The Primary Curriculum

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Curriculum

 Lechwe Primary School mainly follows the CIE Primary Curriculum that focuses on the three core subjects as formulated in the 2014 British National Curriculum of England and Wales:

  • English – literacy ( Phonics, Reading, Comprehension, Grammar, spelling and Punctuation, Writing and Library)
  • Mathematics – Numeracy
  • Science

Cambridge assessments

The school uses the Cambridge Primary testing structure to assess our learners’ performance and report progress to learners and parents. There are two testing options at primary stage:

  • Cambridge Progression Tests

 Provides detailed information about the performance of each learner in Grade         3, 4, and 5

  • Cambridge Checkpoint Primary

Assess learning at the end of Cambridge Primary (Grade 6) and provides evidence achievement and a diagnostic feedback report in readiness for the next stage.  Tests are marked in Cambridge to provide an international benchmark of learner performance.  Learners receive a statement of results.

Integrated Zambian syllabus

Lechwe School is a registered centre for the Examination Council of Zambia (ECZ) Grade 7 Composite Examinations. The school offers an afternoon programme focussing on the local curriculum to prepare eligible and registered candidates (Grade 6) to sit for the Grade 7 Composite Examinations usually held in October of each year.

Subjects offered include: Integrated Science, Social and Development Studies, Creative and Technology Studies, English, Mathematics and non-verbal reasoning.

International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

The Primary School also adopted a comprehensive curriculum (IPC) for 3 – 12 year olds, made up of over 130 exciting, engaging and globally relevant thematic units of work, which are designed around a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for subject, personal and international learning. The Units of work follow a process of learning that starts with:

 Entry Point >Knowledge Harvest>Big Picture>Research Activities>Recording Activities and ends with an Exit Point.

The IPC Personal Goals are the foundation on which the IPC is built and underpin individual qualities and learning dispositions we believe children will find essential in the 21st century. 

There are eight subjects covered under the IPC units:

History, Geography, Science, Art, ICT, Music, Physical Education, Society, Technology

About Lechwe

The school follows the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and Cambridge Primary Syllabus (CPS) in the primary school and the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) and Cambridge Assessment International Education syllabus for the secondary section both of which take our locality into account. The World renowned and respected GL Assessment at CAT 4 level are regularly conducted. Lechwe School is a proud center of SAT, ABRSM, and IELTS examinations.

Get In Touch

P. O. Box 20830, Kitwe, Zambia

Cnr Namwala Avenue/Kuomboka Drive Parklands

+260 212 227040

+260 212 222530 

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