Windfield International School

Lower Secondary

Ages 11 To 14 Years Old

Cambridge Lower Secondary

Typically for students aged 11 to 14 years, Cambridge Lower Secondary offers a broad curriculum with 10 subjects including English, Mathematics and Science. It is offered by nearly 2300 schools in over 130 countries worldwide. It prepares students for the next step of their education, providing a clear path as they progress towards the IGCSE courses in Upper Secondary.
WIS offers Cambridge Lower Secondary alongside Thai Language and culture in a framework that aims for Language fluency and inquiry-based learning that emphasises 21st Century learning.

Cambridge Lower Secondary provides a natural progression from primary education, helping to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed for post-14 education programs that lead to formal qualifications.

The program is flexible, allowing the curriculum to be tailored to the needs and culture of each school while remaining internationally relevant. It is suitable for students with English as a first or second language. While studying the core subjects, including English, Mathematics and Science, students find plenty of opportunities to develop creativity, expression and well-being in a variety of ways.


Cambridge Lower Secondary English encourages a life-long enthusiasm for reading, writing and spoken communication. Learners develop English skills for different purposes and audiences. This curriculum is for learners who have English as a first language, and can be used in any cultural context. Learners develop skills and understanding in four areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. They will learn how to communicate effectively and respond to a range of information, media and texts to:

  • become confident communicators, able to apply all four skills effectively in everyday situations
  • see themselves as readers, engaging with a range of texts for information and for pleasure, including texts from different times and cultures
  • see themselves as writers, using the written word clearly and creatively for a range of different audiences and purposes.


Cambridge Lower Secondary Mathematics encourages life-long enthusiasm for analytical and rational thinking. Learners develop a holistic understanding of the subject, focusing on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships. They will become mathematically competent and fluent in computation, which they can apply to everyday situations.

‘Thinking and working mathematically’, a unique feature of Cambridge curriculum, encourages learners to talk with others, challenge ideas and to provide evidence that validates conjectures and solutions. When learners are thinking and working mathematically, they actively seek to make sense of ideas and build connections between different facts, procedures and concepts. This supports higher order thinking that helps them to view the world in a mathematical way.

The subject is divided into three main areas called ‘strands’, which run through every Lower Secondary Mathematics stage. Learners will develop skills in:

  • Number
  • Geometry and Measure
  • Statistics and Probability


Lower Secondary Science curriculum helps learners develop a life-long curiosity about the natural world and enables them to seek scientific explanations to the phenomena around them.

Students will think scientifically and develop practical skills alongside knowledge and understanding, which is vital for explaining the world around us. Improving learners’ awareness of science in the world around them develops their sense that ‘science is for me’, helping to connect themselves to the subject. This approach provides them with the knowledge and skills they require to excel at science in the later stages of education and to make informed choices, including considering sustainability issues and meeting the challenges facing our environment.
This curriculum covers six main areas called ‘strands’ that work together so that Science can be taught holistically:

  • Biology – living things and how they interact.
  • Chemistry – the study of matter.
  • Physics – the interaction of matter and energy
  • Earth and Space – planet Earth, the wider Solar System and beyond.
  • Thinking and Working Scientifically – develops understanding and skills of scientific models and representations, scientific enquiry and practical work.
  • Science in Context – helps teachers demonstrate the relevance of science to learners and unique to our science curriculum.

Other Subjects

  • Art and Design
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Humanities – History, Geography, Global Perspectives
  • Modern Foreign Languages (selection according to need and ability from French, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Thai)
  • Computing

Cambridge Lower Secondary Assessment:

  • Cambridge CEM: computer-based assessments for 11-14 year olds, which help identify and diagnose students’ learning needs.
  • Year-round classroom assessment: formative feedback on the skills learners need to develop so that they can reflect on, and improve their performance.
  • Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Tests: internal assessments that check learners’ knowledge, skills and understanding.
  • Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint: external tests which monitor individual and group performance at the end of the primary programme. Available for English, Mathematics, Science and Cambridge Global Perspectives.

Get In Touch

Soi Rungrote Tambon Maret, LAMAI, Surat Thani 84310

Telephone: +66 (0) 77 332 420

Email: [email protected]

School Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 5 PM

Saturday – Sunday: Closed