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Secondary school

  • Main information
  • Main exams and tests
  • Admission

Main information

  • English Language
  • English as a Second Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computer Science
  • Robotics
  • Cambridge Global Perspectives
  • Selective Course (French, Turkish, Russian)

Main exams and tests

Cambridge provides two types of tests for use during Secondary 1; at the end of a stage (school year) and at the end of the programme (end of grade 8): Cambridge Secondary Progression Tests and Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint.

Cambridge Secondary 1 has its roots in the National Curriculum for England. Each subject area has a separate curriculum framework presenting the learning objectives for each stage in content areas or strands. This is designed specifically for an international audience. It provides a clear structure for planning each stage as well as a description of the expectations for learners as they progress through Cambridge Secondary 1. The optional testing structure is also aligned with the expectations of the National Curriculum for England.

The English as a Second Language curriculum frameworks and Progression Tests which are available for Grade 6 to 8, are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).


As a first step, parents can visit the Spectrum International School campus. This can be done by filling out the  form below. Parents who are unable to complete the campus visit form can call the admissions office and make an appointment by phone.

Either while visiting the campus, or later, prospective students take an assessment; the type of assessment depends on the age.


Accreditation is a form of certification in which an independent body will verify that a school or academic program meets minimum academic standards. It ensures that the academic credential a student works so hard to obtain means something substantial, and that it will be recognized as such by employers and other post-secondary institutions.  

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Download List of documents for enrollment for the academic year 2021-2022

Nursaule Dauletali
Admissions Officer