Cambridge Lower Secondary with Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint (12 months Intensive & 24 months)

Course Information:

The Cambridge Lower Secondary programme is a popular lower secondary education programme for 13 to 15 year olds. The programme lays a strong foundation for international students and aims to develop learners’ skills and understanding in English, Mathematics, Science, Cambridge Lower Secondary Global Perspectives, Aesthetics, Physical Education and Chinese (optional subject). This comprehensive curriculum provides a natural progression for students from primary education and thoroughly prepares them for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) curriculum and for progression to other educational systems.

Touchstone International Institute has specially designed an effective Cambridge Lower Secondary with Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint programme to prepare international students for the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint examination administered by Cambridge Assessment International Education. The subjects taught follow the Cambridge Assessment International Education Lower Secondary syllabuses closely.

Students can choose to sit for an optional Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint Test set by Cambridge Assessment International Education and marked by Cambridge Assessment International Education Examiners, according to Cambridge Assessment International Education Specifications. Upon successful completion, students can proceed to embark on the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme

Programmes Offered:

  • Cambridge Lower Secondary (12 months Intensive) – 12 months, 5 weekdays, 6 hours daily
  • Cambridge Lower Secondary (24 months) – 24 months, 5 weekdays, 6 hours daily

Modules Offered:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Cambridge Lower Secondary Global Perspectives
  • Aesthetics
  • Physical Education
  • Chinese (Optional)

Course Duration:

  • Cambridge Lower Secondary with Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint (12 months Intensive) – 12 months, 5 weekdays, 6 hours daily
  • Cambridge Lower Secondary with Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint (24 months) – 24 months, 5 weekdays, 6 hours daily

Course Admission Requirements

CourseAge requirementAcademic requirementLanguage requirement
Cambridge Lower Secondary with Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint (12 months Intensive)14At least 7 years of educationAchieve 50% or more for Touchstone International Institute Lower Secondary English Placement Test
Cambridge Lower Secondary with Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint (24 months)13Completed TSI Preparatory Course for Cambridge Primary (Year 6) or at least 6 years of educationAchieve 40% or more for Touchstone International Institute Lower Secondary English Placement Test

Course Commencement Period:

At the beginning of every month.

Mode of Delivery

Face-to-face classroom lesson and Blended Mode

Mode of Assessment

Internal Assessment:

Quarterly Assessment Tests will be conducted for English, Mathematics, Science and Chinese (if the module is opted by the student).

Project assignments would be used for assessment for the module Cambridge Lower Secondary Global Perspectives, Aesthetics and Physical Education.

External Assessment:

Student enrolled in the course can register for the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint examination conducted in October annually by Cambridge Assessment International Education.

Course Completion

Students may take the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint examination conducted in October annually by Cambridge Assessment International Education.

Requirement for Course Completion

Students must achieve at least 90% attendance and not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason.

Students must achieve an average score of 50% or more in TSI Quarterly Tests.

Type of Qualification

Students who have fulfilled the course completion requirements Cambridge Lower Secondary with Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint (12 months Intensive or 24 months) would be awarded the Certificate of Course Completion for Cambridge Lower Secondary by Touchstone International Institute.

Students who have sat for the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint examination would be awarded with the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint – Statement of Achievement by Cambridge Assessment International Education.

The 3 (three) types of fee chargeable by TSI are:



Application Fee
A one-time application fee is non – refundable.
Payment modes: Cash, cheque, remittance/telegraphic transfer, bank draft, cashier’s order.
Payable to: Touchstone International Institute Pte Ltd.

Course Fees
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TSI does not subscribe to the industry-wide course fee insurance scheme (IWC) and does not collect more than two months fees as stipulated by CPE regulatory provisions and requirements. Fee collection schedule is as indicated in individual student’s contract..

The course fee is refundable and will be subjected to TSI refund policy.
Payment modes: Remittance/telegraphic transfer, bank draft, cashier’s order or cheque

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Miscellaneous Fees
(not all items are applicable for all students)
Payment modes: Cash, cheque
Note :Miscellaneous fee will not be protected under the Fee Protection Scheme.

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Students who wish to register for this course should also visit the Committee for Private Education website for more information about choosing a PEI and advisory note to students.