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1 Cambridge International Primary Programme

2 About CIE University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the worlds largest provider of international qualifications. We are part of the University of Cambridge and a not-for profit organisation. Our mission is to work in partnership with education providers worldwide to deliver high-quality assessment services 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 training official, teachers, markers and examiners in curriculum development and assessment. Teachers who are well supported are able to offer the best education possible. CIE offers an extensive programme of training events and services, providing professional development and support 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 rates The primary school curriculum should be broad and balanced. The different subjects can be linked to support or reinforce students understanding Personal, social, health and environmental education is important. A positive attitude to lifelong learning should be fostered Reflection and analysis are important for quality teaching and assessment Formative assessment can be used to inform teaching and planning External benchmarks of student performance can be useful for reporting and planning Assessments 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 build To provide a progressive framework of learning outcomes that are appropriate for students in the primary phase To provide a structure that emphasises the development of skills as well as knowledge To provide a flexible system of assessment that enables schools to obtain the feedback they need to inform teaching To reflect current understanding of teaching and learning, including activities which reflect the different styles in which students learn To provide a positive educational experience for all students

7 The Primary Curriculum Progressive learning Achievable goals Flexible, responsive teaching

8 Cambridge International AS and A Level/ Cambridge Pre-U Cambridge International Primary Programme Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme/ Checkpoint Cambridge IGCSE/ Cambridge O Level Training and professional development Teaching and learning resources Inspections and centre development Recognition and equivalence evidence Supporting Services Recognition and equivalence evidence Inspections and centre development Teaching and learning resources Training and professional development Where does it fit?

9 Fitting the Primary Programme around your own curriculum. Teachers may continue to follow a local curriculum, to meet the statutory requirements of their national system, whilst using the progression Tests and the Analysis Tool to enhance their teaching and reporting. Similarly, the Primary Programme can be used for teaching and tracking the core skills in English, Mathematics and Science while another curriculum is used for any other subjects that may be taught

10 Learning in the Cambridge International Primary Programme

11 Student-centred Learning Learning by doing. Why it is important. I listen -I forget I see-I believe I do-I understand

12 Teaching organisation Whole class Teacher-led Group work or Individual work student-centred Teaching approaches Exercises or work sheets Visits Games and imaginative play Practical work Differentiation Possible uses of ICT in teaching: Presentations, make video clips, Internet, Whiteboards. Integrating ICT in Maths and Science.

13 Cambridge International Primary Programme Primary Curriculum Framework

14 Learning objectives Students should know… Students should be able to…

15 Objectives are set in the following areas English Usage Phonics, spelling and vocabulary Grammar and punctuation Reading Writing Speaking and listening

16 Maths Number Numbers and the number system Calculations Mental Skills Problem solving Organising and using data Shape, space and measures Patterns and Properties of Shape Properties of Position and Movement Measures

17 Science Stage Scientific enquiry Plan experimental work Obtain and present evidence Consider evidence and evaluate Biology Life processes Humans Plants Chemistry Materials Physics Forces and motion

18 Schemes of Work

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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)

23 Classroom Activities Flexible activities English, mathematics and science Stages 3-6

24 What are the Classroom Activities? Teacher notes Student sheets Record sheets

25 Activity How 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 Work Focus on difficult concepts Flexible use Various purposes Diagnostic Teaching guidance Summative

27 Cambridge International Primary Progression Tests Stages 3-5: English and mathematics Stages 6: English, Mathematics and Science

28 Assessment Structure SubjectStages 3-4minsStages 5-6mins EnglishPaper 1: non-narrative reading; writing; usage Paper 2: narrative reading; narrative writing Paper 1: non-narrative reading; writing; usage Paper 2: narrative reading; narrative writing 60 MathsPaper 1: full coverage Paper 2: full coverage Paper 3: mental mathematics ~15 Paper 1: non-calculator Paper 2: calculator Paper 3: mental mathematics ~15 ScienceN/Afrom Stage 6 Paper 1: full coverage Paper 2: full coverage45

29 Cambridge International Primary Progression Tests Monitoring Planning Reporting Identify strengths & weaknesses tailor lesson plans reflect on teaching revision Compare performance with international cohort Monitor changes and improvements from year to year Identify individual progress and performance set targets each child achieves their own potential

30 Cambridge International Primary Progression Tests Allow teachers to Assess knowledge and skills Identify strengths and weaknesses Tailor planning Reflect on teaching Report to parents

31 Cambridge International Primary Progression Tests Allow schools to Track progress Monitor changes and improvements from year to year Measure performance against an international benchmark

32 Cambridge International Primary Progression Tests Allow parents and children to Identify strengths and weaknesses Monitor progress Set targets for improvement Each child achieves their own potential

33 Key Benefits of the Progression tests Provide an independent measure of student progress Monitor progress and allow target setting Can be used when and how the school chooses Highlight 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

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38 Cambridge International Primary Achievement Tests Intended for students in their final year at around 11 years old Available to sit in two sessions, June and November, each year Students must be entered for the tests following the procedures published in the Administrative Guide Papers are downloaded from the CIE website The 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 science English: Paper 1: Non-narrative reading, writing, usage Paper 2: Narrative reading, writing Mathematics: Paper 1: non-calculator Paper 2: calculator Paper 3: mental mathematics Science: Paper 1 & 2: biology, physics, chemistry and scientific enquiry

40 Key Benefits of the Achievement tests Summative measure of performance in the primary phase International 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 students Feedback to Parents

41 Assessment for Learning Teaching and learning Evidence of learning Marking and feedback Planning Target setting

42 Cambridge International Primary Programme Website tour

43 Primary website https://primary.cie.org.uk

44 Teacher support materials Planning guidance Schemes of work Classroom activities Face-to-face training Online training Teacher support website

45 Cambridge International Primary Programme


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