Students move to the Lower Secondary stage of their education as they enter Year 7, where the Cambridge Secondary 1 curriculum is used. Classes in the Secondary school are mixed-ability and work is differentiated to address individual needs. The Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme is a framework for educational success for students approximately 11 – 14 years old. It builds on the Primary Stage and develops children’s knowledge and skills in Mathematics, English, Science and Global Perspectives.
ICT, Art, PE, African Drumming and Dance, Ghanaian Language and Culture, French and Music are offered as discrete subjects. These subjects are continually developed and reviewed by ISA staff to ensure that the curriculum stays broad and rigorous.
The Cambridge Lower Secondary programme provides excellent preparation for students embarking on the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP).
The programme also offers schools a means of tracking student progress through the Lower Secondary phase, with an integrated package of teaching, learning and assessment tools.
Progress is measured by use of the Cambridge Checkpoint assessments at the end of Year 9 in English, Mathematics and Science. These tests compare our children’s performance to that of other children around the world. In this way, we know that ISA’s academic standards compare appropriately with other international schools.
For further information on the Cambridge Secondary 1 curriculum, please go to:
The school day for Years 7 to 9 ends at 2:55.