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International Lower Secondary Curriculum

How is it delivered?

Available in English, maths and science, the Edexcel International Lower Secondary Curriculum has been designed with your needs in mind. It features a comprehensive teacher programme package with an array of support materials to help you implement the curriculum, plus progress and achievement tests that allow you to benchmark pupils against international averages.

Take a look below to find out more about each of the curriculum components, along with details of how to access free sample materials.

Teacher Programme Package

When you sign up for the Edexcel International Lower Secondary Curriculum, your school will receive a Teacher Programme Package, which includes:

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expand Curriculum frameworks for Years 7, 8 and 9

Curriculum frameworks will be provided for English, mathematics and science, consisting of schemes of work with outline units. Take a look at our schemes of work now.
expand Forty-five sample units across English, mathematics and science

Sample units will consist of a variety of activities, together with links to teaching resources, unit tests and mark schemes. Teachers can use the unit tests to compare pupil performance and identify areas for improvement or as a template for their own assessment design. Six detailed sample units will be provided per year for both English and mathematics, and three detailed units per year for science.
The Edexcel International Lower Secondary Curriculum is designed to be flexible, so units are not mandatory - they can be taught alongside your centre’s existing content or chosen according to what is most appropriate for your pupils. However, teachers can save valuable time by teaching our units directly from the detailed specifications. 
Download a selection of Sample Units to see just how straightforward they could make lesson planning and delivery!

expand Set of Year 9 specimen Achievement Tests

A set of Year 9 specimen Achievement Tests is provided to enable you to prepare your students effectively ahead of the examinations.
expand Free one-day training course for new centres

All centres that are new to the Edexcel International Lower Secondary Curriculum will receive a one-day free training course. (Please note that this will not be subject-specific.) A full list of training dates will be provided when you register for the Edexcel International Lower Secondary Curriculum.

Progress and Achievement Tests

To help you track your pupils’ progress and gain internationally recognised certification of their achievement, the Edexcel International Lower Secondary Curriculum features: 

expand Progress Tests for years 7-9

Our package of Progress Tests allows you to test pupils’ knowledge and monitor their progress throughout the curriculum. Please note that these tests are internally marked. Progress Tests and accompanying mark schemes are available on CD at a cost of £50 per CD. To place an order, you’ll need the CD title and publication code as detailed below:

Publication Code Title

International Lower Secondary Curriculum English Progress Test


International Lower Secondary Curriculum. Mathematics Progress Test


International Lower Secondary Curriculum. Science Progress Test

How to order

There are a number of ways you can order Progress Test CDs:

  1. Call +44 203 538 1646 and provide the operator with the details of the CDs required (ISBN number and CD title).
  2. Email and provide the details of the CDs required (ISBN number and CD title).
  3. To order online:

    Go to the Edexcel and BTEC publications section of the Pearson online shop and enter the ISBN code and quantity of the title(s) you wish to order. When the order is placed, please supply the full delivery address including post code, order reference and contact name.

expand Achievement Tests at the end of Year 9

Designed to be taken at the end of Year 9, the International Lower Secondary Curriculum Achievement Tests provide pupils with a tangible record of achievement to use when progressing on to International GCSE or equivalent. Externally marked by us at Edexcel, these tests comply with rigorous global standards and provide certification at the end of Year 9.


Don't miss out! Seamless progression towards International GCSE
Thinking of also adopting curricula for your 8- to 11-year-olds? Set your pupils on a clear route to International GCSE and take advantage of our bundle deal by signing up to the Edexcel International Primary and Lower Secondary Curricula together! Contact your local representative for more information.

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

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