Academic Programmes

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CAMBRIDGE LOWER SECONDARY PROGRAMME

  • Designed for learners aged 11 to 14 years.

  • Programme develops competencies in subjects.

  • Curriculum is designed to foster skills and understanding.

  • A world-class curriculum, high-quality support for teachers and integrated assessment.

 

CLS @ DYPISW

  • The Programme is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.

  • The curriculum follows concept-driven framework which allows students to demonstrate levels of thinking that reach beyond facts or topics.

  • Opportunity to learn more than one language.

  • We focus on skill development, which help students develop the intellectual discipline, attitudes, strategies and skills which will result in critical, coherent and independent thought and the capacity for problem solving and decision making. It goes far beyond study skills, having to do with "learning how to learn" and with developing an awareness of thought processes and their strategic use.

  • Throughout the educational experience, students are involved in learning the practical use and application of Information and Communications Technology.

  • A selection of extra-curricular activities broadens the opportunities for students to enhance their natural abilities and to challenge themselves through development of new interest areas. Extra-curricular activities include: Art and Design, Drama, Yoga, Physical Education, Communication Skills, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and Film Making.

 

Age Criteria and Eligibility:

Age Group

Grade

School Timing

(Monday to Friday)

11 years to 14 years

Grade 6 to Grade 8

8:15 am to 3:20 pm



Subjects offered @DYPISW for Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme: 

Core Subjects

English (Language and Literature)

Mathematics

Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Foundation Subjects

Second Language (Hindi or French)

History and Civics

Geography

Global Perspectives

Information and Communication Technology

 

Assessment @ DYPISW

Ongoing assessment ensures that each student's progress and development are continuous and meet predetermined standards. We encourage students to think independently, use their initiative and to participate in a meaningful and active manner in the learning process.

For the Cambridge Lower Level, assessment is formative and summative process.

Formative Assessment: Different assessment tasks like projects, group activities, quizzes, presentations, listening and speaking tests, lab work etc are designed to test the understanding of the students throughout the term.

Summative Assessment: Assessments are conducted in examination conditions at the end of each term to evaluate learning.

The Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum, thus, provides an international benchmark for student performance and helps teachers to identify their strengths and weaknesses and prepare them for the next level i.e IGCSE.

For more details about the CLS programme, visit: www.cambridgeinternational.org

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