cambridge Lower secondary

Cambridge Lower Secondary, spanning from grade 5 to 8, serves as a pivotal educational juncture. It heralds a seamless transition for students journeying from grade 4, culminating in grade 8 with the paramount goal of preparing them for the rigors of IGCSE. This phase acts as a crucial foundation,nurturing the intellect and character of students in a holistic manner.

Lower Secondary scholars are presented with the opportunity to undertake two tiers of Checkpoint examinations for three core subjects: English, Science, and Mathematics. These assessments serve as vital milestones, with the initial Checkpoint in grade 5 and the subsequent one in grade 8. The significance of these exams lies in their ability to gauge a student’s preparedness for the upcoming Cambridge IGCSE examinations, providing valuable insights into their academic progression.

The academic landscape at this stage includes essential subjects such as Cambridge Lower Secondary English, Science, and Mathematics. Additionally, students have the privilege of exploring subjects like Cambridge Integrated Global Perspective, Information and Communication Technology, Hindi and French as second languages, and Kannada as a third language.

Beyond the academic sphere, a rich tapestry of sporting choices awaits, ranging from Cricket, Football, Skating, Basketball, to Swimming, catering to diverse interests and fostering physical well-being.

Diversifying the learning experience, the four distinct houses – Crusaders, Olympians, Legends, and Titans – serve as vibrant hubs for cultural and creative endeavours. These houses not only encourage camaraderie and healthy competition but also provide a platform for students to engage in activities that deepen their connection with the school community.

In line with enhancing holistic development, the introduction of the Ted Ed program is a significant stride towards fostering proficient public speaking skills. Effective communication is a cornerstone of success, and this initiative equips learners with the confidence and articulation required to express their ideas cogently.

Assessment practices play a pivotal role in nurturing disciplined study habits. The curriculum is structured with Formative  and Summative Assessment , fostering regular engagement with studies in order to prepare the students well for academic journey.

Promoting cognitive growth, an array of reading programs are meticulously organized, aimed at honing analytical and critical thinking faculties. The school’s robust infrastructure, inclusive of a well- equipped library, a state-of-the-art science lab, and an advanced ICT lab, is designed to create an optimal learning environment.

Cambridge Lower Secondary, encapsulated within grades 5 to 8, goes beyond academic excellence. It is a transformative journey that nurtures intellect, character, and skills, preparing students not only for their academic pursuits but also for life’s challenges beyond the classroom.

Checkpoint exams are an integral part of our educational assessment system, these exams play a crucial role in evaluating your child’s academic progress and overall development.
The Checkpoint exams serve as a valuable tool for measuring your child’s understanding of key concepts, skills, and knowledge gained during their academic journey. By providing standardized assessments, they help us identify individual learning gaps and areas where your child may need additional support or enrichment. This data-driven approach ensures that we can tailor our teaching methods to meet the specific needs of each student, fostering a personalized and effective learning experience.
Preparing for the Checkpoint exams also helps students build the skills and confidence necessary for success in future higher-stakes assessments. By familiarizing them with standardized testing formats and promoting effective time management, we aim to reduce test anxiety and instill a sense of self-assurance in facing academic challenges. At PNCCS we offer the Checkpoint exams for the students of grade 5 and 8 for the three core subjects: Maths, Science and English.

The data derived from these exams not only guides our educators but also aids in making informed decisions at the institutional level. By analysing trends and patterns, we can identify areas of strength and areas where improvements are needed, shaping our school’s policies and resource allocation to better serve the educational needs of your child.
Lastly, we believe that Checkpoint exams can motivate and empower our students. Understanding the importance of these assessments can inspire them to take their studies seriously, setting and achieving academic goals with confidence. It also fosters self-awareness as they recognize their areas of excellence and areas that require further effort.
We sincerely thank you for your support in encouraging your child to perform their best in the upcoming Checkpoint exams. Together, we can ensure their academic success and overall growth. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

We are thrilled to announce that TED Ed, an enriching educational platform, is now available at our school. TED Ed offers a diverse range of inspiring talks, captivating lessons, and thought-provoking discussions from experts worldwide. This fantastic resource will complement your learning journey, sparking curiosity and igniting creativity. Engage with TED Ed’s captivating content during class or as part of extracurricular activities. Embrace the opportunity to broaden your horizons and explore exciting new ideas. Let’s embrace knowledge, innovation, and inspiration together through TED Ed.
Join us on this exciting learning adventure and unlock the power of ideas!

House Activity

House activities are an integral part of our school’s growth and success. Through the four houses – Titans, Crusaders, Olympians, and Legends – students learn valuable life skills and foster a strong sense of belonging. These activities promote teamwork, leadership, and healthy competition, cultivating a positive school culture. Students develop their talents, creativity, and sportsmanship, enhancing their overall growth. House events foster camaraderie and encourage students to support and celebrate each other’s achievements. The collective enthusiasm and engagement in house activities build a vibrant and united school community. As a result, house activities play a pivotal role in nurturing well-rounded individuals and contributing to the school’s continued development.

More Programs to explore:
Cambridge Early Years
Cambridge Primary years Program                                   
Cambridge – IGCSE / AS & A LEVELS

Learn more about our programs according to your needs by clicking on the above links.


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    PNC Cognitio School, in its full capacity as a K-12 Cambridge International School also serves as an exam center for private candidates from India and around the globe. We offer a wide-range of subject choices from IGCSE, O Level and International AS/A Level to our private candidates. We cater to them through all three available series for Cambridge examinations: March, June and November making it altogether easier for students to easily manage their exam routines.

    PNC Cognitio School in its sole aim to provide an illuminated pathway for students to reach universities worldwide is an official PSAT, SAT and Advanced Placement Test Centre (#: 63838) in association with the College Board, US. 

    We currently offer all the exam series for SAT, PSAT and AP as offered by the College Board allowing students to seamlessly attempt exams at their own comfortable time and apply to universities with ease. From 2023, students will benefit from digital SAT with better exam experiences and faster results all aided by the advanced systems right here at PNC Cognitio.

    With all of the facilities available at PNC Cognitio School, we strive to be a comprehensive package to students, handing over their most powerful passport to quality education around the globe without any hassle in accessibility. 

    New Grade Familiarization Week

    Any new beginning requires mental preparedness , readiness and handling new information by the mind. Kids are no exception to this as they more dependent on parents to assist them in their decisions and actions. With the kids, it is pivotal to make them feel at home to help them ease in to the new surroundings. New Grade Familiarization week is an important stride towards this aspect. This new initiative started with the academic year 2019 -20. These five days are carefully planned and power packed with academic and co-curricular activities to help children start their new academic year on a high note.

    The onboarding process is designed in benefit of new to children build their understanding between newly found friends and teachers. All of them get to know the school culture and get familiar with their environment. Such a program with a caring vision ensures they step into their actual academic periods totally prepared and excited to begin the year long journey. All Grade students were able to start their learning pathway by bonding with teachers and getting valuable insights into their learning objectives for the new academic year. Grade 9 Students for example were able to lay hands on various tools and designs relevant to design and Implementation. It was such an endearing and pleasant sight to watch all young learners get used to the campus and enjoy the program.

    PNC School Culture and values imbibe children with immense moral insights and the program is just providing them a taste of what they are going to experience yearlong within the campus along with their mentors.

    After School Programs

    PNC’s spacious school, a community learning resource, will continue to offer a rich selection of extracurricular activities designed to enhance students’ all-around development. This array of activities is offered during the week and on the weekend. The school strives to earn an excellent State, National, and International reputation for its inter-school sports activities and tournaments.

    Regular sports activities include Swimming, Cricket, Basketball, Skating, Football and more.

    Support classes in a variety of subject areas will also be a key feature of after-school activities to ensure that any student who requires additional guidance will be able to obtain it. Upcoming activities such as Drama, Arts, Environmental Club, and Music Club will be the new features of the after-school programme. A full range of other accredited skills-based courses designed to develop various future skills will be rolled out as part of the “Skills of the Future Cognition”  development plan, which could include Leadership, ICT, Entrepreneurship, Communication, Gen X Skills, and many more.

    Applying learning and developing professional skills are key to our young people’s successful futures.

    Child's Learning Partners

    Education Professionals – Our highly qualified and motivated teachers have been carefully selected for their teaching excellence and ability to actively engage students in the learning process. We implement an ongoing programme of workshops and professional development sessions, often conducted by noted educationists in around the world, to ensure that our teachers are up to date with the latest developments in educational techniques and methods.

    The Senior Leadership Team and a team of Subject Leaders are well experienced and are complemented by professional teachers to meet the needs of our student population.

    Partnership with Parents – Parents play an important role in the learning journey of the child at school. At PNC we provide varied platforms for parents to interact with the students thus giving them the real time application of the subjects. Through a regular communication system – written and data reports, SMS, email, and a programme of consultation evenings – parents are regularly updated on the progress of their children and activities in the school. Parents are welcome to discuss their children’s individual progress with the concerned teacher or school Principal or any member of the Senior Leadership Team at a mutually convenient time.

    Parent Voice including a monthly forum with the Principal is conducted regularly. These meetings provide an opportunity for all our parents to voice any concerns, suggestions, or ideas they may have.

    Child Health & Safety

    The health and safety support network is made up of people such as extended family, friends, and community members who will work together in sync with the school to develop and maintain a plan that will ensure long-term safety, belonging, and well-being of our Children. A healthy mind and a healthy body are inseparable, binding upon each other for a productive life.

    The purpose of the School Safety and Health Program are:

    1. To promote a healthy lifestyle among students, by providing them with knowledge and skills that will enable them to take responsible decisions to protect their health and well-being.
    2. To build healthy eating habits through the Wholesome Healthy Lunch – The power of 5 food groups.
    3. To enhance the role of students in contributing actively and positively to the national health situation by following various initiatives at this level like – “Swach”.
    4. To ensure that School Health becomes and continues to be an integral part of the overall education program in all schools.
    5. Ensure health and well-being is a key learning area and healthy practices are key competencies to be instilled as part of our curriculum.
    6. The school has developed a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment that involves and communicates with children, young people and their parents/guardians.
    7. We encourage child and parent/guardians involvement and engagement that informs safe school operations and builds the capability of children and parents/guardians to understand their rights and responsibilities.

    Cambridge Pathway School

    Cambridge Primary starts learners on an exciting educational journey. Typically for 5 to 11-year-olds, it develops young learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged and includes an assessment that proves and improves learning. Students in this programme follow Stages 1 to 6 of the Cambridge Primary Curriculum, which continues to build on the foundations that are established in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Ongoing reviews ensure that each student’s progress and development are continuous and meet predetermined standards.

    We encourage students to think independently, use their initiative, and participate in a meaningful and active manner in the learning process. At the end of Grade 5 (Stage 6), students will prepare for the University of Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Examinations in English, Mathematics, and Science. The tests are marked in Cambridge to provide an international benchmark of learner performance. Learners receive a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report. Feedback reports show how a learner has performed in relation to the curriculum, their learning group, the whole school, and against all learners who have taken tests in that series around the world.

    The core academic curriculum includes instruction in English, Mathematics, Science, Global Perspective (Social Studies & EVM) and Digital Learning. Kannada is taught to all students and caters for native and non-native speakers. In addition, the school offers French and Hindi. The overall educational experience is enhanced and supplemented with an enriched visual and performing arts programme that embraces both western and local culture as well as an excellent school sports provision.

    The Finnish Education Model

    Freedom to choose, express, explore and learn. These are the wings of the learning flight in PNCCS. Our pedagogy adaption to the world’s best education system is to prepare today’s learners for Gen-Z. As a resource school, it is our endeavour in providing an enriching learning environment for our Cognitions to learn.
    The Finnish Adaptation in our school is characterized by the understanding that a student who is happy in the classroom and is comfortable since he/she is free to learn at his own pace, will learn the knowledge that is needed. Finnish teachers have genuine pedagogical freedom, as well as autonomy to teach. Therefore, they are motivated in their day to day activities. Teachers spend approximately 400 + hours of training during a year. This includes a wide range of skills such as Subject Matter Expertise, Classroom Management, Equipping Students with 21st Century Skills, and many more.
    The Facilitators have at their disposal a range of ready-to-use materials in their classrooms. The learning labs and Research Points empower the teacher to promote experiential and active learning.
    Thus a plant rooted in good soil and environment bears fruits that sustains itself and the community. And so is every Cognition.
    Progressing in this pathway, two initiatives that shape our children’s mind is “Speakathon” and “Thoughtcast”. These learning platforms help the learners to reflect on various topics which impact them, the environment, and the community at large. Learners express, debate, and pen down their thoughts. Thus transforming them into confident individuals who can voice their opinions, accept or reflect on critical reviews and collaborate to find solutions.
    The pedagogy promotes mastery of learning through thinking routines. It is a synonym for the layers of soil. Each is different in texture and composition but all are important.