The Cambridge Lower Secondary offered by University of Cambridge International Examinations, develops learners’ skills and understanding in Mathematics, English and Science for secondary education, and provides excellent preparation for Cambridge Upper Secondary – Cambridge IGCSE, typically for students who are approximately 11-14 years old (Class VII & VIII IGCSE Stream). Cambridge Lower Secondary, offers a flexible curriculum with integrated assessments. It builds on the foundations of Cambridge Primary but it is not essential to have completed Cambridge Primary before beginning Cambridge Lower Secondary. The two assessment options within the Cambridge Lower Secondary stage are Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Tests and Cambridge Checkpoint. The Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Tests are a series of tests covering stages 7, 8 and 9 and are used to monitor the progress of learners as individuals or in classes. Cambridge Checkpoint tests are for use at the end of Cambridge Lower Secondary conducted at the end of Grade VIII (IGCSE). They are assessed by CIE and provides an external international benchmark for student performance. The Programme seamlessly links the Cambridge Primary with the Cambridge IGCSE or O Level courses and provides detailed feedback on students’ strengths and weaknesses before they move into the 14-16 / IGCSE /O Level stage.