Cambridge Lower Secondary
Grades CP1 to CP3
While the primary years establish a solid platform of enquiry and create a thirst for knowledge, the middle years shift the emphasis of enquiry. During these 3 years, understanding the prescribed academic concepts is of prime importance. Students continue to question and learn through active experience but in the middle years, great focus and attention are paid to the facts and principles underlying each subject. Extensive participation in co-curricular activities is mandatory while special age-appropriate programmes also form part of the educational milieu.
Our classrooms are dynamic spaces and students work in groups, pairs and individually. They are encouraged to show their learning in many different ways e.g. presentations, demonstrations, quizzes, peer assessment as well as tests.
The Cambridge Lower Secondary provides excellent preparation for the next stage of education – the IGCSE.
|Science (VI-VII)||Health and Physical Education|
|Physics (VIII)||Personality Development|
|Chemistry (VIII)||Performing Arts|
|Information and Communication Technology (ICT)|
In our goal to provide a holistic education that develops responsible global citizens, our school uses a well researched and developed Life Skill program to impart ethics, values and civic sense to our students. We believe that an ideal learning environment shapes young students into confident and conscientious adults. We actively promote community engagement and open dialogues amongst students which sharpens their sensitivity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
At the Secondary Grade Levels, the students are exposed to and trained for the Summative Evaluation pattern. Progression Tests are conducted periodically as well to check the effectiveness of the learning process.
- Two Progression Tests.
- Two Term-end examinations.
Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint
Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests are external assessment tests. The aim of checkpoint tests is to provide a cumulative measure of performance at the end of the lower secondary learning phase,identifying students’ strengths and weaknesses from the test-result analysis.
Cambridge Upper Secondary
Grades IG1 and IG2
The Alpha offers the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) course for grade 9 and 10 students. This programme is provided by the University of Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). The two-year IGCSE programme is the world’s most popular international programme for 14-16-year-olds. It develops students’ skills in creative thinking, inquiry and problem-solving skills, giving them excellent preparation for their next steps in education.
|Group – I Languages|
|First Language English|
|English as a Second Language|
|French Foreign Language|
|Hindi as a Second Language|
|Group – II (Humanities and Social Sciences)|
|Group – III (Science)|
|Group – IV (Mathematics)|
|Group – V (Creative & Professional)|
|Information and Communication Technology|
|Vedic Mathematics (IG 1)|
|Life Skills/Value Education|
There is a choice between core and extended curricula in many subjects,making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities.
Minimum requirement for qualifying in IGCSE is English + 4 subjects. The student can opt for more subjects to suit their higher education and career goals.
The IGCSE course is predominantly exam-based. Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and includes written, oral, coursework and practical assessments.
IG 1 :
- Two Progression Test Series.
- Two Term-end examinations.
- 1 Booster Examination
- 3 Mock Examinations
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Alpha Avenue, Sudhana Nagar,
K.K. Nagar East Extn., Airport Post,
Trichy – 620 007