Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
CIE – Lower Secondary Programme – Grade 6 – 8
The Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum framework identifies a set of learning objectives for English, Mathematics and Science for each year of lower secondary education. It forms the core of the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme and:
- provides natural progression from primary education through the three years of lower secondary education
- provides a structure that focuses on what learners should be able to do at the end of each stage
- covers all learning objectives assessed in Cambridge Checkpoint – tests for the final year of lower secondary which are externally moderated by CIE.
- provides excellent preparation for candidates progressing to the Cambridge IGCSE courses.
9. Information & Communication Technology
The benefits of a subject based approach
Exposure and engagement in a variety of subjects at 11-16 gives a student an indispensable intellectual toolkit. Subject-based syllabuses allow for much more than the transmission of knowledge necessary for further study or work. They promote meaningful engagement in real problems, and help develop high-level skills that students can apply in unfamiliar situations. Using the ‘discipline’ and approach of an individual subject, thinking about the world can be rigorous and demanding.
The world looks very different to a biologist than it does to a historian. The same world looks even more exciting if you can look at it from a range of perspectives. They encourage creativity, provoke reflection and promote joined-up thinking.
For further information please visit: http://www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/academic/lowersec/lsp