Overview

The Lower Secondary Curriculum: Years 7 – 9

The Lower Secondary academic programme has its roots in the Cambridge International Lower Secondary Programme but it has been further developed to celebrate the international context in which the school resides.

Students enter the Secondary School from the age of 11 and in Years 7 to 9, follow a course of study which provides a broad and balanced range of learning experiences. The curriculum includes the following core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science; as well as Art & Design, Information & Communication Technology, Humanities, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Modern Languages (French, Spanish, Turkish and English as a Second Language) and Personal Social and Health Education.

In the second trimester of Year 9 students start to make decisions concerning the courses they will pursue from Year 10. In order to help students make informed decisions, a “Course Options Presentation” is shown to students and parents early in the second trimester. In any academic year, students registering after this date select course options with the assistance of the Registrar and the Coordinator.

For more information regarding the Cambridge International Programmes and its transferability to other systems and its recognition, please visit the following websites/web-pages:

http://www.cie.org.uk

http://recognition.cie.org.uk