Cambridge Secondary 1 for students of grade VI, VII & VIII
Cambridge Secondary 1 develops learner skills and understanding in Math, Sciences, English and Geography with Global Perspectives for the first three years of the Lower Secondary Education. Added to this educational experience is the Information & Communications Technology (ICT) course which is regarded as a new ‘Literacy alongside Reading, Writing and Numeracy.
Highlights of Cambridge Secondary 1 Curriculum:
- Provides a natural progression from Lower Secondary(Grade 6,7 and 8) to the Cambridge Secondary 2 (IGCSE) programme/qualification
- Is Internationally relevant and sensitive to different needs and cultures
- Is compatible with other curricula
- Is appropriate for learners whose first language is not English
- Sets clear learning objectives
- Gives solid foundations to achieve high levels of academic and personal attainment
Cambridge Secondary 2 or the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
It provides Excellent Preparation for Cambridge Advanced (AS & A) Levels and for progression to other Educational Systems. The IGCSE Syllabi support schools by using Learner-centred and Enquiry-based approaches to learning. They describe in-depth the knowledge, understanding and skills learners will develop and explain how these will be assessed.
Highlights of the IGCSE Curriculum:
It develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:
- Subject content
- Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
- Intellectual enquiry
- Flexibility and responsiveness to change
- Working and communicating in English
- Cultural Awareness
Added to this it develops:
- Creativity & Critical thinking
- Promotes a broader view of the world
- Cross-curricular Perspectives ( a valuable part of learning currently)
- Ability to make connections between subjects, skills and other dimensions.
- Coherence for learners and increases motivation and engagement for teachers and students alike.
Cambridge as (Advanced Subsidiary) Level & A (Advanced) Level (Cambridge Higher Secondary Programme) leading to the AICE Diploma
Highlights of the Curriculum
- Students develop a deeper understanding of the subjects chosen
- They grow confident in working with information and ideas
- There is a structured approach to building skills critical for further University Education
- Students develop essential skills such as Thinking critically, carry out Independent Research, evaluate arguments, work independently and in teams, Articulate well with well-reasoned arguments, understand Global Issues with Multiple Perspectives.
Techniques used in Higher Secondary Cambridge Assessments
- The final examinations involve a minimum of 4 to 5 papers per subject for A levels with the exception of Business and Accounting which have 3 papers
- Papers are varied in their mode of assessments with tests taking the form of Multiple Choice Questions, Structured Questions, Case studies, Practical Assessment, Research Papers, Projects, Planning-Analysis-Evaluation Papers involving out of box thinking and appropriate justification for answers given
- Global Perspectives 'A' level subject involves 2000 word Essay, Team Project covering a Presentation and 800 word Reflective Paper, Written Examination and 5000 word Research Report – Research to be undertaken independently except for the Team Project.