About International Primary Curriculum (2011)

This curriculum and qualification will last be examined in June 2019

Our Edexcel International Primary Curriculum (2011) provides a learning pathway in which students aged 8-11 can excel in English, mathematics and science. It gives teachers an easy-to-implement framework and a simple way to monitor progress.

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Created by experienced primary authors and teachers, the Edexcel International Primary Curriculum (2011) is designed for pupils aged 8 to 11 (Key Stage 2). It provides an international benchmark of achievement, with externally marked Achievement Tests and certification at the end of Year 6.

The International Primary Curriculum (2011):

  • allows you to track pupils’ progress through a variety of internally assessed Progress Tests

  • is easy to implement and administer, with free training and a fully flexible structure that allows you to teach it alongside other curricula

  • is engaging, with ideas for lessons and a framework that allows you to embed knowledge creatively

  • gives you and your pupils a seamless and cohesive teaching and learning experience, preparing them for higher-level qualifications

  • offers valuable delivery support, with detailed suggestions of published resources embedded within each unit.

From age 11, your pupils can go on to follow the International Lower Secondary Curriculum (2011), which provides seamless progression to International GCSE. Contact your local representative for more information.

How it works

The Edexcel International Primary Curriculum (2011) is a comprehensive framework that includes sample units, schemes of work, end-of-unit tests and mark schemes. The curriculum framework is delivered with the help of a specification and sample assessment materials, and assessed through Progress and Achievement Tests.

  • Progress Tests are available for you to order (see details below) to help you monitor your pupils’ progress. These tests are internally marked.
  • At the end of Year 6, pupils take an Achievement Test which provides certification. This is externally marked by Pearson.

Specifications and sample assessment materials (SAMs)

Specifications and SAMs are available to support the year 6 achievement tests for the International Primary Curriculum in English, Mathematics and Science.

They contain more comprehensive details of what you need to cover in your teaching and provide a deeper understanding of the curriculum, including all learning objectives for each unit.

See the specification and sample assessment materials for:


Seamless progression towards International GCSE

After completing the Edexcel International Primary Curriculum (2011) pupils can go on to study the Lower Secondary Curriculum for 12- to 14-year-olds, which offers seamless progression to International GCSE.

Teaching support

We have a comprehensive support package to help you implement the Edexcel International Primary Curriculum (2011) with ease and confidence.

Free teaching resources

To help you deliver the curriculum and prepare your pupils for assessment, we provide free teaching resources including:

  • Sample schemes of work
  • Sample units
  • Specifications and SAMs
  • Past papers
  • Examiner reports

You'll find all of these in the course materials for English, maths and science.

Training programmes

Free one-day training course. When you order the Curriculum, you will receive a one-day (non-subject-specific) training course. We’ll provide more details when you register.

Extra training: We offer a range of online and face-to-face training events in case you’re looking for extra subject-specific training courses, or training for your exams officer.

See how we can meet your training needs – visit our Training from Pearson page.

Service with a personal touch

With an international network of staff, reinforced by our head office in London, we provide personalised support to ensure that you have everything you need for straightforward and successful delivery of the International Primary Curriculum.

Our Subject Advisors offer fast and reliable expert help and online forums for teachers. You’ll find contact details for the subject team on each International Primary Curriculum subject page.

Your Regional Development Office will manage your school account and can answer any queries you may have. Contact your local office now.