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International Lower Secondary Curriculum

Preparing pupils for international examination success

Designed specifically for international schools, the Edexcel International Lower Secondary Curriculum caters for pupils in Years 7 to 9 (ages 12-14) and is available for English, Maths and Science.

Based on the UK National Curriculum Key Stage 3, it gives pupils a well-rounded education while giving teachers an easy-to-implement framework and an easy way to monitor pupil progress.

Why should I offer the Edexcel International Lower Secondary Curriculum?

Designed by experienced examiners and authors, the Edexcel International Lower Secondary Curriculum:

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  • provides excellent preparation for IGCSE and GCE A Level, or equivalent – through a structured curriculum for English, maths and science 
  • provides a solid benchmark of achievement, with externally marked achievement tests and certification at the end of Year 9 that comply with rigorous international standards 
  • allows you to track pupils’ progress and identify barriers to learning through a variety of progress and achievement tests 
  • is easy to implement and administer, with free training and a fully flexible structure that allows you to teach it alongside other curricula
  • offers a comprehensive, well structured and up-to-date learning platform to ease the transition to upper secondary education   
  • offers unrivalled and unique delivery support, with detailed suggestions of published resources embedded within each unit to help you implement the curriculum
  • gives you and your pupils a seamless and cohesive teaching and learning experience, especially when used alongside other Edexcel qualifications for ages 8-19. 

Find out how the Edexcel International Lower Secondary Curriculum is delivered.

Edexcel International Primary Curriculum
Don’t forget we also have a full curriculum for 8- to 11-year-olds! Visit the Edexcel International Primary Curriculum pages to find out more.

Please note: The Edexcel International Lower Secondary Curriculum is only available to centres based outside the UK.



12 September 2011
Our new curricula for 8- to 14-year-olds give young learners the best possible foundation for a world-class education.

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