Cambridge Secondary 1 (5th Grade — 8th Grade) We follow the Cambridge Secondary 1 from Grades 5 to 8 to develop the most important skills towards learning various subjects. Further, we offer Cambridge Checkpoint tests at the end of Cambridge Secondary 1 to assess learners' preparedness to enter IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) at Grade 8. Checkpoint Tests are available in Science, Mathematics and English. These tests provide us valuable feedback to understand strengths and weaknesses of students in academic learning. Through this, students of RIMS obtain a transferable indication of their academic progress.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Starters
We offer Cambridge ICT Starters to get students to achieve computer literacy and understand the impact of technology in daily lives. We use the ICT Starters, a curriculum which provides Cambridge certification with a flexible framework to customize learning according to the needs of the learners.
We teach students the fundamentals of Social Science, Arts and Commerce subjects at Grade VIII through a subject called "COMBINED COMMERCE". We have developed this valuable learning resource based on the curriculum from Cambridge IGCSE subjects of Economics, Business Studies and Accounting.
Our students learn these subjects and are assessed on the same to enable them to make suitable choice of subjects at IGCSE (Grade 9 and 10).
Our school has to its credit developing a curriculum for Humanities as a subject from Grades 5 to 8 with equal emphasis on History, Geography , Civics and Environmental Management in both Indian and International contexts. This prepares our students admirably to choose subjects from this stream at IGCSE, AS and A Levels subsequently.
Each curriculum framework is designed to engage learners in an active and creative learning journey.
Cambridge Secondary 1 English enables learners to communicate confidently and effectively and to develop the skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with understanding and enjoyment. Learners who follow this framework will develop a first language competency in English based on a curriculum designed to be successful in any culture and to promote cross-cultural understanding.
English as a second language
This curriculum framework develops learners’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. The curriculum has been developed in conjunction with Cambridge English Language Assessment and is based on the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), used across the world to map learners’ progress in English.
The curriculum framework explores six content areas: number, algebra, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving. The first five content areas are all underpinned by problem solving, which provides a structure for the application of mathematical skills. Mental strategies are also an important part of the number content. The curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships, so that learners apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.
This curriculum framework covers four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning investigative work, and recording and analysing data. The scientific enquiry objectives underpin biology, chemistry and physics, which are focused on developing confidence and interest in scientific knowledge. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.