After going through our International Progressive Early Years and Primary Years’ curricula, our students at BDSIS enter Middle School, where their learning journey incorporates elements from the CAIE curriculum but is heavily influenced by our internal learning frameworks as well.
In Grade 8, our students undertake the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint examinations in English, Math, and Science, in line with international standards.
This exam is typically for learners aged 11 to 14 years. It helps prepare students for the next step of their education, providing a clear path as they progress through the Cambridge Pathway in an age-appropriate way.
The curriculum offers plenty of opportunities to develop creativity, expression, and well-being in various ways. It focuses on the digital skills that will help with many aspects of their future learning and development.
Subjects to be learnt over three years include English, Social studies, Mathematics, Science, Innovation and Design, World languages (French, Spanish and Hindi), Physical Education, Arts (Visual art, Drama, and Music) and Information and Technology/ Computer science.
Each year is divided into two semesters, which have two quarters each. Each semester, students are assessed by ongoing formative and summative assessments at the end of the semester. At the end of Grade 8, students appear for the Cambridge checkpoint progressive test in three subjects: Mathematics, Science, and English.
The Middle School program encourages students to do problem-solving, project designs, collaborative planning, and use various thinking techniques, exhibitions, and open discussions, which makes them ready for the challenges in the IGCSE and I.B. programs.