Cambridge Curriculum

Cambridge Primary Years

The Cambridge Primary curriculum employ a variety of ways to communicate the subject matter, including science investigations, hands-on, interactive projects, theatre exercises, games, and informal discussions.

Why Cambridge?

The Cambridge international curriculum sets a global standard for education, and is recognised by universities and employers worldwide. The three important things Cambridge focuses on are deep subject knowledge, conceptual understanding and higher order thinking skills.Cambridge students develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.

Cambridge programmes combine an emphasis on mastering subjects in depth with the development skills for study and work in the future. They value deep subject knowledge as well as the conceptual understanding that helps students make links between different aspects of a subject. They also encourage students to develop higher order thinking skills - problem solving, critical thinking, independent research, collaboration and presenting arguments. These are transferable skills that will last a lifetime, preparing students for their future lives. They also make learning enjoyable and rewarding.

Cambridge qualifications have long been recognised by the Association of Indian Universities(AIU) and this information is available in the Equivalence of Foreign Degrees document published by AIU. Universities and colleges in India follow the equivalence requirements laid down by AIU.


Our primary programme offers excellent foundations for the next level of education as well as plenty of opportunities to develop creativity, expression, and personal well-being in a variety of ways. It includes subjects like English, math, science, social studies, TAMIL, HINDI, French, ICT, GP, SEL, Arts and Physical Education.

At The Hillside Prep we cover the following subjects at the Primary level
The Hillside Prep Subjects


At the Primary Grade Levels, we administer Periodic Progression Tests using written and activity-based assignments that are based on the learning experiences that the students engage in during the teaching-learning sessions.

Cambridge Primary Progression Test

Exams for the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint are used for external evaluation. The purpose of checkpoint tests is to highlight students' areas of strength and weakness from the test-result analysis and to offer a cumulative assessment of performance after the primary learning session.