Cambridge Lower Secondary
Cambridge Lower secondary Grades 6-8
Sai Sishya offers a quality and comprehensive education for all secondary students.
11 subjects are currently offered:
English, Science, Math, Global Perspectives, Japanese, Music, Robotics, ICT, Art, Dance and Yoga.
In Grades 6-8, for Core Subjects, students follow the Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum. Cambridge Lower Secondary prepares your child for the next step of their education. It is part of the Cambridge Pathway programme that prepares students with the knowledge and skills they need for life, helping them thrive at school, university and work.
How will your child benefit?
Your child’s needs as a learner are at the heart of our approach to education. This approach supports developing learners who are:
- confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
- responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
- reflective and developing their ability to learn
- innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
- engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a
The aim of the program is to create global learners in a local context. Students understand their own culture, community and identity as well as those of others in different parts of the world.
Cambridge Lower Secondary works alongside local and national curricula, giving your child an international education that fits into their context.
In grades 9 and 10, students will focus on their studies for the Cambridge IGCSE exams. (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
From grade 11, students can select their choice of subject to study for the Cambridge A level exams. (Advanced level)
Many universities worldwide require a combination of Cambridge International A Levels and Cambridge IGCSEs to meet their entry requirements. For example, leading US and Canadian universities require Cambridge International A Levels, but some US and Canadian colleges and universities will accept students with five Cambridge IGCSEs at grade C or above. In the UK, Cambridge IGCSE is accepted as equivalent to GCSE. Many UK universities look at Cambridge IGCSE grades, as well as predicted grades for Cambridge International A Level, when making admissions decisions.
Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is taken in over 140 countries and in more than 4500 schools around the world.
Cambridge IGCSE grading structure A*-G
61-70% All students should aim to maintain a minimum C grade average
Ungraded / Fail
Cambridge IGCSE is graded A*–G, Cambridge O Level is graded A*–E. Both grade sets are well established, widely-used systems that universities, parents and schools know and trust.
UK GCSEs and Cambridge IGCSEs have been reported on an A*–G grading scale for almost 30 years and offer a good level of differentiation between students’ performance. The grading scale is understood and accepted by universities and employers around the world.
At Sai Sishya, with the Cambridge Pathway, your child is joining a global community of learners from more than 10000 schools in over 160 countries. By developing a global outlook, we aim to equip them for success in the fast-changing modern world.