Strong Focus on Personal Development & Academic Rigor

A complete educational curriculum is offered by Oakland College to our primary students, aged 5 to 11. The curriculum at Oakland College is based upon the international curriculum from Cambridge Assessment International Education, starting with Cambridge Primary Year 1 through Year 6.

The combined international programmes guarantee a seamless transfer through the academic years and give students the opportunity to thrive in a challenging, widely verified, and highly respected world-class educational programme.

Although we use the international curriculum from the Cambridge Assessment International Education, we are a truly international school and proud to be so! In primary school, we use our ‘Positive Education’ ethos to develop skills for academics and personal achievement as well as for wellbeing, happiness, and character development.

& Personal Development

Each child’s path is supported by experiential and differentiated learning, investigative work, and real-life experiences, which are strengthened by their welfare and the development of distinct character traits.

We encourage children to think outside the box and challenge convention, developing their self-esteem, harnessing their leadership and teamwork skills, and inculcating the values of self-discipline, citizenship, respect, and humility.

Through Oakland’s leading-edge STEAM and Design Thinking programme and project-based learning pedagogy, children become comfortable with technology, electronic and programmable toys, and educational software.

They learn real-world skills and characteristics that will help them flourish, such as problem-solving and inspiration, making and releasing videos, developing formulas, and coding solutions to simple problems.

Oakland pays close attention to competitive sports, Physical Education, and a variety of extracurricular activities. Oakland College students receive an education that is deeply stimulating, challenging and inspiring.

The Cambridge framework provides curricula for the key subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. Other subjects are based upon the English National Curriculum. They include Art, Geography, History, ICT (Computers), Music, Physical Education, and Personal and Social Education. German and French as a second language is taught from Year 1.

British Assessments

Cambridge Primary testing structure

To assess learner performance and report progress to learners and parents. Cambridge Primary uses internationally benchmarked tests, giving parents extra trust in the feedback they receive. There are two testing options at Primary stage:

Cambridge Primary Progression Tests

Provide detailed information about the performance of each learner for stages 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the curricula. Enable teachers to compare the strengths and weaknesses of individuals and groups. Are marked by teachers in the school.

Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Test

Is a test for learners at the end of the final year of Cambridge Primary and is available in English, mathematics and science. Tests are marked in Cambridge to provide an international benchmark of learner performance. Learners receive a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report.

Formative Assessment

Provide both students and teachers with the information they need to improve the learning process while it's happening. The goal of a formative assessment is to monitor progress toward a goal or objective, providing information in an expedient manner which allows both teachers and students to respond to the academic needs of the students. 


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