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.
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 Cambridge Lower Secondary provides excellent preparation for the next stage of education – the IGCSE.
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|Information and Communication Technology (ICT)||Life Skills and Value Education|
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.
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. It develops students’ skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem-solving skills, giving them excellent preparation for their next steps in education. Subjects 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. We offer subjects like English Language, Hindi, French, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business Studies, Accounting, ICT, Art & Design, Global Perspectives, etc.
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.