Cambridge Primary at JIS

Cambridge Primary, typically for students aged 5 to 11 years, gives JIS a world-class curriculum to develop student skills and understanding in English, Mathematics and Science. It enables our teachers to assess children's learning as they progress with two optional assessments: Cambridge Primary Progression Tests and Cambridge Primary Checkpoint.

Our curriculum frameworks for English are the 'English as a second language' option.

Foundation for secondary education

Cambridge Primary helps identify a student's strengths and weaknesses and can be used to support learning and development. It prepares students for a smooth transition to Cambridge Lower Secondary and beyond.

External benchmark

Cambridge Primary assessments, including Cambridge Primary Checkpoint, provide teachers with an international benchmark to inform their teaching and easily measure students' progress over time. They also enable detailed, structured reporting to parents.

International curriculum

Appropriate and relevant internationally, Cambridge Primary has been designed to be culturally sensitive to Vietnam. It includes top-quality teaching and assessment resources appropriate for teaching and learning in Vietnam.


Cambridge Primary complements a range of teaching methods and curricula. No part of the programme is compulsory and we have freedom to choose the parts that best suit their situation. This means we can use Cambridge Primary while following our school curriculum, or offer the entire programme.