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
emphasised and the curriculum is enriched with a
transdisciplinary process that prepares young students to
be self-confident and respectful of other cultures.
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.
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.
List of Subjects Offered:
Language (Malayalam / Arabic / Sanskrit)
(Information and Communication Technology)
and Expressive Arts (Music/Drama/Art/Dance)
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
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.