Cambridge Lower Secondary

Cambridge Lower Secondary

Grades 6 to 8

While the primary years establish a solid platform of enquiry and create a thirst for knowledge, the middle years shift the emphasis of enquiry. During these 3 years, understanding the prescribed academic concepts is of prime importance. Students continue to question and learn through active experience but in the middle years, great focus and attention are paid to the facts and principles underlying each subject. Extensive participation in co-curricular activities is mandatory while special age-appropriate programmes also form part of the educational milieu, making the school one of the best Cambridge Secondary Schools in Mumbai.

Our classrooms are dynamic spaces and students work in groups, pairs and individually. They are encouraged to show their learning in many different ways e.g. presentations, demonstrations, quizzes, peer assessment as well as tests.

The Universal School offering the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme provides excellent preparation for the next stage of education – the IGCSE.


Scholastics Co-Scholastics
English Dance
Math Music
Science Speech & Drama
Social Studies Robotics
Hindi Art & Craft
French Sports and Physical Education
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Life Skills
Marathi Vedic Mathematics
Career Counselling (Grade 8)


At the Secondary Grade Levels, the students are exposed to and trained for the Summative Evaluation pattern. Progression Tests are conducted periodically as well to check the effectiveness of the learning process.

  • Two Progression Tests
  • Two Term-end examinations

Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint

Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests are external assessment tests. The aim of checkpoint tests is to provide a cumulative measure of performance at the end of the lower secondary learning phase,identifying students’ strengths and weaknesses from the test-result analysis.

Cambridge Upper Secondary

Grades 9 and 10 (IGCSE)

The Universal School offers the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) course for Grade 9 and 10 students. This programme is provided by the University of Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). The two-year IGCSE programme is the world’s most popular international programme for 14-16 year-olds and The Universal School is considered to be one of the best Cambridge Schools in Mumbai. It develops students’ skills in creative thinking, inquiry and problem-solving skills, giving them excellent preparation for their next steps in education. At the beginning of the 2-year IGCSE programme, learners are guided to choose subjects from 5 core subject groups. Many subject choices are available, offering a variety of routes for learners of different abilities.


Group – I Languages
First Language English
English as a Second Language
French – Foreign Language
Hindi as a Second Language
Group – II (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Global Perspectives
Group – III (Science)
Group – IV (Mathematics)
Group – V (Creative & Professional)
Information and Communication Technology
Business Studies
Co-Scholastics (9 and 10)
Vedic Mathematics (Grade 9)
Career Counselling
Life Skills
Sports and Physical Education


The IGCSE course is predominantly exam-based. Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and includes written, oral, coursework and practical assessments.

Grade 9 :

  • Two Progression Test Series
  • Two Term-end examinations

Grade 10:

  • 1 Booster Examination
  • 3 Mock Examinations