Cambridge Secondary 1 has curriculum frameworks for English, English as a second language, Mathematics and Science for each year of lower secondary education (typically ages 11-14). The curriculum frameworks:
Existing Cambridge schools preparing learners for tests should use the Cambridge Secondary 1 curriculum frameworks on the Cambridge Secondary 1 teacher website.
Cambridge Secondary 1 mapped to National Curriculum for England: We have reviewed the curriculum frameworks for Cambridge Secondary 1 alongside the National Curriculum for England. For each subject, there is a summary of the key similarities and differences between the two curricula and an overview of how the learning objectives relate to the National Curriculum level descriptors:
Below you will find PDFs listing the resources currently available for delivering Cambridge Secondary 1. There are three categories of resources listed in these PDFs: resources that are:
A description of each of these categories is provided below. Please note that where Cambridge has reviewed a series of books or resources that contain a very large number of items published within a single scheme, teachers should use their own judgement to evaluate the cultural sensitivity of the material according to their own particular requirements.
Endorsed by Cambridge. These are resources that have been written to be closely aligned to the syllabus they support and that have been through a detailed quality assurance process.
Recommended by Cambridge. These are resources that have been through a short quality assurance process in which their content has been reviewed against the part or parts of the syllabus they support and have been found to offer good quality material suitable for use with the Cambridge programme. This means that they form a useful source but cannot be used to deliver the programme on their own.
Suggested by teachers. These are resources that have not been through the Cambridge quality assurance process but have been found suitable for use with various parts of the syllabus by teachers.
A suite of support materials are available on the Cambridge Secondary 1 website to help teachers plan and deliver the course. These include curriculum frameworks, schemes of work, recommended published resources and administration information.
Cambridge teacher training events include a range of face-to-face and online subject-specific training courses. Cambridge offers a range of training courses enabling teachers to select courses which best suit their own learning level and school timetable.
In addition, Cambridge offers Professional Development Qualifications for Cambridge teachers, enabling teaching professionals to develop their skills even further by improving the quality of their teaching and learning.
Cambridge Secondary 1 English as a Second Language curriculum
For those teachers using the Cambridge Secondary 1 English as a Second Language curriculum framework, externally certificated assessments can be provided by our sister organisation Cambridge ESOL. Cambridge ESOL also offers a Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT). It aims to increase teachers' confidence and enhance job prospects by focusing on the core teaching knowledge needed by teachers of primary or secondary learners.