Cambridge Primary

Overview

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, 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, Malay, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Tagalog, 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.

DIMENSIONS International College is a registered Cambridge school.

For updated and accurate information of Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), please visit their website at http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/

Objective

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

Designed for

  • Candidates who are at least 7 years old.
  • Candidates who wish to acquire a qualification that is internationally recognised.
Course Structure

Course Outline

Year 1
Compulsory Subjects

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

Optional Language Subjects

  • Outline for Chinese
  • Outline for Malay
  • Outline for Hindi
  • Outline for Tamil
  • Outline for Bengali
  • Outline for Tagalog
  • Outline for French

Optional Subject

  • Outline for Cambridge Primary Global Perspectives

Year 2
Compulsory Subjects

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

Optional Language Subjects

  • Outline for Chinese
  • Outline for Malay
  • Outline for Hindi
  • Outline for Tamil
  • Outline for Bengali
  • Outline for Tagalog
  • Outline for French

Optional Subject

  • Outline for Cambridge Primary Global Perspectives

Year 3
Compulsory Subjects

  • Outline for English
  • Outline for Mathematics
  • Outline for Science
  • Outline for Art
  • Outline for Social Studies
  • Outline for Physical Education
  • Outline for Music

Optional Language Subjects

  • Outline for Chinese
  • Outline for Malay
  • Outline for Hindi
  • Outline for Tamil
  • Outline for Bengali
  • Outline for Tagalog
  • Outline for French

Optional Subject

  • Outline for Cambridge Primary Global Perspectives

Year4
Compulsory Subjects

  • Outline for English
  • Outline for Mathematics
  • Outline for Science
  • Outline for Art
  • Outline for Social Studies
  • Outline for Physical Education
  • Outline for Music

Optional Language Subjects

  • Outline for Chinese
  • Outline for Malay
  • Outline for Hindi
  • Outline for Tamil
  • Outline for Bengali
  • Outline for Tagalog
  • Outline for French

Optional Subject

  • Outline for Cambridge Primary Global Perspectives

Year 5
Compulsory Subjects

  • Outline for English
  • Outline for Mathematics
  • Outline for Science
  • Outline for Art
  • Outline for Social Studies
  • Outline for Physical Education
  • Outline for Music

Optional Language Subjects

  • Outline for Chinese
  • Outline for Malay
  • Outline for Hindi
  • Outline for Tamil
  • Outline for Bengali
  • Outline for Tagalog
  • Outline for French

Optional Subject

  • Outline for Cambridge Primary Global Perspectives

Year 6
Compulsory Subjects

  • Outline for English
  • Outline for Mathematics
  • Outline for Science
  • Outline for Art
  • Outline for Social Studies
  • Outline for Physical Education
  • Outline for Music

Optional Language Subjects

  • Outline for Chinese
  • Outline for Malay
  • Outline for Hindi
  • Outline for Tamil
  • Outline for Bengali
  • Outline for Tagalog
  • Outline for French

Optional Subject

  • Outline for Cambridge Primary Global Perspectives

DIMENSIONS International College reserves the right to withdraw the offer of the elective subject that fails to meet a minimum class size of 10 students.

Scope of Study

Cambridge Primary syllabus

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials, discussions and interactive lessons

Commencement Date/Intakes

To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2018, please click here.
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.

Course Fees

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Course Fees per year

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)

S$

500.00

2. Tuition Fee

S$

11,600.00

3. Administrative Fee

S$

900.00

4. Examination Fee

S$

800.00

5. Course Material

S$

700.00

6. Uniform

S$

200.00

7. Laboratory Fee (applies for students of Year 3 to Year 6 only)

S$

900.00

8. International Student Management Fee

S$

500.00

9. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee

S$

120.00

7% GST

S$

1,135.40

Total

S$

17,355.40

Miscellaneous Fees:

1. Loss of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

278.20

2. Renewal of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

128.40

3. Administrative Fees for Extension / Replacement of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

535.00

4. Additional Book Fee Per Book

:S$

53.50

5. Appeal for Result Fee Per Module

:S$

160.50

6. Academic Status Certification Fee Per Certification Letter

:S$

53.50

7. Late Payment Fee

:S$

107.00

8. Documents Courier Services Fee Per Delivery

:S$

53.50

9. Re-enrolment Fee

:S$

535.00

10. Course Deferment Fee

:S$

374.50

11. Graduation Ceremony Fee

:S$

Subject to University / DIMENSIONS’ prevailing charges

12. Additional Uniform Fee Per Piece

:S$

53.50

13. Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Test Fee

:S$

Fees according to CIE, details on www.cie.org.uk

14. Administrative Fees for Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Test Registration

:S$

214.00

15. Late Registration Fee Per Paper (Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Test Registration)

:S$

107.00

16. Administrative Fees for Amendment in the Exam Registration

:S$

53.50

17. Exam Fee (AEIS or S-AEIS) (Estimated Fees)

:S$

749.00

Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
Note 2: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 3: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 4: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 5: The course fees shown above are effective from 2nd April 2018. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

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For more information on Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), please click here.

For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.

Duration

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 into the Preparatory Course for Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Lower Secondary.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Age:

Level

Academic Level

Year 1 At least 6 years old
Year 2 At least 7 years old
Year 3 At least 8 years old
Year 4 At least 9 years old
Year 5 At least 10 years old
Year 6 At least 11 years old
Academic Level:

Level

Requirement

Year 1 Not applicable
Year 2 Completion of Cambridge Primary (Year 1) or Primary 1 or equivalent qualifications
Year 3 Completion of Cambridge Primary (Year 2) or Primary 2 or equivalent qualifications
Year 4 Completion of Cambridge Primary (Year 3) or Primary 3 or equivalent qualifications
Year 5 Completion of Cambridge Primary (Year 4) or Primary 4 or equivalent qualifications
Year 6 Completion of Cambridge Primary (Year 5) or Primary 5 or equivalent qualifications
English Proficiency:

Level

Requirement

Year 1 Not applicable
Year 2 A pass in English at Cambridge Primary (Year 1) or a pass mark in English in most recent examination from home country
Year 3 A pass in English at Cambridge Primary (Year 2) or a pass mark in English in most recent examination from home country
Year 4 A pass in English at Cambridge Primary (Year 3) or a passing mark in English in most recent examination from home country
Year 5 A pass in English at Cambridge Primary (Year 4) or a passing mark in English in most recent examination from home country
Year 6 A pass in English at Cambridge Primary (Year 5) or a passing mark in English in most recent examination from home country
Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Monday to Friday:
Monday to Friday: 9.15 am to 12.15 pm and 1.45 pm to 3.15 pm
(3 sessions per day, 1.5 hours per session, total contact hours per week is 22.5 hours)

Examination Period

At the end of each year

Assessment Methods

Internal: Quarterly Tests and Year-End Examinations for all subjects, except Art (Quarterly Assignments) and Physical Education (No Assessment)
External: : Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Test (optional, for Year-6 students)

Assessment Grading Criteria

Internal: Quarterly Tests, Year-End Examinations and Quarterly Assignments are marked according to DIMENSIONS’ 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 http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/ for updated information

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment

Qualification Award

Statement of Achievement awarded by Cambridge Assessment International Education upon completion of the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Test at Primary 6

Graduation Requirements

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

Teacher – Student Ratio

Average teacher-student ratio is 1:40
Note: The number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum seating capacity.

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 College 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.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.