Lower secondary school

This is the first programme of curricula provision from Cambridge targeted at secondary-age students. The Secondary 1 curriculum like the Primary curriculum covers the subjects of English, Mathematics, and Science. It too consists of subject content, planning and resource guides, guidance for curriculum implementation and development, and support for classroom teaching and student learning. Again, as a program developed with consistent standards that are externally benchmarked across tens of thousands of students, it enables reliable structured reporting to parents about the performance of their children, which has validity beyond the school. It also enables the school to ensure that students are properly prepared for the demands of the IGCSE courses in these subjects.


Main Subjects

  • English Language
  • English as a Second Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computer Science
  • Robotics
  • Cambridge Global Perspectives
  • Selective Course (French, Turkish, Russian)

Main examinations

Cambridge provides two types of tests for use during Secondary 1; at the end of a stage (school year) and at the end of the programme (end of grade 8): Cambridge Secondary Progression Tests and Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint.

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 in content areas or strands. This is designed specifically for an international audience. It provides a clear structure for planning each stage as well as a description of the expectations for learners as they progress through Cambridge Secondary 1. The optional testing structure is also aligned with the expectations of the National Curriculum for England.

The English as a Second Language curriculum frameworks and Progression Tests which are available for Grade 6 to 8, are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).


As a first step, parents can visit the Spectrum International School campus. This can be done by filling out the  form below. Parents who are unable to complete the campus visit form can call the admissions office and make an appointment by phone.


Either while visiting the campus, or later, prospective students take an assessment; the type of assessment depends on the age.

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