At our company, we are committed to providing primary school teachers with the most effective and up-to-date STEM education resources. That’s why we have chosen to follow mainly the British STEM curriculum for the content of our examinations, which is recognized as one of the most advanced and comprehensive STEM curricula in the world. The British curriculum places a strong emphasis on developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills through hands-on learning and real-world applications. By following this curriculum, we ensure that our teachers are equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to provide their students with the best possible STEM education.

STEM curriculum per age group:

Key stage 1: Age 5-7

Pupils should be taught to:

  • understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies
Key stage 2: Age 7-11

Pupils should be taught to:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • understand computer networks, including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web, and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

The Galactiq Education curriculum is designed to align with the British STEM curriculum, providing a comprehensive and structured approach to teaching STEM subjects in primary schools. By using the Galactiq platform, teachers can be assured that they are covering all the necessary topics required by the British curriculum. This not only ensures that students receive a high-quality education but also helps teachers feel confident in their ability to meet curriculum standards.