SECONDARY ACADEMICS

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The secondary arm of Grenville Schools is one of the schools covered by the Cambridge Assessment International Education. The first three years of secondary education, otherwise known as Checkpoint Class, covers a large aspect of a child’s acquisition of basic knowledge and developmental skills, attitude and aptitude.

The Checkpoint Class (Key Stage 3) begins with Year 7 and terminates in Year 9, where a child would be expected to write the Checkpoint Examinations. The Checkpoint Examination covers English, Mathematics and Science. The significance of the Checkpoint Examinations is essentially in its ability to channel the direction of a child towards subject choices in the pre-IGCSE class (Year 10), having identified his/her strengths and weaknesses.

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) bifurcates into Year 10 and Year 11. The bulk of the syllabus is covered in Year 10, which is more like a preparatory class for the examinations in Year 11. The final year of the IGCSE class (YEAR 11) is a revision class, where most of the topics covered in Year 10 are reviewed and tested in readiness for the terminal examinations.

Overall, students are expected to learn in a continuum from Year 7 through Year 11 as all the knowledge, skills, attitude and aptitude will be put to the test in the final examinations.

Grenville (Secondary) School, in conjunction with University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES), embraces flexibility by allowing students pick from a pool of subjects which may include English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Literature, Accounting, Economics, and many others.