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We have introduced changes to our lower secondary programme. Learn more.
Our new Cambridge Lower Secondary English encourages a life-long enthusiasm for reading, writing and spoken communication. Learners develop English skills for different purposes and audiences.
This curriculum is for learners who have English as a first language, and can be used in any cultural context. For learners who speak a language other than English at home, see our Cambridge Lower Secondary English as a Second Language curriculum.
Learners develop skills and understanding in four areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. They will learn how to communicate effectively and respond to a range of information, media and texts to:
This curriculum supports an integrated approach to teaching the four skills. With the support available, you can deliver Cambridge Lower Secondary English using a broad range of activities that promote experience, reflection and improvement.
We recommend a range of fiction genres, poetry, playscripts and non-fiction texts to provide authentic contexts for skills development.
You will find plenty of support to help deliver Cambridge Lower Secondary English, including activities that you can adapt to suit your context:
We also work with a range of third party publishers to produce high-quality endorsed resources to support this framework.
With a range of assessments available for this subject including Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Tests and Checkpoint, you can to choose the approach that works best for your school and learners.
To find out more about our Cambridge Lower Secondary programme, download our brochure.