati Mukherji
Lower Primary Coordinator
Years 1-5
fon 0531 889210-10