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What are the teaching hours for Cambridge Lower Secondary?

We provide suggested teaching hours for each subject. The Cambridge programme is designed to be flexible to accommodate the varying number of terms and weeks per term in different school systems. Schools are also able to combine the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme with their national curricula.

  • Art & Design
    • 45 hours per year (about 1.5 hours per week)
  • Digital Literacy
    • 30 hours per year (about 1 hour per week)
  • English
    • 120-150 hours per year (about 4-5 hours per week)
  • English as a Second Language
    • 120-150 hours per year (about 4-5 hours per week)
  • Global Perspectives
    • Refer to page 15 of the teacher guide as teaching time is dependent on the context and how it is implemented at each school
  • Mathematics
    • 120-150 hours per year (about 4-5 hours per week)
  • Music
    • 45 hours per year (about 1.5 hours per week)
  • Physical Education
    • 60-90 hours per year (about 2-3 hours per week)
  • Science
    • 90 hours per year (about 3 hours per week)
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