Secondary School

Key Stages 3 and 4

Key stage 3 is made up of Form 1, Form 2 and Form 3 and is essentially for 11 to 14 year olds. Key stage 4 is for Form 4 and Form 5 with an age range of 14 to 16 year olds. Key stage 5 is essentially Form 6.

Learners in Key Stage 3 and 4 become far more independent in their learning. The subject-orientated approach does not mean that Inquiry-based learning is disregarded. Indeed, it is more important and relevant to integrate trans-disciplinary skills into the learning programme. A stimulating and encouraging environment, a challenging programme, a strong support system and a flexible and multi-approach in teaching pedagogy provides the learners with the environment that they need to develop their talents and skills for their successful future.

Learners must also be provided with ample opportunities to exercise their social and cultural life, sports and artistic abilities and interests.

Subjects offered at this stage are English Literature, English Language, French, Mandarin, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physics, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Physical Education, Accounting, Business Studies, Art and Design, Information & Communication Technology/Computer Science, Drama, Music.

Key Stage 3 (KS3) – Form 1 and Form 2 Curriculum

What is the IMYC?

A challenging, engaging, internationally-minded, concept-focused curriculum designed specifically for the unique learning needs for 11-14 year olds in KS3/ lower secondary. However, the Cambridge Secondary 1 curriculum is used for English Language, Mathematics and General Science.

A KS3 curriculum

The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) improves the way 11 – 14 year olds learn. It is specifically designed around the needs of the developing adolescent brain providing challenging, engaging, connected learning that young high school students find relevant and inspiring.

 KS3 learning benefits of the IMYC

The IMYC is a rigorous academic platform that ensures the learning of knowledge, skills and understanding of subjects and supports the development of personal dispositions and international mindedness. At the end of each unit, students present their own understanding of the big idea to their teachers and class, to parents or even the whole school which can be in form of a media project. This gives students the opportunity to develop and present their own ideas, and to regularly practise and improve their communication and technological skills.

International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC)

The IMYC responds specifically to the unique needs through discrete subjects and themes, and by encouraging learning that helps them make connections that are relevant to their own lives. The IMYC involves active, skills-based learning, promotes self-reflection and the opportunity for students to make sense of their learning. It gives the students the opportunity to use the very latest media platforms to present their learning and express their thinking.

Form 3 learners are introduced to the Cambridge International Examinations’ International General Certificate of Secondary Education (CIE IGCSE) syllabus.

Key stage 4 (KS4) – Form 4 and Form 5 Curriculum

Our learners follow CIE IGCSE syllabus.Subjects offered at this stage are English Literature, English Language, French, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Physical Education, Art & Design, Business Studies, Accounting, Information & Communications Technology/Computer Science, Music.

About Lechwe

The school follows the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and Cambridge Primary Syllabus (CPS) in the primary school and the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) and Cambridge Assessment International Education syllabus for the secondary section both of which take our locality into account. The World renowned and respected GL Assessment at CAT 4 level are regularly conducted. Lechwe School is a proud center of SAT, ABRSM, and IELTS examinations.

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P. O. Box 20830, Kitwe, Zambia

Cnr Namwala Avenue/Kuomboka Drive Parklands

+260 212 227040

+260 212 222530 

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