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Cambridge Lower Secondary Wellbeing supports learners through a critical period of development, marked by rapid cognitive and emotional changes. By promoting and supporting a positive sense of wellbeing, learners are more likely to feel motivated, engaged and resilient in their learning.
Our Cambridge Lower Secondary Wellbeing curriculum encourages learners to be active participants in the development of their own and others’ wellbeing. This is done by reflecting on and understanding themselves, fostering positive relationships with others, and being safe and active participants in an ever changing world.
In Cambridge Lower Secondary Wellbeing, learners:
The programme is designed to be flexible to suit your context. You can:
Each learning objective can be taught independently of the others. However, Cambridge Lower Secondary Wellbeing has been designed as a holistic programme where learning objectives from across the curriculum can be taught together to provide a richer teaching and learning experience. We know that intervention for specific wellbeing needs should be timely for learners in order to have the greatest impact. Therefore, our schemes of work also provide examples of spontaneous teachable moments in addition to the more structured suggested teaching ideas
There are no Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Tests or Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint Tests for this subject.
In keeping with the principles of this curriculum, we encourage learner self-assessment as much as possible. This develops learners’ self-awareness, and empowers them to help themselves improve and progress. Teachers can also give learners formative feedback on the skills they want learners to develop. This can be through discussion, observation and lesson outputs where teachers discuss with learners ‘what went well’ and how they can improve further.
The Cambridge Wellbeing Check is a teacher assessment of students’ feelings. It helps you to:
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 to support teachers delivering these subjects. You can book a place now using our events and training calendar.
We also work with a range of third party publishers to produce high-quality endorsed resources to support this framework.
To find out more about our Cambridge Lower Secondary programme, download our brochure (PDF, 1MB).
This subject is free of charge to registered Cambridge schools that offer Cambridge Primary. 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.