The Lower Secondary provides a stimulating learning environment and offers structured opportunities for academic, physical and social development, whilst encouraging children to become independent and take responsibility for their own learning.
Lower Secondary (11 to 14 years old*)
- Year 7 (11-12 years old*)
- Year 8 (12-13 years old*)
- Year 9 (13-14 years old*)
At GISU, we follow the Cambridge International Curriculum whereby students study a range of
subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Art and Design, Digital Literacy, Global Perspectives, ICT Starters, Music, Physical Education including Swimming, Critical Thinking, Foundation Courses, French – Foreign Language and Literature in English.
In Lower Secondary, students take Cambridge Progression Tests in English, Mathematics and
Science at every stage. In addition, they undertake an external examination at the end of Year 9
called ‘Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint’ to mark the transition to IGCSE at age 14+.
Such testing allows us to monitor students’ standards and to track individual progression in
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