Lower Secondary (Stage 7 to 9)

After the foundation is set during the Cambridge Primary Years, at Lower secondary learners get the chance to further their understanding of all subjects. The Cambridge Lower Secondary is a 3-year program for learners aged 11 to 14 years.

From a very young age, students at Pavna are encouraged to find solutions by reflecting on their own understanding of a given topic. It helps broaden their thinking and solution-finding abilities.

As students become more resourceful and innovative, they automatically develop the confidence, skills and understanding to move towards some of the world’s most prestigious and toughest competitive exams. At the end of Lower Secondary, students take the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests.


The broad and balanced Lower Secondary curriculum lays emphasis on integrated learning and enables students to develop a comprehensive understanding of subjects. Through research-based project work and collaborative learning opportunities, students can enhance their critical thinking, research and innovation. They are also able to discover themselves, their capabilities and potential for their future choices.

At PIS Students are motivated to compete with each other by way of inter-house and inter-school competitions and tournaments. An academic year is typically infused with several sporting championships.


The co-curricular activities planned in PIS are primarily aimed to complement the academic curriculum. Co-curricular activities allow students to explore areas that they might not normally be engaged with, as well as develop their strengths and talents outside the formal curriculum.

We know that research suggests that if children are actively engaged in any type of sport, they perform better academically as well as improving their general wellbeing and mental health. They have more equanimity and improved self esteem.

For example:

Sports Activity
1 Cricket
2 Swimming
3 Squash
4 Gym
5 Badminton
6 Billiards
7 Shooting Range
8 Basketball
9 Volleyball
10 Table tennis
11 Tennis
12 Horse riding
13 Combat sports
14 Mixed Martial Arts
Non- Sports Activity
1 Drama
2 Dance
3 Robotics
4 Industrial Designing
5 Music
6 Science
7 Sculpture
8 Textiles
9 Photography
10 Foreign Languages