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Pearson Edexcel iLowerSecondary Curriculum

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Introduction
Pearson Edexcel iLowerSecondary Curriculum

Pearson Edexcel iLowerSecondary is a complete, three-year programme for use in international secondary schools.

This course is designed to prepare students for International GCSEs and beyond.

About Pearson

At the core of everything that Pearson does is the desire to make a measurable impact on improving people’s lives through learning. From primary school to secondary school, through to professional certification; Pearson’s qualifications help educate millions of people worldwide.

Pearson Edexcel

As the world’s learning company and the UK’s largest awarding organisation, Pearson has partnered with thousands of schools, universities and employers, all around the world, for more than 150 years, to provide curriculum, assessment, teaching and learning, resources and services.

Pearson Edexcel believes that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. So Pearson Edexcel’s mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning. They are always learning at Pearson, so they work with some of the best minds in education – from teachers and technologists to researchers and big thinkers – to ensure they are providing educators and learners with the best in class tools and bringing you insights into what’s important for today’s global education.

Course Structure

The course comprises the following units:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the student is expected to:

  • Acquire the basic knowledge and skills of the subjects covered in the curriculum
  • Acquire the transferrable skills and experience enquiry-based learning embedded in the curriculum
  • Sit for the Edexcel Achievement Test for Year Nine which provides international benchmarking
Admission Criteria

English Entry Requirement

Possess a Pass in English Placement Test determined by the College

  • Students who fail the English Placement Test will be required to attend an English course conducted by the college to achieve an Elementary level

Age and Academic Requirement

ProgrammesEntry Requirements (Age & Academic)
Pearson Edexcel iLowerSecondary 1Age

at least 11 years old

Academic
Completed equivalent 6 years of primary education
Pearson Edexcel iLowerSecondary 2Age

at least 12 years old

Academic
Completed equivalent (1 years of secondary education)
Pearson Edexcel iLowerSecondary 3Age

at least 13 years old

Academic
Completed equivalent (2 years of secondary education)
Course Information

Course Length:

Course duration: 12 months (per level)

Total course hours: 600 hours (per level)

Certification:

Candidates who successfully complete this programme will be awarded the Pearson Edexcel International Award by Pearson Edexcel.

Teacher-Student Ratio

Beacon maintains a maximum teacher-student ratio as follows:

Lecture: From 1:11 to 1:72

Practical & Tutorial: From 1:11 to 1:40

Course Details

Teaching Methods:

 The teaching approaches and methods adopted will be according to the requirements of the learning outcomes of each unit. These may include:

  • Lecture
  • Tutorial
  • Field Trip / Excursion
  • Practical Work
  • Demonstration
  • Project Work
  • Industry Speaker
  • Presentation
  • Debate
  • Discussion
  • Role Play
  • Research
  • Reflective Writing

Assessment Approach / Mode / Weighting

 In-course assessments will be conducted. In-course assessments may include quizzes, class tests, class participation in question and answer sessions, oral presentation, unit assignments including assigning reports and demonstrations where relevant, valid and appropriate.