Grade 1

Cambridge Assessment International Education

Established in 1858, Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications that prepare students with the essential knowledge and skills to prosper in the real-world and at the same time, help them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.

Widely acknowledged as an international passport to progression and success, CAIE’s international qualifications are recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, giving students a broad spectrum of education and career options. As a not-for-profit organisation, CAIE devotes its resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that aspire to unleash its learners’ potential.

Setting the global standard for international education, CAIE’s programmes and qualifications are created by subject experts who are rooted in academic rigour and as such, their educational materials reflect the latest educational research. Well supported by teaching and learning resources, CAIE’s programmes and qualifications also provide a solid platform for learners to progress from one stage to another.

In addition, CAIE aims to provide educational benefits through the provision of international programmes and qualifications for school education, enabling learners to forge ahead as empowering global leaders across different sectors. Together with schools, CAIE seeks to equip and nurture Cambridge learners with positive and sought-after attributes in order to thrive and excel in today’s modern world.

Programme Introduction

Laying a solid foundation for young learners, the Primary school years are a cardinal phase to help them obtain the knowledge and skills they need to excel in this modern society. Designed for International Students based on the Cambridge Primary curriculum frameworks, the Cambridge Primary course is a constitution of six (6) different programmes which will be conducted over a span of six (6) years.

As it is fundamental to guide and support young learners through their early educational process, this course aims to develop and hone learners’ English literacy, Mathematics numeracy and Science reasoning abilities to a substantial degree through the core academic subjects – English, Mathematics, and Science. Along with these subjects, the following subjects, namely, Art, Physical Education, ICT, STEM, Music and Social Studies will be integrated into the CAIE Primary curriculum. Students also have to choose one (1) of seven (7) optional language subjects (Chinese, Hindi, Tamil, and French).

These subject areas provide learners with a good grounding in different fields of study and subsequently, they will be able to use this pool of knowledge across multiple contexts. Upon completion, learners will be well-equipped with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for progression to the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Lower Secondary with Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint.

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  • To build a strong academic foundation amongst young learners.
  • To prepare learners for progression into the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Lower Secondary with Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint.

Designed for

  • Candidates who are at least 5 years old.
  • Candidates who wish to acquire a qualification that is internationally recognized.

Course Outline

Compulsory Subjects

  • Outline for English
  • Outline for Mathematics
  • Outline for Art
  • Outline for Social Studies
  • Outline for Physical Education
  • Outline for ICT
  • Outline for STEM
  • Outline for Music

Optional Language Subjects

  • Outline for Chinese
  • Outline for Hindi
  • Outline for Tamil
  • Outline for French

Optional Subject

  • Outline for Cambridge Primary Global Perspectives

Scope of Study

Cambridge Primary syllabus

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials, discussions and interactive lessons

Commencement Date/Intakes


Course Fees

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12 months Institutional Training per year
Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 24 months


Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

This course provides excellent preparations for learners who wish to progress further and finally join the 5 Steps Academy High School. Upon successful completion of High School courses students will be eligible to sit for Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary Level and Advanced Level (AS/A Level), or SAT and AP tests. 

Age: at least 5 years old

Academic Level: not applicable. 

Assessment Methods

Quarterly Tests and Year-End Examinations for all subjects, except Co-Curricula Activities.

Assessment Grading Criteria

Internal: Quarterly Tests, Year-End Examinations and Quarterly Assignments are marked according to 5 Steps Academy’s standard grading criteria
External: The Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Test (optional, for Year-6 students) is set and marked by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). Please log on to for updated information

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 1 week (3 months) after the final assessment.

Qualification Award

Certificate of Achievement awarded by Cambridge Assessment International Education upon passing the year-end examinations

Graduation Requirements

Pass the year-end examinations of the respective year to proceed to the following academic year

Note 1:International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2:International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3:Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate. Our school only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.