The Cambridge International Primary Programme gives schools a framework to develop Mathematics, English and Science skills and knowledge in young children. The Primary Programme provides guidance for curriculum development and classroom teaching and learning, and allows teachers to assess childrens learning as they progress.

Foundation for secondary education The Primary Programme aids identification of a students strengths and weaknesses and can be used to support learning and development. The Primary Programme progresses students seamlessly into middle years curricula, such as Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme and IGCSE.

External benchmark:
As an international programme, the Primary Programme provides teachers with an external benchmark to inform their teaching and easily measure students progress over time. It also allows detailed, structured reporting to parents.

International curriculum:
Appropriate and relevant internationally, the Primary Programme has been designed to be culturally sensitive. It includes topquality teaching and assessment resources appropriate for teaching and learning in local and international schools.

The Primary Programme complements a range of teaching methods and curricula. No part of the programme is compulsory and centres are at liberty to choose the parts that best suit their situation.

Using the Primary Programme with Other Curricula:
The modular nature of the Cambridge International Primary Programme means that it can either be used as the central teaching curriculum or to complement other curricula.

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.