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VIDEO: New Cambridge Primary and Lower Secondary subjects 2019
Digital literacy is an essential skill for learners of all ages, including lower secondary students. The digital world allows us to connect, collaborate, innovate and discover new information on an ever-broadening scale, and learners must be able to effectively use technology from the very beginning of their educational journey.
Students develop the digital skills that will help with many aspects of their future learning and development. They will:
This course supports progression to other IT-related Cambridge Upper Secondary subjects.
You can teach Digital Literacy as a separate subject or embed the content within broader learning. For example, learners can develop content creation skills while preparing to present their work in mathematics or science, and safety messages can be embedded within cross-curricular sessions about how learners should conduct and protect themselves in the modern world.
There is no Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Test or Checkpoint for this subject.
The emphasis of this course is for teachers to give learners formative feedback on the skills they want students to develop. This can be through discussion, observation and lesson outputs where teachers discuss with students ‘what went well’ and how they can improve further, so that students can reflect on, and improve, their performance.
To support assessment in the classroom, we have produced some guidance that is available on the Cambridge Lower Secondary support site.
Visit our Cambridge Lower Secondary support site to download a wide range of resources to help you plan and deliver the course:
Online introductory training is available from February 2020 to support teachers delivering these subjects. You can book a place now using our events and training calendar.
Download our Curriculum outline to find out more about Cambridge Lower Secondary Digital Literacy.
The programme is free of charge to registered Cambridge schools that offer Cambridge Lower Secondary. If you are already registered with us, you can start teaching the programme immediately. If you are interested in becoming a Cambridge school complete our Expression of Interest form.