Cambridge Primary provides a flexible way of learning for learners aged 5 to 11 years old. It is tailored to meet the needs of the 21st century and helps develop learners’ skills in English, Mathematics & Science.

It prepares learners for the secondary level and for progression to other educational systems.

  • Clear learning objectives in English, Mathematics & Science for each year of primary education.
  • Focuses on core subjects which form an excellent foundation for further study.
  • Compatible with other curricula, internationally relevant and sensitive to different needs and cultures.
  • provides flexibility based on learners’ abilities.

Cambridge Primary English (Curriculum Outline)


  • Develop broad reading skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding of explicit meaning in texts.
  • Demonstrate understanding of implicit meaning in texts.
  • Explain, comment on and analyse the way writers use stylistic and other features of language and structure in texts.
  • Recognise conventions and evaluate viewpoints, purpose, themes, and ideas in texts.


  • Develop broad writing skills.
  • Select and develop content and use register and language appropriate to genre, purpose, and audience.
  • Structure and organise ideas coherently using sections or paragraphs.
  • Use a range of sentence structures and punctuation accurately to convey meaning and create particular effects.
  • Use accurate spelling

Speaking & Listening

  • Helps learners to communicate  confidently and effectively
  • Develop critical skills in order to respond to a range of information
  • Designed to be successful in any culture
  • To promote cross-cultural understanding

Cambridge Primary Mathematics (Curriculum Outline)


  • Number and the number system
  • Calculation – Mental strategies, Addition and subtraction,
    Multiplication and division.


  • Shapes and geometric reasoning.
  • Position and movement.


  • Money (until Stage 3).
  • Length, mass and capacity.
  • Time.
  • Area and perimeter (from Stage 4)

Handling data

  • Organising, categorising and representing data.
  • Probability (from Stage 5).

Problem solving

  • Using techniques and skills in solving
    mathematical problems.
  • Using understanding and strategies in solving problems
    (from Stage 3).

Cambridge Primary Science (Curriculum Outline)

Scientific enquiry

  • Ideas and evidence.
  • Plan investigative work.
  • Obtain and present evidence.
  • Consider evidence and approach.


  • Plants.
  • Living things in their environment.
  • Humans and animals.


  • Material properties.
  • Material changes.
  • States of matter.


  • Forces and motion.
  • Light.
  • Electricity and magnetism.
  • The Earth and beyond.
  • Sound.

Cambridge Primary Checkpoint

  • is a test to assess learning at the end of Cambridge Primary and provides evidence of readiness for the next stage
  • is available for English, English as a second language, mathematics and science
  • tests skills, knowledge and understanding at the end of stages 4–6 of the curriculum for English, English as a second language, and mathematics, and stages 3–6 of the curriculum for science
  • tests are marked in Cambridge to provide an international benchmark of learner performance
  • learners receive a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report
  • feedback reports show how a learner has performed in relation to the curriculum, their learning group, the whole school, and against all learners who have taken tests in that series around the world.
  • helps teachers to monitor group and individual performance, and manage learning programmes.