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Cambridge Lower Secondary

Cambridge Lower Secondary is typically for learners aged 11 to 13 years. It helps you prepare students for the next step of their education, providing a clear path as they progress through the Cambridge Pathway in an age-appropriate way.

Curriculum

At Ryan Global School Andheri, students have access to a broad and balanced education and disciplinary practices that help them now, and even in the later stages of life.

With a wide range of subjects to choose including math, english and science, students also get plenty of opportunities to develop their creative, expressive and well being skills in a variety of ways.

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Assessment

Accurately measuring a student’s potential and progress can transform learning and help us make informed decisions about individual learners, their educational needs and where to focus our teaching efforts.

At Ryan Global School Andheri, we use Cambridge Lower Secondary testing structure to assess learner performance and report progress to students and parents.

Classroom assessment
Not only academics, but IGCSE also assesses the skills we want students to develop so that they can reflect on, and improve their performance:

  • Available for Art & Design, Digital Literacy, Music and PE.
  • Feedback on ‘what went well’ and how students can improve further.
  • Help students to reflect on and improve their performance.
  • Use throughout the year.

Progression Tests
are internal assessments that help our teachers to check learners’ knowledge, skills and understanding. Available for our core subjects, English as a first or second language, mathematics and science, progression tests are marked by teachers in your school and available for stages 7, 8 and 9.

  • Provide detailed information about learner performance.
  • Compare strengths and weaknesses of individuals and groups.
  • Come with clear guidance, standards and mark schemes.
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Classroom support

Ryan Global School Andheri offers a range of support to help lower secondary teachers plan the programme under the best guidelines:

  • Outline the curriculum structure and how learning is organised
  • Demonstrate how learning objectives progress from stage to stage
  • High-quality resources produced by a range of publishers
  • Provide guidance on how to map your own curriculum to the Cambridge Lower Secondary learning objectives
  • Include medium and long term plans with suggested teaching and learning activities as well as key vocabulary and phrases
  • Teacher Guides – provide support in using the curriculum framework and include examples to help you plan and deliver lessons using effective teaching and learning approaches
  • Testing and analysis tools - to assess learner performance, manage learning programmes and report progress to students and parents.
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Cambridge Lower Secondary resources

We work with a range of third party publishers to produce high-quality resources to support our frameworks. Each endorsed title has been reviewed by subject experts and evaluated against detailed criteria to ensure that it:

  • is aligned with the Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum framework
  • has an appropriate focus on knowledge and skills
  • is truly international
  • promotes effective teaching and learning.
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