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Primary Curriculum



The KG1 and KG2 follows a rich, language-based curriculum which prepares students for the Cambridge International Primary Program, which starts in Year 1 and continues to Year 6.

The activities that will engage our young students will provide the skills they need, to achieve their early learning goals in the following areas:

  • Communication, language and literacy
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Creative development
  • Physical development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world

We provide an engaging curriculum, presented in a creative environment, with play and inquiry-based activities building active and excited learners. We want every child to have a positive outlook towards school and a lifelong love for learning. We are also proud of our culturally diverse environment and our focus on children becoming tolerant and caring global citizens. We are partners with our parents to make sure each child is celebrated as a vibrant individual with unique talents, who deserves a loving, safe, caring and nurturing learning environment.



The Cambridge International Primary Programme develops English, Mathematics and Science skills. In addition to these core subjects, the school provides a curriculum in Social Studies, PE, Art and Character Education). These subjects are taught in English.

CIPP secures for all students the skills and attitudes necessary for their self-fulfilment and development as active and responsible citizens. In addition, CIPP helps to prepare students for the Secondary School, where the Cambridge Secondary Curriculum, IGCSE and AS Levels are delivered, which are a continuation of the skills and knowledge they have already gained in the Primary School.

We also offer Arabic Language, Qatar History and Islamic Studies classes, which are sanctioned and approved by The Ministry of Education and Higher Education. (Note: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education requires that all Qatari nationals study the Arabic Language, Qatar History in Arabic, and Islamic Studies.)



The following information was excerpted from the University of Cambridge International Examinations CIPP “Information for Parents” section available online at: www.cie.org.uk.

The Cambridge International Primary Programme from the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) develops English, Mathematics and Science skills in young children across the world. It gives your child excellent preparation for secondary education. Designed for children aged 5–11, the Primary Programme provides learning objectives for each year of your child’s primary education. Its step-by-step programme of learning takes children from the start of primary education to completion, before they move on to secondary education.

The Cambridge International Primary Programme helps schools, teachers and parents gain a greater understanding of their children’s abilities. Schools that use the Primary Programme Progression Tests can assess students at the beginning and end of each year. These tests provide information to analyse students’ achievements, strengths and weaknesses, and give teachers invaluable information to help guide your child in the following year.

The Primary Programme is flexible. It can be taken alongside a national curriculum or on its own. It offers schools expert guidance on how to develop their curriculum and how best to prepare their teaching and students’ learning. The Cambridge International Primary Programme comes from one of the world’s leading assessment organizations. The Primary Program is an excellent framework for learning in the primary years and provides a solid foundation for your child’s future.

The English Modern School strengthens the curriculum with research-based best practice using instructional and assessment methodologies. In Primary, we use an inquiry based approach where children are encouraged to think critically to investigate the world around them. This approach and learning methodologies provide students with the critical thinking strategies required for lifelong learning.