Cambridge Secondary 1

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The Secondary 1 Programme (Years 7 & 8) provides a natural progression for children from primary education, and builds on Cambridge Primary to develop each child’s knowledge and skills in English, Mathematics and Science. Curriculum frameworks and assessment objectives are set by CIE and progression tests are taken, as part of the semester examinations, at the end of semester two.

English Language is considered the most important subject within our Cambridge International Examination Programme and pupils receive more periods of English than any other subject. With the exception of the foreign languages, all subjects that we offer in our secondary programme are taught using the medium of English. There is a focus on developing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

English Literature is an integrated part of the English Language lesson and provides an important foundation in literary appreciation for those students opting to take Literature at the IGCSE level.  Moral instruction is also included in the English lesson.

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English together with Mathematics and Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) are the core CIE subjects. Our own curriculum also includes Art and Culture, Commerce, Geography, History, Information Technology, Indonesian Language and Music as mandatory subjects with French, Mandarin or Japanese available as foreign language options.

Progress in each subject is carefully monitored with monthly assessment tasks and class tests. At the end of each semester a more formal subject examination is given.

Students are expected to follow their weekly homework timetable and complete two forty-five minute homework tasks per day.