The Secondary 1/Checkpoint curriculum at DIS provides natural progression from Cambridge Primary and develops children's knowledge and skills in Mathematics, English and Science. Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme is part of the Cambridge Secondary 1 stage. Cambridge Secondary 1 offers a curriculum framework for educational success for learners, typically for 11-14 years old.(Grade 6 to 8)
We offer the core subjects - English, Math and Science as per the curriculum framework given by the CIE. Checkpoint text books recommended by CIE are used for the purpose. Students’ language skills are further enriched through training in national and foreign languages. The Social Studies are also taught, the emphasis is on developing students’ understanding of their environment and deepening their reverence for rich geographical wealth and the glorious historical heritage of our country. There is a gradually progression into the study of world history and global geography with emphasis on developing worldview of students and intensifying the understanding of his role in the world at large. Students are further equipped with technical skills through the study of Information and Communication Technology. Cambridge Checkpoint tests are taken at the end of Cambridge Secondary 1. It is an innovative new diagnostic testing service marked by CIE. It provides schools with an external international benchmark for student performance.