Cambridge Lower Secondary Program
Cambridge Lower Secondary Program is tailored for Classes VI, VII and VIII (Stage 7,8 and 9). It is founded on the values of the University of Cambridge and the best practice in schools. Curriculum plays crucial role when it comes to meet schools’ vision. It develops learners who are inquisitive, responsible, innovative and engaged. It develops skills and understanding in English, Mathematics, Science and Cambridge Global Perspective. The qualification takes into account vital elements like world class curriculum, high quality support and integrated assessment.
Cambridge Lower Secondary Program acts as stepping stone for Cambridge Upper Secondary Program and other educational programs. It prepares students for the next level which ensures excellence in academics. In other words it is a foundation for progression to higher level. Exams like Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests is used for monitoring learner’s readiness to the next stage of education.
Being an international curriculum, it is characterised by the element of cultural sensitivity. It includes top quality teaching and assessment resources appropriate for teaching and learning in local and international school.
The curriculum framework of Cambridge Lower Secondary Program has been designed with the goal of educational success for students. Students are expected to participate actively in class, to ask questions, to make presentations, to carry out independent research and also to work collaboratively in teams. Our teachers help the students to develop the skills that will enable them to succeed in this dynamic teaching environment.
This type of assessment supports learning during the learning process and is at the heart of our school’s teaching-learning framework. Our Teachers are constantly assessing the child’s understanding through a range of formative assessments targeting various skills. This helps us to check for understanding along the way and provide feedback to students so they can improve their performance.
We believe that periodically it is essential to evaluate the student’s assimilation of knowledge and understanding based on pedagogic philosophy. A comprehensive progress report is sent to parents at the end of every term. These reports detail academic accomplishment, personal development, participation in activities and general conduct.
Progression Tests: These tests are taken at the end of the academic session. These tests are tailored to assess the student’s achievement with an international benchmark which helps teachers to identify learner’s strengths and weaknesses and give advice on progression routes
At the end of Lower Secondary i.e. grade VIII (stage 9), students take the Cambridge Checkpoint tests. They are standardised, set and marked by CAIE to provide schools with an external international benchmark for student performance. It provides detailed feedback on students’ strengths and weaknesses in key curriculum areas before they move into IGCSE Level stage.
Feedback of this kind is an invaluable source of information. Schools and colleges will be able to make strategic decisions, drawing upon a pool of information and specialist reporting tools built into Cambridge Checkpoint. Learners at international schools will have a transferable indication of their academic progress.