Primary Years Curriculum

Cambridge Primary Curriculum (CPC)

Primary classes are running on Cambridge Primary Programme (CPP) since 2013 for English, Mathematics, Science and ICT Starters subjects. This programme is developed by University of Cambridge and designed for young students of Primary levels. Cambridge Primary Programme helps learners to become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. In addition to that, CPP provides a solid foundation for later stages of education.

Cambridge Primary offers integrated assessment. The assessment structure tracks learner progression throughout primary education. The types of assessment within the Cambridge Primary Stages are:

  1. Cambridge Primary Progression Tests: A series of tests from stages 3 to 6, which is used within the school to monitor progress of individuals and classes of learners.
  2. Cambridge Primary Checkpoint: An innovative diagnostic testing service designed to help students learn by providing comprehensive feedback on their strengths and weaknesses in the key curriculum areas. Cambridge Primary Checkpoint is generally taken at the end of Stage 6.
  3. Cambridge ICT Starters: Assess students through a structured scheme of assessment, operating at three levels namely Initial steps, Next steps and On track.

Each module of syllables contains Assessment Criteria, which must be met to achieve a Pass or Merit, and an Example Assessment Activity.

UK Based Framework

The school adopts the National Curriculum in England for non-core subjects: PSHE, Social Studies, Music, Physical Education and Art and Design.

The national curriculum provides learners with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.

Brunei National Curriculum

MIB, Bahasa Melayu and Islamic Religious Knowledge follows the SPN 21 national curriculum. These subjects are COMPULSORY to all local and expatriate Muslim students in the school.

SPN 21 is the acronym for Sistem Pendidikan Negara Abad Ke-21, The National Education System for the 21st Century which has been approved by the Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam. It is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated, and takes each individual’s strengths and weaknesses into account whilst making provision for progression and continuity.