Cambridge International Examinations

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Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5–19 year olds. The qualifications are taken in over 9000 schools in 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world. It is a part of the Cambridge Assessment Group, a not-for-profit organisation and a department of the University of Cambridge.
The Modern School is a Cambridge International School, that is, it is authorised to run the Cambridge Secondary 1 Program of the Cambridge International Examinations, Cambridge, United Kingdom. This program is for Grades 6 to 8 and acts as the perfect bridge between International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program in Grades Nursery to 5 and the ICSE/ISC in Grades 9 to 12.

Cambridge Secondary 1, offers a flexible curriculum with integrated assessment. Cambridge Secondary 1 develops learners’ skills and understanding in Mathematics, English and Science for the first three years of secondary education and provides excellent preparation for Grades 9 to 12.


Cambridge Secondary 1 sets clear objectives for the three years of education, in  Grades 6 to 8, in English, Mathematics and Science, providing a natural progression from IB PYP to ICSE/ISC. In addition, Cambridge ICT Starters develops key skills in Information and Communication Technology. A wide range of teaching and learning resources aid the planning and delivery of the programme. These include curriculum frameworks, teaching schemes, recommended textbooks and workbooks, teacher training events and Professional Development Qualifications.


Cambridge Secondary 1 provides a  testing structure to assess learning, compare individuals and classes, and report progress to learners and parents. We will also use Cambridge Checkpoint to assess learning at the end of the Cambridge Secondary 1 stage (Grade 8). The testing structure is testing conceptual understanding and application of concepts and at the same time is closely similar to ICSE/ISC examinations and assessment structure.