Curriculum Overview

Primary School (Cambridge Primary)

UK: Year 2 ~ 6 (US: Grade 1 ~ Grade 5)

Although our classes were constructed of 2 combined grades, our school will be forming one class per grade from September 2021. Students will learn mainly along the Cambridge Primary Programme, but will also have IPC available as part of their studies. At the end of Year 6 (Grade 5), students will take the Cambridge Checkpoint to assess their level of understanding of what they have learned. We also assess the students' English reading level and math level through another benchmark test each term, so that no student will be left behind in their studies. For gifted students, we allow them to challenge and study higher grade levels.

 

In the IPC, students will cover two units of work, covering 12 units in a rotating programme over two years. In all cases, the students will be assessed according to recognized age-appropriate attainment targets. The targets currently used in the school are the IPC mileposts, applied as follows:

Year 2 (Grade 1) - Milepost 1

Year 3/4 (Grades 2/3) - Milepost 2

Year 5/6 (Grades 4/5) - Milepost 3

Year 2 / Grade 1

Age 6 by August 31 / 

by April 1(ESL students)

Year 3 / Grade 2

Age 7 by August 31 / 

by April 1(ESL students)

Year 4 / Grade 3

Age 8 by August 31 / 

by April 1(ESL students)

Year 5 / Grade 4

Age 9 by August 31 / 

by April 1(ESL students)

Year 6 / Grade 5

Age 10 by August 31 / 

by April 1(ESL students)

Lower Secondary School (Cambridge Lower Secondary)

UK: Year 7 ~ 9 (US: Grade 6 ~ 8)

Our lower secondary homeroom class is held with multiple grades. However, subjects are studied in their grade level working towards the Cambridge Lower Secondary qualification.

At the end of Year 9 (Grade 8), students will take the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint to assess their level of understanding of what they have learned in middle school. Along with checking their understanding, it has the purpose of having students themselves know about what they fulfill and what they need to improve on. This will give the students an opportunity to prepare and strengthen their weaknesses before moving up to high school. 

 

We also assess the students' English reading level and math level through another benchmark test each term, so that no student will be left behind in their studies. For gifted students, we allow them to challenge and study higher grade levels.

Year 7 / Grade 6

Age 11 by August 31

Year 8 / Grade 7

Age 12 by August 31

Year 9 / Grade 8

Age 13 by August 31

Upper Secondary School (Cambridge IGCSE & A level)

UK: Year 10 ~ 13 (US: Grade 9 ~ 12)

IGCSE

Age 14/15  by August 31

GCE A Levels

Age 16/17  by August 31