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Enko Education offers the prestigious and world-reknown programmes of Cambridge. Cambridge is well-known to parents, universities and the professional world, and is a good preparation for entry into the International Baccalaurate Diploma Programme.

Cambridge Secondary 1

Cambridge Secondary 1 is typically for learners aged 11 to 14 years. It gives schools a flexible framework for developing skills and understanding in English, English as a second language, mathematics and science.

Appropriate and relevant internationally, Cambridge Secondary 1 has been designed to be culturally sensitive. It includes top-quality teaching and assessment resources appropriate for teaching and learning in local and international schools.

Curriculum

Cambridge Secondary 1 offers schools a flexible curriculum that can be developed to suit their needs.  There is a curriculum framework for each subject – English or English as a second language, mathematics and science – providing a clear teaching structure.

It is a good choice for students entering from the national curriculum as each school can tailor subjects to suit students’ needs. Each curriculum framework is designed to engage learners in an active and creative learning journey.

Evaluation

  • Yearly assessment in the core curriculum are available from Cambridge and provide valid internal assessment of knowledge, skills and understanding in English, mathematics and science.
  •  Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint is a diagnostic testing service that helps learners by giving comprehensive feedback on their strengths and weaknesses in each subject area. It is taken at the end of Cambridge Secondary 1; tests are marked in Cambridge and each learner receives a statement of achievement and a diagnostic report.

Cambridge Secondary 1 is a foundation for progression: it provides excellent preparation for Cambridge Secondary 2 and other educational programmes.

Cambridge Secondary 2

Cambridge Secondary 2 is typically for learners aged 14 to 16 years. Cambridge Secondary 2 builds on the foundations of Cambridge Secondary 1, although learners do not need to complete that stage before this one.

It leads to Cambridge IGCSE, the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide.

Curriculum

The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English.

Starting from a foundation of core subjects, it is easy to add breadth and cross-curricular perspectives. Encouraging learners to engage with a variety of subjects, and make connections between them, is fundamental to our approach.

Each school builds its own curriculum from combination of  some of the 70 subjects available at Cambridge IGCSE.

The syllabuses are international in outlook, but retain a local relevance. They have been created specifically for an international student body and avoid cultural bias.

Evaluation

igcse-logoCambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning, particularly when their first language is not English. In many subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities.