CAIE

Cambridge Assessment International Education

DBIS follows the CAIE programme for Middle school (Grades 6, 7 & 8). Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint tests for grade 8 students have been designed to assess learners at the end of Cambridge Secondary 1. They are available in English, mathematics and science, and give valuable feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses before they progress to the next stage of education.

The tests are marked in Cambridge and provide schools with an external international benchmark for learner performance. Each learner receives a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report, giving schools detailed information and parents extra trust in the feedback they receive.

We design all our curriculum and assessments with the Cambridge learner attributes in mind. The five attributes are our way of recognising that students need to develop attitudes and life skills throughout their education, as well as academic skills, in order to be successful at university and in employment.

Cambridge learner attributes:

  • Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
  • Responsible for themselves, responsible to and respectful of others
  • Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
  • Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
  • Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference

Grade 6 & 7

Academics: Co-curricular Activities:
Language A-English(language of instruction) Arts – Visual Arts
Language B-Hindi (national language) Physical Education -including health, fitness and sports
Language C-Spanish (foreign language) Music
Humanities -History and Geography Dance
Sciences -Physics, Chemistry and Biology Robotics or Micro-farming
Mathematics Speech and Drama
Information in Communication and Technology Aesthetics
Novel Study

Grade 8

Academics: Co-curricular Activities:
Language A-English(language of instruction) Arts – Visual Arts
Language B-Hindi (national language) Physical Education -including health, fitness and sports
Language C-Spanish (foreign language) Music
Humanities -History and Geography Dance
Sciences -Physics, Chemistry and Biology Robotics or Micro-farming
Mathematics Speech and Drama
Information in Communication and Technology

Syllabus at a glance