2 About CIE University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’slargest provider of internationalqualifications. We are part of theUniversity of Cambridge and a not-forprofit organisation.Our mission is to work in partnershipwith education providers worldwide todeliver high-quality assessmentservices through harnessing innovation,potential, and lasting partnerships.
3 About CIE In some countries CIE has worked with governments to reform education systems and helped to localise examinations by trainingofficial, teachers, markers and examiners in curriculumdevelopment and assessment.Teachers who are well supported are able to offer thebest education possible.CIE offers an extensive programme of training eventsand services, providing professional development andsupport including online training, face to face training,e-learning and training via video-conferencing,
4 What is the Primary Programme? The Cambridge International Primary Programme is a comprehensive provision for teaching, learning and assessment in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, for children aged approximately 5 to 11.
5 Philosophy of CIPP Reflecting a global perspective Students learn in different ways at different ratesThe primary school curriculum should be broad and balanced.The different subjects can be linked to support or reinforce students understandingPersonal, social, health and environmental education is important.A positive attitude to lifelong learning should be fosteredReflection and analysis are important for quality teaching and assessmentFormative assessment can be used to inform teaching and planningExternal benchmarks of student performance can be useful for reporting andplanningAssessments should be culturally sensitive and unbiased and they should reflect a wide range of skills and knowledge across subjects.
6 Aims of the Primary Programme To develop a range of knowledge and skills that will provide a solid foundation upon which the later stages of education can buildTo provide a progressive framework of learning outcomes that are appropriate for students in the primary phaseTo provide a structure that emphasises the development of skills as well as knowledgeTo provide a flexible system of assessment that enables schools to obtain the feedback they need to inform teachingTo reflect current understanding of teaching and learning, including activities which reflect the different styles in which students learnTo provide a positive educational experience for all students
7 The Primary Curriculum Progressive learningAchievable goalsFlexible, responsiveteaching
8 Cambridge International Primary Programme Where does it fit?Cambridge International Primary ProgrammeSupporting ServicesRecognition and equivalence evidenceTraining and professional developmentCambridge Lower Secondary Programme/ CheckpointInspections and centre developmentTeaching and learning resourcesCambridge IGCSE/Cambridge O LevelTeaching and learning resourcesInspections and centre developmentTraining and professional developmentRecognition and equivalence evidenceCambridge International AS and A Level/ Cambridge Pre-U
9 Fitting the Primary Programme around your own curriculum. Teachers may continue to follow a local curriculum, to meet thestatutory requirements of their national system, whilst using theprogression Tests and the Analysis Tool to enhance their teachingand reporting.Similarly, the Primary Programme can be used for teaching andtracking the core skills in English, Mathematics andScience while another curriculum is used for any other subjects thatmay be taught
10 Learning in the Cambridge International Primary Programme
11 Student-centred Learning Learning by doing. Why it is important.I listen - I forgetI see - I believeI do - I understandJust introduce teachers to this gently??
12 Teaching organisation Whole class Teacher-led Group work or Individual work student-centredTeaching approachesExercises or work sheetsVisitsGames and imaginative playPractical workDifferentiation Possible uses of ICT in teaching:Presentations, make video clips,Internet, Whiteboards. IntegratingICT in Maths and Science.Be sensitive to ICT capacity in various schools and teacher strategies.
13 Cambridge International Primary Programme Primary Curriculum Framework
14 Learning objectivesStudents should know…Students should be able to…
15 Objectives are set in the following areas EnglishUsagePhonics, spelling and vocabularyGrammar and punctuationReadingWritingSpeaking and listeningLearning objectives are set in these areas.
16 Maths Number Numbers and the number system Calculations Mental Skills Problem solvingOrganising and using dataShape, space and measuresPatterns and Properties of ShapeProperties of Position and MovementMeasures
17 Science Stage 3 - 6 Scientific enquiry Plan experimental work Obtain and present evidenceConsider evidence and evaluateBiologyLife processesHumansPlantsChemistryMaterialsPhysicsForces and motion
18 Schemes of WorkThese two slides illustrate what schemes of work look like. Get delegates to perform the activity and then tell them about the SOWs available from CIE if they want to use them. S
20 CIE offers schemes of work for the whole of the Primary Programme as teacher support but it is not necessary to follow these. Teachers are free to make your own.
21 Cambridge International Primary Programme Assessment in the Primary Programme
22 Assessment materials in the Cambridge Primary Programme Teacher observation (stages 1-2))Classroom Activities (stages 3 – 6)Cambridge International Primary Progression Tests (stage 3 - 5)Cambridge International Primary Achievement Tests (stage 6)Give definitions and where they come from
23 Classroom Activities Flexible activities English, mathematics and scienceStages 3-6
24 What are the Classroom Activities? Teacher notesStudent sheetsRecord sheets
25 ActivityHow can the Classroom Activity tasks help you to check the progress of your students?What is the ratio of Knowledge and Skill that the activity sheets require? Which one has priority and why?How much memorisation is required to finish the tasks? How much is involved in your current system?
26 How would I use the Classroom Activities? Cross-referenced to Curriculum Framework and Schemes of WorkFocus on difficult conceptsFlexible useVarious purposesDiagnosticTeaching guidanceSummative
27 Cambridge International Primary Progression Tests Stages 3-5: English and mathematicsStages 6: English, Mathematics and Science
28 Assessment Structure Subject Stages 3-4 mins Stages 5-6 English Paper 1: non-narrative reading; writing; usagePaper 2: narrative reading; narrative writing6560MathsPaper 1: full coverage Paper 2: full coverage Paper 3: mental mathematics35 35 ~15Paper 1: non-calculator Paper 2: calculator Paper 3: mental mathematics45 45 ~15ScienceN/Afrom Stage 6Paper 1: full coverage Paper 2: full coverage45 45
29 Cambridge International Primary Progression Tests PlanningIdentify strengths & weaknessestailor lesson plansreflect on teachingrevisionMonitoringReportingCompare performance with international cohortMonitor changes and improvements from year to yearIdentify individual progress and performanceset targetseach child achieves their own potential
30 Cambridge International Primary Progression Tests Allow teachers toAssess knowledge and skillsIdentify strengths and weaknessesTailor planningReflect on teachingReport to parents
31 Cambridge International Primary Progression Tests Allow schools toTrack progressMonitor changes and improvements from year to yearMeasure performance against an international benchmark
32 Cambridge International Primary Progression Tests Allow parents and children toIdentify strengths and weaknessesMonitor progressSet targets for improvementEach child achieves their own potential
33 Key Benefits of the Progression tests Provide an independent measure of student progressMonitor progress and allow target settingCan be used when and how the school choosesHighlight strengths and weaknesses to inform future teaching and learning
34 Analysing results from the Progression Tests Primary Programme website
35 Analysis software Report on: Performance Strengths and weaknesses Progress
36 Analysis software Report by: Individual / class / school Subject Gender
38 Cambridge International Primary Achievement Tests Intended for students in their final year at around 11 years oldAvailable to sit in two sessions, June and November, each yearStudents must be entered for the tests following the procedurespublished in the Administrative GuidePapers are downloaded from the CIE websiteThe questions are marked in schools by the teachers and a sample is sent to CIE for moderation.
39 Cambridge International Primary Achievement Tests Available in English, mathematics and scienceEnglish:Paper 1: Non-narrative reading, writing, usagePaper 2: Narrative reading, writingMathematics:Paper 1: non-calculatorPaper 2: calculatorPaper 3: mental mathematicsScience:Paper 1 & 2: biology, physics, chemistry and scientific enquiry
40 Key Benefits of the Achievement tests Summative measure of performance in the primary phaseInternational benchmark: Teachers can convert the raw marks from the Progression Tests into levels that can then be used to compare between groups and between years. The cut off points for each level were determined in a standardisation trial that used an international cohort of students from sixteen different countries.Certificate of Achievement for all studentsFeedback to Parents
41 Assessment for Learning Teaching and learningEvidence of learningMarking and feedbackPlanningTarget setting
42 Cambridge International Primary Programme Website tour
43 https://primary.cie.org.uk Primary website Access to the website is given once a Centre has registered for the Primary programme.Any queries about access should be directed to
44 Teacher support website Face-to-face trainingSchemes of workClassroom activitiesTeacher support websiteSchools will receive a comprehensive guide to planning and implementing the Cambridge Primary Programme that includes guidance on interpreting the framework and conducting the assessments. The booklet also describes methods of lesson planning and good teaching practice.A year’s subscription to an online training course is included in the joining fee. This subscription allows an unlimited number of teachers within the school to follow the course over the first year. The course will extend the material covered in the planning booklet, covering essential teaching skills and using practical activities to support learning. Each teacher can follow the course at their own pace and use all or just some of the modules.Further training will be arranged in the future to suit the needs of the Programme member schools.On joining the Programme, schools will also receive a set of classroom resources for each of English, Mathematics and Science. These books contain activities that are designed for use within the classroom. The activities can be used to develop group-working skills as well as specific aspects covered in the curriculum framework, such as speaking and listening and scientific enquiry. The activities also allow teachers to assess the level at which their students are working and to be able to provide direct feedback and improve learning. Each activity has full instructions and photocopiable master sheets for student and teacher use.Full schemes of work will be available which provide an outline for teaching, including a recommended teaching order, suggested activities and suggested resources.Schools that have registered for the Cambridge International Primary Programme will have free and unlimited access to the Primary Teacher Support website. This website contains administration and support resources, as well as news and information on primary events and training. Note: The website also provides a portal to access the analysis software for the Progression Tests.Online trainingPlanning guidance
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