Cambridge Primary

Primary education plays a vital role in forming a child’s particular interest or passion as they start to develop a sense of independence. It is at this age that they begin to display a specific interest in certain materials and subjects. Compared to preschool, when they were learning the basic fundamentals, our primary education motivates them to take a more active role within their education.

Why study the Cambridge Primary Education programme at STARS?

The aim of our Cambridge Primary programme is to help our children develop a range of knowledge and skills within our core subjects, providing a solid foundation upon which to build for later stages of education. The Cambridge system is a flexible system which allows us to employ various kinds of methodology of our own, to which we have added a number of childhood learning techniques across all levels of primary learning. All our teachers undergo our special training in order to be able to observe, teach, assess, and guide the primary students while also attending to their psychological needs and development at that early age. Cambridge Primary Education, typically for learners aged 5 to 11 years, gives students an opportunity to develop learner skills and understanding in four core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science and the recently introduced, ICT. It enables teachers to assess children’s learning as they progress by preparing them for the Pre-IGCSE programme.

Cambridge Primary

Cambridge Primary Education School - STARS International School


Year 1 - Year 6


6 - 11

Class Size

20 Max

Course Overview - Core Subjects


The Cambridge Primary English programme enables learners to communicate confidently and effectively, and to broaden the critical skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with comprehension and amusement. Learners who follow this curriculum framework will develop a first language competency in English based on a curriculum designed to be successful in any culture that promotes cross-cultural understanding.


The Cambridge Primary Mathematics curriculum framework explores five content areas: number, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships in order for learners to apply their mathematical knowledge and develop an integrated comprehension of the subject.


The Cambridge Primary Science curriculum framework covers four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning, investigating, recording and analysing data. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.

Course Overview - Elective Subjects

General Studies

General Studies is an integrated subject between Geography, History and Civics. This wholesome approach aims to incorporate universal values when learning about geographical structures and landscapes along with the historical facts attached. It is a drive towards appreciating cultural diversity while acknowledging the contributions of various societies who have enhanced the global world we live in today.

Speech & Drama

The speech and drama course is designed for students who want to engage with a variety of spoken and performance forms.  The students perform and show knowledge and understanding of play extracts, songs, poetry, short stories, choral speaking, debate, public speaking and prose from different levels and in a range of styles.  Engaging with this platform would require our talented gems to not only employ appropriate vocal and physical resources to communicate with an audience, respond appropriately to the content and meaning of the material being presented, but also adopt and sustain a role using body and space. Implementing material, communicating with the audience and presenting a robust performance will boost their confidence, develop language and communication skills, and help them to understand the world around them while standing out in the world of performing arts.

Physical Education

Physical education is an essential part of a balanced school curriculum. Regular exercise improves physical and mental health and there is growing evidence that it improves academic performance across the curriculum. Establishing good patterns of exercise in primary school provides learners with the foundation for an active and healthy lifestyle. This subject is about learning to move and moving to learn. Learners develop skills through a wide variety of age-appropriate physical activities, including games, gymnastics and dance. As individuals and team members, they will increase confidence, move with increasing control, fluency and variety, and participate in respectful and responsible ways, engaging appropriately and safely.

Art & Design

Art & Design gives learners a platform to express themselves, sparking imagination, creativity and developing transferable skills. Students explore and push boundaries to become reflective, critical and decisive thinkers. They learn how to articulate personal responses to their experiences. Cambridge Primary Art & Design is taught through a broad range of investigative, art-making and reflective activities. These include a number of study areas, for example painting, print making, model making or digital art, but you can also apply the curriculum content to your local context, using the resources that you have available.

Islamic & Moral Studies

This syllabus enables learners to develop an understanding the importance of the major beliefs of Islam, and of the early history of the Islamic community. As a result, learners develop their knowledge and understanding of the main elements of Islamic faith and history, evaluating the meaning and importance of these elements in the lives and thoughts of Muslims. Although the syllabus is studied in English, some familiarity with passages from the Qur’an and Hadith in Arabic is assumed. Moral studies is a subject offered to predominantly non-Muslim students to inculcate universal values and nurture positive behaviours which shape the progressive mindset of our community.

Malay as a Foreign Language

This curriculum framework is designed for students who are learning Malay as a foreign language. The aim is to develop an ability to use the language effectively for practical communication. The course is based on the linked language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, and these are built on as learners progress through their studies. The syllabus also aims to offer insights into the culture of countries where Malay is spoken, thus encouraging positive attitudes towards language learning and towards speakers of other languages.

Cambridge Primary Progression Tests

These tests provide valid internal assessment of knowledge, skills and understanding in English, Mathematics and Science.

The tests:

Enable learning to be assessed each year, provide detailed information about the performance of each learner for years 3, 4, 5 & 6, enable teachers to give structured feedback to learners and parents, enable teachers to compare strengths and weaknesses of individuals and groups and come with clear guidance, standards and mark schemes.

Cambridge Primary Checkpoint

Cambridge Primary Checkpoint is designed to assess learners at the end of Cambridge Primary. The subjects available are English, English as a Second Language, Mathematics, and Science. It gives valuable feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses before they progress to the next stage of education and provides schools with an external international benchmark for learner performance. Each learner receives a statement of achievement from Cambridge. Teachers use the feedback from Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests to make strategic decisions, drawing upon a pool of information and specialist reporting tools that are built into the tests. This will enable teachers to tailor individual learning programmes, monitor group and individual performance, and compare the performance of all learners taking tests in that session.