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Oak Valley International School offers Cambridge International Education’s Secondary-1 checkpoint curriculum to grade VI to Grade VIII students. Cambridge Secondary 1 develops skills and understanding in English, mathematics and science for the first three years of secondary education. It combines a world-class curriculum, high-quality support for teachers and integrated assessment. The curriculum framework is designed to engage learners in an active and creative learning journey

It is followed by the Cambridge IGCSEs from Grade IX. Cambridge Secondary 1 has its roots in the National Curriculum for England. Each subject area has a separate curriculum framework presenting the learning objectives for each stage of Cambridge Secondary 1

It provides a clear structure for planning each stage as well as a description of the expectations for learners as they progress through the stages of Cambridge Secondary 1.

Apart from English, Math and Science, the other subjects across these three years are Hindi, Telugu, Geography, Global Perspective, Music, Art and Design, Physical Education, ICT (Information and Communication Technology / Computers), French as a foreign language and General Knowledge.

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Cambridge Lower Secondary English enables learners to communicate confidently and effectively and to develop the skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with understanding and enjoyment. Learners who follow this framework will develop a first language competency in English based on a curriculum designed to be successful in any culture and to promote cross-cultural understanding


The curriculum framework explores six content areas: number, algebra, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving. The first five content areas are all underpinned by problem solving, which provides a structure for the application of mathematical skills. Mental strategies are also an important part of the number content. The curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships, so that learners apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.


This curriculum framework covers four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning investigative work, and recording and analysing data. The scientific enquiry objectives underpin biology, chemistry and physics, which are focused on developing confidence and interest in scientific knowledge. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.

Cambridge Global Perspectives

Cambridge Lower Secondary Global Perspectives develops the skills

  • Research
  • Analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Reflection
  • Collaboration
  • Communication