Middle Years


Students entering the middle years (Grade 6 to 10) of their schooling at AAIS, are encouraged to discover their own potential, through the Cambridge Internaitonal Programmes. The Middle Years is marked by a period of strong emphasis on the development of the core skills in the various subject areas. Emphasis is laid on the inquiry-approach to learning. Higher-order thinking and independent learning are promoted through the teaching-learning practices.

At AAIS, the Middle Years programme is structured to suit the needs of every individual learner.

At AAIS, the progression from primary school to Cambridge Secondary 1 is seamless. The focus at this stage is to develop learners’ skills and confidence in English, Mathematics and Science. Humanities, Arts and Languages are integrated into the programme to make is a well-balanced curriculum for our students.

The foundations of Cambridge Secondary 1 supports learner-centered and concept-based approaches to learning.

Cambridge checkpoint tests in English, Math and Science are taken at the end of the Secondary 1 (Grade 8). These tests are diagnostic in nature, providing extensive qualitative and quantitative feedback to learners on their preparedness to move into the IGCSE programme.

IGCSE is a world- wide recognized and popular programme that has the best blend and balance of skills and content development for every student. It is a comprehensive two year programme for student grades 9 and 10. The programme at AAIS is made challenging through a good balance between the practical experience, coupled with theoretical learning . The IGCSE programme is tailored to build confidence and responsibility in learners. This equips learners to face the world of tomorrow.

At AAIS, a a wide range of subjects are offered at IGCSE level, to develop student knowledge, understanding and skills.

In the IGCSE programme:

  • A minimum of 5 subjects must be taken by every student.
  • Students need to opt for 7 subjects to qualify for the ICE certificate.
  • A maximum of 8 subjects can be taken by a student.

Subject Choices at AAIS

Group 1
Languages
Group 2
Humanities
Group 3
Sciences
Group 4
Mathematics
Group 5
Creative
Technical
Vocational
English as first language Economics Biology Mathematics Art and Design
English as second language Global Perspectives Chemistry Design and Technology
Spanish Environmental Management Physics Information communication and technology[ICT]
Hindi India Studies Environmental Management Business studies
Tamil Developmental studies Accounting
Japanese Drama