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PrimaryCambridge International Primary Programme:

  • A curriculum for children aged 5 – 11
  • Excellent preparation for secondary education
  • Focuses on English, Mathematics and Science
  • Tests show progression of your child’s ability through primary education
  • Certificate of Achievement for each child at the end of primary education
  • Developed by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)







The Cambridge International Primary Programme from University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) develops English, Mathematics and Science skills in young children across the world. It gives your child excellent preparation for secondary education.

Designed for children aged 5 – 11, the Primary Programme provides learning objectives for each year of your child’s primary education.

Its step-by-step programme of learning takes children from the start of primary education to completion, before they move on to secondary education.

The Cambridge International Primary Programme helps schools, teachers and parents gain a greater understanding of their children’s abilities. Schools that use the Primary Programme Progression Tests can
assess students at the end of each year. These tests provide information to analyse students’ achievements,

strengths and weaknesses, and give teachers invaluable information to help guide your child in the following year.

In the final year of primary education, students can take the Cambridge International Primary Achievement Test.

All students completing the tests will be issued with a Primary Certificate of Achievement by University of Cambridge International Examinations.

The Primary Programme is flexible. It can be taken alongside a national curriculum or on its own. It offers schools expert guidance on how to develop their curriculum and how best
to prepare their teaching and students’ learning.

The Cambridge International Primary Programme comes from one of the world’s leading assessment organisations. The Primary Programme is an excellent framework for learning in the primary years and provides a solid foundation for your child’s future.


About CIE
University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) qualifications are taken in over 150 different countries and are recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the globe. CIE offers a wide range of academic and professional qualifications for people of all ages and abilities. CIE qualifications provide a route students can follow from the post-kindergarten stage to university entrance. CIE provides world-class support for teachers through publications, online resources, training workshops and professional development.

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For further information, please contact
Customer Services.
University of Cambridge International
1 Hills Road
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1223 553554
Fax: +44 1223 553558
E-mail: international@cie.org.uk
Website: www.cie.org.uk

ACESA representative co-ordinating the Primary program focus in South Africa:

Mr Sam Hamman
Head of Academic Studies
St Charles College Preparatory School

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