Cambridge Secondary 1
The Middle School or Intermediate years, Classes 6 to 8 are critical for the student as they adapt to the change from Primary to Secondary styles of instruction which support their independent learning and focus more on inquiry and assessing information for its relevance. Our subject teachers are experts in facilitating this transition and the differing teaching methods that are required. Students in these years will have core subjects of English, Mathematics, Sciences, Humanities, Arts and Sports, these being the foundation for the later IGCSE options in Upper School. Cambridge Checkpoint Tests are integrated into the curriculum
Cambridge Checkpoint tests : A standardized, external international benchmark for performance
Cambridge Progression Tests and Cambridge Checkpoint Exams are aimed at providing educators with valuable information about students’ strengths and weaknesses as they advance to the next stage of education. These tests are used at the end of the Primary programme (end of Grade 5) and the Cambridge Secondary 1 (end of Grade 8). The tests are available for English, Mathematics and Science.
These tests are marked by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Each student receives a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report, providing the school with detailed information and parents extra trust in the feedback they receive.
The tests are held in the month of April each year which gives ample time to both students and teachers to complete the portions.
Students in this age group truly begin to experience the ethos and vision of the school and their part in upholding it. They are given greater responsibility, and with this comes accountability. They begin to see themselves as role models for the younger students and they participate more in the daily lives of the Primary pupils.
We fully meet the aims of the CIE curriculum requirements for this age group, focusing our students to become successful, responsible and confident young people here at TWA. Everything that our teachers do has the sole focus of students achieving their continued growth, academically, physically and socially.