Lower Secondary

Our lower secondary curriculum is a continuation of the primary curriculum, while setting students up for IGCSE. Core Cambridge subjects continue along with our additional subjects in music, art, physical education and languages (French and Kinyarwanda).

ENGLISH

Cambridge Lower Secondary English enables learners to communicate confidently and effectively and to develop the skills to respond to a range of information, media and

texts with understanding and enjoyment. This curriculum is designed to be successful in any culture and to promote cross-cultural understanding.

MATHS

The curriculum framework explores six content areas: number, algebra, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving. The first five content areas are all underpinned by problem solving, which provides a structure for the application of mathematical skills. Mental strategies are also an important part of the number content. The curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships, so that learners apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.

SCIENCE

This curriculum framework covers four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning investigative work, and recording and analysing data. The scientific enquiry objectives underpin biology, chemistry and physics, which are focused on developing confidence and interest in scientific knowledge. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.

ICT STARTERS

Cambridge ICT Starters is a series of modules, which assess candidates on their ability to use a range of computer software to communicate, handle information, model and program solutions. Learners will develop key ICT skills in a range of applications including computer programming, word processing, digital graphics, databases, spreadsheets, email, presentations, video/animation, the internet and web authoring. They will also consider wider issues such as eSafety and the adaption of their work to suit their audience.

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

Cambridge Lower Secondary Global Perspectives develops the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication in Learners.