Students at Secondary 1 study the key Cambridge subjects of English, Science and Mathematics outlined below but also have Physical Education, Bahasa Indonesia, Global Perspectives, ICT/ComputerScience, Religion, Art, Homeroom and Peer Reading
The Cambridge Secondary 1 English curriculum promotes an enquiry- based approach to learning to develop thinking skills and encourage intellectual engagement. The curriculum is presented in five content areas. Phonics, spelling and vocabulary and Grammar and punctuation relate to use of English. Grammar and punctuation is further divided into Reading and Writing to reflect the different ways in which grammar and punctuation are applied in each of these skills. Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening are about developing thinking skills and encouraging intellectual engagement. The learning objectives span knowledge and understanding and other qualities. This curriculum encourages learners who are confident, creative and intellectually engaged, capable of applying their skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with enjoyment and understanding. Learners who follow this framework will develop a first language competency in English based on a curriculum designed to be successful in any culture and to promote cross-cultural understanding. The Cambridge Secondary 1 English curriculum framework continues the journey from the primary English framework and provides a solid foundation upon which the later stages of education can be built.
The Cambridge Secondary 1 Mathematics curriculum is presented in six content areas: Number, Algebra, Geometry, Measure, Handling Data and Problem Solving. The first five content areas are all underpinned by Problem solving, which provides a structure for the application of mathematical skills.Mental strategies are also a key part of the Number content. Together, these two areas form a progressive step preparing students for entry onto IGCSE level courses. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject. The Cambridge Secondary 1 Mathematics curriculum framework continues the journey from the Cambridge Primary Mathematics framework and provides a solid foundation upon which the later stages of education can be built.
The Cambridge Secondary 1 Science curriculum is presented in four content areas: Scientific enquiry, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning investigative work and recording and analysing data. The Scientific enquiry objectives underpin Biology, Chemistry and Physics, which are focused on developing confidence and interest in scientific knowledge. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also incorporated. The Cambridge Secondary 1 Science curriculum framework continues the journey from the Cambridge Primary Science framework and provides a solid foundation upon which the later stages of education can be built.