The Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP)

The Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) will guide your children through Key Stage 1 (Years 1-2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) and provides schools all over the world with a framework to develop Mathematics, English and Science skills in young children. To read more about the curriculum CLICK HERE

The Primary Programme provides guidance for curriculum development and classroom teaching and learning and also allows teachers to assess children’s learning as they progress. The CIPP consists of a number of components that fit together to provide schools with tools they can need to help their students acquire knowledge and skills. The CIPP comprises:

  • Cambridge Primary Curriculum Framework – to help teachers develop high quality programmes for teaching young children English, Mathematics and Science.

  • Cambridge Primary Progression Tests – available for the last 4 years of primary education and designed to allow teachers and parents to follow the progress of their students over time and analyse performance within their classes and against an international external benchmark.

  • Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Exams – to be taken by students at the end of their final year of primary education. CIE will moderate these tests and issue students with Certificates of Achievement.

Key Stage Classes Typical Ages
Foundation Stage Comprises of Preschool, Early Years and Reception Between the age of 2-5 years old
Key Stage 1 Comprises of Year 1 and 2 Between the age of 5-7 years old
Key Stage 2 Comprises Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 Between the age of 7 to 11 years old
Key Stage 3 Comprises of Years 7, 8 and 9 Between the age of 11 and 14 years old
Key Stage 4 Comprises of Years 10 and 11 Between the age of 14 and 16 years old
Sixth Form Comprises of Years 12 and 13 Between the age of 17 and 18 years old

The subjects that are taught and are available throughout the Primary school are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Humanities (History and Geography)
  • ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
  • P.E. (Physical Education)
  • Art
  • Music
  • Thai
  • Mandarin

Leveling and Exams

UK Thailand America Key Stages Examinations
Pre School Kindergarten Nursery Foundation  
Early Years Anuban 1 Kindergarten 1    
Reception A.2 Kindergarten 2    
Year 1 A.3 Kindergarten 3 Primary (KS1) End of Year Tests
Year 2 P.1 Grade 1   End of Year Tests
Year 3 P.2 Grade 2   Cambridge Progression Tests and Inspire Maths End of Year Tests
Year 4 P.3 Grade 3 Primary (KS2) Cambridge Progression Tests and Inspire Maths End of Year Tests
Year 5 P.4 Grade 4   Cambridge Progression Tests
Year 6 P.5 Grade 5   Checkpoint Exams
Year 7 P.6 Grade 6   Cambridge Progression Tests
Year 8 M.1 Grade 7 Secondary (KS3) Cambridge Progression Tests
Year 9 M.2 Grade 8   Checkpoint Exams
Year 10 M.3 Grade 9 Secondary (KS4) IGCSE
Year 11 M.4 Grade 10    
Year 12 M.5 Grade 11 Secondary (KS5) AS Levels
Year 13 M.6 Grade 12   A Levels

‘The quality of the curriculum is good. It is very successful in offering wider opportunities for students to develop their particular talents and develop key skills such as teamwork, effective communication, independence, resilience and self-confidence.’ Education Development Trust (EDT) Accreditation Report, June 2017

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