Lower Secondary

Cambridge Lower Secondary (CLS)

Hoi An International School offer a comprehensive Secondary program following the Cambridge Curriculum.

Our curriculum both stimulates and challenges our students. The Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum typically caters to

students from 11-14 years of age. We provide a broad, balanced education which is essential in preparing students

for the future. We focus on project-based learning as much as possible. This enables us to use an integrated approach to teaching and learning as well as provide opportunities for further growth and understanding.


From Year 2019 -2020 we will offer CLS 3 (Year 9) as a transition year to ready our students for IGCSE, which will prepare

them for maximum success in their academic journey. English, Mathematics and Science are the core subjects offered by Cambridge in Lower Secondary. In 2019 the Cambridge Secondary curriculum will expand to offer additional subjects in Art and Design, Digital Literacy, Music and Physical Education.

All subjects are taught by experienced and qualified teachers. A more mature and analytical approach is

expected from the students at this level. Students are encouraged to develop their organizational skills and take greater independence in managing their learning in order to become more responsible and self-directed learners.

Through the Cambridge programmes, they help schools to develop students who are:

  • Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others Cambridge students are confident, secure in their knowledge, unwilling to take things for granted and ready to take intellectual risks. They are keen to explore and evaluate ideas and arguments in a structured, critical and analytical way. They are able to communicate and defend views and opinions as well as respect those of others.
  • Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others Cambridge students take ownership of their learning, set targets and insist on intellectual integrity. They are collaborative and supportive. They understand that their actions have impacts on others and on the environment. They appreciate the importance of culture, context, and community.
  • Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn Cambridge students understand themselves as learners. They are concerned with the processes as well as the products of their learning and develop the awareness and strategies to be lifelong learners.
  • Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges Cambridge students welcome new challenges and meet them resourcefully, creatively and imaginatively. They are capable of applying their knowledge and understanding to solve new and unfamiliar problems. They can adapt flexibly to new situations requiring new ways of thinking.
  • Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference Cambridge students are alive with curiosity, embody a spirit of inquiry and want to dig more deeply. They are keen to learn new skills and are receptive to new ideas. They work well independently but also with others. They are equipped to participate constructively in society and the economy – locally, nationally and globally.
Upcoming Events
  1. Vietnamese Women Day

    October 20
  2. International Week

    October 21 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm
  3. International Food Fair

    October 23 @ 12:00 am
  4. United Nations Day

    October 24 @ 12:00 am
  5. Parade of Nations

    October 25 @ 12:00 am