Lower Secondary (Year 7 – Year 9)

Our Pre-IGCSE level prepares learners aged 12 to 14 based on a flexible framework for developing skills and understanding in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Malay as a Second Language, History, Business Studies, Economics, Islamic & Moral Studies. It enables teachers to assess students’ learning as they progress by preparing them for the Cambridge IGCSE programme.

Cambridge Pre-IGCSE Subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Malay – Foreign Language
  • History
  • Islamic / Moral Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Economics

Lower Secondary (Year 7 – Year 9)

Pathways Pre-school Programme | STARS International School


Year 7 - Year 9


12 - 14

Class Size

20 Max


The Pre-IGCSE programme employs a testing structure to assess learner performance and report progress to learners and parents. The Cambridge Pre-IGCSE Progression Tests provide valid internal assessment of knowledge, skills and understanding in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Foreign Language Malay, Business Studies, Economics, Islamic and Moral studies.

The tests:

  • Enable learning to be assessed each year
  • Provide detailed information about the performance of each learner for years 7, 8 & 9
  • Enable teachers to give structured feedback to learners and parents
  • Enable teachers to compare strengths and weaknesses of individuals and groups
  • Come with clear guidance, standards and mark schemes
  • Are marked by teachers at the school
  • Measures a learner’s performance in relation to the curriculum framework
  • Allows teachers to comment on the performance of learners using a list of sub-topics/skills