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Academics
at CAM

Before CAM is about academics, CAM is about Jesus Christ. CAM inserts Jesus Christ and Biblical Worldview in the front of every lesson. Teachers are constantly on the look-out for how to modify a secular Cambridge curriculum, to ensure that Biblical worldview is integrated into their teaching.

 

CAM offers both the Cambridge International Curriculum and the American High School Curriculum Students can graduate from CAM by following either the Cambridge Pathway or the American High School Pathway. The Cambridge Pathway consists of two years of IGCSE and two years of AS. The American High School Diploma is a four-year course.

Subjects per Grade

Kindergarten

Bible Education

English

Phonics

Math

PE

Art

Library

Fine Motor

Indoor Play

Grade 1

Bible Education

English

Math

Portuguese

Science

PE

Art

IT

Library

Grade 2

Bible Education

English

Math

Portuguese

Science

Geography

PE

Art

IT

Library

Grade 3

Bible Education

English

Math

Portuguese

Science

Geography/History

PE

Art

IT

Library

Music

Grade 4, Grade 5 & Grade 6

Bible Ed

English

Math

Portuguese

Science

Geography/History

PE

Art

IT

Library

Music

Grade 7

Bible Education

English

Math

Portuguese

Science

Global Perspectives

Geography / History

Economic Management Science

PE

Art

IT

Grade 8

Bible Ed

English

Math

Portuguese

Science

Global Perspectives

Geography / History

Economic Management Science

PE

Art

IT

Life Skills

Grade 9 & Grade 10

School Subjects:

Bible Education

Portuguese

Beginner Portuguese

PE

IT

Compulsory IGCSE Subjects:

English

Math

Business Studies

Global Perspectives

Optional IGCSE Subjects

Accounting

Chemistry

Art & Design

Biology

History

Physics

English Literature

Grade 11 & 12

Students choose either the Cambridge Pathway or the American High School Pathway.

Deep Roots Bible Curriculum

Kindergarten (Ages 4 or 5)

  • We focus upon the characteristics of learning (playing and exploring; active learning; creating and thinking critically) in order to lay the foundations for each, unique child to become a lifelong learner: independent, responsible and reflective.

  • Kindergarten at CAM introduces students to the Cambridge Curriculum with a strong focus on English language acquisition.

  • Kindergarten follows a play-to-learn strategy in its pedagogics. We believe students learn best, at this age, through the hands-on concrete manipulation of objects, through play and exploration. 

  • Core gross and fine motor skills are developed, harnessing the connection between physical activity and the development of neural pathways.

2

Bible Education

  • Bible Education is a core subject at CAM, from K-12.

  • One of the most important subjects at CAM is Bible Education. We aim to set a solid foundation in God’s word from an early age.

  • At CAM, the Deep Roots Bible Curriculum is used in Grades K-6, an online curriculum with wonderful resources and activities, with a focus on raising our students to be happy ambassadors for Christ, and being able to understand and defend their faith.

  • In the High School students study Biblical Overview, Biblical Worldview, Missions and Discipleship.

3

English

  • English is a core subject at CAM. It is introduced at GrK and remains the core focus each year, right through to Grade 12.

  • In GrK-3, the Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar programs are used in English, to assist in a strong foundation in reading and writing.

  • Speaking, reading and writing form the core of English learning. Students are encouraged to speak with good diction and fluency, they are given opportunities to build their confidence in their English abilities.

  • Reading is a priority at CAM, students are encouraged to read, with the hope that they will come to love reading and learning the valuable skill of reading to learn. We have a well-resourced, well-run library. Students have class readers and set books.

  • English Literacy is an optional IGCSE subject in Grade 9.

4

Mathematics

  • The foundation of CAM requires the concrete manipulation of objects and materials so that the core concepts are clearly understood.

  • The mastery of number concepts, place value, bonds and tables are crucial for students to successfully navigate mathematical problems.

  • Language is very important in Mathematical understanding. As students discuss their thinking and understanding in Mathematical processes, these can be clearly understood and relationships explored.

  • Critical thinking is fundamental in Mathematics, as students use Mathematics to explore the world around them.

5

Science

  • Science is another fundamental subject at CAM. It is a core subject from Grade 1 to Grade 8.

  • At CAM, Science is used to explore the world of our creator God. At the front of our scientific enquiries, as a creative and intelligent creator God who made it all and continues to reveal His glory through it.

  • The Biblical account of Creation is accepted by CAM as being the only explanation for the creation of the universe. With that belief at the heart, students can be exposed to ample scientific evidence supporting the Biblical creation model.

  • At IGCSE level, Science divides into Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

6

Portuguese

  • Portuguese language acquisition is important at CAM. Students should be prepared and equipped to continue their studies in Portuguese, should they choose, and be empowered to navigate the Portuguese dominated society of Mozambique.

  • Portugal Portuguese is dominant version of Portuguese in Mozambique and so is the version used at the school.

  • Students study Portuguese from Grade 1 to Grade 12. It forms one of the core requirements for graduation from CAM.

7

History and Geography

  • Geography is taught at CAM from Grade 3, with History added from Grade 3.

  • Both subjects have a strong focus on Mozambique related issues.

  • There is also a focus on regional, continental and world issues.

  • In History, both contemporary and ancient history is explored. There is also some study into Biblical history, church history and the history of Christianity in the region.

  • At IGCSE level students have the option of continuing in the studies in history.

8

Art

  • The place of art in learning cannot be overlooked.

  • Art gives students the opportunity to express themselves in a uniquely affectionate way.

  • Students participate in the schools Art program from Kindergarten to Grade 12. From Grade 9, students can choose Art & Design as a subject.

9

Information Technology

  • The place of IT in students lives is critical.

  • CAM students should be equipped to effectively use the computer to enhance learning.

  • Students should be able to navigate Microsoft Suite at a moderate level.

  • Students should be exposed to the fundamentals of graphic designing, web development and social media marketing.

10

Physical Education

  • The development of sports skills and the promotion of fitness and well-being is important at CAM.

  • The CAM PE teacher follows a careful program of fitness development and skill acquisition.

11

Economic Management Sciences, Business Studies and Accounting

  • Many of the families at CAM are in the business community. Bulding a strong understanding of business principles is important for students to be able to successfully compete in the market place.

  • Developing entrepreneurship capacity in students is very important. so that students can feel empowered to initiate their own businesses one day.

  • EMS is introduced in Grade 7 and Grade 8. At Grade 9 it forms one of CAM's compulsory IGCSE subjects.

  • Students have the option of taking Accounting at IGCSE level in Grade 9.

12

Global Perspectives

  • Global Perspectives is a subject which has a philosophical base. Students start GP in Grade 8, it is a compulsory IGCSE subject in Grade 9.

  • Students are encouraged to explore and critically evaluate social issues and dilemmas, arguing and analyzing the potential solutions to the issues.

  • This assists CAM students in their pursuit in being global citizens and critical thinkers.

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