Cambridge Primary, Secondary and Advanced: The Cambridge Pathway

The Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path through education from age 5 to 19. It has four stages: Cambridge Primary, Cambridge Lower Secondary, Cambridge Upper Secondary and Cambridge Advanced. Schools can offer all the stages, or just some of them.

Cambridge Primary

Cambridge Primary is typically for learners aged 5 to 11 years. It develops learner skills and understanding through the primary years in English as a first or second language, mathematics, science, Cambridge Global Perspectives and ICT. The flexible curriculum frameworks include optional assessment tools to help schools monitor learners’ progress and give detailed feedback to parents. At the end of Cambridge Primary, schools can enter students for Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests which are marked in Cambridge.

In September 2019 four new subjects will be added to the Cambridge Primary programme: art & design, digital literacy, music and physical education.

Website: www.cie.org.uk/primary

Cambridge ICT Starters introduces learners, typically aged 5 to 14 years, to the key ICT applications they need to achieve computer literacy and to understand the impact of technology on our daily lives. It can be taught and assessed in English or Spanish.

Cambridge Secondary Lower Secondary

Cambridge Lower Secondary is typically for learners aged 11 to 14 years. It develops learner skills and understanding in English, English as a second language, mathematics, science, Cambridge Global Perspectives and ICT , and includes assessment tools. At the end of Cambridge Lower Secondary, schools can enter students for Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests which are marked in Cambridge and provide an external international benchmark for student performance.

In September 2019 four new subjects will be added to the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme: art & design, digital literacy, music and physical education.

Website: www.cambridgeinternational.org/cambridgesecondary1

Cambridge Upper Secondary

– Cambridge IGCSE
(includes Cambridge International Certification of Education (ICE)

Cambridge Advanced

– Cambridge International AS & A level

– Cambridge Pre-U

– Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma