The Primary Years (3 to 11 years old) follow the Early Years Foundation Stage incorporating the Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP), an enquiry-based process in learning. The core subjects are emphasized and the curriculum is enriched with a transdisciplinary process that prepares young students to be self-confident and respectful of other cultures.
Our child-centered approach is designed using best practice from around the world and includes a holistic approach, with varied experiences and expressive processes which foster not only numeracy and literacy but also creativity and imagination. In grades I-V we have adopted the Cambridge International Primary Programme, CIPP, that allows our pre-existing strengths to be combined with a huge and thoughtful resource base developed by the University of Cambridge. This is thoughtfully combined with cutting-edge teaching practice, weekly staff training, and a focus on developing self-awareness and reflection among students.
Information Technology (IT), now being a part of the educational experience worldwide and regarded as a new ‘literacy’ alongside reading, writing and numeracy, it is included in the curriculum from Grade 1. Students develop key IT skills in a range of applications including word processing, computer graphics, spreadsheets, email, internet, presentations, etc. Music, art, drama and public speaking are important components of the programme. The school sports a large range of co-curricular activities, aided by talented teachers, experts, and parental support. The Reading Programme allows detailed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of each child, and the Reading Club promotes good oral expression of the written word. Team and individual sports are a central part of the experience at GEM.
Cambridge Primary Checkpoint is a diagnostic testing service that helps your learners by giving comprehensive feedback on their strengths and weaknesses in each subject area. We offer Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests twice a year and they are usually taken at the end of Cambridge Primary (only for Grade V). The tests are marked in Cambridge and each learner receives a statement of achievement and a diagnostic report.
Schools use the feedback from Cambridge Checkpoint to make strategic decisions, drawing upon a pool of information and specialist reporting tools that are built into the tests.
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